Journal article

8 Feb 2019



My Diabetes My Way (MDMW) is the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland website for people with diabetes and their carers. It consists of an interactive information website and an electronic personal health record (ePHR) available to the 291,981 people...


Findings from a programme of digital inclusion for vulnerable young people across the UK
1 Dec 2017

Not all young people have the basic digital skills needed to prosper in our online world. A digital world for all? explores the issues of digital exclusion amongst vulnerable young people. The #NotWithoutMe programme challenges the assumption that young people are ‘digital natives’ and have...


1 Jul 2017

This report provides a summary of the findings of an online survey entitled Understanding Diversity in the Arts. The survey was distributed through Creative Scotland communications channels and generated over 1,500 responses over the month-long period 30 September to 31 October 2016.

Literature review

28 Feb 2016

This Evidence Check review examined organisations that have a key role in healthcare performance measurement and reporting across developed economies. A total of 34 organisations from 12 countries were included in the analysis, with the aim of identifying trends in terms of mandates, functions, structure...


4 Jan 2016

This small-scale study, undertaken by NFER and NESTA, revealed both benefits and challenges of implementing a flipped learning approach to mathematics teaching. Flipped learning involves the use of digital technology, such as video, to provide direct instruction on new concepts outside of the classroom. Students...

Journal article

30 Sep 2015

This issue of Public Health Research & Practice delves into the world of ‘big data’, with a broad look at the burgeoning availability and analysis of routinely collected data, and how best to use it to inform and improve public health policy and practice, and...

Journal article

30 Sep 2015


Data and information generated through the provision and administration of health and social care provide potentially valuable untapped resources that can contribute to the development of effective and efficient services. We describe the Scottish system, which seeks to unleash, at scale, the...


9 Apr 2015

Early investment in vulnerable families, both in terms of the timing of early support or at the onset of issues, is more effective and cheaper than specialist support which is offered only once problems become complex. One of the best ways to keep children safe...



14 Sep 2014

In the next week there will be a referendum in Scotland to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country; polls currently show a very close race, with NO to independence slightly ahead. A general election will also be held in New Zealand, where the...


5 Apr 2014

We want Scotland to be a place where the arts, screen and creative industries are valued and recognised, where artists and creative people are flourishing and thriving, and where everyone, everywhere, is interested and curious about creativity. Scotland’s diversity and distinctiveness, reflected in our indigenous...


AHURI Final Report No. 170
15 Jul 2011

This report is concerned with the nature of housing occupancy for households that rent, particularly low-income and vulnerable households.


28 Mar 2011

The ability of health systems to successfully transform has become a concern for both policy makers and academic researchers over the past five years. This working paper, based on over 50 interviews, observation and extensive document analysis undertaken over a four year period,...


31 Jul 2009

People who traditionally find it difficult to enjoy and participate in Scotland's cultural and creative life can do so if activities are better planned and co-ordinated at local level.


4 Feb 2009

New research released by the Scottish Arts Council has shown, for the first time, the significance of higher education on those attending or taking part in the arts.

Where previously factors such as socio-economic class, postcode or age were considered to have a greater...


25 Jul 2008

The United Kingdom is more than just politics and government. An important part of it is made up of the cultural links between its four nations. It is this relationship that the author of this paper seeks to explore, using the media as a lens...


15 May 2008

These are exciting and challenging times for culture in Scotland. Transition, transformation and renewal abound in our creative life. Evidence of the fecundity of that life remains as super-abundant as ever, in every sphere of creative activity.

In the context of the possible creative...

Journal article

15 Jun 1997

Economic ‘development’ driven by global economic forces produces specific expressions of ‘community’ in places where large new economic projects are to be located. This paper draws on contemporary geopolitical literature to theorise community identity as partly formulated in response to external ‘threats’. A comparative study...



This report presents the findings of a 2015 Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship research project. It discusses cross-system collaborative efforts in the US, Scotland and Denmark to keep young people in school and out of the justice system and puts forward 12 recommendations for improvements...

Journal article


This paper uses discourse analysis to explore individuals’ use of two discourses in Scottish rural health community participation. It explores interview texts from a community participation project to design new services. Findings show that some community members employ discourses of rural localness and tradition to...

Journal article


This article explores what happened, over the longer term, after a community participation exercise to design future rural service delivery models, and considers perceptions of why more follow-up actions did or did not happen. The study, which took place in 2014, revisits three Scottish communities...



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