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