Prof Lindsay Paterson
Professor of Education Policy
Phone: +44 (0)131 651 6380
Office: Room 3.24
Chrystal Macmillan Building
15A George Square
Lindsay Paterson’s undergraduate education was in Aberdeen University (where he studied mainly mathematics and English literature), and he then did a PhD in statistics at Edinburgh University. He gained postdoctoral experience working as a statistician for the Agricultural Research Council, after which he was a lecturer in the Department of Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics at Heriot-Watt University. While there, his research was mainly in epidemiological work in medicine. Since the late 1980s he has worked on topics in educational sociology, education policy and Scottish politics.
He has served on the Research Resources Board of the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and has been an adviser to the Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee, to several government departments, and to all five political parties represented in the Scottish Parliament. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2004. He has been chair of the Executive Committee of the Applied Quantitative Methods Network since its founding in 2009.
- Effect of education on civic values
- Long-term effects of education reform
- Educational expansion and social mobility
- Quantitative methods in social research
- Sociology of education
- O’Hanlon, F., Paterson, L. and McLeod, W. (2012), ‘The attainment of pupils in Gaelic-medium primary education in Scotland’, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, DOI:10.1080/13670050.2012.711807
- Paterson, L., Pattie, A. and Deary, I. (2011), ‘Social class, gender and secondary education in Scotland in the 1950s’, Oxford Review of Education, 37, pp. 383-401.
- Iannelli, C., Gamoran, A. and Paterson, L. (2011), ‘Expansion through diversion in Scottish higher education, 1987-2001’, Oxford Review of Education, 37, pp. 717-41.
- Paterson, L., Pattie, A. and Deary, I. (2010), ‘Post-school education and social class destinations in Scotland in the 1950s’, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 1, pp. 371-93.
- Paterson, L. (2009), ‘Civic values and the subject matter of educational courses’, Oxford Review of Education, 35, pp. 81-98.
This page was published on 14 February 2013