Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Richard Purves

Richard Purves is a research associate at the Centre for Research in Education, Inclusion and Diversity at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. After completing his first degree in Criminology and Psychology at the University of Teesside, Richard then went on to complete a postgraduate MSc in Research (Education) at the University of Edinburgh. Richard joined CREID in 2007 and worked on a PhD looking at Further Education colleges and their role in the promotion of lifelong learning.

Richard Purves

Research Associate

  • Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity
  • Moray House School of Education
  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Simon Laurie House
Holyrood Road

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Richard’s main research interests include Social Inequality, Religion and Education and Lifelong Learning.


Commissioned reports

  • Purves, R., Riddell, S. and Weedon, E (2008) The Development of Care Co-ordination Services in Scotland: A Report to Care Co-ordination Network UK Edinburgh: CCNUK.