Understanding Inequalities

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

Abstract

Governments across the world have become increasingly aware of the social and economic problems caused by inequality. It's not just income inequality that is cause for concern but how different aspects of inequality-in health, education, employment and crime-combine to impoverish particular groups, and deepen divisions in society. For certain types of inequality, Scotland fares worse than comparable countries, particularly with respect to suicide, homicide, overcrowding and children living in poverty. As a result, the Scottish Government has launched a national strategy to create a 'Fairer Scotland'. For this initiative to be successful, however, it needs to have solid evidence which is based on a well-informed understanding of how the different dimensions of inequality interact and change over time. Our goal in this project is to achieve a step change in the quality and usefulness of the evidence base in Scotland by developing world-leading advances in how the multi-dimensional nature of inequality is understood. Working closely with policy makers at local and national level, we aim to support, guide and inform government policies with a view to achieving a genuine reduction in social inequalities.

Our project is called AMMISS: Analysing Multi-Dimensional and Multi-Scale Inequalities in Scottish Society. It represents an ambitious and innovative research programme that will explore the causes and consequences of social inequalities in Scottish society in a much deeper and more joined-up way than has been achieved before. It is 'multi-dimensional' because we will explore multiple forms of inequality (e.g. poor health, low educational achievement, exposure to crime, failure to access the labour market, poor social mobility). Developing cutting-edge analysis we shall help policy makers understand how these different dimensions interact to affect life chances. It is 'multi-scale' because looking at inequality for a single level of geography or social unit can lead to a distorted understanding of inequality. So it is particularly important that we understand how inequalities impact at different levels both spatially (e.g. communities and cities) and socially (e.g. individuals and families). Our novel approach will allow us to analyse the causes and effects of multi-dimensional and multi-scale inequalities in a truly joined-up way, taking full advantage of Scotland's world-class administrative and survey data.

AMMISS has two main themes. First, we will explore the way in which the neighbourhoods impact on how people experience inequalities and how changing patterns of poverty in Scottish cities impact on those experiences; for example, by affecting access to the labour market and exposure to crime. We will also examine how changing ethnic mix affects educational achievement and experiences of victimisation. Second, we will investigate how inequality impacts individuals over the course of their lives; for example, how experiences in early childhood affect social inequalities experienced later in life. We will also explore why some 'high risk' people and neighbourhoods remain 'resilient' to social inequalities, achieving positive outcomes against the odds.

To make sense of such a broad range of issues we have brought together an impressive group of internationally recognised experts from various different areas of research. This will allow us to develop the innovative and insightful research needed to tackle inequality. Working closely with a range of organisations across Scotland, including central and local government and charities, will provide many opportunities for innovation and ensure that our work is relevant and useful for achieving a fairer society. Our ambition is to help those in positions of influence achieve real change. By making Scotland an exemplar for inequalities research, our work has the potential to influence and inspire policies to reduce social inequality around the world.

Planned Impact

Our research will make a broad contribution to policy making, practice and service delivery. We have letters of support to work collaboratively with us from several organisations: Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Glasgow City Council and the Poverty Leadership Panel, Inspiring Scotland and Link Up, the Improvement Service, Oxfam Scotland, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission Scotland, and South Yorkshire Police. This group of 'partner stakeholders' will steer the direction of the research, ensuring it speaks to current policy priorities and is of value in operational planning. We plan to expand this group as we develop our research.

Beneficiaries will include strategic policy makers (Chief Executives, MSPs and senior officials) who develop national policy (e.g. Scottish Government's Building Safer Communities Programme, Creating a Fairer Scotland Project and Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee). It will also include policy makers, practitioners and community groups that develop local policy or deal with operational matters and service delivery, such as: central and local government departments (e.g. education, justice, communities, housing, social justice & environment); public sector bodies and Executive Agencies (e.g. the Scottish Qualifications Agency, Police Scotland, NHS Health Scotland, Education Scotland); communities of practice (e.g. police, teachers, social workers, GPs); private sector organisations delivering public services (e.g. criminal justice, health, child care); and third sector/faith groups/NGOs (e.g. Church of Scotland, Victim Support Scotland, and Citizens Advice Scotland).

Our research will align with Scottish policy priorities at national (e.g. the Fairer Scotland agenda) and local (e.g. Local Outcomes Improvement Plans) level. Mindful of financial constraints, we aim to help stakeholders identify effective and sustainable interventions and preventive strategies to tackle social inequalities that can be developed through joined up public, private and third sector working. This will help Local Authorities to support strategic decision-making at regional, local and neighbourhood levels; and practitioner groups (e.g. policing, welfare, housing) and third sector organisations to develop more efficient and effective joined-up service delivery. The general public will benefit through improvements in more efficient and targeted service delivery, and the development of more innovative, person-centred solutions to the problems of inequality.

The research will benefit stakeholders beyond Scotland. We have negotiated access to crime data with South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester police, and Manchester City Council has offered us new data and is keen to apply AMMISS research to local social/policy analysis. We will utilise our connections with UK government departments (e.g. Communities and Local Government & Work and Pensions) and Ireland (e.g. Education and Skills; Housing, Planning, CLG; and Justice and Equality. We will seek to expand our reach to other local authorities and explore further opportunities for data access and extend the comparative value of the research. We will translate the value of our research from the Scottish to the wider UK context by speaking to similar policy agendas.

We have several international networks, including the government of Hebei Province in China (73 million inhabitants) which is keen to apply our methods in the Chinese context and provide evidence-based policy advice to the Hebei government (see letter of support). We will work with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights to disseminate our research across relevant European policy networks. We have a new partnership with six Latin American countries, led by the Government of Chile and UNICEF, through which we aim to contribute to informing international policy development aimed at increasing equality in social justice, security and welfare for children.
 
Description This research programme is still in progress; however, there have been some early findings from the research teams, as follows:

1. Analysis of inequalities across the UK over the last 20 years indicate that Scotland's level of inequality has not declined significantly. It has largely followed the same pattern as England, which has seen some increase inequality. This does not fit with claims that devolution would enable Scotland to reduce inequality faster than other parts of the UK

2. There is significant inequality in exposure to crime in different localities, and this is true in different urban centres within the UK. Policing demand is being driven largely by non-crime events, including calls to incidents involving vulnerability. A temporal analysis of activity shows that high volume calls (such as property crime) take far less response time than low volume calls (including mental health incidents). This is partially due to the sheer amount of investigative and preparatory work that needs to be carried out by officers in advance of attending the incident, and then follow up work necessary to complete the call.

3. Childhood adversities (such as ACEs) contribute significantly to inequalities in the experience of conduct disorders and offending behaviours; however, not in isolation from other key factors including economic stress and systemic decision making that drive further systemic contact. These findings show the multi-dimensional complexity of childhood experience that lead to negative outcomes, including contact with the criminal justice system.

4. Early educational inequality has a profound and long-lasting effect on likelihood of achieving the degree of academic success necessary to enter tertiary education; however, sibling design studies show that this is particularly the case for siblings from deprived households. Early research findings suggest that families from poorer backgrounds operate a 'selection policy' where they promote the academic achievement of the most promising sibling, potentially at the expense of that of other siblings. However, the same is not true for more affluent families, where support is more likely to be extended to all siblings to reach university.
Exploitation Route Our research findings will be important for academics in shaping the future direction of inequalities research. We have already been invited to present at important events over the next year, and we are collaborating with colleagues in Australia (with a view to extending our international collaborations) so we anticipate that our research is going to have a significant impact on future inquiries around inequalities.

In terms of non-academic impact, we are in the process of engaging heavily with stakeholders around a range of key topics (such as measuring inequality in communities, dealing with crime exposure inequalities across different UK cities, changing the debate around childhood inequalities, and informing new policies within education, health and justice). We have already had some direct impact on legislative debate around the Census and the age of criminal responsibility. We continue to actively promote our research in order to ensure that our work has influence at the heart of Scottish and UK government, and will increasingly appeal to international audiences.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.understanding-inequalities.ac.uk/publications-and-outputs
 
Description The overarching aim of the Understanding Inequalities project was to create an ambitious and innovative programme of research to explore the drivers, impact and policy implications of multi-dimensional and multi-scale social inequalities on Scottish society. A key objective was to maximise the impact of our research by engaging with a range of partner stakeholders at the planning stages and throughout the life-span of the research and deliver robust, innovative and relevant empirical evidence on the causes and consequences of inequalities in Scotland. Since the start of the project, we have engaged in a wide range of engagement activities that have the potential to transcend into research impact. These are summarised below: Influencing legislative change: We have contributed to two important areas of legislative development, which both have considerable implications for inequalities in Scotland. The first involves the progression of the Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill through the Scottish Parliament. At present, the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) in Scotland is eight (the lowest in Europe and lower than many other countries internationally). Prior research conducted by two of the co-investigators on the UI grant (McAra and McVie) was instrumental in the drafting of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) 2010 Act which changed the age of prosecution, so that no child under the age of 12 would be dealt with through the courts; however, this Act stopped short of increasing the MACR. A new Bill has now been proposed to increase the MACR from eight to twelve. We have been active in influencing the passage of the Bill, and have presented evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee (both verbally and in writing). Our research input has been instrumental in shaping the Bill (ours is the only research cited in the Policy Memorandum accompanying the Bill through parliament). However, we continue to argue strenuously that twelve is not high enough, and we are in the process of petitioning the First Minister to increase it further to fourteen. The second area of legislative change in which we have been extremely active is the development of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill. Members of the research team (Murray and McVie) have been active in presenting oral and written evidence to the Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Committee of the Scottish Parliament which is considering a major change to the Census questions on sex. The Scottish Government has proposed that the census should no longer ask whether people are male or female: but instead should ask whether a person identifies as male, female or another category. This would move the sex question away from the long-standing binary definition of sex as used in law (notably in the Equality Act 2010) to ask also about identity. We have strenuously argued that there should be separate questions on sex and gender (or transgender) identity. This approach would produce data that is suitable for planning and policy purposes by local and national governments, and ensure consistency between the sex question and the Equality Act 2010 in relation to the protected characteristic of sex. It would also allow for detailed research that identifies and highlights inequalities on the basis of both sex and gender identity. This is a highly charged issue which is fundamentally about the relevance of biological sex and gender identity respectively to people's lives. While this has been played out to a large extent on social media, we have also been very active in this dialogue. Our evidence has been heavily cited by the media and in parliamentary debates on this topic. We continue to monitor the impact of this work. Engaging with policy at local and national levels: Since the start of our research project, we have organised numerous engagement activities with stakeholders. This includes group and one-to-one meetings with Inspiring Scotland, Improvement Service, The Poverty Alliance, Poverty Truth Commission, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Oxfam Scotland, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Scottish Equality and Human Rights Commission, Glasgow City Council Poverty Leadership Panel, South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield City Region, Hebei Statistical Bureau and various divisions with Scottish Government. We have found that one of the most effective pathways to impact is to invite stakeholders to specific events or activities that enable them to engage with the research and discuss its implications for their work at a local level. To this end, we organised an ESRC Festival of Social Science event titled "20 years of devolution: how have inequalities in Glasgow changed?" (8th November 2019). The main aim of the event was to present preliminary findings from the UI project on the changing nature of inequality in Glasgow over the 20 years since the enactment of the 1998 Scotland Act. A broad audience attended, including a large number of public sector and third sector representatives. The event had a multi-dimensional focus, covering poverty, education, crime, health, housing and environmental inequalities. It also had a multi-spatial focus, and examined how Glasgow neighbourhoods differed from each other, how different forms of inequality overlapped across Glasgow, and whether Glasgow really was different to other parts of Scotland or the wider UK. The event encouraged a lot of discussion around poverty and inequality in Glasgow, and Scotland more widely, and was highly praised in feedback. We will be following up on this activity during the course of the research. A key area of research that is of interest to policy makers is inequalities in childhood and their longer term impact on outcomes over the life-course. We have engaged with a range of policy makers and practitioners on this topic and are in the process of feeding in to the development of the Scottish Government's 'Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan'. Our research is touching on key issues of poverty, adverse childhood experiences, educational disadvantage and justice inequalities, and (with the help of additional ESRC funding for international collaboration) we organised a symposium on the impact of inequalities in the early years on longer term outcomes (11th March 2019). Bringing together the research teams led by Iannelli, Smyth and McVie, this event brought together an international panel of expert academics from New Zealand, Australia, Israel and the US with policy makers from Scotland, the wider UK and the USA. It considered the policy implications of a wealth of academic research evidence, and discussed in detail ways in which policies and practice should be re-shaped to both reduce the impact of and eradicate the existence of inequalities in early childhood. It is anticipated that this event will lead to further stakeholder engagement with a view to shaping future policy development. We have used our methodological skills to support the development of new tools that are enabling Scottish local authorities to estimate and measure inequalities. Methods conducted by Pryce and Zhang have been used by The Improvement Service to measure inequality across local authority areas as a whole and how that changes over time, specifically allowing IS to measure whether inequality is getting better or worse across a range of indicators at a local authority level and at a Scotland level. The research team led by Pryce are also working with the Hebei Statistical Bureau in China to apply these methods to Chinese data. We are engaging heavily with police forces across the UK to provide research evidence on inequality in the exposure to crime and of the centrality of people and place-based inequalities in the rise of non-crime demands being placed upon the police. Our research teams (led by Bannister and Pryce) have secured access to datasets from Police Scotland, Greater Manchester Police, West Midlands Police and South Yorkshire Police and are using these to develop bespoke pieces of research in partnership with policing colleagues. Not only is the research serving to inform appreciation of the qualities of and factors driving policing demand, it is being utilised to shape step changes in the capabilities and capacities of police forces to meet these challenges. It is anticipated that our research on mental ill-health and policing demand, domestic abuse and missing persons will lead to operational and strategic changes in policing, such as the modification of recording practices, innovations in police training, the development of new risk assessment procedures and their application through novel software applications, and in the advance of evidence-informed interventions and partnership working. Media engagement We have engaged proactively with media and have received wide-ranging coverage of the UI project across print, broadcast and online outlets. Research by Pryce and Zhang on changes to inequality in Scotland and Great Britain since Devolution was published in The Conversation on 7th November 2018 (https://theconversation.com/inequality-in-scotland-despite-nordic-aspirations-things-are-not-improving-105307) attracting over 3,000 readers and led to the following newspaper coverage: • 7th November 2018: "Inequality worse in Scotland since devolution", The Ferret, https://theferret.scot/inequality-scotland-devolution/ • 7th November 2018 "Inequality in Scotland has got worse in the last 20 years", https://inews.co.uk/news/scotland/inequality-in-scotland-has-got-worse-in-the-last-20-years-finds-report/ This research was also developed into a Data Comic (http://www.understanding-inequalities.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Combined%20data%20comic_lowres1V2.pdf) leading to extensive Twitter activity and discussion. We also received coverage of the UI project in ESRC Society Now (September 2018). We have also received significant media coverage around specific areas of our research portfolio, including our work on violence and homicide. This research has fed into debates about the knife crime epidemic in London and the rise in violent crime across some parts of the UK. McVie wrote a guest blog for the LSE British Politics and Policy website (December 2018), which was republished in Policing Insight (February 2019), and she has been involved in several TV and radio appearances including: • 7th March 2019 - Article in WIRED - Why it's so hard to blame a rise in UK knife crime on police cuts. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-knife-crime-london-statistics • 27th October 2018 - The Washington Post on Glasgow's murder rate - 'Glasgow was once the 'murder capital of Europe.' Now it's a model for cutting crime'. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/glasgow-was-once-the-murder-capital-of-europe-now-its-a-model-for-cutting-crime/2018/10/27/0b167e68-6e02-4795-92f8-adb1020b7434_story.html?utm_term=.d1dca84796c8 • 14th October 2018 - Article in the Sun about changing patterns of youth crime. 'Falling figures: Youth crime figures down significantly in Scotland as SNP claim it shows youngsters are cleaning up their act' https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/3347633/youth-crime-figures-down-scotland-snp/ • 20th June 2918 - The Guardian - 'The radical lessons of a year reporting on knife crime.' https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2018/jun/21/radical-lessons-knife-crime-beyond-the-blade • 12th April 2018 - BBC Radio 4 interview on The Briefing Room discussing trends in violence in Scotland and the wider UK. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09y6zgd • 5th April 2018 - BBC Newsnight interview on the problems of gang violence in London and what can be learned from the Scottish experience.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description S McVie - oral evidence submission to Parliament on a Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Census Act 1920 to enable particulars about gender identity and sexual orientation to be gathered voluntarily
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/109595.aspx
 
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 ESRC International Collaboration grant
Amount £26,756 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Title ML Zhang and G Pryce - Provided data and R code to Improvement Service to execute our index of relative inequality 28.9.18 
Description As part of the continuing exchange between the improvement service: we have given the IS data and R code to execute our index of relative inequality. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Quote from Rachel McGuire, Senior Analyst - Performance Management & Benchmarking at Improvement Service. "We have used Meng Le's Duncan Index methodology to create in the 'inequality over time' tab, and specifically the 'inequality across communities' graphs. We were looking for a way of understanding inequality across the whole of the local authority and how that changes over time, and Meng Le's work and support to calculate the Duncan Index has allowed us to do that. It allows us to see if inequality is getting better or worse across a range of indicators at a local authority level and at a Scotland level. We really appreciate Meng Le's support, as he provided the underlying code for the calculations as well." 
URL https://scotland.shinyapps.io/is-community-planning-outcomes-profile/
 
Title Gwilym Pryce and Meng Le Zhang - 3D data visualisation models developed for Glasgow City Council 
Description These were developed as a tool for visualising data We created 3D scultpture of educational inequality in Glasgow. Developed for Michele McClung in the education service in Glasgow city council; the sculptures were used for internal demonstrations to policy makers in Glasgow city council. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These are a useful tool for visualising data and have enabled us to strengthen relationships with stakeholders by collaborating on these outputs with them. 
 
Description Social Analytics Lab, Brisbane, Australia 
Organisation Griffith University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As a result of additional ESRC funding for 'international collaboration', a team of four researchers from the UI project visited Griffiths University in Brisbane and conducted research using the Social Analytics Lab. This included analysis of the Queensland Data Linkage project to conduct research on youth justice inequalities; and analysis of the Queensland Police Service data to examine differential patterns of violent and property crime across different Queensland communities. This research will be used to develop comparative papers between Scotland, wider UK and Australia. There will be further to report on this collaboration over the coming year.
Collaborator Contribution Griffiths University partially funded the collaboration by supporting travel and accommodation for two of the UI researchers. They are also providing intellectual support to the project and will be involved in collaborating on the published papers as a result of the research. Members of the Griffiths University academic team also attended an international symposium in Edinburgh, presenting evidence to policy makers and practitioners on the topic of justice inequality and adverse childhood experiences. There will be further to report on this collaboration over the coming year.
Impact An international symposium on childhood inequality and adversity held at the Scottish Parliament on 11th March 2019. A published paper is currently in draft.
Start Year 2018
 
Description A Duta - Presentation 'Against All Odds: A Study of Enabling Factors in Early Childhood for Non-Cognitive and Cognitive Outcomes' - the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual International Conference 2018 (Milan, Italy) 
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 by C Iannelli, to an academic audience at the he Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual International Conference 2018 in Milan on 9-11th November 2018.

To promote UI research and receive feedback by discussing preliminary results with an international academic audience specialised in quantitative longitudinal research.
To revise the analysis and incorporate the received feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A Duta -Presentation at the Scottish Educational Research Association - 21.11.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at the Scottish Educational Research Association (Glasgow, UK) 'Against all odds: A study of enabling factors in early childhood for non-cognitive and cognitive outcomes' (Co-author: Cristina Iannelli)

To promote UI research and receive feedback by discussing preliminary results with a national academic and practitioner audience specialised in Scottish education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A Duta Presentation - 'The transition to primary education in Ireland and Scotland: the role of family background and preschool experiences' - 23.11.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A Duta presented this paper, co-authored with Emer Smyth, at the Scottish Educational Research Association (Glasgow, UK).

The purpose was to promote UI research and receive feedback by discussing preliminary results with a national academic and practitioner audience specialised in Scottish education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description B Matthews & S McVie - Guest blog for Howard League Scotland on "Imprisonment and Inequality" - 18.9.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited blog post as part of HLS's Critical Issues in Scottish Penal Policy series; advertise work in RQ6
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.understanding-inequalities.ac.uk/project-blog/guest-blog-critical-issues-in-scottish-pena...
 
Description B Matthews, S McVie, J Bannister - - Workshop at Griffith University Criminology Insitute on Understanding Crime Inequalities 15.2.19 
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 Policy networking event as part of ESRC International Collaboration grant. We presented research-in-progress from UI research areas on crime and criminal justice to a mixed audience of academics from Griffith University (Australia) and Simon Fraser University (Canada), Queensland Correctional Services and Queensland Treasury. UI presentations were followed by round-table discussion.


This activity led to further discussion about potential collaborations. We shared analytical code used to analyse the Scottish Offenders Index with representatives from Queensland Treasury to allow them to conduct comparable analysis of their own data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Iannelli - Contributed to a roundtable discussion on Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) organised by the Royal Society of Edinburgh - 22.6.18 
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 To develop an understanding of how PEF is being used to support the NIF priorities; to Help inform the plans for evaluating the PEF; and consider the connections between the PEF and the Education Research Strategy; and to discuss the contribution that the education research community can make.

A synopsis of the discussion was produced and circulated to participants (including SG representatives).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description C Iannelli - Keynote presentation at Scottish Government Statisticians event - 7.12.18 
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 SG statisticians about the use of quantitative data to analyse inequalities in education and subsequent labour market outcomes based on AQMeN and UI examples of research.
CI's slides were subsequently circulated among the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description C Iannelli - Meeting of the Scottish Government Academic Reference Group - 'A Research Strategy for Scottish Education' - 1.11.18 
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 During this meeting a summary of the research conducted by the RQ4 and RQ5 teams was presented.
The purpose was to identify and discuss evidence gaps and challenges, opportunities and priorities for educational research in Scotland going forward A written summary of the research conducted by the RQ4 and RQ5 teams was submitted to the SG organisers of the meeting and circulated among the participants in the meeting. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description C Iannelli - Meetings of the Research Advisory Group for Headteacher Survey on the senior phase of the Curriculum for Excellence x 2 - 7/12/2018 and 24/1/2019 
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 The purpose of participating in these meetings was to provide expert advice on the design and content of the survey on curriculum for excellence.
Feedback on a draft questionnaire was provided which was taken on board by the survey organisers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description C Iannelli - UNICEF Data for Children Hub Workshop - 1.3.19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To develop the research questions that will form the initial roadmap of projects for the UNICEF Data for Children Hub, within the scope of the themes identified, via collaboration between policy advisers and analysts, academics, UNICEF experts and data experts

First draft questions were discussed. Further consultations will follow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 ESRC Festival of Social Science event - 20 years of devolution: how have inequalities in Scotland changed?- Glasgow, 8.11.18 
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 UI Public Engagement event as part of the ESRC FoSS. Findings from across the UI research areas were prsented to a mixed audience of policy, practitioner, third sector, community groups and private citizens in Glasgow. Presentations and faciliated workshop discussion led to a lively day of debate and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.understanding-inequalities.ac.uk/event/20-years-of-devolution-how-have-inequalities-in-gl...
 
Description G Pryce & ML Zhang - Conference call with Improvement Service re new paper measuring neighbourhood inequalities - 17.8.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact GP and MLZ shared details of new paper and methodology with Improvement Service who are keen to use this as part of their Outcomes Evidence and Performance Board report

IS to review the paper shared by GP with a view to including findings in report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.improvementservice.org.uk/oepb.html
 
Description G Pryce - The Conversation article - Inequality in Scotland: despite Nordic aspirations, things are not improving 
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 G Pryce wrote a piece for The Conversation introducing the UI project and giving an overview of the factors which have led to the increase of inequalities since devolution in 1998.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theconversation.com/inequality-in-scotland-despite-nordic-aspirations-things-are-not-improvi...
 
Description G Pryce - quoted in I News re blog piece in The Conversation about inequality in Scotland since devolution 
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 GP was quoted in I News following the blog he wrote for The Conversation about the increase in inequality since devolution - linked to Festival of Social Science event n 7.11.18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://inews.co.uk/news/scotland/inequality-in-scotland-has-got-worse-in-the-last-20-years-finds-re...
 
Description G Pryce - quoted in The Ferret re blog piece in The Conversation about inequality in Scotland since devolution 
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 Article quoted G Pryce's blog for The Conversation re inequality in Scotland having increased in the 20 year period since devolution. Links to FOSS event on 8.11.18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theferret.scot/inequality-scotland-devolution/
 
Description J Bannister - Meeting with Greater Manchester Police to discuss research specification, methodology and format of outputs from the UI project 
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 The aim of this dialogue was to agree research and dissemination (policy and practice) plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description J Bannister - Meeting with Greater Manchester Police to outline emergent UI results and discuss implications for practice 14/11/2018 and 11/12/2018 
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 Brief research presentations and discuss of operational implications of UI findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Jon B - Meeting with Greater Manchester Police - 30th November 2017 
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 The aim of this meeting was to introduce the UI project and discuss mutual priorities. Outcomes - Research agreement to be amended to incorporate UI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Jon B - Meeting with the Home Office - 5th December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To present research plans on inequalities in the exposure to crime / alcohol Outcome - On-going dialogue established with alcohol related teams at HO
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with Katherine Hudson- SG Poverty and Inequality Commission and Emma Congreve - SG Communities Analysis Division. 
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 Purpose of meeting: to discuss the UI research programme and identify areas for collaboration/co-production
Outcomes: to review research questions in light of discussion and invite to later stakeholder meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Scottish Government Inequalities Analysis Group - 6th Novembe 2017 
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 UI team were invited to present to the Scottish Government Inequalities Analysis Group to promote the UI research project and identify key areas of co-production/collaboration with stakeholders. This involved a presentation of research questions and discussion of links to Scottish Government priorities across all areas including health, justice, environment, education, housing/regeneration.

The outcome - SG to identify priority areas and discuss further following the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with justice analytical services representatives from Scottish Government in Edinburgh. 27.2.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To discuss the UI research programme and identify areas for collaboration/co-production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the National Violence Prevention Board. - Jon Bannister - 11th October 2017 
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 To introduce the UI project to the NVPB, particularly the crime strand.

Outcome - Agreement to arrange meetings with multiple groups in Police Scotland to discuss research priorities / Jon Bannister to lead
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Partner Stakeholder meeting 1 - 11th December 2017 
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 First meeting of the Partner Stakeholder Group took place at the Scottish Parliament. UI Co-Is presented the research questions. Stakeholder Partners shared their organisational priorities followed by discussion about how their focus and priorities connect with the RQs; discussion about potential for joint working and co-production.
Outcome - UI team to follow up with partners individually to take forward the discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to Griffiths University and Queensland Government staff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Susan McVie and Ben Matthews gave a presentation for academic staff and government officials on the Understanding Inequalities programme and specific research conducted on the Queensland Linkage Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description S McVIe & C Iannelli - Meeting with Improvement Service - 4.4.18 
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 Discussion of key aspects of UI research that will be relevant to IS; discussion of areas for collaboration; discussion re other networks and organisations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - A talk for staff at Griffith University, Brisbane. 22.2.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Highlighting the new programme of UI research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Advisory group meeting on the impact of minimum unit pricing on crime, safety and public nuisance evaluation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion of the evaluation strategy for measuring the impact of MUP on crime and disorder in Scotland - using UI research to inform development of further policy

NHS Scotland to develop a research specification around MUP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Building Safer Communities Progress and Improvement Framework meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion about using UI research data to support the monitoring of BSC programme work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Building Safer Communities board meeting 17.4.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion of the issues impacting on crime inequality and strategic discussion about the focus of the Board moving forward. Presentation of AQMeN research findings, and discussion of UI projects that are of relevance to BSC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Growing Up in Scotland conference - 7th December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) Annual Conference, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.  McVie presented a paper titled 'How is crime inequality shaped by social change & the effects of justice systems?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description S McVie - Interview for BBC Radio 4 Law in Action - 11th February 2018 
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 Radio interview on BBC Radio 4 Law in Action on the measuring of prevalence in the population of criminal conviction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Lecture for the Faculty of Advocates 'Euro Devils' on young people, crime and inequality in Scotland. - 5th April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Highlighting the new programme of UI research that will be forthcoming and presenting key findings from AQMeN research on youth crime and justice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Meeting of the Blue Lights Tactical Group - 8th January 2018 
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 Blue Lights Tactical Group at Dalmarnock to discuss the development of research around emergency services and vulnerability.  This research will measure inequality in terms of the emergency response to specific types of inequality in Scotland. 
Outcome/follow up - To develop a more specific proposal for agreement by Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue and the Scottish Ambulance Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Meeting of the Building Safer Communities Phase 2 Executive Group on Unintentional Harm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Building Safer Communities Working Group includes reps from SG, Fire Service, Health, Social Care, COSLA, RoSPA, etc.
Purpose - To discuss the possibility of developing a national strategy for preventing unintentional injury, and examining aspects of social and economic inequality that underpin that.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Meeting of the Building Safer Communities Phase 2 Executive Group on Unintentional Harm - including reps from SG, Fire Service, Health, Social Care, COSLA, RoSPA, etc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the possibility of developing a national strategy for preventing unintentional injury, and examining aspects of social and economic inequality that underpin that
SG to take forward development of a national strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Meeting of the Scottish Sentencing Council discussion on young people- 8.5.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of information and data on the causes and consequences of offending amongst young people, and the implications of different sentencing policies - with a view to developing new sentencing guidelines for young people
Findings from the research to be included in decision making around developing a new set of sentencing guidelines for young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Meeting with Chief Sup. Int. Paul Main re ACE informed policing policies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion about ACE informed policing policies and possibility of conducting some research on policing and young people to inform development of practice and policy
Susan to contact Police Scotland about taking forward research using police data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Meeting with Frances Warren from Scottish Government - 11.6.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion about existing research on violence and identify gaps that could be filled through further research. Highlighted that the UI project will be looking at some issues around violence and inequality.
SG to make some funding available for gap analysis and small scale work to develop a larger programme of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Participation in SG Child Poverty Action Plan workshop - 16.4.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Scottish Government workshop to discuss the indicators that will be required to monitor the success of the Child Poverty Action Plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - Police Scotland Demand, Productivity and Performance Reference Group event - 1st December 2017 
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 Police Scotland Demand, Productivity and Performance Reference Group event at Jackton to discuss the development of policing in Scotland with senior officers.  The aim of this meeting was to identify key areas of research of importance to Police Scotland planning Outcomes - ACC Malcolm Graham to develop a programme of work and commission further work/research around demand and productivity.  Reference Group to reconvene at a later date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description S McVie - Quoted in The I Newspaper re violence rates in capacity as SCCJR representative 
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 "Number of murders and homicides in Scotland drops to lowest rate in 42 years"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://inews.co.uk/news/scotland/homicides-figures-at-all-time-scottish-low/
 
Description S McVie - Scottish Prisons Commission 10th year anniversary event - 29.6.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to policy makers and commissioners using current prison statistics and data.
Invitation to write up presentation for Howard League ECAN bulletin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - interviewed for BBC Scotland 8th March 2019 - 'Is there a link between Scotland's exclusion rates and knife crime?' 
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 McVie was interviewed for the piece by Nichola Rutherford about the increase in knife crime in England and whether this links to school exclusion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47484927?intlink_from_url=&
 
Description S McVie - interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland - discussing the minimum age of criminal responsibility 
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 Susan was discussing the proposed changes by the Scottish Parliament to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00011j1
 
Description S McVie - keynote at Keynote address at the Applied Research Crime and Justice Conference organised by Griffith University in Brisbane. 15th Feb 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote address at the Applied Research Crime and Justice Conference organised by Griffith University in Brisbane.  Attended by a mixture of academics, government statisticians, police officers, youth justice workers and policy makers.

Highlighting the new programme of UI research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - quoted in The Guardian re the implications of changes to census questions - 9.1.19 
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 Scotland census: sex question changes 'may risk reliability of data

Published 9.1.19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/09/scotland-census-sex-question-changes-may-risk-reliabil...
 
Description S McVie - quoted in The Times re proposed changes to the census - 6th February 2019 
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 Headline: 'Non-binary' sex option will not appear on the next census'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/non-binary-sex-option-will-not-appear-on-next-census-7d86dks72
 
Description S McVie - quoted in Wired UK online article about rise in UK knife crime and links to police cuts - 7.3.19 
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 McVie and fellow SCCJR criminologists comment on the debate around who is to blame for the recent increase in knife crime in England and Wales. Published online 7.3.19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-knife-crime-london-statistics
 
Description S McVie - quoted in the Washington Post re violence rates and the work of the VRU 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 International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Glasgow was once the 'murder capital of Europe.' Now it's a model for cutting crime
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/glasgow-was-once-the-murder-capital-of-europe-now-its-a-...
 
Description S McVie - talk at Monash University 19.2.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A talk for policy makers (including government officials), third sector representatives and academics at the Victoria State Library in Melbourne, organised by Monash University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie - talk for youth justice policy makers, Brisbane 21.2.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A talk for youth justice policy makers from the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Queensland Government in Brisbane.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie cited in The Guardian piece on the implication of changes to census questions 9.1.19 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Susan McVie was cited as an expert in this Guardian newspaper article, published 9.1.19


Headline: 1Scotland census: sex question changes 'may risk reliability of data
Subheadline: Proposed changes to a question about biological sex, asked in Scotland's next census, risk undermining the reliability of the survey and set a difficult precedent for equalities protection, experts have said.

Excerpt: Susan McVie, also a professor and chair of quantitative criminology at Edinburgh University's law school, said: "If we are to properly understand the relationship between sex and gender identity and how that impacts on factors such as health, the likelihood of getting a job and attainment in education, we need to disentangle those things so that we can have a much clearer picture."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/09/scotland-census-sex-question-changes-may-risk-reliabil...
 
Description S McVie quoted in The Herald - How Scotland could treat sex crimes as 'public health issue' 
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 Discussing criminal behaviour of young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17316624.how-scotland-could-treat-sex-crimes-as-public-health-is...
 
Description S McVie, C Iannelli - Meeting with Poverty Truth Commission - 22nd January 2018 
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 Meeting with Poverty Truth Commission in Glasgow to discuss the UI research programme and identify areas for collaboration/co-production. On-going as part of stakeholder engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie, C Iannelli - Meeting with Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) -10th January 2018 
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 Meeting with David Allan, Scottish Community Development Centre, to discuss strategy in terms of community engagement with UI research.
On-going - David Allan to produce a proposal for community engagement activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie, C Iannelli, F Barlow - Meeting with Andrew Magwowan, Inspiring Scotland and Link Up project 
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 to share details of UI research plans and activities with Andrew Magowan who leads the Link Up project - a community based third sector programme of work which helps empower and build capacity in disadvantaged communities in Scotland.

A M also keen to assist with invitation dissemination for the Festival of Social Science event in November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie, F Barlow - Building Safer Communities learning event - policy, practitioners and third sector organisations -19.4.18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Learning event to discuss unintentional harm and identify ways of preventing and intervening; lots of discussion about data sharing and the issue of inequality

Contact key individuals about identifying data relevant to UI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description S McVie, F Barlow - Meeting with Glasgow City Council Poverty Leadership Panel leader Gerry Quinn, GCC Policy Officer Louise McKenzie and Dr Jim McCormick, Assistant Director for Scotland for Joseph Rowntree Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion of key aspects of UI research that will be relevant to JRF and GCC PLP; discussion of areas for collaboration; discussion re other networks and orgs for UI to link with Invite to the FoSS event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SM & L McAra - Drummond Hunter Memorial Lecture at the University of Edinburgh. 'Youth Justice coming of Age?' - 28th November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This presentation shared details of the research around social inequalities and the criminal justice system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SM - Meeting with Police Scotland Demand, Productivity and Performance Reference Group at Tulliallan - 22nd November 2017 
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 The purpose was to discuss developing new research activity around policing in Scotland, including inequality in demand and response.
The outcome was agreement to attend a further meeting of the Reference Group along with senior officers from across Scotland at Jackton on 1st December.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Symposium on the impact of childhood inequalities over the life course 
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 This international symposium brought together academics with a large group of practitioners and policy makers to discuss the issue of inequalities and adversity in early childhood and how it impacts in childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. This symposium focused mainly on justice and education inequalities; however, it also covered a wider range of issues including health, social care, poverty and adverse childhood experiences. The event was chaired by the Chief Social Policy Advisor to the Scottish Government, and was attended by a wide range of policy makers and practitioners, including teachers, civil servants, police officers and children's representatives.

The aim of the event was to share international research evidence with policy makers and practitioners and discuss potential new policy solutions to the problem of childhood inequalities. We are in the process of producing a government briefing paper from this event, which will be shared with the participants and more widely with practitioners and policy makers. Further impact will be reported in the next submission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UI International Networking Symposium on The impact of inequalities in the early years on outcomes over the life course: using international evidence to identity creative policy solutions- 11th March 2019 
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 Funded by the ESRC International Networking Grant, we held a one-day symposium on 11th March at the Scottish Parliament to bring together international academics who are researching the impact of disadvantage and inequality in the early years. The symposium event involved five leading academics from the US, Australia, New Zealand and Israel plus a policy respondent from the US and two from the UK. Together with four presentations from the UI project team based in the UK and Ireland, the international speakers provided evidence and insights in to childhood inequalities across education, criminal justice and poverty in their jurisdictions.
The audience was comprised mainly of policy makers from national government in Scotland as well as public health, education practitioners and local government (Glasgow).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description s Mcvie - meetings/discussions with BBC producer Lucy Adams, 22 and 28th March 2018 
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 Discussion about the possibility of developing a feature on crime inequalities in Scotland.

Further discussion about the possibility of developing a feature on crime inequalities in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018