Professor Sue Scott
Vice Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor
Professor Sue Scott spent her childhood in Inverness and her teens in Middlesbrough, before studying Sociology at Newcastle Polytechnic (now the University of Northumbria) and later at Lancaster and Manchester Universities.
Prior to her appointment as Pro Vice Chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian, Professor Scott was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele University. Having previously worked at the universities of Durham (where she was Post Graduate Dean), Stirling, Manchester, Cambridge and Lancaster, she also has experience of working in the health sector and in local government as a researcher. She is a distinguished Sociologist, whose recent work has been in the fields of gender and sexuality and risk, with applied work on sex education.
Sue has broad knowledge of the UK university system, significant experience of university senior management, and a public profile at senior academic level within the sector. She has been a recent member of the ESRC Research Grants Board and is currently Chair of the Steering group for the ESRC’s International Benchmarking of Sociology. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of The Academy of Social Sciences.
In over 30 years as a university teacher, Sue has developed a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including one of the first on the sociology of the body. Research methods have been a particular focus and she has been responsible for developing MRes programmes and negotiating ESRC recognition in three Universities, and supervising more than 20 PhD students. She has also been involved in a number of learning and teaching initiatives, including developing a Postgraduate Training Consortium in the North East and redesigning Keele University’s degree programme.
Sue continues to be an active researcher. Over the years, she has published widely and undertaken a number of major research projects with a range of other researchers, including:
- The WRAP Project - a study of young women’s sexual behaviour in the context of HIV/AIDs (funded by ESRC)
- CARA - a study of parents and children negotiating risk (funded by ESRC)
- An ethnographic study of risk in relation to domestic kitchen practices (funded by ESRC)
- A longitudinal study of young people’s sexual behaviour in Scotland, focusing on the impact of sex education (funded by MRC)
She is currently co-writing a book entitled Theorising Sexuality, to be published by Open University Press in 2010.
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