Dr Paul Goldie

Lecturer in Learning in Communities

  • Institute of Education, Community, and Society
  • Moray House School of Education and Sport

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St John's Land
Holyrood Road

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I am a current Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, lecturing on the MA Learning in Communities programme. My background is in Community Learning and Development (CLD), where I have over 15 years of experience as a CLD practitioner. During this time, my focus was on working in urban and rural locations throughout Scotland to deliver adult and family learning.

My current role involves teaching, supervision, and course organisation on the MA Learning in Communities programme.

I completed my PhD in 2019. My thesis is titled 'Finding the Female Irish Catholic Diaspora: A qualitative investigation of the experiences of women in Glasgow.'


2014-2019 University of Glasgow, PhD Sociology 

2013-2014 University of Glasgow, MRes Research Methods and Sociology

2009 – 2011 University of Glasgow, MSc Equality and Human Rights

2004 -2005 University of Strathclyde, Post-Graduate Certificate in Community Education

Conference details

Goldie, P (2019) Estrangement and Ambivalence? Women’s Accounts of Negotiating an Irish Catholic Heritage in Glasgow. In: Annual British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow. UK, 24–26 April.

Goldie, P (2018) Evidence from fieldwork on cultural racism. In: Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group Tackling Islamophobia. UK, 9 May. 

Goldie, P (2017) Narratives of exclusion.  Everyday accounts of ‘othering’ amongst the female Irish Diaspora in Glasgow.  In: Borders, Racism, and Resistance Conference, Dundee, UK, 6 – 7 September.