Dr Elisabet Weedon

Honorary Fellow


Elisabet Weedon is Deputy Director and a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.  Her main research areas are lifelong learning and additional support for learning with a focus on issues around equality and social justice.  She has been involved in large-scale European projects on lifelong learning, religious education and workplace learning, ESRC funded projects on disability and additional support for learning as well as Scottish Government funded research in areas such a restorative practices in education. Her most recent work is in higher education with a focus on widening access in the UK and Europe.

Current PhD students supervised

  • Melissa Moncreiffe- Non-Formal Education for Youths: Comparing 21st century policy within US and Scottish contexts and its implications within communities
  • Siti Latif- Designing a culturally sensitive screening tool in identifying students with Emotional and Behavioural difficulties in Brunei Darussalam

Past PhD students supervised

  • Richard Purves- The role of Scotland’s colleges: Balancing economic and social objectives

Research summary

  • Lifelong learning
  • Additional support for learning needs
  • Social justice and equality in education

Project activity

  • The Evidence Base behind Widening Access to University Education 
  • Higher Education in Scotland, the Devolution Settlement and the Referendum on Independence 
  • Post-school transitions of young people with hearing impairments: A proposal for research 
  • Evaluation of education provision for children and young people educated outside the school setting
  • Special Education and Policy Change: A Study of Six Jurisdictions
  • Dispute resolution in additional support needs: working together to improve children’s and families’ experiences in Scotland
  • Scottish Sensory Centre evaluation of educational provision for children and young people with sensory impairment in Scotland
  • Muslim Pupils’ Educational Experiences in England and Scotland (MPEEES)
  • Skills for Scotland: Learning in and for Businesses
  • Evaluation of the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme
  • Disabled People, Employment and Skills Evaluation
  • The Analysis of Workplace Literacies Pilot Project