Ms Katie Hunter

Research Associate


Personal statement

I am a research associate in the School of Education interested in understanding innovation in educational settings and exploring localised responses to addressing social inequality. I am Co-Director of Intergenerational Mentoring Network, Cic which develops research-informed practical projects to support schools and communities serving high numbers of pupils from working-class backgrounds.   Past and current projects include the following themes:

  • Understanding working-class pupil experiences of navigating post-school transitions and orientating to Higher Education
  • Developing Intergenerational Mentoring to support working-class transitions to Higher Education and the professions
  • Developing Intergenerational Mentoring to support literacy development in primary schools
  • Adapting a social practice model of adult literacy for adults with learning difficulties
  • Exploring the availability of music education for under 25 year olds in different localities


Intergenerational Mentoring and Widening Participation in Higher Education
Wilson Alastair, Hunter Katie, McArthur Katie
The role of intergenerational relationships in challenging educational inequality : improving participation of working-class pupils in higher education
Hunter Katie, Wilson Alastair, McArthur Katherine
Journal of Intergenerational Relationships Vol 16, pp. 5-25 (2018)
Mentor suitability and mentoring relationship quality : lessons from the Glasgow Intergenerational Mentoring Network
McArthur Katherine, Wilson Alastair, Hunter Katie
Journal of Community Psychology (2016)
Mentoring into higher education : a useful addition to the landscape of widening access to higher education?
Wilson Alastair, Hunter Katie, Spohrer Konstanze, Brunner Richard, Beasley Anna
Scottish Educational Review Vol 46, pp. 18-35 (2014)
Realising a social practices approach in literacy learning : engaging with the everyday lives of adults with learning difficulties
Wilson Alastair, Hunter Katie
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education Vol 16, pp. 41-62 (2010)

more publications


Glasgow intergenerational mentoring network
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Hunter, Katie (Researcher)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2017
Intergenerational mentoring for LAC - Looked After Children RSM
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Hunter, Katie (Researcher)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2016
Developing an intergenerational mentoring project for looked after children and young people
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Hunter, Katie (Researcher)
15-Jan-2013 - 14-Jan-2015
BTG- Use of Social Networks to Support Education
Irvine, James (Principal Investigator) Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator) McDiarmid, Alisdair (Principal Investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Principal Investigator) Hunter, Katie (Researcher)
08-Jan-2010 - 31-Jan-2011
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Sime, Daniela (Co-investigator) Hunter, Katie (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2009 - 01-Jan-2012

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