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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

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)
Who gets to play? Investigating equity in musical instrument instruction in Scottish primary schools
Moscardini Lio, Barron David , Wilson Alastair
International Journal of Inclusive Education Vol 17, pp. 646-662, (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2012.705338

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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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