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Mr Alastair Wilson

Senior Research Fellow

Education

Personal statement

Employment experience

1998-2004  Research fellow, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

2004-present Senior Research Fellow, School of Education, University of Strathclyde

Current research projects include:

  • Developing community based mentoring for young people experiencing socio-economic disadvantage;
  • creeating school-based resources to increase understanding of people with learning disabilities;
  • young people with learning difficulties' experience of anxiety and depression;
  • developing literacy support for young people in areas of social/economic disadvantage.

Developing research:

  • The potential of mentoring for children in families recovering from addiction;
  • understanding schools and disadvantage – implications for school costs and community development;
  • developing the use of new technologies in learning;
  • the experience of mental health within higher education.

Alastair is the course director for the MSc in Applied Educational & Social Research and currently teaches research methods on a range of postgraduate courses.  He supervises 6 PhD students (including 2 ESRC studentships) working in the area of education, employment and social justice.  Alastair is currently a member of the school research strategy group with responsibility PGR and research training development.

Publications

Talking about learning disability : promoting positive perceptions of people with intellectual disabilities in Scottish schools
Maguire Roseann, Wilson Alastair, Jahoda Andrew
International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20473869.2018.1446497
Intergenerational Mentoring and Widening Participation in Higher Education
Wilson Alastair, Hunter Katie, McArthur Katie
(2018)
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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15350770.2018.1404382
Mentor suitability and mentoring relationship quality : lessons from the Glasgow Intergenerational Mentoring Network
McArthur Katherine, Wilson Alastair, Hunter Katie
Journal of Community Psychology, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21884
Reaching All Children : Developing Inclusive Music Education
Moscardini Lio, Wilson Alastair, Holstein Jenny, Moscardini McKenna Chiara
(2015)
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)

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Projects

A school based intervention to promote understanding of people with learning disabilities: preparing teachers to deliver the resources
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2015 - 28-Feb-2019
Strathclyde - ESRC Standard Research Transition Standard Competition Dtg | Brown, Wendy
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator) MacIntyre, Gillian (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2009 - 01-Feb-2013
STRATHCLYDE - ESRC STANDARD RESEARCH TRANSITION STANDARD QUOTA DTG | Hunter, Katie
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Sime, Daniela (Co-investigator) Hunter, Katie (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2009 - 01-Oct-2012
Intergenerational mentoring for LAC - Looked After Children RSM
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Hunter, Katie (Researcher)
Period 01-Feb-2014 - 31-Jan-2016
Glasgow intergenerational mentoring network
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator) Hunter, Katie (Researcher)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 31-Dec-2017
Roberts Funding / Skills Training / RA4535
Wilson, Alastair (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2004 - 31-Oct-2013

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