Thesis title: The development of technical and vocational education in Scottish secondary schooling (c.1976-1990)
I completed my undergraduate degree in Social History at the University of Edinburgh. My final year dissertation looked at the British Scouting and Girlguiding movements of the twentieth century and analysed their approach to issues such as gender roles and character development. I studied for a M.Litt degree at the University of St Andrews where I conducted research on the coverage of Scottish culture within the Scottish secondary school curriculum (c.1950-2000). Catering to my interests in education, I am currently working on a PhD focusing on the development of technical and vocational education in Scottish secondary schools (c.1976-1990).
MA (Hons) Social History, MLitt. Modern History
‘The Development of the Technical and Vocational Education Initiative in Scotland’ - International Centre for Historical Research in Education Online Conference – 9/07/2020
‘The Development of the Technical and Vocational Education Initiative in Scotland’ - History of Education Society Online Conference - 'Education Otherwise: historical perspectives' - PGR and ECR Panel - 26/11/2020
‘A great debate? Scotland’s approach to the development of technical and vocational education in secondary schools, c. 1976-1990’ - University of Edinburgh Scottish History Seminar - 06/10/2022
'A call to action – the case of the Education for the Industrial Society Project in Scotland (c.1977-1983)' - History of Education Society UK Conference - Exeter - 18/11/22 to 20/11/22 - PG Panel Presentation