Applied Quantitative Methods Network: Phase II (Resubmission of proposal)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Law

Abstract

The Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) Phase II represents an ambitious and wide-ranging set of activities that will: exploit the UK's social science data infrastructure through a programme of research, expand the boundaries of academic knowledge, contribute to the evidence base supporting public policy decision making, build capacity amongst social scientists in quantitative methods, create new toolkits and resources for data users, and improve public understanding about complex social issues affecting the UK. Phase I of AQMeN, which began in 2009, focused on addressing a major gap in quantitative skills amongst Scottish social scientists. However, engagement with policy makers during Phase I highlighted gaps between academic research and policy-based evidence in key areas of government importance which they were not able to address because of limited capacity to conduct advanced statistical research. This proposal attempts to address some of these gaps.

Our main goal is to develop a dynamic and pioneering set of projects that will improve our understanding of current social issues in the UK and provide policy makers and practitioners with the evidence to build a better future. We focus on three key strands of research:

* Education and Social Stratification - This strand aims to better understand the ways in which social class differences in entry to, progression in and attainment at tertiary education affect individuals' labour market outcomes and their civic participation. The proposed research will provide an in-depth analysis of individuals' educational and labour market trajectories and will try to explain how educational differentiation of curriculum and status shapes individuals' life chances.

* Crime and Victimisation - This strand will seek to explain the dramatic change in crime rates in Scotland and many other jurisdictions. It will also draw on international data to understand and compare the determinants and impact of criminal careers amongst populations of offenders. This analysis can be used to identify the potential impact of interventions and national crime reduction policies.

* Urban Segmentation and Inequality - This strand will create innovative new measures of social segmentation and combine these with cutting-edge longitudinal and sorting-model techniques to explore the causes of neighbourhood segmentation, household location choice and neighbourhood inequalities. It will also explore the effect of such inequalities on life chances and wellbeing for individuals and communities and the implications for how we design interventions through the development of policy simulation toolkits.

Bringing the research strands together represents an innovative approach to social science research. For example, we will attempt to understand the various roles that education, crime and urban segmentation play in determining life chances and outcomes. We can also derive robust models of the economic costs and the benefits of policy interventions by taking account of the links between education, crime and urban segmentation.

Our programme of research will feed into a broader set of training activities and knowledge exchange events that will benefit the wider social science community. Doctoral students will be the primary beneficiaries of our training activities, thus boosting capacity in quantitative methods skills amongst the emerging members of the academy, and the training manuals, dissemination materials and policy toolkits that we develop will leave a longstanding legacy for future researchers. Our programme will place UK social science on the international map as exemplars of how to do statistically well-informed policy research, how to exploit existing high-quality data resources, and how to embed a programme of training in these activities so that the next generation of researchers emerges with a deep understanding of advanced research techniques applied to society's needs.

Planned Impact

Impact on policy and practice
Our policy and practice stakeholders (see Pathways to Impact for details) will benefit from the research through direct and regular engagement that feeds their research priorities into the heart of the research process from the start and throughout the life-time of the project. This direct engagement process will benefit the policy makers in their high level strategic decision making, but also the work of those who support the policy makers (including research analysts, statisticians and economists) who will also have access to the research findings and (where possible) research data to conduct further analysis, if desired. Practitioners will benefit from getting a clearer understanding of how different elements of their operational activity impact on different outputs and outcomes, which will enable them to plan and deliver services more effectively and efficiently. Wider impact will be achieved through the creation of knowledge gateways and champions to ensure the research has wide reach. These outcomes will benefit the public through the delivery of improved public services that are predicated on a robust evidence base, for example: victims of crime, users of the criminal justice system, communities suffering from disadvantage and inequality, students making important life choices at school, young people with substance misuse problems or other health behaviours, and members of general public who are considering their constitutional future.

Some specific areas of policy that we will target our impact strategy towards includes:
(1) The contribution of evidence to key policy debates including: the impact of the new police reforms to create a single Scottish force; whether Scottish Government achieves key National Outcomes such as 'we live our lives safe from crime, disorder and danger' and 'we have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society'; the effectiveness and impact of the new Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland; and Scotland's Agenda for Cities (2012) and the ongoing commitment to 'support disadvantaged communities' and 'ensure that opportunities are available to all'.
(2) Feeding into strategic thinking around the Long Term Strategy for Population Surveys in Scotland 2009-2019 developed by the Office of the Chief Statistician, which will also support the ongoing work into alternatives to the Census.
(3) Contribute to the Data Linkage Framework for Statistics and Research, developed by Scottish Government, and the establishment of a data linkage centre through collaboration between the Information Services Division and the National Records of Scotland. Our programme of knowledge exchange and public lectures (aimed at a very wide audience from all sectors) will continue to be of benefit in a general sense to those with an interest in specific areas of social science research, and may result in wider collaborative projects (as occurred during Phase I).

Public impact
We also anticipate benefiting new public audiences through our 'public engagement' strategy which will involve the media, Getstats and the Beltane Public Engagement Network in finding new and innovative ways of getting our research findings heard and understood by, for example, school children, community groups and other receptive audiences. We hope to have impact not only by enriching public knowledge about the areas of research under study, but also by finding new ways of increasing people's statistical literacy. This element of the work will be supported by the creation of an Associate Dean in Quantitative Methods and a new Chair at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) to support AQMeN activities (this represents a commitment of UoE made at Phase 1). They will develop and deliver the 'Stats for All' campaign at UoE providing open and equal access to numerical training for all students (and staff) throughout their degrees. Similar activities are also planned at University of Glasgow.
 
Description Details of the key findings from the three core research strands for the AQMeN Phase II grant can be found below:
1. The research conducted by the Crime and Victimisation Strand (CVS) covered a broad range of topics and highlighted new and significant findings that are of both theoretical and policy relevance. In particular, we identified increasing inequality in the experience of crime in Scotland, both in terms of people and places, over the period of the crime drop. We conducted highly impactful research on police stop and search in Scotland.
1a. Revealing the increase in inequality as a result of the crime drop in Scotland
Like many other European countries, Scotland saw a significant fall in crime from the early 1990s. Our research revealed significant variation by crime type in the factors that may have explained the crime drop and showed that these factors had time-varying effects which should be taken into account in any future analysis of the crime drop (Humphreys, Francis and McVie, 2014). Our research also studied the crime drop across local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland. We found very similar trends in the reduction of recorded burglary across Local Authorities; however, trends in violence show considerably more spatial variation (McVie, Bates and Pillinger, 2018). There did appear to be some Scottish exceptionalism in that a far higher proportion of Local Authorities in Scotland, including the City of Glasgow (which has a particular reputation for violence), showed a sustained fall in violent crime; whereas, a higher proportion of Local Authorities in England and Wales (including all major cities) showed a falling and then rising pattern of violence. There is little research on the crime drop at local level, so we explored trajectories of crime in Greater Glasgow neighbourhoods over time. Despite an overall crime drop, we found marked differences in the levels and trajectories of crime for different neighbourhood groupings. Those with high or low levels of crime exhibited spatial clustering and significant distinction in their characteristics. Some areas showed limited spatial patterning, but there is still clear difference in characteristics between neighbourhoods that exhibit different crime trajectories (Bannister, Bates and Kearns 2017). We also conducted innovative research to understand how the crime drop was experienced by victims. Applying latent class analysis to victim survey data from 1993 to 2014/15, we found four typical groups of people based on their likelihood of being a victim of crime. Over time, the likelihood of being a 'non-victim' increased, while the likelihood of being a 'one off property crime' or 'multiple mixed victim' reduced; whereas the risk of being a 'frequent personal victim' remained constant. We conclude that the crime drop mostly benefited those who were at least actual risk of victimisation, while those who were at higher risk have remained so (McVie, Norris and Pillinger, 2014, 2015, 2019). Analysis of the characteristics of these latent class groups indicates that frequent personal victims are more likely to be from socially disadvantaged and vulnerable households (McVie, Norris, Pillinger and Skott, forthcoming). We also examined the crime drop from the perspective of changing patterns of offending. Using the Scottish Offenders Index, we found that the fall in crime was associated with a drop in conviction amongst young people (under age 21) but less so for older groups. We also found that changes in pattern of conviction coincided with important periods of policy change in Scotland, a factor that has not previously been studied in this area of work. (Matthews 2014; Matthews and Minton, 2017; Matthews, PhD thesis). Further work has identified a strong link between falling crime amongst children and young people and an increase in the concentration of poverty and vulnerability amongst young people referred to youth and adult criminal justice services (McAra and McVie, 2018).
1b. Highlighting the impact of changing policing practice in Scotland
Our research on stop and search had a significant impact on changes in policy, practice, legislation and scrutiny around policing practice in Scotland. We revealed considerable variation in the use of stop and search across different parts of Scotland, and identified aspects of inequality in the use of police powers across different segments of the population (especially by age groups) (McVie and Murray, 2017; McVie 2018, 2019). On the basis of our research, there has been a widespread change in the use of stop and search through the cessation of consensual searching and the introduction of a new Code of Practice. Using both statistical and ethnographic methodologies, we have identified significant normative and cultural transformation in Scottish policing (McVie and Murray, forthcoming).
1c. Advancing methodological approaches within criminology
Our research applied innovative new methodologies to crime data. We used latent class methods to conduct quasi-longitudinal analysis of victim survey data (McVie, Norris and Pillinger, 2019); we applied Latent Class Growth Analysis and Local Indicators of Spatial Association to make a unique contribution to the literature on neighbourhood effects and crime (Bannister, Bates and Kearns, 2017); and we used shaded contour plots and applied decomposition techniques to offenders index data (Matthews and Minton, forthcoming; Matthews, PhD thesis). In addition, we demonstrated the value of using B-spline smoothers as an alternative to polynomials when estimating trajectory shapes in group-based trajectory models (Francis, Elliott and Weldon 2016); we showed the limitations of using the diversity index to study offending specialisation because of its relationship with the frequency of offending (Francis and Humphreys 2016); and we compared and contrasted different mixed-effects modelling techniques to examine whether there are specific subgroups of offenders with distinct seriousness trajectory shapes (Francis and Liu 2015).
1d. Improving understanding of the nature of offending and characteristics of offenders
Our research studied offending and offenders in an attempt to inform better policy making on crime prevention and reduction. We conducted research to find out whether it was feasible to identify offenders who were potentially involved in organised crime from convictions data, based on three criteria associated with such crime (co-offending, commission of specific offences, and 3+ years of imprisonment). We found around 0.2 per cent of the offender population could be differentiated from general offenders on such measures as: diversity of nationality and ethnicity, onset age, offence type and criminal recidivism (Kirby, Francis, Humphreys and Soothill 2016). We also conducted a long term follow up study of 317 middle-class offenders in England and Wales to examine the risk of employing ex-offenders. While 40% were subsequently convicted, only 8% were subsequently convicted of offenses that directly and adversely affected an employer which suggests that fears about employing ex-offenders are exaggerated (Soothill, Humphreys and Francis 2013). Our research also highlighted the impact of poverty at both the individual and neighbourhood level on youth violence. Using longitudinal data from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime, we found that poverty predicted violence even when controlling for indicators of a range of other risk and protection factors. We conclude that violence reduction strategies need to conceptualise young people involved in violence as vulnerable children rather than offenders (McAra and McVie 2016).
1e. Demonstrating the impact of neighbourhood effects on offending
There is a policy of housing ex-offenders in areas with a high concentration of offenders. Therefore, we explored whether the density of prior offenders in a neighbourhood had an influence on the propensity of others to (re)commence offending. We found a positive association between the number of 'newly active' offenders in a neighbourhood and the density of prior offenders (of both violent and property crime). This suggests that intra-neighbourhood social mechanisms may influence (re)offending, so policies which concentrate offenders in particular neighbourhoods may be flawed (Livingston, Galster, Kearns and Bannister 2014). We also studied the effect of housing policies that strive to reduce crime by achieving social diversity in deprived areas. Such 'mixed communities' are thought to be more cohesive and sustainable, with reduced crime and antisocial behaviour. However, we found that although crime rates were patterned by housing tenure, the effects were not large. Local crime rates were more strongly associated with income deprivation levels and the number of alcohol outlets in an area. So although housing plays a part in influencing local crime rates, it may be more a result of sorting effects than neighbourhood effects (Livingston, Kearns and Bannister 2013).
2. The Education and Social Stratification (ESS) strand conducted extensive research on issues of social inequalities in HE access and retention, and in graduates' labour market outcomes. Using a variety of secondary data from national and international surveys (such as the Scottish and Irish School Leavers Survey and the Reflex data) and from administrative sources (such as the Scottish Longitudinal Study and HESA data), the team produced new evidence about the mechanisms by which social inequalities are reproduced in education and the labour market. Some key research findings of this research are reported below.
2a. Demonstrating the role of curriculum choice and inequalities in HE entry.
A key research focus has been the role played by secondary education curriculum choices and HE entry requirements in the reproduction of social inequalities in HE access. We examined the extent to which social inequality in HE entry is due to the subjects taken and/or the grades received at the end of upper secondary education (Iannelli, Smyth and Klein, 2015). We found that subject choice at upper secondary level explains more of the social gap in HE entry in Scotland than in Ireland while the grades achieved explain more of the social gap in Ireland than in Scotland. The comparison of the Irish and Scottish systems illustrated the unintended consequences of different choice structures and HE entry mechanisms. More flexible choice of courses in Scotland results in greater social differentiation in the number and type of subjects studied. Thus, early subject choices have longer term implications for post-school pathways, highlighting the importance of educational guidance as a channel to more equitable HE access. In contrast, in Ireland exam performance emerges as the main driver of inequality in HE entry, indicating the need to foster educational achievement among working-class young people at upper secondary level and earlier within the school system.
2b. Showing differences in HE retention and WP initiatives
We further studied whether there are social differences in the chances of dropping-out of education among students enrolled in Scottish HE institutions (Kadar-Satat and Iannelli, 2016). Indeed, there is a growing recognition that widening participation in HE is not just about greater social equality in access to higher education, but also about ensuring that all students are able to successfully complete their programme of study, regardless of their background. Thanks to the Scottish Funding Council providing us with additional funding and information for identifying HE students coming from low progression schools and more or less deprived areas of Scotland in our data, we were able to provide new evidence on issues of student retention in Scottish HE institutions. In particular, the study analysed non-continuation rates of students from schools which were involved in the SFC-funded Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP) and students 'articulating' from Colleges to HE institutions. Our findings showed that students from SHEP schools do not appear to be at significantly higher risk of dropping out than the other students participating in HE. However, articulating students were found to be more likely than other students to drop out from HE before completing their degree studies. The final report made a series of recommendations for policy and future research which were shared with the SFC, practitioners from the school and the university sector, and the Commission on Widening Access (COWA).
2c. Highlighting social inequalities in fields of study
In this research we assessed the extent to which fields of study and postsecondary institutional sectors serve as mechanisms to preserve social stratification in Scottish higher education (Iannelli, Gamoran and Paterson, 2016). We developed a hierarchy of fields of study based on their occupational and income returns, avoiding problems of circularity that occur when fields of study are ranked by their selectivity. We combined data from representative surveys from six cohorts of Scottish school leavers with data from labor force surveys and higher education statistics to examine patterns of inequality in fields of study overall, and within types of Scottish higher education, from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. The results indicate that fields of study are not stratified by social origins. Indeed, within the newer sectors of Scottish postsecondary education we see evidence of persons from less advantaged backgrounds choosing more lucrative fields of study: students from intermediate and working class origins tend to be overrepresented in high-return fields of study in Scotland's higher education colleges (upgraded to university status as part of the expansion that took place in the early 1990s) which, though less prestigious than the old, established universities, are venues in which programs such as engineering, technology, business, and allied health fields - among the more remunerative fields - are concentrated. Although fields of study do not stratify students by social origins, they do magnify gender inequality, as men are overrepresented and women are underrepresented in fields with greater labor market returns. This finding highlights that the major hurdle for people from more disadvantaged social backgrounds in Scotland is to gain access to the most selective universities.
2d. Comparing social inequalities in graduates' destinations in Germany and the UK
We compared the UK and Germany to examine the role that national institutional systems have in shaping individuals' transition from higher education to the labour market (Jacob, Klein and Iannelli, 2015). In Germany a much smaller share of students attains a higher education degree than in the UK, but linkages between higher education and occupational destinations are much stronger than in the UK. These aspects differently shape the transition of graduates into the labour market in the two countries and affect the extent to which family background characteristics play a role in graduates' job opportunities. Our results indicate that in the UK graduates' family background factors play a stronger role in job allocation than in Germany. We concluded that the expansion of the HE system in the UK has opened up opportunities to gain a degree to people previously excluded but risks being ineffective in promoting social mobility if labour market opportunities are still biased towards the most advantaged social groups.
2e. Demonstrating the importance of education for civic values and participation.
Using a wide range of survey evidence from Britain, this work shows that education really is important democratically (Paterson, 2014). Higher education does make people more liberal, more politically optimistic and more inclined to participate in society. Moreover, the kind of curriculum followed matters too. Academic education - especially in the humanities and social sciences - has stronger civic effects than vocational education. Thus the findings of this research show that academic higher education makes people less politically cynical, induces them to be more to the right politically, and inclines them to join organisations. In all these respects, the effect of vocational education is much weaker. This work demonstrates that civic life benefits from citizens who have learned, through education, to think independently.
2f. Demonstrating the links between social origins, academic strength of school curriculum and access to selective higher education institutions We examined the role that different components of the academic strength of the secondary-school curriculum (i.e. number, subjects and grades of advanced academic courses) play in explaining social origin differences in access to prestigious universities (and other higher education institutions) in Scotland and the USA (Duta, An, Iannelli, 2017). A central aim of the paper was to investigate whether the mechanism behind the studied patterns of inequality differs depending on the characteristics of each educational system. Our results showed pronounced social class gaps in entering top higher education institutions in both Scotland and the USA. Academic curriculum played an important role in explaining these social class differences in both countries. However, the mechanisms by which these patterns were produced reflected national institutional contexts. While in Scotland type of subjects taken at an advanced level was the strongest mediator for the identified social class differences, in the USA, the quantity/number of advanced subjects was the strongest. This can be understood considering that students in the USA enter university without choosing a college major while in Scotland students apply for both a university and a major and, at the same time, top universities express a preference for certain facilitating subjects. Finally, taking into account the three academic components combined entirely explained the social class differences in Scotland but not in the USA. We suggested that this is likely to be linked to the feature of the USA HE system where economic factors may play a larger role than in Scotland.
2g The impact of curriculum choices on school-to-work transitions among upper-secondary school-leavers in Scotland and Ireland
This study focused on the role of specific subject choices in young people's post-school destinations within more general education systems, a topic hitherto largely unexplored (Iannelli and Smyth, 2017). The paper builds upon David Raffe's conceptual distinctions between transition systems governed by education and employment logics and between tracked, linked and unified post-16 education and training systems. We compare Ireland and Scotland, two countries which share many similarities in their transition and post-16 education systems but differ in the degree of student subject choice at upper-secondary level. Using regression analyses of school leavers' survey data for different time periods and from both countries, we analysed the extent to which subjects studied and grades achieved at the end of secondary school matter for young people's occupational opportunities. Confirming our expectations, the findings show a stronger role of curriculum in shaping access to employment and the quality of that employment in Scotland than in Ireland. Higher grades are associated with higher quality employment, whether measured in terms of occupational status or social class, in both Ireland and Scotland. In both cases, the effect of grades is weaker for the most recent cohort, reflecting the extent to which higher status/class occupations are no longer open to school leavers by the end of the period analysed.
2h. Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?
Building on our previous research which showed that school curriculum plays an important role in explaining social inequalities in entering HE, in particular more prestigious HE institutions, this work extended our research of school curriculum to investigate its relationship with labour market outcomes (Iannelli and Duta, 2018). Despite a wide international literature on the effect of vocational and general education on school-to-work transition, relatively little is known about the role of having studied specific subjects in explaining inequalities in young people's labour market outcomes. Aiming to fill this gap, we examined gender and social inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes and whether the curriculum studied at school explains these inequalities, using data from the Scottish Longitudinal Study. We investigated differences in employment chances of young people who left education early, either at the end of compulsory schooling or at the end of secondary school. We found little gender differences but strong parental background differences in school leavers' employment status and type of occupation entered. Unlike previous studies, which found a strong effect of curriculum choice on entry to higher education, our results show that subjects matter much less for employment chances, with social inequalities in labour market outcomes being only partly explained by curriculum choices. Moreover, after taking into account social origin and grades, only History and Business for lower-secondary leavers and Maths for upper-secondary leavers were associated with a reduction in the chances of being unemployed/inactive. We argue that the general nature of school curricula and the lack of standardisation of certifications in Scotland may be unable to provide clear signals about school leavers' knowledge and skills to future employers and hence curriculum plays a modest role in explaining the existing inequalities in the early labour market outcomes of secondary school leavers.
3. The Urban Segregation and Inequality (USI) strand used a variety of datasets and applied groundbreaking analytical techniques to better understand diversity, distribution and segmentation of poverty, housing markets, environmental conditions, and a variety of different social indicators. USI produced had a number of key results and outputs in terms of Methodological Innovation, including: 1. Bayesian inference for Index of Dissimilarity 2. Bayesian inference for Global & Local Centralisation Index 3. Spatial Multilevel estimation using Bayesian CAR 4. Perception-based homophily theory & estimation 5. Aggregation bias correction for house price indices with segregated housing markets 6. Clustered non-linear GWR (quadratic & b-spline) 7. Lexis surfaces & 3D printing of social data 8. Flexible spatial MLM 9. Open Boundary Detection & permutation test 10. Developed a new, Generalised version, of the Relative Centralisation Index that allows for multiple city centres (i.e. polycentric cities rather than monocentric ones). 11. New Bayesian CAR method for identifying social frontiers 3b. The USI also produced a number of key findings in terms of substantive research results: 1. Modest, but statistically significant, fall in religious segregation in Belfast and Northern Ireland 2. Major changes in spatial structures of poverty: poverty decentralising in Scottish and English cities, and also becoming more spatially fragmented 3. Relationship between air pollution and social deprivation varies hugely (and non-linearly) across Scotland with some areas demonstrating a positive relationship. 4. Negligible Impact of Immigration on Crime & Local House Prices in England & Wales 5. Housing market in Glasgow not blind to religion 6. Wind turbines in Scotland have no significant effect on house prices 7. Clear evidence of local "homophily horizons" in Glasgow -- Pakistani movers tend to locate in neighbourhoods that already have relatively high levels of Pakistani households. 8. Evidence of a house price premium for energy efficient homes 9. Social frontiers associated with higher crime 10. Evidence of "White flight" using innovative name-based ethnicity measures.
Exploitation Route 1. We have built on our research findings and other academics have referenced our findings in their own research (and have started to replicate areas of our work by using new datasets that we have deposited with the UK Data Service). The new methodologies and analytical toolkits that we developed have been used in further research (for the Understanding Inequalities Project) and they are available to be used by other academics to extend data analyses in other disciplinary areas of research. Our research has produced exciting and novel findings relating to inequality across a range of domains (crime, education, housing, urban development, etc) and this is being developed through our next programme of research. It is also of value to other academics working in these areas.
2. Politicians, policy makers, practitioners and third party organisations have demonstrated significant interest in our findings for a range of uses (as reported in the Impact Narrative and under 'Influence on Policy, Practice etc'). Our research has been used to: change policies and practice around widening participation to higher education; to transform policing practices and introduce new legislation and guidance on stop and search; to inform the development of new crime prevention and reduction strategies aimed at building safer communities; and to develop international collaboration with Chinese policy makers who are interested in applying our methodologies to applied policy problems (such as pollution, transport and crime) in Hebei.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.research.aqmen.ac.uk
 
Description 1. Influencing the Scottish Government Commission on Widening Access. The Education and Social Stratification (ESS) strand had significant impact due to extensive, proactive engagement with a wide range of policy representatives and practitioners, disseminating and discussing the implications of its programme of research on curriculum differentiation and social inequality within the Scottish higher education system. In particular, the strand has played a crucial role in informing the work of the Commission on Widening Access (COWA) which was established in 2015 by the First Minister to advise Scottish Government Ministers on how to ensure that children from all social backgrounds have the same chance of entering Higher Education in Scotland. Members of this strand also engaged extensively with representatives from Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament, widening participation officers from Universities and colleges across Scotland and representatives of the school sector. This engagement began with two half-day knowledge exchange (KE) events in May and June 2015 on 'Social inequalities in graduates' job opportunities' and 'School subject choice and inequalities in Higher Education entry'. Research briefing papers were published for both events and there was wide audience participation. Subsequently, COWA launched a call for evidence in the summer of 2015 and Professor Iannelli led a formal AQMeN submission based on the research evidence. Further research findings were presented to the Commission in September 2015, which led to the inclusion of the AQMeN research in the interim and final COWA reports. Also in November, AQMeN held a further KE event on 'Social inequalities in education: why and how national institutional factors matter' as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science (FoSS). Dame Ruth Silver (Chair of the COWA) agreed to Chair the event and Commission member Russell Gunson participated as a panellist. In conjunction with the FoSS event, Professor Adam Gamoran was invited to speak at a formal dinner - organised by the Moray House School of Education and attended by Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong learning, and Stewart Maxwell MSP, Convenor of the Education & Culture Committee - on the lessons of the 'No Child Left Behind' policy in November 2015, Professor Iannelli participated in the National Improvement Framework roundtable meeting with Scottish Government officials, organised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), which led to the publication of RSE Advice Paper 15-25. In December 2015, Professor Iannelli presented AQMeN research at a Widening Access Seminar organised by the University of Edinburgh, an event which also informed the work of CoWA. She also participated in a one-day Expert Group meeting organised by the Scottish Funding Council and chaired by Conor Ryan, a Sutton Trust and CoWA member, on Measures, Tracking, Evidence and Targets to inform the work of CoWA. In January 2016, Professor Iannelli gave expert advice to the Education and Culture Committee at the Scottish Parliament on the Scottish Government policies on closing the attainment gap which aimed to inform an evidence session in February. In February 2016, a further AQMeN KE event was held to disseminate the findings of the new SFC-funded project on inequalities in HE retention. A new research briefing paper Beyond Access to HE: widening access initiatives and student retention in Scotland was published to accompany this event. This project report also directly informed the CoWA final report which was published in March 2016. Following the publication of the CoWA report, Professor Peter Scott was appointed as Commissioner for Fair Access. In January 2017 Professor Iannelli met with Professor Peter Scott to discuss the findings of the AQMeN research and continue informing governmental policies on widening access to HE. Details of the interim and final reports from the Commission on Widening Access can be found at http://media.wix.com/ugd/785ba4_89804d31da5c4a5a9e599e0297ca955a.pdf and http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00496619.pdf In his first report (available at http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00529104.pdf), Professor Peter Scott mentions the AQMeN work on the role of institutional factors for widening participation in higher education (see in the reference list, Iannelli, C. (2016). This testifies that the impact of the Education and Social Stratification work continues until today. It is clear that throughout 2015/16 the ESS strand has led a successful programme of engagement. Both the interim and final COWA published reports make direct reference to the AQMeN research findings, and also makes recommendations based on bespoke advice provided on the necessity for more longitudinal data and the need for independent evaluation of initiatives aimed at closing the attainment gap and widening access to higher education. If these research findings are adopted, progress towards a more equitable social distribution of University entrants in Scotland may result in future years. 2. Changing the focus of crime reduction strategies in Scotland through Building Safer Communities The Crime and Victimisation Strand (CVS) was influential in informing the strategic direction of the Scottish Government's flagship Building Safer Communities Programme (BSCP). The BSCP implemented a number of place-based initiatives in a range of local pilot areas, building on an assets based approach to reducing crime and improving community wellbeing. Susan McVie (leader of the AQMeN crime research) joined the BSCP Board in 2013 and was appointed the Performance Champion for the programme in 2014. Through her regular contributions to the Board (which met quarterly), McVie provided evidence from the AQMeN research around inequalities and the crime drop at national, regional and local level; and findings on the changing profile of both victims and offenders in Scotland. This evidence was used to develop new policies and practices aimed at significantly reducing the number of victims of crime in Scotland by 2018, especially in the most deprived communities. In particular, by bringing together the research evidence on crime inequalities involving both 'people' (e.g. victims and offenders) and 'places' (e.g. crime locus and events), we influenced innovative thinking around how policing strategies can be more accurately targeted and can have diffusion benefits. We also influenced collaborative practice and better coordination of public service delivery across a range of agencies, especially through influencing the development of better data sharing practices and more intelligent demand management which uses vulnerability and mental health as a key focus for preventative action. The BSCP finished in December 2018; however, it was acknowledged by the Chair of the Board that the AQMeN research contributed significantly to the success of the programme and will have an ongoing influence on thinking around making communities safer. 3. Transforming stop and search policy and practice in Scotland. Susan McVie and Kath Murray of the CVS team had significant impact in transforming policy, practice, scrutiny and legislation in relation to stop and search in Scotland. Their research was instrumental in informing and influencing Scottish Government debate and decision making around stop and search. It also led to greater scrutiny of Police Scotland by the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee, Scottish Police Authority and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland. They responded to various consultations and Calls for Evidence and engaged with various organisations and political parties. In May 2015, McVie was appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to the Scottish Government Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search, which recommended to Parliament the cessation of non-statutory stop and search in Scotland and the introduction of a new Code of Practice on stop and search. McVie was instrumental in getting political agreement to introduce regular publication and scrutiny of data on stop and search by Police Scotland. Murray was a longstanding member of the Police Scotland REORG group, which coordinated the production of evidence around stop and search, and a key advisor to practitioners. The changes to stop and search policing powers (influenced by McVie and Murray) were introduced into legislation by the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 and the new Code of Practice was laid before the Scottish Parliament and gained assent in February 2017. Overall, McVie and Murray's work contributed to a transformation in stop and search policy and practice, which led to a substantial reduction in the use of stop and search on the Scottish public (identified by the European Court of Human Rights as a human rights issue). In addition, the introduction of the Code of Practice (which McVie was involved in drafting) led to force-wide training within Police Scotland on changes to the use of stop and search and to improve understanding of the powers of search based on reasonable suspicion. It has been acknowledged by Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority that this training led to widespread cultural change within Police Scotland on their approach to crime reduction and prevention. McVie had responsibility for overseeing the official review of the implementation of the Code of Practice. Publication of a 6 month review report received significant political and social media attention and was discussed at First Ministers Questions in the Scottish Parliament. McVie has recently completed the 12 month review, which will be published in Spring 2019, after which further changes to legislation, policy and/or practice may be introduced. More importantly, McVie and Murray's research led to a widespread change of opinion and dialogue within Police Scotland and Scottish Government around the use of stop and search, and indeed wider policing practices, in Scotland. McVie and Murray have worked with Police Scotland to create a new set of Area Commander Metrics that have been adopted for internal monitoring and scrutiny purposes. They have also been instrumental in supporting the scrutiny process of stop and search by providing direct advice to the Scottish Police Authority and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland. 4. Influencing the UK Government Department for Communities and Local Government & Rotherham City Council. In December 2016, Professor Pryce (leader of the Urban Segregation and Inequality strand) was invited to present on 'Life at the Frontier: Impacts of Frontiers in Residential Segregation' to the UK Government's Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), drawing on AQMeN research into social frontiers and segregation. There is potential for impact here, if DCLG use this evidence to consider the implications of different forms of segregation, with a view to rethinking housing and community planning policies. Local authority representatives from Rotherham were keen to explore ways of working with the AQMeN Urban Segregation and Inequality research team to help them understand segregation problems in their area and how to design policies to address them. This led to community engagement event in Rotherham in June 2017 in collaboration with the Imagine and UBDC ESRC projects, followed by an invitation in July 2017 to present research on segregation to senior members of the Rotherham Metropolitan Council. These initiatives in turn led to Prof Pryce being interviewed for Radio 4 by Douglas Alexander, former Secretary of State for International Development, on research on segregation and inequality. An excerpt from the interview was later broadcast in the Radio 4 Culture of Encounter documentary. 5. Working with Government in Hebei Province, China. USI Researchers at Sheffield University, including AQMeN Co-Director Professor Gwilym Pryce and AQMeN Research Associate Dr Guanpeng Dong are collaborating with Hebei Institute of Statistical Sciences (HISS). The purpose of this collaboration, established in January 2017, is to provide the government of Hebei Province in China with complex analysis of the spatial dynamics of poverty, pollution and health in Hebei. Dr Dong developed the HSAR (Hierarchical Spatial Autoregressive Model) R toolkit during his time with AQMeN, and this is being utilised as part of this collaboration with Hebei. Dr Dong received the Jon Rasbash Prize for Quantitative Social Science in June 2016 for the paper Dong, G., Harris, R (2015) Spatial autoregressive models for geographically hierarchical data structures. Geographical Analysis, 47(2):173-191, which he developed further in his paper: Spatial Random Slope Multilevel Modelling using Multivariate Conditional Autoregressive Models, published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers 106(1): 19-35 Dong, G P, Ma J, Harris R and Pryce G. (2016), which explores how to incorporate a spatial dependence effect into the standard multilevel modelling (MLM). Hebei province has some of the most polluted cities in the world. A key priority for the 74 million people who live there is to find ways of reducing air pollution and to address the associated social and health inequalities. This collaboration has led to further funding including an ESRC SDAI GCRF award on the "Dynamics of Health & Environmental Inequalities in Hebei Province, China" to develop the necessary data infrastructure needed to provide the government with a clear picture of how pollution, health and social deprivation are related and how they have changed over time. The potential for impact is exceptional due to: (a) the scale and importance of the problem the research team are seeking to address, and (b) access to senior policy makers made possible through collaboration with the Hebei Institute of Statistical Sciences (HISS). This project offers an outstanding opportunity to make a step change in the quality and richness of evidence available to decision makers in Hebei Province. The new project will give researchers an opportunity to make the statistical innovations of the AQMeN project more accessible and more widely known, including this HSAR (Hierarchical Spatial Autoregressive Model) R toolkit, and techniques for computing inference using Bayesian CAR (Conditional Auto Regressive) methods. 6. Collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Social Science. USI has also developed links with the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), which is essentially a think tank/research unit that provides data and analysis to inform Chinese social and economic policy. We successfully bid for an ESRC/Newton fund project to explore ways to apply the new methods developed in USI to Chinese data with a view to improving the evidence base for research on segregation and inequality in China. In July 2017 Professor Pryce and colleagues at Sheffield ran a one day conference with plenary speakers from the UK, Estonia, CASS, and the Runnymede Trust. The conference was followed by a 4 day summer school providing training to delegates of CASS to help pave the way for our methods being used by Chinese government researchers. 7. Informing public debate on the Scottish Referendum. This included funding for additional sweeps of the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, new funding for a survey of young Scots voters, and a study of the role that social media played in the independence referendum. As a whole, this research had a significant impact on policy decision making, political debate and media dissemination. The findings from the research were used widely by politicians and political commentators, and were broadcast all over the world. Findings from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey were released through published reports and the What Scotland Thinks? Website and provided critical scrutiny of the assertions of both sides. They also gave both sides of the debate (and the media) guidance as to what the issues were about which voters felt the need to be informed. The SSA analysis, especially through John Curtice's frequent public appearances at conferences and in the news media, shaped many aspects of the debate, notably on: • the importance of maximal devolution in people's constitutional preferences; • predicting that the February 2013 currency intervention would not prove beneficial to the No side; • highlighting that people like social risks such as pensions being funded out of a UK pool (this point picked up particularly in speeches and writing by Gordon Brown, MP). Moreover, the analysis from SSAS 2013 that economics continued to remain central to voters' decisions had a clear impact on the kinds of appeals the campaigns have been making (as demonstrated by the claim that independence was worth £1000 per person per year and the Union was worth £1400), and on journalistic and public understanding of what matters in the referendum. Rachel Ormston's prior analysis of the gender differences in support for independence were pivotal in concentrating public debate on this question; her work was presented at the August 2014 public event, and received extensive coverage in the print and broadcast media, including a high-profile live interview on the Radio 4 Today programme on the day of the conference. Jan Eichhorn's analysis of the characteristics of people who had not yet decided how to vote in the referendum was strongly influential on campaigning by both sides of the main debate. 8. Understanding the attitudes and behaviours of Young Scots voters The referendum saw the voting age lowered to 16, enfranchising a new group of voters that never before had the chance to take part in a national vote. Because of this, most political attitudes data only contained information for respondents aged 18 or above. Polls that contained results for under-18 year olds often had too small a sub-sample to do any meaningful analyses. Therefore this project was to conduct two surveys of 14-17 year olds in Scotland, in April and May 2013 and 2014 respectively. A key aim of this project was to use the research evidence to inform the public and media to achieve wider engagement on the Referendum. Key highlights and impact from this project include: • We took part in a wide range of public events and reached a large number of people beyond the media outputs. We provided briefings and input to researchers in both the UK and Scottish Government to support the improvement of the quality of the debate with factual evidence. • Our work was cited by political figures in public settings (e.g. Gordon Brown: http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/gordon-brown-scots-want-uk-wide-school-system-1-3445973) • We provided evidence to consultations relating to political engagement of young people and the discussion about lowering the voting age for: a consultation by the Scottish Government in April 2014 ("Scotland's electoral future") and a British Youth Council Select Committee on "Lowering the Voting Age to 16". Following the Referendum, Jan Eichhorn presented at a meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Youth Politics at Holyrood. Two of the three expert advisors cited our work on voting age and youth political attitudes. Other relevant organisations (including the Scottish Youth Parliament) stated that they were using our research as a source in their submissions to the Smith commission. 9. Measuring the impact of social media on opinions on and attitudes to Scottish Independence This project was funded to carry out research into the impact that social media had on public opinion to the Scottish Independence Referendum. The project aimed to study the nature and impact of online discussion threads on attitudes to independence. In addition, additional funding was obtained through the AQMeN Collaborative Small Grants Scheme to examine Twitter content in the lead up to the referendum campaign. The main highlights and impact from this project were: • We provided extensive and rigorously analysed evidence that, despite frequent claims in public, the online debate was on the whole being conducted fairly and with reasonable respect, though as robustly as any political debate. • The online debate did not use evidence and there was little sign that the ideals of deliberative democracy were being achieved, despite the possibilities offered by some online forums. • This data was influential in the political analysis of the debates and discussions taking place on social media during the course of the referendum. 10. Improving secondary school education on political science Material from all the projects listed above was brought together to create a set of teaching materials for use in schools. These were developed in collaboration with the Scottish Modern Studies Association. Over 100 schools and numerous other organisations downloaded the materials, and many passed on the materials to colleagues in other institutions. In addition, the materials were shared with a wider UK audience by sharing best practice guidelines with the Beyond the Youth Citizenship Commission Report: Young People and Politics (Political Studies Association) and beyond the UK, by broadening the applicability and reach of the guidelines through a TedX talk (available on YouTube). Many students engaged with our materials and developed greater levels of confidence in engaging with facts and figures presented to them during, and after, the campaign. Overall the impact from these projects was significant and generated a significant amount of media attention. There were half a million unique users recorded on the What Scotland Thinks website during September 2014, set up as part of the SSA project but used by all three to post updates on the research evidence as it emerged. There was extraordinary media attention around the debate with its figuring at or near the top of the BBC News at 10 every evening in the final week before 18 September. 11. The view from the continent: What people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum In 2015/16, the ESRC funded a further programme of research around the 'UK in a Changing Europe' initiative, and AQMeN was successful in bidding for funding under this programme. This project, titled 'The view from the continent: What people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum', aimed to better understand how the governments of EU member states (MS), bearing in mind public opinion in their own countries, might respond to the UK's attempt to renegotiate the terms of its EU membership. The work was in two parts: 1) a series of surveys in different EU MS was conducted to understand public perceptions of the UK's EU referendum and to develop a better understanding of the perceived implications of the referendum for the EU and its member states; and 2) interviews were held with elites in those same countries in an attempt to better understand the role that public opinion, and the content of public opinion, plays in decision-making. This was the only ESRC funded project to examine public views in different EU member states, which will be a vitally important aspect of the negotiation process during Brexit. The study produced important insights, includng: • We demonstrated the strong differentiation between the UK and other member states regarding fundamental attitudes towards the EU. • We showed a great degree of variation in different EU countries on the appraisal of current EU arrangements. • We found little appetite for exceptionalism for the UK, but substantial support for changes at EU level that would apply to all member states. • We demonstrated substantial interest in referenda in four out of six member states, with a varying degree of support as well as the potential for serious knock on effects from a British EU exit. Findings from this study were disseminated widely during pre-referendum period, including: four well-attended public events in London, Edinburgh, Brussels and Berlin); events in North America at the Wilson Institute in Washington, Georgetown University, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, McGill University and the University of Montreal. The findings also received extensive media attention, including for example coverage in The Guardian, the Independent, the BBC, the Daily Record, the Herald, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, CNN and RNE.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description AQMeN PhD Student Ben Matthews' research cited in Scottish Government Youth Justice Strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00479251.pdf
 
Description AQMeN report - Beyond Access to HE: Widening Access Initiatives and Student Retention in Scotland - used in Scottish Funding Council Triennial Review published in May 2016.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/CMP_AccessandInclusionCommittee24May2016_24052016/AIC16_13_Triennial_...
 
Description AQMeN research included in the Scottish Government Commission on Widening Access Interim report - Professor Lindsay Paterson gave evidence on behalf of the Education and Social Stratification strand of AQMeN research and is named in the report.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://media.wix.com/ugd/785ba4_89804d31da5c4a5a9e599e0297ca955a.pdf
 
Description Building Safer Communities Programme Board (Performance Champion)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In 2013 Professor Susan McVie was appointed to the Scottish Government's Building Safer Communities Programme Board (BSCPB) to advise on the development of policy and practice around community safety and reducing victimisation in Scotland. In 2014, McVie was appointed the Performance Champion for the BSCPB with responsibility for overseeing the development and implementation of a programme of evaluation around improvement in policy and practice in relation to safer communities. McVie has been a core member of the BSCPB and has played a key role in shaping the activities of the Board and the direction of travel for policy. This work is ongoing but impacts to date have included better integration of public services and utilisation of an asset based approach to developing localised strategies for crime reduction and improved community wellbeing.
URL http://www.bsc.scot/board.html
 
Description C Iannelli, Citation in Scot Gov Commissioner for Fair Access Annual Report
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00529104.pdf
 
Description Citation of C Iannelli's work in HM Chief Ofsted Inspector Amanda Spielman's speech at Ark's Teach 2017 conference
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/amanda-spielmans-speech-at-arks-teach-2017-conference
 
Description Co-author of the Report of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Professor Susan McVie was appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice as a member of the Scottish Government's Advisory Group on Stop and Search in May 2015. She was one of the co-authors of the official report of the Advisory Group on Stop and Search delivered to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice in August 2015. Amongst the recommendations were that a Code of Practice should be introduced through statute to govern the use of stop and search in Scotland and that the use of non-statutory (or consensual) stop and search should end. McVie was directly responsible for the inclusion of a recommendation that data on all recorded stops and searches should be released on a regular basis for the purposes of evaluating and monitoring the use of the practice through increased public scrutiny. The Cabinet Secretary agreed to all of the report recommendations and the amendments to police powers of search were legislated in the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016.
URL http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2016/1/section/65/enacted
 
Description Co-author of the supplementary report by the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Following publication of the report of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search in August 2015, the Advisory Group consulted on and drafted a new Code of Practice for stop and search in Scotland. The Code of Practice was laid before Parliament on 11th January 2017 and will come into effect from 11th May 2017. It sets out a comprehensive set of principles on which stop and search should be carried out, and clarifies aspects of practice in regards to the conduct of stop and search in Scotland. Significantly, the new Code of Practice goes beyond similar documents in other jurisdictions by containing detailed guidance on the use of stop and search for children and young people, which are based on human rights principles and underpinned by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Scottish Government's Getting It Right for Every Child approach. The Code also contains detailed guidance on dealing with vulnerable adults. McVie was heavily involved in the drafting of the Code of Practice and the supplementary report to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice.
URL http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00512827.pdf
 
Description Consultation on Police Powers to Search Children and Young People for Alcohol
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Between 21 March and 15 July 2016, the Scottish Government undertook a public consultation on whether the police should have legal powers to stop and search children and young people for alcohol, or people suspected of supplying children with alcohol. The consultation was launched because the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search was unable to reach a consensus on whether there should be a new statutory power to stop and search children for alcohol, and recommended further consultation on this matter. The consultation sought views on the option of introducing statutory powers to stop and search children for alcohol, or those suspected of supplying children with alcohol. The AQMeN Crime and Victimisation Team took part in the consultation and submitted a report providing extensive data and analysis on underage drinking trends in Scotland, and on how police officers use their powers of stop and search, and seizure in relation to underage drinking. The report concluded that there was insufficient evidence to warrant the extension of police powers to search children and young people for alcohol and recommended that a period of further assessment was required before this could take place. The official report of the consultation makes reference to the report in its deliberations, and the recommendation of the report was accepted by the Scottish Government. No power to search children and young people for alcohol was introduced, and the policy is under review.
URL http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00509077.pdf
 
Description Consultation response to ESRC Call for Evidence on Knowledge and Skills Needs
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Fed in to the ESRC's future planning around skills and knowledge.
URL http://www.research.aqmen.ac.uk/files/2017/11/AQMeN-response-to-ESRC-Call-for-Evidence-Final-for-web...
 
Description Gave evidence to the Scottish Police Authority Policing Committee on Scrutiny of Stop and Search
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This is part of the on-going influencing work by AQMeN researchers Susan McVie and Kath Murray around the issue of stop and search. Previous evidence and engagement activities have played a key role in the transformation of stop and search within Police Scotland, leading to an overhaul of policies and practices. See previous entries for further information. This particular activity gained media coverage - Newspaper coverage in the Herald and the Sun; radio interview on BBC Scotland.
URL http://www.spa.police.uk/assets/126884/409451/409541/PSItem6StopandSearch
 
Description Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Police use of Biometric Data, 27.11.17
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Meeting of the Scottish Government's Independent Advisory Group on Biometrics and Policing
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.gov.scot/About/Review/biometric-data
 
Description Participation in a meeting at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to discuss the Scottish Government's consultation paper on the attainment gap
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.rse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/AP17_26.pdf
 
Description Policy briefing report: Stop and search scrutiny: Proportionality, fairness and effectiveness
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact McVie and Murray produced this briefing report on Stop and search scrutiny: Proportionality, fairness and effectiveness for the Scottish Policing Authority committee meeting on 4th July 2017. This is part of their ongoing policy influencing work as part of the wider transformation of the stop and search process which was heavily influenced by AQMeN research (lead by McVie and Murray) since 2015. The publication of this report also led to media coverage - Newspaper coverage in the Herald (page 1) and the Sun; radio interview with McVie on BBC Scotland.
URL http://www.spa.police.uk/assets/126884/409451/409541/PSItem6StopandSearch
 
Description Professor Cristina Iannelli cited in A Blueprint for Fairness: Final Report of Commission on Widening Access' March 2016
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact TBC
URL http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00496619.pdf
 
Description Professor Cristina Iannelli participated in a Data Expert Group meeting in March 2016, on invitation from the Commission on Widening Access
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Reference group meeting for the Scottish Government Research Strategy for Scottish Education, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, 27 October
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description S McVie - Meeting of the Building Safer Communities Phase 2 Executive Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description S McVie - Meeting of the Children and Young People's Subgroup of the Independent Advisory Group on Police use of Biometric Data
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description S McVie - Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Police use of Biometric Data:
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description S McVie - Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search to discuss the first draft report of the six month review of the Code of Practice (drafted by McVie)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As part of role as member of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search, comments received on the first draft report; further drafts produced as a result.
 
Description S McVie - Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search  - Discussion of the six month report on the Code of Practice
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Part on going work to review the code of practice for Stop and Search in Scotland.
 
Description S McVie - Meeting with National Stop and Search Unit staff and ACC Mark Williams to discuss the progress on stop and search in advance of the CoP six month review
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As part of role as member of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search.
 
Description S McVie - Meeting with Scottish Government to discuss the development of a research specification for the stop and search 12 month review
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As part of role as member of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search.
 
Description S McVie - written evidence submission to the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee on the minimum age of criminal responsibility bill - September 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.parliament.scot/General%20Documents/SMCVieSuppEvidencedoc.pdf.docx
 
Description S McVie 6-month review of the Code of Practice for Stop and Search in Scotland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact In her role on the Independent Advisory Group for Stop and Search, Professor Susan McVie was commissioned to write the 6 month review, analysing the impact of the code of practice on rates of stop and search in Scotland since the code of practice was introduced in May 2017.
URL http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Justice/policies/police-fire-rescue/police-scotland/stopandseach-cop-6-mo...
 
Description S McVie and K Murray - Invited to attend the Scottish Police Authority Policing committee to discuss the development of new plans for the scrutiny & assurance of stop and search
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact As part of role as member of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search. Our research work was cited extensively by ACC Mark Williams and noted as having contributed to the development of new scrutiny and assurance around stop and search.  Chair of the committee noted that this was one of the most influential uses of research in policing he had seen.
URL http://www.spa.police.uk/meetings-events/441565/440735/policingcommittee2017/439561/
 
Description S McVie and K Murray - Meeting with National Stop and Search Unit and Analytical Performance Unit staff at Police Scotland to discuss the development of new products around stop and search
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As part of role as member of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search.
URL https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20170105091226/http://www.gov.scot/About/Review/stopan...
 
Description S McVie attended a meeting of the Scottish Government's ScotStat Crime and Justice Committee Meeting
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Submission to Scottish Government Call for Evidence on the Commission on Widening Access
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://media.wix.com/ugd/785ba4_c19b9935bc64440bbb5b3abb22fd5da6.pdf
 
Description Training for Police Scotland Intelligence Analysts
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The AQMeN Crime and Victimisation Team have been involved in delivering training for Scottish police crime analysts. This started with an initial training session titled @Introduction to statistical modelling for qualitative researchers' run as a bespoke event for police crime analysts and researchers who were interested in learning about statistical modelling (28.2.14). Funding was then secured to run a series of bespoke training events for Police Scotland to train their analysts in using and modelling crime data. Three follow up training events were held in November 2014, January 2015 and December 2015. These events provided detailed training on the analysis of crime data, and in particular on the way in which data on stop and search could be analysed to better understand trends and patterns. A bespoke training manual was produced for Police Scotland, and this was also turned into a blueprint report for police officers on how to interpret and understand crime data. The report is currently being used to develop a manual for Area Commanders in Police Scotland to monitor trends and patterns in stop and search as part of the scrutiny measures established by the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search.
 
Description Uk Statistics Authority reviews of crime statistics in Scotland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In 2014 and 2016, members of the AQMeN Crime and Victimisation team were involved in formal evaluation of crime statistics in Scotland by the UK Statistics Authority. We provided expert advice to the UKSA evaluators on the frequency and quality of published data and reports, the availability and usability of publicly available data and the interpretation and commentary of published information on crime in Scotland. Our advice was based on our extended analysis of data from the Scottish crime surveys and recorded crime statistics for the AQMeN portfolio of research. Our input to the 2014 evaluation was influential in leading to the removal of the National Statistics status of Recorded Crime Statistics in Scotland. Our input to the 2016 evaluation has been influential in informing the UK Statistics Authority's ongoing programme of intervention on UK crime statistics.
URL https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/statistics-on-recorded-crime-in-scotland/
 
Description s Mcvie - Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Police use of Biometric Data
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description s Mcvie - Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Police use of Biometric Data, 9th January 2018
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As part of role as member of the Independent Advisory Group on Biometrics, discussed the development of the report to the Cabinet Secretary.
 
Description Acquisition of new data (school leavers data for Germany)
Amount € 623 (EUR)
Organisation University of Cologne 
Sector Academic/University
Country Germany
Start  
 
Description Beyond access to HE: Widening Access Initiatives and Student Retention
Amount £46,072 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Curriculum differentiation and social inequality in higher education entry in Scotland and Ireland
Amount $5,000 (USD)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description ESRC cross-investment funding: Location Dynamics, Owner Occupation and Ethnicity in Scotland
Amount £383,987 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description ESRC cross-investment funding: Widening understanding and use of UK and Scottish datasets
Amount £126,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 05/2014
 
Description EpiStressNet -- a new network to research impact of social environment on epigenetics
Amount £249,703 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Futures of UK and Scotland Programme: Extension to the Scottish Social Attitutudes Survey
Amount £293,156 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 08/2014
 
Description Futures of UK and Scotland programme: Analysis of the social media impact of Scottish independence
Amount £144,773 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2013 
End 06/2014
 
Description Futures of UK and Scotland programme: Survey of young people's attitudes towards independence
Amount £308,782 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description Police Crime and Intelligence Analyst Training
Amount £3,002 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research 
Department Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Scottish Social Attitudes 2015
Amount £68,009 (GBP)
Organisation University of Edinburgh 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 05/2016
 
Description The view from the continent: What people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum
Amount £95,047 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K006460/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Urban development, Migration, Segregation and Inequality
Amount £199,253 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Title CARBayes 
Description This tool implements a class of univariate and multivariate spatial generalised linear mixed models for areal unit data, with inference in a Bayesian setting using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation. The new AQMeN funded statistical methods for computing inference for the Dissimilarity Index (Lee, Minton and Pryce 2015) and the Relative Centralisation Index (Kavanagh, Lee and Pryce 2016) have been incorporated into the CARBayes Package in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Refs: Kavanagh, L., Lee, D. and Pryce, G. (2016) Is Poverty Decentralising? Quantifying Uncertainty in the Decentralisation of Urban Poverty. Annals of the American Association of Geographers Lee, D., Minton, J, and Pryce, G. (2015) "Bayesian inference for the Dissimilarity index in the presence of spatial autocorrelation", Spatial Statistics, 81-85 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This research tool is publicly available from the CRAN website (the main host for the R computing software environment) https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/CARBayes/index.html The first AQMeN routine (to compute Bayesian inference for the Dissimilarity Index) was incorporated into the CARBayes package in 2015. We have since added various functions to CARBayes and will continue to expand the CARBayes package with AQMeN innovations. 
URL https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/CARBayes/index.html
 
Title HSAR (Hierarchical Spatial Autoregressive Model) R toolkit 
Description Dong, G., Harris, R (2015) Spatial autoregressive models for geographically hierarchical data structures. Geographical Analysis, 47(2):173-191. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact AQMeN Research Associate Guanpeng Dong was awarded the Jon Rasbash prize for Quantitative Social Science for developing this work. The tool-kit has been included as part of a collaboration with AQMeN researchers at Sheffield University and the government of Hebei Province in China to analyse the spatial dynamics of poverty, pollution and health in Hebei.. Hebei province has some of the most polluted cities in the world. A key priority for the 74 million people who live there is to find ways of reducing air pollution and to address the associated social and health inequalities. It is crucial that the true cost of pollution is included in economic planning. The first step is to develop the necessary data infrastructure needed to provide the government a clear picture of how pollution, health and social deprivation are related and how they have changed over time. The potential for impact is exceptional due to: (a) the scale and importance of the problem we are seeking to address, and (b) access to senior policy makers made possible through collaboration with the Hebei Institute of Statistical Sciences (HISS). This project offers an outstanding opportunity to make a step change in the quality and richness of evidence available to decision makers in Hebei Province. The new project will give researchers an opportunity to make the statistical innovations of the AQMeN project more accessible and more widely known, including this HSAR (Hierarchical Spatial Autoregressive Model) R toolkit , and techniques for computing inference using Bayesian CAR (Conditional Auto Regressive) methods. This is a new collaboration which was established in early 2017 and the work will begin later this year. 
URL https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/HSAR/index.html
 
Title Location, Dynamics, Owner Occupation and Ethnicity in Scotland (LDOES) Dataset 
Description The LDOES project investigated the dynamics of changing neighbourhood populations over two decades in Scotland. The project linked two ESRC projects: AQMeN II and Dynamics of Ethnic Identity & Inequality. The project identified a lack of available information on ethnic migration dynamics in inter-census years. The Registers of Scotland (RoS) house transactions data was used to address this deficit. The RoS data captures each and every house transaction in Scotland between 1990 and 2014. Each record lists the geographical location of the property and the postal town of the original buyer. Additional information about buyers and sellers as well as the date, property type and transaction value are also recorded. Ethnicity and religion of both buyer and seller were imputed using the name-classification software Onomap. The property location was geocoded into a GIS format using R. The RoS was aggregated into annual inflow tables for future research use. The aggregation is at the level of 2001 Scottish Datazones (each unit covers between 500 - 1000 residents). The tables report total number of transactions in a datazone for a particular year, and the buyer's imputed religion or ethnicity based on name-classification. Where there is more than one buyer in a transaction, the buyer's information is based on the name of the first buyer in a transaction. Care has been taken to remove non-residential property transactions from the aggregate tables. Outflow data based on seller's names in the RoS was less reliable due to missing name information and is therefore not included in the data deposit. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact With the permission of the Registers of Scotland (ROS) this dataset has been deposited with the UK Data Service. It is hoped that this dataset will be used by other researchers in the future. 
 
Title Regional (local authority) crime trends data for Scotland, England and Wales Dataset (2004/5-2015/16) 
Description This dataset provides police recorded crime counts and related resident population estimates for all violence and burglary (housebreaking in Scotland) for financial years 2004/5 to 2015/16. This is a longitudinal data set with data using police recorded crime data extracted for Scotland (using local authority districts) and England and Wales (using Community Safety Partnerships. Data have been cleaned and standardized so as to provide as direct a comparison of these two crime types as possible. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A paper is current in production looking comparing regional crime trends for the three jurisdictions across both crime types. This paper is being prepared for submission to a peer reviewed-journal. This dataset has just been submitted to the UK Data Service, so it is hoped that other researchers will use it in the future. 
 
Title Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2013 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Time-series data on school subjects and attainment for Scotland 
Description Harmonised data containing information about subjects studied and attainment achieved (for each subject and overall) in upper-secondary education (S5/S6) by respondents of the Scottish Young People's Surveys/ Scottish School Leavers' Surveys (1984-2002 cohorts) who took part in the follow-up surveys when they were aged 18-19. The data for the 1984-1991 cohorts were collected as part of the Scottish Young People's Surveys conducted by the Centre for Educational Sociology based at the University of Edinburgh and the data for the 1996,1998, 2002 cohorts were provided by the Scottish Qualification Authority and subsequently linked to the Scottish School Leavers' Surveys conducted by the Scottish/National Centre for Social Research. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Papers using the archived data within this project: Iannelli, C., Smyth, E., & Klein, M. (2016). Curriculum differentiation and social inequality in higher education entry in Scotland and Ireland. British Educational Research Journal, 42(4), 561-581. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/berj.3217/full Duta, A., An, B., & Iannelli, C. (2017). Social origins, academic strength of school curriculum and access to selective higher education institutions: Evidence from Scotland and the USA. Higher Education, 1-16. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10734-017-0166-5 Iannelli, C. and Smyth, E. (2017, forthcoming) Curriculum choices and school-to-work transitions among upper-secondary school leavers in Scotland and Ireland, Journal of Education and Work, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2017.1383093 This dataset has been submitted to the UK Data Service. It is hoped that other researchers will use the data for further research. 
 
Title UK DS dataset - Regional crime trends, local authority and community safety partnership crime trends data for Scotland, England and Wales: violence and burglary 
Description UK Data Service dataset published by AQMeN Researcher Dr Ellie Bates on 2nd November 2017 - the dataset provides police recorded crime counts and related resident population estimates for all violence and burglary (housebreaking in Scotland) (data on burglary and violence is provided separately) for the financial years 2004-5 to 2015-16. This is a longitudinal data set with data aggregated by year to financial years (1st April in one year to 31st March in following year) for the years 2004-5 to 2015-16 inclusive. Data runs from 1st April 2004 as this is the date from which all nations had national crime recording standards for police recorded crime. The dataset has been prepared to provide comparative data at the regional level - in this case - local authority districts for Scotland, and Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) as at 2015-16 in England and Wales. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Ellie Bates, University of Edinburgh. (2017). Regional crime trends, local authority and community safety partnership crime trends data for Scotland, England and Wales: Violence and burglary. Data catalogue. UK Data Service. SN: 852854, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-852854 The dataset was used in a number of conference papers including Pillinger R., Bates E. and McVie S. Understanding and exploring the results of models with random slopes on polynomial terms presented at the Multilevel Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands 13 April 2017 An earlier version of the data (up to 2014/15 and not including all of England and Wales) has been used for two other conference presentations:- 22 September 2016 Bates E, Pillinger R and McVie S, Regional differences in trajectories of violence and burglary, European Society of Criminology conference, Muenster, Germany 5 July 2016 Bates E and Pillinger R Exploring trajectories of crime at a Local Authority level: comparing and combining latent class and multi-level approaches ESRC Research Methods Festival, Bath. The slides from the July 2016 ESRC research methods festival presentation as a pdf are online here:- http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/3823/ 
URL http://reshare.ukdataservice.ac.uk/852854/
 
Description EpiStressNet: A biosocial systems approach to understanding the epigenetic embedding of social stress responses 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Professor Gwilym Pryce has been helping EpiStressNet develop a research agenda around the epigenetic impact of social frontiers.
Collaborator Contribution Genetics experts such as r Vincent Cunliffe at Sheffield University have helped Professor Pryce to think about the significant potential of some of the ideas and methods that have been developed in the AQMeN USI research. At present, the causal mechanism for how neighbourhoods affect individual outcomes is something of a black box. Collaborating with EpiStressNet has led to some clear ideas as to how to address this gap in our knowledge and potentially lead to agenda-setting research.
Impact Since launching this collaboration in 2015, the network has held two away days and produced two presentations about their work and a one-page summary of a potential research bid to be submitted to ESRC/BBSRC/MRC. Further information about recent meetings can be found on-line at http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/epistressnet/meetings/events/glasgow_beatson_meeting
Start Year 2015
 
Description GIS & Visualisation (Urban Big Data Centre Workpackage MRP3.4) 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An important part of socio-economic analysis effective presentation of results in ways which aid knowledge discovery by diverse stakeholders such as policy-makers (Dorling, 2012). Visualization approaches are gaining increased momentum with the growth of open data sharing, data journalism and new media for interactive data communication (Rogers, 2013; Yau, 2013; see Harris 2013 for an example). In this work package we are developing ways to visualise novel measures of the housing market in engaging and interesting interfaces and outputs. Among other variables we are applying data visualisation methods to are some of the innovative measures developed by the AQMeN Research Centre, such as the Cross Price Elasticity (CPEP) measure of neighbourhood substitutability developed by the USI AQMeN strand. In collaboration with UBDC we are currently developing new Java-based visualisation interfaces that allow users to interact with the data and discover how the CPEP measure can reveal hidden social frontiers between urban neighbourhoods.
Collaborator Contribution AQMeN are providing the theory, method and data outputs needed for the visualisation tools. Urban Big Data Centre are developing the visualisation interfaces using Java programming language and relevant software.
Impact None as yet. The tools are still in development.
Start Year 2014
 
Description GIS & Visualisation (Urban Big Data Centre Workpackage MRP3.4) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution An important part of socio-economic analysis effective presentation of results in ways which aid knowledge discovery by diverse stakeholders such as policy-makers (Dorling, 2012). Visualization approaches are gaining increased momentum with the growth of open data sharing, data journalism and new media for interactive data communication (Rogers, 2013; Yau, 2013; see Harris 2013 for an example). In this work package we are developing ways to visualise novel measures of the housing market in engaging and interesting interfaces and outputs. Among other variables we are applying data visualisation methods to are some of the innovative measures developed by the AQMeN Research Centre, such as the Cross Price Elasticity (CPEP) measure of neighbourhood substitutability developed by the USI AQMeN strand. In collaboration with UBDC we are currently developing new Java-based visualisation interfaces that allow users to interact with the data and discover how the CPEP measure can reveal hidden social frontiers between urban neighbourhoods.
Collaborator Contribution AQMeN are providing the theory, method and data outputs needed for the visualisation tools. Urban Big Data Centre are developing the visualisation interfaces using Java programming language and relevant software.
Impact None as yet. The tools are still in development.
Start Year 2014
 
Description BBC Sunday Politics in a film and studio discussion - results 2013 survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jan Eichhorn appeared on BBC Sunday Politics in a film and studio discussion - results 2013 survey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description "Poverty is moving to the suburbs - the question is what to do about it " 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Pryce wrote an article for The Conversation on the 'suburbanisation of poverty'.

This article has been viewed by more than 3800 readers as at 14.3.17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://theconversation.com/poverty-is-moving-to-the-suburbs-the-question-is-what-to-do-about-it-359...
 
Description #Indyref: What impact will social media have on Scotland vote? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact #Indyref: What impact will social media have on Scotland vote? - Dr Mark Shephard
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://rt.com/uk/188196-scotland-independence-social-media/
 
Description 'Poverty Matters: New findings from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions in crime 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 'Poverty Matters: New findings from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions in crime - Paper presented at the European Society of Criminology Conference, Porto, September 2015. - McVie, S. - 3.9.15
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eurocrim2015.com/book_of_abstracts
 
Description 2015 Explorathon - Edinburgh & Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 2015 Explorathon - Edinburgh & Glasgow - Ben was involved in presenting a series of data sculptures showing how crime, fertility, population and mortality have changed in Scotland over more than a hundred years. In Glasgow, Jon Minton was presenting data sculptures which show patterns and trends in both a narrower and wider context, beginning with a 3D printed map of life expectancy in Glasgow, then showing broader trends in the city as a whole, and comparing these trends with England & Wales, Northern Ireland and other Western European countries.

25/09/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.explorathon.co.uk/edinburgh/explorathon-afternoon-national-museum-of-scotland
 
Description 2015 Explorathon - Edinburgh & Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Inequalities in graduates' occupational destinations in Germany and the UK - paper presented at the FoSS event on 'Social inequalities in higher education: why and how national institutional factors matter' - Jacob, M., Klein, M and Iannelli, C - 11/11/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 3D data sculpture exhibition at Quantitative Methods /Q-Step event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 3D data sculpture exhibition at Quantitative Methods /Q-Step event - New Frontiers in Quantitative Methods Teaching - J Minton - 15/09/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 3D data sculpture exhibition at Quantitative Methods /Q-Step event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 3D data sculpture exhibition at Quantitative Methods /Q-Step event - New Frontiers in Quantitative Methods Teaching - J Minton - 15/09/2015.

More than 40 data sculptures presented, interacted with and discussed with academics involved in the teaching of quantitative methods within the social sciences in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A Crime Drop for Whom? Using Latent Class Analysis to Understand Changing Convictions Patterns in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ben Matthews (University of Edinburgh)

The Q-Step Research Seminar series continues on the 26th May with a talk by Ben Matthews on using Latent Class Analysis to understand changing conviction patterns in Scotland. He will be discussing, amongst other things, the process of choosing the appropriate number of classes for Latent Class Analysis and also the issues surrounding using this method on administrative data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/q-step/events/research_seminars/2015/a_crime_drop_for_whom_using_latent_clas...
 
Description A Duta - 'Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter? Evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study' - CALLS Hub conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Adriana Duta presented on 'Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter? Evidence from the Scottish Longitudinal Study' at the CALLS Hub conference on 23rd March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A Duta - 'Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?' presented at the RCA 28 conference in NYC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A Duta presented this paper, co-authored with C Iannelli, at the RCA 28 Conference in New York which took place on 8-10th August 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A Duta - 'Social origin and graduates' employment trajectories up to the age of 42' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A Duta presented this paper, which was co-authored by B Wielgoszewska and C Iannelli, at the CAMSIS Social Stratification Seminar, University of Edinburgh, 7-8 September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A Duta - 'Social origin and graduates' employment trajectories up to the age of 42' - Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies conference, Stirling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A Duta presented this paper, co-authored with B Wielgoszewska. and C Iannelli, at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies conference, Stirling in October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A Duta - participation in the Scottish Government's Pupil Equity Fund launch event at UoE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Duta participated in this event on 25 April 2017. This involved distributing AQMeN briefings (Subject choice and inequalities in access to Higher Education: Comparing Scotland and Ireland) and talking with headteachers about the AQMeN research findings  
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A Duta and C Iannelli - ADRC-S/SLS training workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Showcasing AQMeN research using Scottish Longitudinal Study and linked administrative school data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A Gendered Vet Regime? Gender Segregation and Vocational Training Across Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Gendered Vet Regime? Gender Segregation and Vocational Training Across Europe - Presentation based on the article published in Comparative Social Research (reported above), Workshop on Gender and Vocational Training, Hogskolen in Oslo, Oslo, Norway, in November 2015 - Smyth, E.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A crime drop for whom? Using latent class analysis to understand changing convictions patterns in Scotland - Edinburgh Q-Step Research Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk or presentation - talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

The Q-Step Research Seminar series continues on the 26th May with a talk by Ben Matthews on using Latent Class Analysis to understand changing conviction patterns in Scotland. He will be discussing, amongst other things, the process of choosing the appropriate number of classes for Latent Class Analysis and also the issues surrounding using this method on administrative data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/q-step/events/research_seminars/2015/a_crime_drop_for_whom_using_latent_clas...
 
Description A different view of crime: shifting patterns of victimisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A different view of crime: shifting patterns of victimisation - Part of "An introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey" knowledge exchange half day event organised by AQMeN in conjunction with The Scottish Government in Edinburgh - Pillinger, R., Norris, P.; McVie, S.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A don't-know state of mind 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A don't-know state of mind - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/13175326.A_don_t_know_state_of_mind/
 
Description A presentation on 'Stop and Search in Scotland: Existing Evidence and Gaps in Knowledge' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A presentation on 'Stop and Search in Scotland: Existing Evidence and Gaps in Knowledge' - Kath Murray and Susan McVie presented research evidence on the use and impact of stop and search to a meeting of experts organised by the Scottish Police Authority. The meeting, which was attended by representatives from Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Scottish Police Authority, Crown Office and several academics, was focused on identifying the evidence gaps that need to be filled following recent debates and concern around the use of non-statutory stop and search in Scotland. - 26/05/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A reminder of the vital case to vote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A reminder of the vital case to vote - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/13158361.A_reminder_of_the_vital_case_to_vote/
 
Description A research briefing for AQMeN website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A research briefing for AQMeN website
Homicide in Scotland - more than just a numbers game
Skott, S
10-Oct-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ABC Radio Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ABC Radio Australia - Radio interview on RN Drive programme - Jan Eichhorn - 19/09/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ADRC-S/SLS training workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Adriana Duta will be showcasing AQMeN research using Scottish Longitudinal Study and linked administrative school data at the ADRC-S/SLS training workshop in December 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AQMeN CVS Event on 'The Importance of Place and people in Building Safer Communities' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Researchers from the AQMeN Crime and Victimisation strand presented to the Building Safer Communities Programme Board of the Scottish Government. The purpose of this was to share findings which would inform and influence the Building Safer Communities Board. AQMeN researchers included Bannister, J.; Bates, E.; Norris, P.; Matthews, B.; Pillinger, R.and McVie S.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AQMeN CVS Event on 'The Importance of Place and people in Building Safer Communities' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AQMeN held a knowledge exchange event in June 2017 for the members of the Scottish Government Building Safer Communities Board. This event brought together key policy-makers, practitioners and academics from a range of organisations across Scotland with a specific interest in understanding how the dynamics and characteristics of both 'place' and 'people' act collectively to influence patterns and trends in crime. The aim of the event was to inform evidence-based decision making using recent research findings on trends in crime from the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN). An intended outcome of the event was to help prioritise the focus and activities of the Building Safer Communities Programme.

Other AQMeN researchers involved in presenting and participating at this event included: Jon Bannister, Ben Matthews, Ellie Bates, Paul Norris and Rebecca Pillinger
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AQMeN Event: Positive destinations for all? Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AQMeN held a knowledge exchange event on 28th June 2017 to share findings around graduate destinations with an audience of policy makers and practitioners working across employment services, widening participation, further and higher education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Absence of Constitutional Changes May Revive Scottish Independence Issue 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on implementation of pro-union parties' pre-referendum pledges. Dr Mark Shephard, HaSS, comments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Academic Engagement 2014: Hosted Visiting Professor Emer Smyth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Host : Hosting an academic visitor : Dr. Emer Smyth is joint programme coordinator of Education Research at the ESRI and head of Social Research Division. Her areas of interest include education, school to work transitions, comparative methodology, and gender issues. The School of Education hosted her for a period of 3 months in Autumn 2013.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Academic flags up the role of subject choice in closing the attainment gap 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Academic flags up the role of subject choice in closing the attainment gap - Online article in SecEd - an online Education resource - Professor Cristina Iannelli
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/news/academic-flags-up-the-role-of-subject-choice-in-closing-the-attainment-...
 
Description Academic roundtable with Noemi Eisenstadt (Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality to the Scottish Government) in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Iannelli spoke about AQMeN research on disadvantaged young people and poor education attainment as well as inequalities in educational choices, in particular the divide between vocational versus academic education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Access to Higher Education in Scotland: the importance of subject choice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to the Commission on Widening Access (chaired by Dame Ruth Silver). This was an invitation from the Commission which came to Iannelli, and which she could not take up because of being at a conference. The presentation drew on work by Iannelli, Klein, Smyth, and Jacob.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description After 300 Years Of Marriage, Scotland Contemplates U.K. Divorce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact After 300 Years Of Marriage, Scotland Contemplates U.K. Divorce - Mark Sheppard
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/03/18/289410520/after-300-years-of-marriage-scotland-contemp...
 
Description After Brexit: Euroscepticism and EU-referendums - what drives public attitudes towards referendums and the EU? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact After Brexit: Euroscepticism and EU-referendums - what drives public attitudes towards referendums and the EU? - Ever since the UK's EU referendum was announced, genuine concerns existed about a possible 'Brexit'-contagion-effect in which citizens of other EU member states would start to call more vocally for their own referendums. Using data from a survey conducted in six EU member states in January 2016, Jan, Dan and Christine will present insights from their evaluation of the potential for contagion effects. Their initial analysis is based on simple binary logistic regressions identifying what drives citizens to want their own referendum and also how they might vote if they were granted such a referendum. A discussion of more complex possibilities using the same and other survey data will follow.
Jan Eichhorn, Dan Kenealy & Christine Huebner
Thursday, September 29, 13:00 - 14:15pm, Staff Room, 6th floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alles hängt am Pfund 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Alles hängt am Pfund - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/inhalt.schottland-vor-der-abstimmung-alles-haengt-am-pfund.73e...
 
Description An introduction to Latent Class Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day training event led by Crime and Victimisation Strand researchers Paul Norris and Rebecca Pillinger
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Nov2015/LatentClass
 
Description An introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey - Half day course organised by AQMeN in Edinburgh - McVie, S, Norris, P.; Pillinger, R.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Analysing and presenting statistical data for Police Crime Analysts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training course for Police Scotland using Stop and Search data to demonstrate different ways of analysing and presenting their data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Anatomy of Ethnic Diversity: Modelling the Location Dynamics of Homeowners 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Sue Easton delivered this talk at the Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity, IriS conference in Birmingham in June 2016. The audience was a mix of academics and non academics, policy and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Antena 1 (Portuguese Radio) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Antena 1 (Portuguese Radio) - Radio interview with Jan Eichhorn - 18/09/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.rtp.pt/antena1/index.php
 
Description As historic referendum nears, Scots not feeling English love 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As historic referendum nears, Scots not feeling English love - Globe and Mail (Canada) - Jan Eichhorn - 17/09/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/days-before-historic-referendum-scots-not-feeling-english-...
 
Description Attendance at inaugural Police Scotland Webinar on stop and search product 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of this meeting was to discuss with Area Commanders the use of a product to monitor use of stop and search and inform internal scrutiny of the practice. McVie's participation directly influenced decision making of senior officers to involve APU in the review of stop and search product data and to exclude data on ethnicity from area command reporting (retain at national level).  Also influenced the development of feedback procedures within Police Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description B Matthews - ESC 2018 - Criminal Careers and the Crime Drop in Scotland: Changing conviction patterns in the Scottish Offenders Index, 1989-2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ben Matthews presented this work at the European Society of Criminology conference in Sarajevo in September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description B Wielgoszewska - 'Social origin and graduates' employment trajectories up to the age of 42' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact B Wielgoszewska presented this paper, co-authored by Iannelli, C. and Duta, A. at the CLOSER Inequalities: Evidence from longitudinal studies conference in London, UK in November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Good Morning Scotland - results 2013 survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jan Eichhorn took part in live studio discussion on BBC Good Morning Scotland - results 2013 survey
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - McVie, S. - 23/06/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05zlj9n
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Scotland - Jan Eichhorn - 16/12/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Sunday Politics Scotland programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Sunday Politics Scotland programme - Jan Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04hclcr
 
Description BBC Wales Radio Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Wales Radio interview - Jan Eichhorn - 17/09/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBCR4 Women's Hour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBCR4 Women's Hour - 19 September, Mark Sheppard interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Battle for women's vote becomes key as Scottish referendum nears 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Battle for women's vote becomes key as Scottish referendum nears - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.itv.com/news/border/2014-08-12/battle-for-womens-vote-becomes-key-as-scottish-referendum-...
 
Description Befürworter der Unabhängigkeit holen auf 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Befürworter der Unabhängigkeit holen auf

J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/schottland-befuerworter-der-unabhaengigkeit-holen-auf.795.de.html?dram...
 
Description Berlin event - The view from the continent: what people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This knowledge exchange seminar took place in Berlin, co-hosted by the German British Society, on 17th March 2016 to disseminate the findings from the research project titled 'The view from the continent: what people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum'.
This research project focused on public attitudes across different EU member states regarding the 23rd June 2016 referendum in the UK about its membership of the European Union. Researchers from The University of Edinburgh, Dr Jan Eichhorn and Dr Dan Kenealy, together with Christine Hübner from German think tank d|part, surveyed more than eight thousand people in six EU member states - Germany, France, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and Spain. This was one of four dissemination events that took place in March 2016 and the purpose was to share the findings from the survey and to evaluate the relevance of these findings for the 'Brexit' process and negotiations.

This event was well attended with 59 delegates from a variety of sectors, largely the policy sector with a number of representatives from the media, from universities and private sector including:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Beyond Access to HE - interim reporting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Beyond Access to HE - interim reporting - presentation to Anna Thomson at the Scottish Funding Council - Gitit Kadar- Satat, Iannelli, C - 17/11/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Beyond Access to HE project, meeting with Anna Thompson for interim reporting to the SFC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Beyond Access to HE project, meeting with Anna Thompson for interim reporting to the SFC - Kadar-Satat, G, Iannelli, C - 17/11/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Beyond Access to HE: Widening Initiatives and Student Retention in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Beyond Access to HE: Widening Initiatives and Student Retention in Scotland - Final Report to the Scottish Funding Council - Kadar-Satat, G, Iannelli, C and Croxford L
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Beyond access to HE: Widening Access Initiatives and Student Retention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Fiona Burns and Steve Riddell, Scotish Funding Council - Iannelli, C, Kadar-Satat, G and Croxford, L

Meeting with Fiona Burns and Steve Riddell, Scotish Funding Council
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Beyond access to HE: Widening Access Initiatives and Student Retention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Anna Thomson, Scottish Funding Council, and SHEP managers - Iannelli, C & Kadar-Satat, G
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Beyond access to higher education: inequalities in student retention in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Beyond access to higher education: inequalities in student retention in Scotland - paper presented at the FoSS event on 'Social inequalities in higher education: why and how national institutional factors matter' - Gitit Kadar-Satat, Iannelli, C - 11/11/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Big hitters clash in battle for Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Big hitters clash in battle for Scotland - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/economics/article4189476.ece
 
Description Blog for AQMeN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Homicide in Scotland - more than just a numbers game - Blog for AQMeN - Skott, S. - 10.10.16
.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/SSKottHomicideOct16
 
Description Blog for AQMeN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog for AQMeN - Criminal careers and the crime drop - Matthews, B. - 12.10.16.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/BMatthewsCrimcareers
 
Description Blog for the Administrative Data Research Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog for the Administrative Data Research Network - It's a criminal waste: How using administrative data about crime could better inform public policy - McVie, S. - 15.11.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://adrn.ac.uk/news-training/blog-adrn/it-s-a-criminal-waste/
 
Description Boundaries & Clusters In Residential Segregation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Boundaries & Clusters In Residential Segregation - Methods@Manchester - Nema Deana, Guanpeng Dong, Aneta Piekut & Gwilym Pryce - 27/01/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Boundaries & Clusters In Residential Segregation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Nema Dean presented on 'Boundaries & clusters in residential segregation' at the NCRM Methods Festival 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Brown 'winning the argument' over welfare 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Brown 'winning the argument' over welfare
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/referendum/article4174797.ece
 
Description Brussels event - The view from the continent: what people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This knowledge exchange seminar took place at The European Policy Centre in Brussels on 16th March 2016 to disseminate the findings from the research project titled 'The view from the continent: what people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum'.
This research project focused on public attitudes across different EU member states regarding the 23rd June 2016 referendum in the UK about its membership of the European Union. Researchers from The University of Edinburgh, Dr Jan Eichhorn and Dr Dan Kenealy, together with Christine Hübner from German think tank d|part, surveyed more than eight thousand people in six EU member states - Germany, France, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and Spain. This was one of four dissemination events that took place in March 2016 and the purpose was to share the findings from the survey and to evaluate the relevance of these findings for the 'Brexit' process and negotiations.

This event was very well attended with 134 delegates predominantly from the policy sector as well as the third sector and university and business sectors. Attendees included representatives from:
Scotland Europa
Government of Catalonia - Representation to the EU
Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
European External Action Service
European Parliament
Council of the EU
Oxford University
Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the EU
Protestant Church in Germany
Confederation of British Industry
Committee of the Regions
University of Birmingham - Brussels Office
Mission of Thailand to the EU
United States Mission to the EU
EurActiv.com
FTI Consulting
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU
University of Bergamo
Mid-Norway European Office
Council of Europe
European Commission
Bundesagentur für Arbeit
FIPRA International
Leiden University
Irish Business and Employers Confederation
Brussels Office of the Swedish Trade Unions
UK National Parliament Representative to the EU
Figyelo
Suez
Helsinki EU Office
Mitsui & CO. BENELUX
Mission of Norway to the EU
Leiden University
Skåne European Office
UK Permanent Representation to the EU
Former EU Oficcial
The University of Edinburgh
Intermedia Eurolink
Scottish Government EU Office
Federation of European Accountants
Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
VoteWatch Europe
European External Action Service
University of Lapland 
Mission of the Republic of Albania to the EU
Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the EU
Mission of Switzerland to the EU
Permanent Mission of Montenegro to the EU
Institute for International and European Affairs
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Brussels
Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the EU
American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the EU
Vertretung des Landes Baden-Württemberg bei der EU
Représentation Permanente de la France auprès de l'UE
Mission of the People's Republic of China to the EU
Ferrero Group
NIKKEI
Australian Mission to the EU and NATO
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Brussels
Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband
German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Welsh Government
Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU
Il Sole 24 Ore
Pack2Go Europe
Mission of Ukraine to the EU
The Mission of the Faroes to the EU
Turkish Industry and Business Association
Office of the Northern Ireland Executive
BUSINESSEUROPE
Alliance of Lithuanian Consumer Organizations
BT
Mitsui & CO. BENELUX
Oslo Region European Office
Government of Catalonia - Representation to the EU
Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EC
Regional Cooperation Council
BASF COORDINATION CENTER
Bertelsmann Foundation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/EUUKBrussels
 
Description Building Safer Communities Programme Board Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Building Safer Communities Programme Board Meeting - Meeting to discuss the development of the Building Safer Communities Strategy and Performance Plan - McVie, S. - 25/02/2016.

This Board involves making significant changes to crime reduction strategies in communities across Scotland.  AQMeN is involved in the evaluation of specific initiatives through performance analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Building integrity and professionalism in policing in a time of austerity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Building integrity and professionalism in policing in a time of austerity - Society for Evidence Based Policing Conference hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University. - Bannister, J - 14-15/04/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description C Ianelli - citation in The Scotsman - 'Gap between UK rich and poor widening, warns think tank' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This piece followed the publication of the CLS working paper titled 'Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?' which was based on a paper co-authored with Adriana Duta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/gap-between-uk-rich-and-poor-widening-warns-think-tank-1-44881...
 
Description C Ianelli and A Duta - 'Positive destinations for all? Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact C Iannelli presented the paper titled 'Positive destinations for all? Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes' at an AQMeN KE event on 28th June
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Ianneli and A Duta - 'Gender and social inequalities in STEM subjects: Do institutional factors matter?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This presentation was delivered at the Moray House School of Education Cross-cluster research seminar on 28th March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Iannelli - 'Social origins, academic strength of school curriculum and access to selective higher education institutions: evidence from Scotland and the USA' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact C Iannelli presented this paper, co-authored by Adriana Duta and Brian An, at the The Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) seminar titled 'Higher Education,
Funding & Access: Scotland & the UK in International Perspective', University of Edinburgh on 31st August 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Iannelli - BBC Radio Scotland interview with John Beattie 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Iannelli was interviewed by John Beattie on BBC Radio Scotland on 28th June about the latest AQMeN findings on inequalities in labour market outcomes for school leavers. This interview followed the publication of the CLS working paper titled 'Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08v8sc4
 
Description C Iannelli - Curriculum choices and inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes - 26.10.17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar organised by the ESRC Centre for Population Change - Scotland, Ladywell House (Edinburgh). Presentation given by C Iannellie and co authored by A Duta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Iannelli - Gender and social inequalities in STEM subjects: Do institutional factors matter? European Research Network on Transitions in Youth Conference, Brussels, 13-16th September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact C Iannelli presented this paper, co-authored with Marita Jacob, Adriana Duta and Emer Smyth, at the European Research Network on Transitions in Youth conference, Brussels 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Iannelli - Inaugural lecture - 'Degrees of Success: Widening Access to Higher Education & Social Mobility' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Iannelli gave her inaugural lecture on 26th April which largely drew on AQMeN research findings around widening participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoU7-gESGGo
 
Description C Iannelli - Keynote presentation - Inequalities beyond access to higher education - 26.6.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CI presented to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.agcas.org.uk/training-and-conferences/agcas-scotland-annual-conference/6333?OccId=9317
 
Description C Iannelli - Keynote presentation - Inequalities in the transition from education to work and the role of institutional factors, 1 March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Iannelli gave the keynote presentation at the fifth doctoral workshop on transition research at the university of Solothurn, Switzerland. 1-2nd March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description C Iannelli - Keynote presentation at the fifth doctoral workshop on transition research at the university of Solothurn, Switzerland. March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Iannelli presented a paper on Inequalities in the transition from education to work and the role of institutional factors at the fifth doctoral workshop on transition research at the university of Solothurn, Switzerland on 1-2 March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description C Iannelli - Opinion piece for Times Educational Supplement (Scotland) TESS - 'I'm less than positive that destination data is sound' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Iannelli wrote this opinion piece for TESS, published on 7th July, asking whether recently published Scottish Government data on 'positive destinations' for school leavers was in fact so positive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/im-less-positive-destination-data-sound
 
Description C Iannelli - Participation in a roundtable discussion at the Royal Society of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Iannelli participated in this roundtable discussion on developing research priorities in education for the next 20 years. This is part of a series of on-going meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Iannelli - Participation in panel discussion in the event Young people's subject choice: influences and impact which took place at the Nuffield Foundation, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact C Iannelli took part in this panel discussion and drew on AQMeN findings at the event - Young people's subject choice: influences and impact - which took place at the Nuffield Foundation, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Iannelli - Presentation at the Brown Bag seminar series organised by the ESRC Centre for Population Change - Scotland, Ladywell House, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact C Iannelli presented on 'Inequalities in school-leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?' at this event on 26th October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Iannelli - Presentation at the Education in our genes? workshop organised by the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact C Iannelli presented on 'Education and Social Mobility'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Iannelli - citation in Herald Scotland article 'Subject choices do not help employment hopes of poorer students, study finds' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This article, published on 28th June, was written by Gerry Braiden following the publication of the CLS working paper titled 'Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?' which was based on a paper co-authored by Adriana Duta
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15375208.Subject_choices_do_not_help_employment_hopes_of_poorer_s...
 
Description C Iannelli - citation in The Daily Record - 'Poor chances for S4 leavers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This piece followed the publication of the CLS working paper, co-authored with Adriana Duta, titled 'Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?'  
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Iannelli - presentation at 26th 'Transition in Youth' annual workshop on 'Youth Transitions in Challenging Times' in Mannheim - 5-8 September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CI presented this paper, co-authored by A Duta and B Wielgoszewska.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description C Iannelli - presentation at the Centre for Statistics launch, Edinburgh, 6 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact C Iannelli shared details of AQMeN research findings at this launch event in November 17.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C-Iannelli - Presentation at ADRN Conference Inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Iannelli presented this paper at the ADRN conference on 1st June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CALLS Hub Impact Case Study 2 - Journal Article/review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CALLS Hub Impact Case Study 2 - Education and Social Stratification: The role of subject choices in secondary education on further education studies and labour market outcomes - Iannelli, C., Klein, M. - 11/11/2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://calls.ac.uk/output-entry/education-and-social-stratification-the-role-of-subject-choices-in-s...
 
Description Can eco changes lift selling prices? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gwilym Pryce - EPC Study - 16/12/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blog.gspc.co.uk/2014/12/16/can-eco-changes-lift-selling-prices/
 
Description Challenging ahistorical approaches to modelling crime trends: Models for varying coefficients in time series data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Challenging ahistorical approaches to modelling crime trends: Models for varying coefficients in time series data - European Society of Criminology. Porto - Humphreys, L., Francis, B. - 10/09/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Citation of C Iannelli's research into curriculum/subject choice in article on Progress - Labour Party website - 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact C Iannelli's work was cited in a blog post on the Progress website - Progress is a movement of centre-left Labour party members and supporters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2014/07/07/bridge-building-not-lifeboats/
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact American Society of Criminology - New Orleans - Conference Paper
Mind the gap: Making the transition from juvenile to adult criminal justice
McVie, S
18/11/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact American Society of Criminology - New Orleans - Conference Paper
Homicide in Scotland - the need for a deeper understanding
Skott, S.
18/11/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AQMeN International Conference - Rediscovering Inequalities - Conference Paper
The justice poverty trap: Reproducing inequality through the justice system
McVie, S
McAra, L.
26-Oct-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 7th ESRC Research Methods Festival
"Exploring trajectories of crime at a Local Authority level: comparing and combining latent class and multi-level
approaches"
Bates, E.
Pilinger R,
05-Jul-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ncrm.ac.uk/RMF2016/programme/session.php?id=E1
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference Paper - European Society of Criminology, Muenster, Germany
Using B-splines in group based trajectory models
Francis, B.
Elliott, A. and Weldon, M.
22-Sep-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact European Society of Criminology, Muenster, Germany - Conference Paper
The spatial distribution of victimisation: is there evidence of change during the crime drop?
Pillinger, R.
Norris, P., McVie, S.
23-Sep-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AQMeN International Conference - Rediscovering Inequalities - Conference Paper
Local variance in the crime drop: A Longitudinal Study of Neighbourhoods in Greater Glasgow, Scotland
Bates, E.
Bannister, J. and Kearns, A
27-Oct-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact European Society of Criminology, Muenster, Germany - Conference Paper
Why criminal justice systems fail to reduce crime but succeed in reproducing poverty and inequality
McVie, S
McAra, L.
23-Sep-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact European Society of Criminology, Muenster, Germany - Conference Paper
The bias in the diversity index for small numbers of crimes, and the implications for measuring specialisation
Francis, B.
Humphreys, L.
23-Sep-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact International Conference on Crime Prevention and Resocialization of Children in Contact with the Criminal Justice System, Santiago de Chile
Conference Paper - Youth transitions and desistance from crime
McVie, S
29.11.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact European Society of Criminology, Muenster, Germany - Conference Paper
Panel on Life-Course Criminology: Response to Robert Sampson
McVie, S
23-Sep-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact European Society of Criminology, Muenster, Germany
Conference Paper - Regional differences in trajectories of violence and burglary
Bates, E.
Pillinger, R.; McVie, S.
22-Sep-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conference Paper - AQMeN International Conference - Rediscovering Inequalities
The effects of neighbourhood offender concentrations on the number, type and location of crimes committed by resident offenders
Bannister, J.
Kearns, A., Livingstone, M., and Glaster, G.
27-Oct-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conference Paper - AQMeN International Conference - Rediscovering Inequalities
Emerging inequalities in the spatial distribution of crime victimisation
Pillinger, R.
Norris, P. and McVie S.
27-Oct-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact European Society of Criminology, Muenster, Germany - Conference Paper
Homicide in Scotland: The Need for a Deeper Understanding
Skott, S.
23-Sep-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference Paper at European Society of Criminology, Muenster, Germany
Advancing the 'Criminology of Place': Situating causal mechanisms in space and time
Bates, E.
Bannister, J. and Sullivan, A.
22-Sep-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AQMeN International Conference - Rediscovering Inequalities - Conference Paper
One size does not fit all: The importance of disaggregating trends across age and sex to understand the recent falls in conviction rates in Scotland
Matthews, B.
26-Oct-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the AQMeN Rediscovering Inequaltiies conference - Conference Paper
Space to act out? Neighbourhood and school influences on behaviour inside and outside school
Smyth, E.
Williams, J.
26-27 October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference paper: Being employed during the 2008 European financial crisis: how much does the country and region of residence matter? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dafni Dima presented this paper at the SLLS Conference in Stirling, October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference paper: European Labour Market Trajectories Before and During the 2008 Financial Crisis: National, Regional and Individual Variation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dafni Dima presented this paper at the European Sociological Association Conference,  Athens Greece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference paper: Sentencing the vulnerable:the impact of decision making on young people's wellbeing, life chances and further offending 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lesley McAra delivered this paper, co-authored with Susan McVie, at the Scottish Sentencing Council Conference on 28th April 2017. The audience was primarily policy makers and professionals across the area of criminal justice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference paper: Understanding and exploring the results of models with random slopes on polynomial terms 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Rebecca Pillinger gave this paper at the Multilevel Conference in Utrecht, Netherlands on 13th April 2017. The audience were an international gathering of academics and researchers working with quants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Confessions of a Quantitative Criminologist: The challenge of combinging method and theory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Confessions of a Quantitative Criminologist: The challenge of combinging method and theory - Invited lecture for the Belgian Inter-University and International lecture series for PhD students in criminology, hosted by the University of Leuven, Belgium. - McVie, S. - 18/06/2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Consultation on police recorded crime for Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Participated (via online meeting/interview) in consultation on police recorded crime for Scottish Government - Bates, E., Pillinger, R. - 27/04/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conviction rate drops two-thirds after peak offending age increase 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conviction rate drops two-thirds after peak offending age increase - Professor Susan McVie
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://news.stv.tv/east-central/297730-edinburgh-university-research-shows-decrease-in-conviction-ra...
 
Description Conviction rate drops two-thirds after peak offending age increase 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conviction rate drops two-thirds after peak offending age increase - McVie, S., Matthews, B. - 30/10/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://news.stv.tv/east-central/297730-edinburgh-university-research-shows-decrease-in-conviction-ra...
 
Description Crime Statistics Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Crime Statistics Event - Attended the Crime Statistics Event organised by the UK Statistics Authority attended by practitioners, academics and media at UKSA in London - Bates, E - 09/06/2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crime and Place 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Ellie Bates gave a guest lecture at Edinburgh Napier University to an audience of students on their MSc course in October 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crime falling? Yes, but it's also evolving 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crime falling? Yes, but it's also evolving - S McVie
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/articles/Crime+falling+Yes+but+its+also+evolving+31102014132027
 
Description Crime falls to record low - but who benefits? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crime falls to record low - but who benefits? - Holyrood Magazine - McVie, S. - 06/07/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.holyrood.com/articles/feature/crime-falls-record-low-who-benefits
 
Description Criminal Careers and the Crime Drop: Testing the Keystone Crime Hypothesis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Criminal Careers and the Crime Drop: Testing the Keystone Crime Hypothesis - Paper presented at the European Society of Criminology Conference, Porto, September 2015. - Matthews, B. - 3.9.15
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eurocrim2015.com/book_of_abstracts
 
Description Curran: rights that have benefitted women could be put at risk in iScotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Curran: rights that have benefitted women could be put at risk in iScotland - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13174742.Curran__rights_that_have_benefitted_women_could_be_put_a...
 
Description Curriculum choices and inequalities in school leavers' labour market outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Cristina Iannelli will be presenting this paper, co-authored with Adriana Duta at a seminar organised by the ESRC Centre for Population Change - Scotland, Ladywell House (Edinburgh) on 26th October 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Data Analysis Using Count Models 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Data Analysis Using Count Models - AQMeN course - Norris, P., Pillinger, R.; Humphreys, L.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Data Visualisation and Data Management in Excel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Data Visualisation and Data Management in Excel - Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, 5 October 2015 - J Minton - 05/10/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Declining Crime, Different Offenders? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Declining Crime, Different Offenders? - Cutting Crime in a Changing World, Home Office Conference, London, January 2015 - Matthews, B. - 28/01/2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Design for well-being: modelling villages for 21st century 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Ellie Bates and Lesley McAra participated in this event around design for well being working with researchers and students University of Edinburgh in February 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Deutschland Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Deutschland Radio - Jan Eichhorn - 19/09/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Devo-max hopes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Devo-max hopes - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/devo-max-hopes-1-3507261
 
Description Devo-max hopes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Devo-max hopes - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/devo-max-hopes-1-3507261
 
Description Do we need to take the undecideds seriously? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Do we need to take the undecideds seriously? - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blog.whatscotlandthinks.org/2014/01/do-we-need-to-take-the-undecideds-seriously/
 
Description Do's and dont's: a guide to getting involved in the online referendum debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Do's and dont's: a guide to getting involved in the online referendum debate - Mark Shephard - social media - 13/05/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/dos-and-donts-guide-getting-involved-online-refer...
 
Description Do's and dont's: a guide to getting involved in the online referendum debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Do's and dont's: a guide to getting involved in the online referendum debate - Mark Shephard - social media - 13/05/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/dos-and-donts-guide-getting-involved-online-refer...
 
Description E Bates - Disability Hate Crime Knowledge Exchange event, 19.10.17 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event organised by Ed Hall, University of Dundee, and SIPR at West Park conference centre Dundee, attendance and participation in event with invitees including Dundee Safe Places, Police Scotland, Advocating Together, 'Support to Report', and other academic, third sector and local authority personnel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description EU referendum: would Brexit push Scotland out of the UK? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact EU referendum: would Brexit push Scotland out of the UK? - Jan Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theweek.co.uk/scottish-independence/55716/eu-referendum-would-brexit-push-scotland-out-of...
 
Description Edinburgh Law School Fiesta of Impact Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Edinburgh Law School Fiesta of Impact Event - McVie, S, Norris, P., Pillinger, R., Bates, E., Skott, S. and Matthews, B. - 18/02/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Edinburgh event - The view from the continent: what people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This knowledge exchange seminar took place in Edinburgh on 15th March 2016 to disseminate the findings from the research project titled 'The view from the continent: what people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum'. This research project focused on public attitudes across different EU member states regarding the 23rd June 2016 referendum in the UK about its membership of the European Union. Researchers from The University of Edinburgh, Dr Jan Eichhorn and Dr Dan Kenealy, together with Christine Hübner from German think tank d|part, surveyed more than eight thousand people in six EU member states - Germany, France, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and Spain.
This was one of four dissemination events that took place in March 2016 and the purpose was to share the findings from the survey and to evaluate the relevance of these findings for the 'Brexit' process and negotiations. This event was well attended with 68 delegates from a variety of sectors, largely the policy sector with a number of representatives from the from universities and private sector as well as the general public including:
Mercy Corps Europe
Living in Harmony
Formerly Scottish Office
Church of Scotland
Seeing Stone Consultant
Scotland Stronger in Europe
City of London Corporation
The City of Edinburgh Council
Pagoda Porter Novelli
Third sector
European Parliament
K Construction
Consulate General of Japan
Bank
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
Office of Alyn Smith MEP
The Democratic Society
Scott Porter Research
McCarthy & Forbes Ltd
Regenerate Guidance CIC
ScotCen Social Research
Scottish Parliament
German Consulate General
Scottish Parliament European Committee
RSA Scotland & RSA MCICH Network
Scotland Office
CEC
Nyte Consulting
National Museum of Scotland
IoD
AMR International Consulting
University of Edinburgh
The Democratic Society
Abertay University
Scottish Government
Spanish Consulate Edinburgh
Cadena SER
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2016
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/projects/euukreferendum
 
Description Edinburgh research shows young people in poverty pushed into crime 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Edinburgh research shows young people in poverty pushed into crime - Article in 'The Student', Unversity of Edinburgh's student newspaper - McVie, S.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.studentnewspaper.org/edinburgh-research-shows-young-people-in-poverty-pushed-into-crime/
 
Description Education and Culture Committee's meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Education and Culture Committee's meeting at the Scottish Parliament to provide feedback on the Scottish Government policies on closing the attainment gap - Iannelli, C - 26/01/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_EducationandCultureCommittee/Meeting%20Papers/ECCommitteePublic...
 
Description Educational Achievement and the Neighbourhood Context 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at an AQMeN knowledge exchange event: "The Future of Education Data in Scotland" in June 2016. This event was jointly hosted with the Scottish Government Educational Analysis Division and focused on data linkage.

Participation in this event led to interest in AQMeN research from Improvement Scotland, which in turn led to a letter of support on an ESRC funding bid. There is also a round table event planned for April 2017 with the Improvement Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/sites/default/files/GPryce_Educational%20Achievt%20%20Neighbourhd_v1f.pdf
 
Description Educational Inequality in the 21st Century: What Went Wrong, and How Can We Fix It? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Educational Inequality in the 21st Century: What Went Wrong, and How Can We Fix It? - Keynote presentation at the FoSS event on 'Social inequalities in higher education: why and how national institutional factors matter' - Gamoran, A - 11/11/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Educational Research and International Comparisons - Royal Society of Chemistry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was the 16th annual Science and the Parliament event which focussed on science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) education, including consideration of many of the recommendations of the recent STEMEC report received by the Scottish Government.

The audience was made up of people from the education sector, broader scientific community - public, private & 3rd sector, as well as policy makers including leading politicians. Professor Cristina Iannelli was invited to present a paper on 'Gender and social inequalities in STEM fields' drawing on AQMeN research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/23502/science-and-the-parliament-2016
 
Description Efficient homes could be better bet for buyers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Efficient homes could be better bet for buyers - Gwilym Pryce - EPC Study - 24/11/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13190912.Efficient_homes_could_be_better_bet_for_buyers/
 
Description Ellie Bates and Nema Dean Research Seminar: Do Low Crime places exist? Exploring this phenomena with k-means clustering in R 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact AQMeN Research Fellow Ellie Bates (University of Edinburgh) and Nema Dean, Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Glasgow and a member of the AQMeN Urban Segregation and Inequalities research programme, delivered this training as part of the Edinburgh Q-Step seminar series. During the session they discussed their pilot project examining open source police recorded violence in South Yorkshire. In this project the team sought to produce replicable analysis in R, which tidies, explores, analyses and maps this phenomena.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.q-step.ed.ac.uk/community/events/research_seminars/2018/do_low_crime_places_exist_explori...
 
Description Entre fête et référendum : la touche écossaise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Entre fête et référendum : la touche ecossaise - Telerama (France) - Telerama (France) - 09/09/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.telerama.fr/monde/entre-fete-et-referendum-la-touche-ecossaise,116136.php
 
Description Es geht wenig um nationale Identität 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Es geht wenig um nationale Identität - Deutschland Funk (Germany) - Jan Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/schottland-es-geht-wenig-um-nationale-identitaet.694.de.html?dram:arti...
 
Description Ethnic Mover Flows and Neighborhood Change in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Ethnic Mover Flows and Neighborhood Change in Scotland - Manchester CODE Seminar - Gwilym Pryce & Jessie Bakens - 28/04/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Ethnic Mover Flows and Neighborhood Change in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ethnic Mover Flows and Neighborhood Change in Scotland - ENHR Lisbon - Gwilym Pryce & Jessie Bakens - 29/06/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description European Researchers Night: Data as Sculpture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact European Researchers Night: Data as Sculpture - National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh - B Matthews, J Minton - 25/09/2015.

Parallel data sculpture event held on same date as St Lukes event but in Edinburgh. Presented by Ben Matthews (Criminology strand), with a focus on Scottish crime and demographic trends. Various evidence of public engagement (retweeting etc).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description European Researchers Night: Data as Sculpture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact European Researchers Night: Data as Sculpture - National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh - B Matthews, J Minton - 25/09/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description European Researchers Night: Glasgow Sci-Art Ceilidh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact European Researchers Night: Glasgow Sci-Art Ceilidh - St Lukes, Glasgow - J Minton - 25/09/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description European Researchers Night: Glasgow Sci-Art Ceilidh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact European Researchers Night: Glasgow Sci-Art Ceilidh - St Lukes, Glasgow - J Minton - 25/09/2015.

Sci-Art' public engagement event in East End of Glasgow. Part of European Researchers night. Approximately 100 members of the public in attendance. Presented 3D models showing spatial segregation and health inequalities in Glasgow; and demographic trends in the rest of the UK and Western Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Examining the Causal Relationship between Educational Experience and Criminal Conviction Using Linked Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Examining the Causal Relationship between Educational Experience and Criminal Conviction Using Linked Data - Presentation at the AQMeN and Scottish Government Education Data Linkage Event - McVie, S
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exploring & Visualising Geographic Information for Social Scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Exploring & Visualising Geographic Information for Social Scientists

The first two days of the course will focus particularly on exploring and mapping data released pre-aggregated to a commonly used geographical unit (polygon area) such as the standard statistical geographies data zones, super output areas or census tracts (for example Census data or data released by Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics). We will also briefly look at how to produce maps providing context about an area (e.g. roads, rivers, administrative boundaries) and how you might visualise your own individual level data with a geographic identifier at an aggregate level.

The third day will give participants an introduction to the key exploratory spatial data analysis concepts of spatial autocorrelation and Local Indicators of Spatial Association (LISA). Day 3 will focus on how to explore and visualise whether there are underlying spatial associations in data relating to place (e.g. data on neighbourhoods or regions) and understanding why this might be useful.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Jun2016/GIS
 
Description Exploring the crime drop in Scottish communities through latent class analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar to accompany the training event on Latent Class Analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/Nov2015/LatentClassKE
 
Description Expulsions from school increase the chance of jail 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Expulsions from school increase the chance of jail - S McVie
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/expulsions-from-school-increase-the-chance-of-jail-...
 
Description Family background more important for a good graduate job in the UK than Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Family background more important for a good graduate job in the UK than Germany - Iannelli C, Klein M - 23/12/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://theconversation.com/family-background-more-important-for-a-good-graduate-job-in-the-uk-than-...
 
Description Family background, curriculum choice and school-to-work transitions among upper-secondary school-leavers in Scotland and Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Family background, curriculum choice and school-to-work transitions among upper-secondary school-leavers in Scotland and Ireland - paper presented at the SLLS conference (symposium organised by AQMeN), Dublin - Iannelli, C, Smyth, E - 18-21 October 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Fears grow about economic fate of go-it-alone Scots 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fears grow about economic fate of go-it-alone Scots - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/fears-grow-about-economic-fate-of-goitalone-scots-30500333.ht...
 
Description Festival of Social Science training event with sixth year Advanced Higher Modern Studies students from two Edinburgh schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Festival of Social Science training event with sixth year Advanced Higher Modern Studies students from two Edinburgh schools
Learning to investigate crime and justice data using R
McVie, S
7.11.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description FoSS event on on 'Social inequalities in higher education: why and how national institutional factors matter' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact FoSS event on on 'Social inequalities in higher education: why and how national institutional factors matter' - Researchers from the 'Education and Social Stratification' strand presented the main findings of their research - Iannelli, C., Gamoran, Smyth, Jacob, Kadar-Satat, Paterson - 11/11/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Frontiers in residential segregation: Do Social Frontiers Cause Crime? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Pryce presented - Frontiers in residential segregation: Do Social Frontiers Cause Crime? drawing on the paper of the same title by G Pryce, N. Dean, G. Dong, A. Peikut,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description G Pryce, N Dean, G Dong, A Piekut - The Conversation - Peace walls and other social frontiers can breed crime and conflict in cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This article in The Conversation was published in June 2018 and is connected to an article titled Frontiers in Residential Segregation: Understanding Neighbourhood Boundaries and Their Impacts published in the Journal of Economic and Social geography in April 2018. AQMeN research on social frontiers,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/peace-walls-and-other-social-frontiers-can-breed-crime-and-conflict-in-c...
 
Description G Pryce, N Dean, G Dong, A Piekut - The Conversation article - Peace walls and other social frontiers can breed crime and conflict in cities 5.6.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on Peace walls and other social frontiers can breed crime and conflict in cities was written by Prof Gwilym Pryce and colleagues Nema Dean, Gavin Dong and Anieta Piekut.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Game Over for the UK? Anti-Westminster Sentiment - A Manifestation of the Scottish Independence Campaign or Part of Wider UK Concerns? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Game Over for the UK? Anti-Westminster Sentiment - A Manifestation of the Scottish Independence Campaign or Part of Wider UK Concerns? - Mark Shephard - social media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/game-over-uk-anti-westminster-sentiment---manifes...
 
Description Gender inequalities in STEM fields of study: a cross-national perspective - February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Adrianna Duta presented at the Edinburgh University Women in STEM society event titled 'Barriers to success: A woman in STEM story' in February 2017. Dr Duta presented 'Gender inequalities in STEM fields of study: a cross-national perspective' which drew on AQMeN research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Glasgow defence contract shows confidence of no campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow defence contract shows confidence of no campaign - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/12/scottish-jobs-protected-mod-awards-shipbuilding-contr...
 
Description Greater resolve to vote Yes could prove decisive in poll 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Greater resolve to vote Yes could prove decisive in poll - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13158491.Greater_resolve_to_vote_Yes_could_prove_decisive_in_poll...
 
Description Greater resolve to vote Yes could prove decisive in poll 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Greater resolve to vote Yes could prove decisive in poll - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13158491.Greater_resolve_to_vote_Yes_could_prove_decisive_in_poll...
 
Description Guest Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Guest Lecture for MSc students at Edinburgh Napier University
The Relationship between homicide and violence
Skott, S
01-Nov-16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Guest Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited lecture for staff and students at the Institute of Sociology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Studying crime and justice in Scotland
McVie, S
30.11.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Has Scotland's falling crime rate benefited everyone equally? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Has Scotland's falling crime rate benefited everyone equally? - In Scottish Justice Matters, June 2015 issue, McVie, S., Norris, P.; Pillinger, R.

Article about this article appeared in Holyrood magazine, 6th July 2015 (https://www.holyrood.com/articles/feature/crime-falls-record-low-who-benefits?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=Crime%20falls%20to%20record%20low%20-%20but%20who%20benefits%3F&utm_campaign=Template)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scottishjusticematters.com/wp-content/uploads/Pages-from-SJM_3-2_June2015_Falling-Crime-Rates...
 
Description High turnout at polls could win close victory for Yes campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact High turnout at polls could win close victory for Yes campaign - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article4078917.ece
 
Description Higher Education - Providing keys to the university kingdom 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Higher Education - Providing keys to the university kingdom - C Iannelli
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6371705
 
Description Higher education and social mobility in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Herald Scotland article - School has no effect on higher study - Tuesday 8 October 2013. Pupils who go to university from schools which perform below the Scottish average do just as well on degree courses as those from above average schools - even if they have fewer A grades at Higher. Researchers from St Andrews University in Fife found students with three As at Higher from a "below average school" performed as well at the institution as those with four As at Higher from an "above average school". Dr Laurence Lasselle, a senior lecturer in economics from St Andrews, will discuss the findings todayat a conference on widening access at Edinburgh University - part of a series of events run by the Economic and Social Research Council. Another presentation will highlight the fact Scottish universities are still dominated by the middle classes, despite a recent expansion of places. Dr Cristina Iannelli, an education sociologist from Edinburgh University, said the expansion had led to opportunities for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. But most had secured places at "lower-status" institutions rather than the ancient universities. Her presentation states: "Education policy, on its own, cannot eradicate social inequalities. Wider social reforms are needed."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.aqmen.ac.uk/node/806#sthash.HZn1n9wj.dpuf
 
Description Homicide in Scotland: The need for a deeper understanding 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Homicide in Scotland: The need for a deeper understanding - Presented at a panel at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2016 - Skott, S
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Homicide in Scotland: the Violence Reduction Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Homicide in Scotland: the Violence Reduction Unit - Part of the International Homicide Symposium - Linden, W. - 18/03/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Homicide in the EU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Homicide in the EU - Part of the International Homicide Symposium - Norris, P. - 18/03/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Homophily Horizons and Ethnic Mover Flows: Homeowner Neighbourhood Selection in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Sue Easton gave a talk at the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) conference, in Alicante, Spain in July 2016.
The audience was approximately 100 people and comprised academics, researchers, undergraduate and post-graduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Hot Spots, Cold Spots and the Areas in between: Exploring Changes in Crime Across Time at a Neighbourhood Level 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hot Spots, Cold Spots and the Areas in between: Exploring Changes in Crime Across Time at a Neighbourhood Level - One-day workshop on Crime Pattern Analysis and Predictive Policing organised by the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, at Dundee. - Bates, E - 28/04/2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description House prices & homophily in the housing market: A perceived substitutability approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact House prices & homophily in the housing market: A perceived substitutability approach - Migrants in the City Conference, 12-13 October 2015, Sheffield - Nema Dean, Gwilym Pryce - 12/10/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description How Glasgow Shed Its Reputation As 'The Murder Capital Of Western Europe' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact How Glasgow Shed Its Reputation As 'The Murder Capital Of Western Europe' National Public Radio (US) - McVie, S. - 10/06/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.npr.org/2015/06/10/413318009/glasgow-reduces-homicide-rate-three-fold-over-10-year-period
 
Description How changing patterns of victimisation vary by place 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact How changing patterns of victimisation vary by place - Crime Surveys User Conference, London - Pillinger, R., Norris, P. and McVie, S. - 11th December 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description How spatial segregation changes over time: sorting out the sorting processes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Census & Administrative Data Longitudinal Studies Hub (CALLS-Hub) Roadshow, 28 October 2015, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description How the fate of the UK will be decided by 350,000 voters who can't make up their minds: As Scotland prepares to go to the polls, why do so many not know what to do? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact How the fate of the UK will be decided by 350,000 voters who can't make up their minds: As Scotland prepares to go to the polls, why do so many not know what to do?

Mail Online, Fate of the UK will be decided by 350,000 undecided Scottish referendum voters, 17 September

Dr Mark Shephard
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2759190/How-fate-UK-decided-350-000-voters-t-make-minds.html...
 
Description How to make your indyref point on social media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact How to make your indyref point on social media - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/how-to-make-your-indyref-point-on-social-media.24376480
 
Description Independence referendum: Support for No vote is stalling according to latest poll 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Independence referendum: Support for No vote is stalling according to latest poll
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/support-no-vote-stalling-says-4039764#XRFIe1Oz0kSbJQ...
 
Description Independence: Yes backers 'more likely to vote' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Independence: Yes backers 'more likely to vote' - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/independence-yes-backers-more-likely-to-vote-1-339...
 
Description Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search Meeting - Meeting to review Police Scotland practice of stop and search and oversee public consultation on the new Code of Practice for Stop and Search.  Involves participation from Scottish Government, Police Scotland, HMICS, COPFS and Scottish Police Authority. - McVie, S. - 16/02/2016.

This is the first meeting to be held since the Cabinet Secretary for Justice accepted all recommendations of the Advisory Group Report which proposed significant revisions to the practice of Stop and Search in August 2015.  The recommendations and the introduction of a new Code of Practice were included in the new Criminal Justice Bill which received Royal Assent on 13th January 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Inequalities beyond access to higher education - presentation to practitioners - 26th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cristina Iannelli presented to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services on 26th June, drawing on AQMeN findings around inequalities beyond access to HE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Inequalities in Higher Education Retention in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Inequalities in Higher Education Retention in Scotland - Paper presented by Gitit Kadar-Satat at the SLLS conference (symposium organised by AQMeN), in Dublin (18-21 October 2015) - Kadar-Satat, G, Iannelli, C -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Inequalities in Higher Education Retention in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Inequalities in Higher Education Retention in Scotland - paper presented at the SLLS conference (symposium organised by AQMeN), Dublin - Gitit Kadar-Satat, Iannelli, C - 18-21 October 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Inequality and the Crime Drop - ESRC Society Now Magazine, Autumn 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article for ESRC Society Now quarterly magazine reflecting on the findings from the Crime and Victimisation Strand of AQMeN research, primarily focusing on the crime drop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://esrc.ukri.org/files/news-events-and-publications/publications/magazines/society-now/society-...
 
Description Inference for ethnic segregation and its dynamics of Scottish and English Cities between the 2001 and 2011 censuses - a case study of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Manchester, York and London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Inference for ethnic segregation and its dynamics of Scottish and English Cities between the 2001 and 2011 censuses - a case study of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Manchester, York and London - Migrants in the City Conference, 12-13 October 2015, Sheffield - G Dong, D Lee, J Minton, G Pryce - 12-13/10/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Input to Police Scotland Training Development on Stop and Search 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Input to Police Scotland Training Development on Stop and Search
Part of role as IAG member for Scottish Government
McVie, S.
9.11.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Input to Police Scotland Training Event on Stop and Search 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Input to Police Scotland Training Event on Stop and Search
Part of role as IAG member for Scottish Government
McVie, S.
10.10.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Integrated Spatial and Multilevel Modelling: Innovative Approaches and Their Applications in Urban Housing Market and Well-Being Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Integrated Spatial and Multilevel Modelling: Innovative Approaches and Their Applications in Urban Housing Market and Well-Being Studies - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China - Guanpeng Dong - 06/01/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Introduction to Multilevel Modelling using MLwiN 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Introduction to Multilevel Modelling using MLwiN

This course explores the use of multilevel models and emphasises their practical application in social sciences. The main focus is on multilevel models for continuous outcomes, with binary outcomes also covered at an introductory level. Analyses are illustrated using MLwiN (a package dedicated to multilevel modelling available free to academics).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/Resources/AQMeNMaterials/TrainingManuals/MLM
 
Description Introduction to Sequence Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Introduction to Sequence Analysis

Trainer(s): Dr Judith Offerhaus, University of Cologne

This two-day course gives an overview of sequence analysis as a method of longitudinal research. Despite its mostly descriptive and exploratory nature, it provides valuable inside into on-going dynamics, which are disregarded in static types of analyses. Respective conventional methods, like event history or panel regressions, have high explanatory power of duration or events, but cannot account for complex variability over time
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/SequenceAnalysis
 
Description Introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Aims of the event:

The aims of this event are to:

•Provide an introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS);
•Highlight the opportunities the SCJS offers for conducting research on crime and justice related topics;
•Train researchers in how to navigate and use the various SCJS datasets and its weights.

Who should attend:

Anyone wishing to know more about the purpose, design and content of the survey should attend the KE event in the morning. This will highlight why Scottish Government commission the survey, explain some of the technical aspects of its design and include a number of presentations showcasing analysis of the SCJS data on a range of topics.

Researchers who wish to engage with the SCJS data and use it for research purposes should attend both the KE event and the training session in the afternoon. This will provide a practical introduction to the datasets and a hands on approach to exploring some of the key topics in the survey, using both individual surveys and data from repeated surveys.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Apr2016/SCJS
 
Description Invitation to present and meet with the Integration and Community Rights Analysis Team at DCLG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Invitation to present and meet with the Integration and Community Rights Analysis Team at DCLG - Pryce, G., Olner, D. from the Urban Big Data Centre - Dept Communities & Local Government, 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1E 4DF

Considerable interest in our work. Invited to develop 2 page summaries of our work for DCLG Integration and Community Rights Analysis Team, and also to participate in a round table discussion. DCLG also expressed interest in data viz and toolkits. AQMeN USI themes also seem to fit very well with proposed reorganisation in CLG which will bring together Integration and Community Rights with Local Growth and Devolution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk on demographic data visualisation at St Andrews University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on demographic data visualisation at St Andrews University - Department of Geography, St Andrews - J Minton - 20/10/2015.

Invited talk on demographic data visualisation from migration expert Prof Allan Findlay
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk on demographic data visualisation at St Andrews University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk on demographic data visualisation at St Andrews University - Department of Geography, St Andrews - J Minton - 20/10/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk on health and demographic data visualisation by NHS Public Health Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited talk on health and demographic data visualisation by NHS Public Health Scotland - NHS Health Scotland, Meridian Court, Glasgow - J Minton - 11/06/2015.

Introduction and discussion on data visualisation methods developed within strand, and potential applications to exploring a range of public health issues. Led to two papers on alcohol harms, one paper on suicide mortality, and one paper (based on the 'comparative growth charts' paper above) on comparative all cause mortality in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk on health and demographic data visualisation by NHS Public Health Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Invited talk on health and demographic data visualisation by NHS Public Health Scotland - NHS Health Scotland, Meridian Court, Glasgow - J Minton - 11/06/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Is The 'Yes' Online Tsunami Finally Paying Dividends? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Is The 'Yes' Online Tsunami Finally Paying Dividends? - Mark Shephard - social media - 16/09/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.centreonconstitutionalchange.ac.uk/blog/'yes'-online-tsunami-finally-paying-dividends
 
Description Is the Justice System entrenching people in poverty and exacerbating crime?  New findings from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Is the Justice System entrenching people in poverty and exacerbating crime?  New findings from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime - Reducing Reoffending Holyrood Conference - McAra, L., McVie, S. - 17/02/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Is there something distinctively British about criminology? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Susan McVie participated on an expert panel for the launch of the Oxford Handbook of Criminology in Edinburgh on 25th May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jugendliche Schotten entscheiden über Unabhängigkeit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jugendliche Schotten entscheiden über Unabhängigkeit - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://video.tagesspiegel.de/jugendliche-schotten-entscheiden-uber-unabhangigkeit.html
 
Description Justice system failing people from poorer backgrounds - BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Widespread discussion of the Scottish Justice Matters publication, including both AQMeN and Edinburgh Study research, which featured on the main news bulletins and on the BBC website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description KE Event 2013: AQMeN Conference on Advanced Methods: Taster Sessions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact One day conference presenting a range of taster sessions for different advanced quantitative methods and including panels of speakers discussing the teaching of quantitative methods in HEIs.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: AQMeN PhD Conference: Generating New Knowledge through Quantitatve Methods to Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact One day conference for PhD students to present their quantitative research to a broad audience.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: An Introduction to Statistical Modelling for Qualitative Researchers - Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Nov2013/IntroStatModelling
 
Description KE Event 2013: And Their Children After Them? Social Reproduction from a Prospective Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chair : Participation in workshop, seminar, course : During this seminar Richard Breen will present "And Their Children After Them? Social Reproduction from a Prospective Perspective" [Breen and Lawrence]

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/June2013/RichardBreen
 
Description KE Event 2013: Class-size Reduction Policies and the Quality of Entering Teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: Devolution and Geographies of Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Devolution and geographies of education: the use of the Millennium Cohort Study for 'home international' comparisons across the UK

This seminar will be presented by Professor Chris Taylor, Cardiff University

Abstract
Following political devolution in the late 1990s and the establishment of the governments for Wales and Scotland, the education systems of the four home countries of the UK have significantly diverged. Not only does that mean that education research in the UK has to be sensitive to such divergence, but that the divergence of policy and practice provides an important opportunity to undertake comparative research within the UK. Such 'home international' comparisons between the four home countries of the UK also provide the opportunity to undertake 'natural experiments' of education policy and practice across similar socio-economic contexts.

Using the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) - a recent longitudinal birth cohort study specifically designed to provide the potential for geographical analysis - the seminar finds considerable variation in child development by country of the UK, with no single story of 'success'. However, the seminar finds that literacy development amongst children in England is, particularly in London, on average, greater than for children elsewhere.

The paper concludes by arguing that 'home international' comparisons must take seriously issues of scale and geography when interpreting the influence of 'national' education systems and policies on educational outcomes.

All feedback from AQMeN activities are currently being reviewed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Oct2013/CTaylor
 
Description KE Event 2013: Devolution and Geographies of Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Oct2013/CTaylor
 
Description KE Event 2013: Festival of Social Science: What Does Scotland Think About Independence? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser : Public lecture/debate/seminar

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/foss2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: Future of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Future of Scotland: Attitudes of 14-17 year olds on the Scottish independence referendum

During this event results from the first representative survey of 14-17 year olds in Scotland regarding the 2014 independence referendum werepresented. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh had designed and conducted a Scotland-wide survey of this age group. The understanding of their views is crucial, considering the lowering of the voting age to 16 for the referendum which will see most people in this age group able to cast their vote. Prior to this event there has not been a comprehensive and representative survey of this group.

This event provided the first opportunity to engage with the results from the breadth of themes covered in the survey. The project does not simply provide a poll on the main referendum question, but sets of questions addressing themes relating to:

Views on the idea of an independent Scotland
Attitudes towards politics
Perceptions of national identity
Differences in socio-demographic background
Parental views on an independent Scotland

The questions used in the survey are based on existing large-scale adult surveys, but have been piloted also in a school with 110 pupils allowing the research team to refine the questions to become more meaningful to young people. Some reflection on the views from those involved in the pilot will be presented as well. After the presentation of the results there was substantial room for discussion and an outlook for further work with this data.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/node/825
 
Description KE Event 2013: Higher education and social mobility in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecturer : Public lecture/debate/seminar

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/node/806
 
Description KE Event 2013: How Cognitive and Different Non-cognitive Characteristics Affect Labour Market Outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Nov2013/RSamuel
 
Description KE Event 2013: Inaugural Lecture - Professor Susan McVie 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Painting by Numbers: The Changing Landscape of Crime in Scotland

This lecture will consider the dramatic change in patterns of crime that have been observed in Scotland in recent years and explore whether it represents real cultural and behavioural change. Specifically, it will explore the place of young people in this changing landscape and consider the implications for changes in patterns of offending - at both the aggregate and the individual levels - on our formal responses to the problem of youth offending. The lecture will present key findings from two major programmes of research - the Applied Quantitative Methods Network Crime and Victimisation Study and the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime - to highlight the increasing importance of quantitative research in informing theory, policy and practice. In exploring these issues, both the challenges and the opportunities of building capacity in quantitative criminology will be considered."

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Mar2014/SusanMcvie
 
Description KE Event 2013: Introduction to Longitudinal Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This short seminar introduced the concept of longitudinal data analysis. It sketched some of the fundamental concepts associated with longitudinal data and outline some of the longitudinal social science data resources that are available to researchers. The designs and data collection strategies that are employed in the collection of longitudinal data will also be discussed. The scope and possibilities for undertaking social science research with longitudinal data will be highlighted. Attention was also focussed on some of the key data analytical techniques available.

This session also acted as an advertisement for a two-day practical workshop on longitudinal data analysis with Stata software, that was planned for the autumn of 2013.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/May2013/LongitudinalKE
 
Description KE Event 2013: Introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Host : Public lecture/debate/seminar

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/SCJS2013Slides
 
Description KE Event 2013: Introduction to the Scottish Health Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Host : Public lecture/debate/seminar

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/node/790
 
Description KE Event 2013: Introduction to the Scottish Household Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Scottish Household Survey and Scottish House Conditions Survey were introduced in 1999 to provide information about the characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of Scottish households and individuals on a range of issues, such as social justice, transport and housing. Now combined into one survey, the Scottish Household Survey provides information on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of households and individuals at national and sub-national level. The survey allows relationships between social variables within households to be explored, which supports cross-disciplinary analysis of topics such as social justice and welfare-to-work. This event aims to raise awareness and knowledge about the Scottish Household Survey (SHS).

Course content:
This half-day seminar will provide an introduction to the SHS, including a detailed introduction on the background to the survey, why it is important in policy terms, and the design and methodology of the survey. This will be followed by three presentations from expert users of the SHS, who will talk about how they have used the data to investigate important topics for both policy and theory.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: Introduction to the Scottish Longitudinal Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Course Presenters:

The confirmed presenters for the course will be:

Susan Walker - NRS SLS Project Manager (National Records of Scotland)
Professor Gillian Raab - Statistician (University of St Andrews)
Dr Kevin Ralston - SLS Support Officer (University of St Andrews)
Dr Lee Williamson - SLS Support Officer (University of St Andrews)

Course Content:
The Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) links together routinely collected administrative data for a 5.3% representative sample of the Scottish population (about 270,000 people). It includes a wealth of information from the censuses (currently 1991 and 2001), vital events registrations (births, deaths, marriages), weather and pollution data, and education data from 2007 onwards. The SLS with appropriate permissions can also be linked to other health data sources such as cancer registry and hospital admission data from the NHS in Scotland. Additionally, the 2011 Census data will be linked to the SLS.

The size and scope of the SLS make it an unparalleled resource for analysing a range of socio-economic, demographic and health questions, including those which are based on reasonably rare events. The longitudinal nature of the SLS is particularly valuable, it provides insights into the health and social status of the Scottish population and, how it changes over time. The SLS data includes the dates at which SLS members experience outcomes such as marriage, widowhood, death etc. To analyse such data we can calculate the time to event of interest and use survival analysis techniques to compare groups.

Part one of the course will introduce the SLS and the types of research that can be done with the SLS, along with details on accessing the SLS and procedures for requesting linked NHS data. To develop an understanding of the SLS an introduction to the SLS data dictionary is given alongside some group-work using the SLS data dictionary. To attend part one sign up using the Register button at the bottom of this page.

Part two of the course will introduce methods to display and model time to event data, including Kaplan-Meier plots and Cox proportional hazards regression. The survival analysis theory will be complimented with hands-on practical sessions using either SPSS, Stata or R on the SLS training dataset. Presentations of real SLS projects will also be given to demonstrate research potential.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/events/Dec2013/SLS
 
Description KE Event 2013: Launch event & Annual Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chair : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/Resources/AQMeNMaterials/LaunchEvent
 
Description KE Event 2013: Not all Risks are Equal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participant : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: Presented results of 2013 Young Persons Survey at House of Commons Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation conducted by Dr Jan Eichhorn.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: SGS SSA Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Seminar conducted by Dr Jan Eichhorn.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: SGS Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This event will use the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey to introduce students to research employing survey methods and in particular highlighting the applied use of regression techniques. It is aimed both at students with an interest in criminology and with an interest in survey methods/regression techniques more generally, as both substantive and methodological questions will be addressed.

The event will include an introduction to the survey, its content and history with a focus on highlighting suggestions about types of research topics that could be addressed with the rich data it contains. This will be followed by discussions about the survey design to emphasise methodological issues and the presentation of relevant findings using meaningful techniques, in particular based on regression frameworks.

To extend the scope, the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime survey will also be introduced, to show participants the wealth of topical data that is available to them. No prior knowledge of either the substantive field or the techniques used is expected. There will be room for questions and discussion. The event will be useful for anyone interested in the themes described, but will also be a meaningful addition for the students on the regression modelling course offered during the summer school.

Sarah MacQueen, who works as a researcher at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research based at the University of Edinburgh with extensive experience in using this survey, will be leading the presentations at the event.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/June2013/SGSSS_SCJS
 
Description KE Event 2013: SSA - Through the publics eye 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Conference/public lecture conducted by the AQMeN SIP Teams.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: Scottish Public Finances Post Independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chair : Participation in workshop, seminar, course : This seminar will be presented by Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Nov2013/PJ
 
Description KE Event 2013: Showcasing the SSA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participant : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: The Future of Scotland: Attitudes of 14-17 year olds on the Scottish independence referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Speaker : Public lecture/debate/seminar

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/June2013/youthsurvey
 
Description KE Event 2013: The Role of Close Family Relations on Prisoner Resettlement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course : This seminar will be presented by Ian Brunton-Smith, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Surrey

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/IBSSlides
 
Description KE Event 2013: Through the Public's Eye: Researching attitudes on Scotland's constitutional future with the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaker : Public lecture/debate/seminar

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: Understanding the Geography of Wages: The spatial econometrics of wage equations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Member of programme committee : Participation in workshop, seminar, course : This seminar will be presented by Professor Bernard Fingleton, Research Director, University of Cambridge - Department of Land Economy.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Nov2013/FingletonKE
 
Description KE Event 2013: White Flight and Residential Sorting: Can Residential Mobility Explain Environmental Injustice? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Dec2013/Timmins
 
Description KE Event 2013: Youth as risk vs. youth at risk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2014: AQMeN Seminar on the new Scottish Social Surveys Pooled Sample 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Scottish Government released findings from the new 2012 Scottish Social Surveys pooled sample on 21st May 2014. The pooled sample consisted of combined responses to 20 core questions from the Scottish Government's three large-scale population surveys: the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey; the Scottish Health Survey; and the Scottish Household Survey. This seminar provided some background on the development of the pooled sample and information on the content released.

The seminar was led by Scottish Government Statisticians Michael Davidson, Julie Wilson and Bruce Golding.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/events/May2014/PooledSample
 
Description KE Event 2014: Advanced Quantitative Methods Taster Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The aim of this half day event is to provide an introduction toa range of advanced quantitative methods and analytical techniques that are commonly used in social science. It will give participants the opportunity to identify which methods may be appropriate and relevant to their own research.
The event will commence with a networking buffet lunch at which representatives from research organisations will display exhibition stands and be available to discuss their research activities. We will also be showing short-video clips on quantitative methods from previous taster events on-screen and there will be an opportunity to learn more about our AQMeN research projects, including projects focusing on the Scottish independence referendum.
The main event will take the format of six showcase taster sessions which include a general introduction to each technique and provide practical examples of how it has been applied to research and data visualisation can be used in the presentation of results. The following methods will be showcased during this year's event:
• Multiple Imputation
• Statistical Models for Count Data
• Methods of Causal Inference (e.g. Difference-in Differences Estimation, Propensity Score Matching)
• Longitudinal Data Analysis
• Structural Equation Modelling
• Geo-Visualisation
During the event, details of the AQMeN 2014 training programme will be launched which will include opportunities for hands-on training in each of the above techniques later in the year.
The event will close with a panel session 'Q-Step in Scotland: Building the next generation of quantitative scholars'. The aim is to highlight the ways in which the three Scottish Q-Step Centres will strengthen quantitative social science training and develop a new generation of graduates with the skills needed to evaluate evidence, analyse data, and design and commission research. Key questions that members of the panel will address are: how will Q-Step tackle the current skills gaps amongst University entrants; what methods and techniques will graduates be taught; how social science in Scotland will benefit more generally from this initiative; and what are the implications of Q-Step for future postgraduate and early career training.
This event is open to researchers from all over Scotland and the wider UK, providing an opportunity to discuss current issues and advancements with like-minded scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds and institutions.


Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Mar2014/MethodsTaster
 
Description KE Event 2014: Annual Lecture: Myth vs. Reality in the Scottish Referendum Campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact According to Mark Twain's much repeated dictum, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics". The 2014 Annual Lecture will grapple with the problem of wilful or unintended misuse and misrepresentation of statistics in the media and in popular understanding.
This is nowhere more evident than during political elections and referenda, where data are enthusiastically twisted and distorted by campaigners, leading to myths that can rapidly take on a life of their own. Leading researchers on voting patterns and the statistics of political opinions will speak on the use of data and political myths in the recent Scottish Independence Referendum campaign. The event will be hosted by scientist Dr Emily Grossman who will reflect on the role of statistics and quantitative analysis in society.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Nov2014/AnnualLecture
 
Description KE Event 2014: Asking adolescents: the challenges of survey research on young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course : Presented by Dorothy Currie, Senior Statistician, School of Medicine, University of St Andrews.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/April2014/SIP2/DorothyCurrie
 
Description KE Event 2014: Coffee House Lecture, Tinderbox, Ingram Street, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture to 100 people including representatives of both Yes/No campaigns

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description KE Event 2014: Comparing Scotland and the UK: Evidence from major UK surveys 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact "Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course : The UK has one of the best data infrastructures in the world, and now it is easier to access and use than ever before. However, policy makers, researchers, and even academics are often unaware of the valuable information they can harvest from it, or are unsure of how to go about doing so.



At this major showcase event, experts from three of the most important social surveys in that infrastructure: Understanding Society, the Millennium Cohort Study and the Labour Force Survey will take participants through the principal features of each survey database, the kinds of uses that can be made of them, and how they can be accessed online. Particular attention will be paid to the way each of these sources can be used to make comparisons between Scotland and the rest of the UK, or between different regions of Scotland. Each of these major surveys is also longitudinal: meaning that they are excellent sources for looking at change over time."

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Mar2014/UKSurvey12March
 
Description KE Event 2014: Contours of Crime: The changing nature of crime in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014, will bring together a panel of experts to explore changes in crime trends and patterns and examine the profile of those involved in crime in Scotland. Presentations will use evidence from the Crime and Victimisation research undertaken by the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) research centre.

Evaluation to be completed and will update once done.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/FOSS2014
 
Description KE Event 2014: Early maternal employment patterns and child cognitive skills: Evidence from the 'Growing Up In Scotland' data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Previous research has found associations between maternal employment and child cognitive development. The magnitude of these associations varies by the timing of measurement for mother's employment and cognitive tests as well as the particular country setting. In the present analysis, we investigate the relationship between different cognitive test scores at age five and mothers' complete employment sequence during the first five years after birth, using data on Scottish children and their families from the 'Growing Up In Scotland' study. The focus of prior studies on maternal employment at a particular point in time, neglects a possible cumulative impact on child cognitive skills that is suggested by theory both in case of a positive and a negative relationship. Preliminary results hint at small differences in vocabulary skills between different maternal employment patterns for children who are similar with regard to important background characteristics such as mother's education, household composition, health, and socio-economic context.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Oct14/MichaelK%C3%BChhirt
 
Description KE Event 2014: Gone with the wind: valuing the local impacts of wind turbines through house prices? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course : This seminar will be presented by Professor Stephen Gibbons of London School of Economics and Political Science.

Class-size Reduction Policies and the Quality of Entering Teachers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Mar2014/Gibbons
 
Description KE Event 2014: Growing up in Scotland Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The main aim of the study was to provide new information to support policy-making in Scotland but it was also intended to provide a resource for practitioners, academics, the voluntary sector and parents. It studied two birth cohorts and their parents, with 8 sweeps of the first birth cohort already completed or in the field. This created good skills in data management and manipulation a prerequisite for using the data effectively, as well as knowledge of how to deal with panel or repeated measures designs in analysis of the data.

Presented by:
Dr Valeria Skafida, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh,
Dr Morag Treanor, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh,

This event, organised by AQMeN in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and ScotCen was run in three parts.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/events/Mar2014/GrowingUpInScotland
 
Description KE Event 2014: Housing, Employment & Urban Segmentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Housing, Employment & Urban Segmentation - Neighbourhood Transformations Workshop, Urban Institute, University of Sheffield - G.Pryce.

Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description KE Event 2014: Introduction to Statistical Modelling - Police Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participant : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

A funding proposal was developed in collaboration with the Scottish Police Training College. This was successfully funded by SIPR and training is now taking place with Police Crime Analysts in 2014/15.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description KE Event 2014: Introduction to Statistical Modelling for Qualitative Researchers - Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description KE Event 2014: Launching Scottish Affairs with Edinburgh University Press: Attitudes towards Independence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Chair and Invited Speaker : Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Mar2014/Scottish%20Affairs
 
Description KE Event 2014: Pathways to higher education for first and second generation immigrants in France, Switzerland and Canada: how educational tracks and aspirations matter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organiser : Participation in workshop, seminar, course : This seminar was presented by Jake Murdoch, Institute for Research in the Sociology and Economics of Education (IREDU) of the University of Bourgogne, Dijon France.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Feb2014/Murdoch
 
Description KE Event 2014: Scottish Social Attitudes 2014 - The Independence Referendum Campaign: Help or Hindrance? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Scheduled with just over a month to go to the referendum on Scottish independence ScotCen Social Research, WhatScotlandThinks, and AQMeN hosted a one-off, free conference looking at how 'good' or 'bad' the referendum campaign had been up until that point and what this could mean for the future of Scotland.

Chaired by BBC Scotland's Gordon Brewer and incorporated into 2014's much celebrated Edinburgh Fringe Festival, highlights from the conference included results from the latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey, a panel debate featuring some of Scotland's top political journalists and talks from leading experts on some of the key issues in the debate on Scottish independence.

The conference was of interest to anyone who needed to understand how (and why) Scotland might vote on 18th September 2014. The conference was held in collaboration with the ESRC's Future of UK and Scotland initiative.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/July2014/SSA
 
Description KE Event 2014: Seminar - Inequalities beyond access? Labour market conditions and social differences in students' jobs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This seminar was presented by Professor Marita Jacob, University of Cologne.

Abstract
While several recent studies have examined social inequalities in enrolment and graduation rates, previous research did not consider the similarly important variation in students' experiences during higher education, for example their participation in the labour market. In our paper we examine class-specific employment patterns among students. In particular, we extend previous approaches by taking into account different local labour market conditions that affect the quantity and quality of jobs available to students. We hypothesise social differences in employment to be more pronounced in less prosperous regions because there, only those students with low reservation wages work, as they need the money for subsistence. However, regarding job quality, social differences would be more pronounced in crowded labour markets, as students from privileged backgrounds would displace students from the lower classes in high-quality jobs. In our empirical analyses we actually find that students with parents that themselves have not graduated are more likely to work than are students with two highly educated parents, and the jobs they occupy are less related to their field of study. Our results also show that under tighter labour market conditions the disadvantages of students from a lower social backgrounds increase.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/events/May2014/Jacob
 
Description KE Event 2014: Seminar - The Impact of Social Origin on Early Career Outcomes Among Graduates - An Anglo-German Comparison 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This seminar was presented by Professor Cristina Iannelli, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh and Dr Markus Klein, Department of Education, Community and Society (ECS), University of Edinburgh.

Abstract:
In this paper we examine the impact of social origin on labour market entry and early working careers of tertiary graduates by comparing Germany and the UK, two distinct countries in terms of higher education systems, labour market structures and their linkages. Given the stronger links between education and the labour market and the higher social selectivity at earlier stages of education in Germany than in the UK we expect parents' influence on graduates' labour market returns to be smaller in Germany than in the UK. Moreover, we expect qualitative differences in higher education (e.g.. field of study or prior attainment) to explain the effects of parental education on graduates' outcomes to a larger extent in the UK than in Germany. Taking qualitative differences into account, the remaining direct effect is expected to be larger in the UK than in Germany. This is because of the lower signalling power of a degree in the UK and employers' difficulties to differentiate between the larger number and less selective graduate population. Overall, our empirical results confirm our expectations. They show that there is a gross difference in labour market outcomes among graduates from different social origins and this difference is larger in the UK than in Germany. Most of the social difference is explained by field of study in both countries, but contrary to expectations more so in Germany than in the UK. While we do not see any net effects of parental education on labour market returns in Germany, after controlling for field of study, a significant net effect of high parental education on accessing top-level positions was found for the UK. Furthermore, we observe country convergence in the extent to which graduates' labour market outcomes are affected by parental education five years after graduation.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/events/May2014/Klein
 
Description KE Event 2014: Under 18-year olds' views on Scottish Independence - New survey evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact With 100 days left before the vote on whether Scotland should become an independent country on Monday, 9 June, AQMeN hosted an event to present findings from a new survey on the youngest voters in this referendum.

The referendum on Scotland's constitutional future in September 2014 which saw 16- and 17-year old voters coming to the polls for the first time at the national level in Scotland. Following on from the AQMeN survey project last year, the team from Edinburgh University's School of Social and Political Science presented updated findings based on a completely new survey conducted in April and May 2014. The survey addressed voters who were be able to participate in the referendum this September but who were under the age of 18 and therefore excluded from other representative surveys on this topic. While some polling institutes included 16- and 17-year olds in their samples, there were too few members of this age group in those polls to allow for any specific in-depth engagement with this age group.

The only comprehensive, representative survey of this age to date had been conducted as part of this project illustrating how the newly enfranchised young people suggested they would vote in 2014 and it allowed us to examine what drove their decision making. Using the new data we were able to see whether one year later the campaigns have been able to engage with young people in an effective way and thus changing their views and perceptions.

At this event participants heard presentations from the Edinburgh University team members

Dr Jan Eichhorn (Social Policy)
Prof Lindsay Paterson (Social Policy)
Prof John MacInnes (Sociology)
Dr Michael Rosie (Sociology)


The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/events/June2014/ScottishIndependence
 
Description KE Event 2014: Understanding the Urban Economy & the Human Dimension 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Understanding the Urban Economy & the Human Dimension - Grand Challenges conference, Urban Institute, University of Sheffield - G.Pryce
talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description KE Event 2014: Visual Vignettes: Examples of R Graphics in Demography 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This talk will present a series of vignettes on using R graphics in population research. The focus will be on the flexibility of the R graphics framework including its ability to deal with novel demands that arise both during data exploration and in result communication. The topics will include combining contour plots of mortality data, using mosaic plots to represent categorical data, and investigating spatial autocorrelation with maps. We will also consider the use of 3D visualisations, and look at an example of how R graphics can be called externally from another programme with less flexible graphics.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/Oct14/MajaZalo%C5%BEnik
 
Description KE Event 2014: Workshop in Advanced Quantitative Methods for Census Flow Data Analysis (Edinburgh) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop was designed to be relevant to people who work in government agencies, charities or other public sectors , as well as staff and students from university departments and research centres. The event was intended to be engaging and informative. There were lectures and demonstrations, a number of group activities, as well as worked examples. Participants were encouraged to bring along examples of questions to be addressed through use of flow data, and were helped to design analyses to suit their needs.

The workshop was an introductory session. Conceptual ideas relating to analysis of flow data was introduced. The workshop was intended to support material and networks of users of flow data.

Presented by:
Dr Zhiqiang Feng, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews
Cecilia MacIntyre, Census Division, National Records of Scotland

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/events/Jan2014/CensusFlowDataEdinburgh
 
Description KE Event 2014: Workshop in Advanced Quantitative Methods for Census Flow Data Analysis (Glasgow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented by:
Dr Zhiqiang Feng, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St. Andrews
Cecilia MacIntyre, Census Division, National Records of Scotland

Details:
Migration and commuting are two important types of geographical mobility, their volumes and patterns are of considerable importance to researchers from multiple disciplines in social sciences as well as to policy makers dealing with economic growth, housing provision and sustainable transport.

With the release of 2011 census flow data, this one-day training workshop introduced the relevant data , the structure of the census flow data, access issues, theoretical concepts and quantitative methods in analysing census flow data.

The workshop was designed to be relevant to people who work in government agencies, charities or other public sectors , as well as staff and students from university departments and research centres. The event was intended to be engaging and informative. There were lectures and demonstrations, a number of group activities, as well as worked examples. Participants were encouraged to bring along examples of questions to be addressed through use of flow data, and were helped to design analyses to suit their needs.

The workshop was an introductory session. Conceptual ideas relating to analysis of flow data were introduced. The workshop was pointed to support material and networks of users of flow data.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/events/Jan2014/CensusFlowDataGlasgow
 
Description KE event for dissemination of SFC-funded project on inequalities in HE retention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact KE event for dissemination of SFC-funded project on inequalities in HE retention - Kadar-Satat, G, Iannelli, C. - 10/02/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Knowledge Mobilisation and Austerity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Knowledge Mobilisation and Austerity - Presentation to the H2020 Expert Workshop, European Commission, Brussels - Bannister, J - 19/11/2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description L McAra and S McVie - Conference Paper: Responding to youth crime: genuine change or more of the same? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact McAra gave this paper, co-authored with McVie, at the European Society of Criminology conference in Cardiff in September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LSE Politics Blog - S McVie, E Bates, R Pillinger - Changing patterns of violence in Glasgow and London: is there evidence of Scottish exceptionalism? 17th December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Susan McVie, Ellie Bates, and Rebecca Pillinger examine long-term change in violence within Greater London and the old Strathclyde region and ask whether there really is evidence of Scottish exceptionalism in patterns and trends in violence. - published in the LSE Politics Blog on 17th December 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/patterns-of-violence-glasgow-london/
 
Description Launch event The view from the continent: what people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This knowledge exchange seminar took place at Senate House at the University of London on 10th March 2016 to launch the dissemination of the findings from the research project titled 'The view from the continent: what people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum'.
This research project focused on public attitudes across different EU member states regarding the 23rd June 2016 referendum in the UK about its membership of the European Union. Researchers from The University of Edinburgh, Dr Jan Eichhorn and Dr Dan Kenealy, together with Christine Hübner from German think tank d|part, surveyed more than eight thousand people in six EU member states - Germany, France, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and Spain.
This was the first of 4 dissemination events that took place in March 2016 and the purpose was to share the findings from the survey, to evaluate the relevance of these findings for the 'Brexit' process and negotiations.
The event was attended by 36 individuals from across a range of sectors including policy, business and research, with a significant number of members of the international press, including those from the following outlets:
Spanish National Radio (RNE)
Le Monde
Les Echos
BBC
Xinhua News Agency
BBC
Kyodo News
Flint Global Ltd
Social Sciences in China Press
Asagumo newspaper
National Radio Television Slovenia
MKS news
TKP Newspaper HK
The Economist
Kyodo News London Bureau

Several of these media outlets obtained an interview with the lead PI and Co-Is on the project. Please see separate entries regarding media engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/EUUKsurveyresults
 
Description Levels of religious integration sway house-buyers, study finds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gwilym Pryce was quoted in an article by Herald Scotland's Stephen Naysmith regarding published findings about the impact of religious mix on house buyers. Published on 26th March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15182616.Levels_of_religious_integration_sway_house_buyers__study...
 
Description Life at the Frontier: Impacts of Frontiers in Residential Segregation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Potential impact could be to help government think about different forms of segregation and their impacts. Local authority representatives at the meeting from Rotherham were keen to explore ways of working with us to help them understand segregation problems in their area and how to design policies to address them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Living in poverty increases risk of violence, finds Scots study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Living in poverty increases risk of violence, finds Scots study - STV news website blog
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://news.stv.tv/scotland-decides/1332450-living-in-poverty-increases-risk-of-violence-finds-scots...
 
Description Los jóvenes desafían convenciones y rechazan la independencia de Escocia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Los jóvenes desafían convenciones y rechazan la independencia de Escocia - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://noticias.terra.com.pe/mundo/europa/,0fd11c0a402e7410VgnCLD200000b2bf46d0RCRD.html
 
Description Los jóvenes que, con idependencia o unión, van a hacer historia en Escocia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Los jóvenes que, con idependencia o unión, van a hacer historia en Escocia

J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.elconfidencial.com/mundo/2014-08-24/los-jovenes-que-con-idependencia-o-union-van-a-hacer-...
 
Description MEETING OF THE PARLIAMENT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MEETING OF THE PARLIAMENT - The First Minister: Well, I have to say that the people of Scotland who are watching will not believe that a David Cameron Government is worth keeping for Scotland. We have had substantial evidence from the social attitudes survey that having a sterling union is the overwhelming choice of the Scottish people. We have also had-[Interruption.]
The Presiding Officer: Order.
The First Minister: We are advocating a currency union because we think that it is in the best interests of the people of Scotland. A majority in that survey also believe that that is what will happen after independence, and they are right to believe that, because we know the consequences of the unionist parties attempting to keep all the financial assets of the UK for themselves. If they keep the financial assets, they end up with the liabilities-they end up saddled with the UK's debt.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28862.aspx?r=9460&mode=pdf
 
Description Measures, Tracking, Evidence and Targets to inform the work of CoWA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact one-day Expert Group meeting on Measures, Tracking, Evidence and Targets to inform the work of CoWA. The meeting was organised by the Scottish Funding Council and chaired by Conor Ryan, The Sutton Trust and CoWA member - Iannelli, C. - 17/12/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Measuring Deprivation Advisory Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Measuring Deprivation Advisory Group meeting - Scottish Govt, St Andrews House, Edinburgh - Bailey, N. - 23/06/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Measuring Deprivation Advisory Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Measuring Deprivation Advisory Group meeting - Scottish Govt, St Andrews House, Edinburgh - Bailey, N. - 23/06/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Measuring Segregation: A Methodological Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Measuring Segregation: A Methodological Review - Migrants in the City Conference, 12-13 October 2015, Sheffield - J Yao, N Bailey, J Minton - 12-13/10/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media coverage of The View from the continent: what people in other member states think about the UK's EU referendum project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Co-Investigators on this project gave interviews to the following media outlets regarding the findings from this research project between :
Independent
Parlamentnilisty.cz
The Express
Newsweek Europe
CHINA TIMES BREAKING NEWS
CNA NEWS AGENCY (China
SOUND OF HOPE (Taiwan
LEJDD.FR
AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
LES ECHOS
YAHOO
20 MINUTES
RESAUE INTERNATIONAL
LA CROIX
AGORAVOX
LA MONTAGNE (France
AGENCY BELGA (Netherlands
RIA NOVOSTI
SPUTNIK NEWS SERVICE
NEW EUROPE (Belgium)
BBC Radio 4
RTVE.VE (Spanish radio)
The Tribune
Spiegel online
BBC online
Guardian
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35775216
 
Description Meeting of the Building Safer Communities Programme Board and vist to Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting of the Building Safer Communities Programme Board and vist to Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh
Part of role as Performance Champion, Scottish Government
McVie, S.
7.9.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting of the Building Safer Communities Programme Board at Polmont Prison 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting of the Building Safer Communities Programme Board at Polmont Prison - part of role as Perfmance Champion, Scottish Government - McVie, S.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search
Part of role as IAG member for Scottish Government
McVie, S.
11.10.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search
Part of role as IAG member for Scottish Government
McVie, S.
8.11.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting of the Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search
Part of role as IAG member for Scottish Government
McVie, S.
14.10.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting of the Justice Network Leaders group; advising senior criminal justice policy makers on the issue of inequality and crime. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting of the Justice Network Leaders group; advising senior criminal justice policy makers on the issue of inequality and crime - McVie, S. - January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting of the Police Scotland Stop and Search Tactical Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Meeting of the Police Scotland Stop and Search Tactical Group - Meeting with Police Scotland to present initial draft of a report on using data to determine whether stop and search is fair and effective - McVie, S., Murray, K.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with ADRC-S public panel, BioQuarter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting with ADRC-S public panel, BioQuarter - Meeting with ADRC-S public panel to discuss public attitudes towards linking crime data in Scotland - McVie, S.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Audrey MacDougall, Chief Statistician and Head of Educational Analysis Division, Scottish Government - February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Cristina Iannelli and Professor Susan McVie met with Audrey MacDougall to discuss AQMeN research dissemination and future collaborations with the Scottish Government Cross-departmental Group on Inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Donna Hosie and Pat MacLeod, UKSAMeeting with Donna Hosie and Pat MacLeod, UKSA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting with Donna Hosie and Pat MacLeod, UKSA - Meeting with the UK Statistics Authority to participate in consultation on the publication of crime statistics and data in Scotland - McVie, S., Bates, E. and Pillinger, R.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Laura Cattell, New Head of Widening Participation at the University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion on current widening participation issues informed by the AQMeN research and potential collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Professor Peter Scott, Commissioner for Fair Access, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Cristina Iannelli was invited to give a presentation to the newly appointed Scottish Government Commissioner for Widening Access, Iannelli presented 'The role of institutional factors for widening participation in higher education', summarised key findings of the AQMeN research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ed.ac.uk/education/rke/centres-groups/creid/news-events/latest-news/meeting-peter-scott
 
Description Meeting with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to discuss development of new research around 'blue light' data and demand on emergency services, overlap with police, fire and health - McVie, S.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Sheriff Duff held in Parliament Square 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting with Sheriff Duff held in Parliament Square - Meeting with Sheriff Duff, Director of the Judicial Institute, to discuss potential training for sheriffs in Scotland - McVie, S.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Stephen Magee, producer BBC Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Cristina Iannelli met with BBC Scotland producer Stephen Magee to discuss the potential for a documentary or series of articles on the topic of variation in subject choices in secondary schools in Scotland. This was an initial discussion and Professor Iannelli is reviewing some data on subject choice that Stephen has obtained via FOI. There is potential for this to become a television documentary or a series of articles on BBC on-line.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with members of UNICEF, the UN and the Chilean government to discuss youth crime and justice policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with members of UNICEF, the UN and the Chilean government to discuss youth crime and justice policy
Invited by Unicef
McVie, S.
28.11.16
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Methodological issues in epigenetic effects of urban segregation & inequality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Pryce presented at the Epistress Network meeting, Sheffield, 3/3/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Michael Gove's moral mission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Michael Gove's moral mission - J Eichhorn
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2014/06/michael-goves-moral-mission/
 
Description Middle classes 'helped by choices at school' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Middle classes 'helped by choices at school' - Cristina Iannelli research - Higher education and social mobility in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/middle-classes-helped-by-choices-at-school.22407672
 
Description Middle classes 'helped by choices at school' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Middle classes 'helped by choices at school' - Cristina Iannelli research - Higher education and social mobility in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/middle-classes-helped-by-choices-at-school.22407672
 
Description Migration, Segregation & Inequality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Migration, Segregation & Inequality - Presentation to CLG, London - Gwilym Pryce - 19/10/2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description More Young Offenders to Avoid Prosecution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact More Young Offenders to Avoid Prosecution - Newspaper article in The Scotsman titled 'More young offenders to avoid prosecution', featuring a quote from Susan McVie: "We very much welcome the commitment in the new strategy to advancing the whole-system approach as a means of both preventing the unnecessary use of formal measures, and for ensuring that young people in Scotland receive timely and appropriate interventions that aim to keep them away from formal criminal justice processes."The Scotsman.

McVie, S., Burman, M; Murray, K; McGuiness, P. - 18/06/2015

Pledge by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson to promote diversion from prosecution for young people committing crime.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/more-young-offenders-to-avoid-prosecution-1-380548...
 
Description More or Less about ONS Population Projection assumptions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact email correspondence with BBC reporter Ruth Alexander on potential story for Radio 4's More or Less about ONS Population Projection assumptions. - J Minton - 29/10/2015.

Pre-follow-up (?) to ILC-UK blog entry above. Query from Ruth Alexander was sent to Danny Dorling, about UK population projections which had recently been announced. Danny suggested Ruth contact me about the mortality assumption component of these projections, as the blog illustrated how conventional projections can underestimate longevity. Unsure whether feature was run or if material sent was used in this regard.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Much to celebrate in fall in rates of youth crime 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Much to celebrate in fall in rates of youth crime - McVie, S., Matthews, B. - The Herald Scotland - 31/10/2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/13187125.Much_to_celebrate_in_fall_in_rates_of_youth_crime/
 
Description Much to celebrate in fall in rates of youth crime 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Much to celebrate in fall in rates of youth crime - Professor Susan McVie
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/13187125.Much_to_celebrate_in_fall_in_rates_of_youth_crime/
 
Description Multi-Level Modelling in Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Multi-Level Modelling in Social Science - Undergraduate and postgraduate Q-Step course at University of Edinburgh. NB not actually based on AQMeN research or data, but counts as a partly AQMeN activity as R. Pillinger's salary comes from AQMeN budget (R. Pillinger is teaching 4 of the 2 hour main lecture/practical sessions plus taking the lead on one of the postgraduate-only sessions on presenting results, and is involved in setting and marking of assessments.) - Pillinger, R. (not actually leading the course, but the only person whose involvement makes it an AQMeN thing) - Norris, P. and Paterson, L. - 11th January 2015 to 1st April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Multi-scale spatial econometrics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Multi-scale spatial econometrics - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China - Guanpeng Dong - 08/01/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NBER WP - Working paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NBER WP - Fear of Fracking? The Impact of the Shale Gas Exploration on House Prices in Britain - S Heblich, S. Gibbons, E. Lho, C. Timmins - Nov-16
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nber.org/papers/w22859.pdf
 
Description National Improvement Framework roundtable meeting organised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations