The research and evaluation team has the critical role of supporting the planning team and our partners with research. They will be leading on the process evaluation, monitoring community outcomes and synthesising evidence useful for action planning.
There is some overlap with Kevin and Jennifer from the planning team also sitting on the research and evaluation team alongside:
Sarah Ward – Research Associate
Sarah’s recent research has focused on the evaluation of assets approaches, and using the Capabilities Approach in community settings. She is a Community Development practitioner and member of CLD, and has worked in a range of roles and neighbourhoods across Glasgow over the past twenty years, including youth work, schools collaboration, parent and family support, and the development of Whiteinch Community Centre, a locally-owned community asset.
Dr Maureen McBride – Research Associate
Maureen’s research interests include poverty, class inequalities, racialisation and racism, religion and nationalism. She completed her ESRC-funded PhD, entitled ‘Rethinking Sectarianism in Scotland’, in 2018 at the University of Glasgow.
Much of Maureen’s research focuses on public policy responses to social inequalities, and she has previously worked on research projects through What Works Scotland and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. Maureen recently co-edited and contributed to ‘No Problem Here: Understanding Racism in Scotland‘, a book published by Luath Press in January 2018.