Thomas Montgomery

PhD Student
Thomas' core research interests focus upon social innovation and youth employment issues. Previously, Thomas has worked with public, private and third sector stakeholders and the general public across a number of initiatives focused upon education and health.

Thomas holds an MA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Political Research from the University of Strathclyde

Research Project Title:

Can social innovation foster empowerment without a supportive political context? The case of youth employment in Scotland


Prof Duncan McTavish, Dr Simone Baglioni, Dr Stephen Sinclair

Department & Subject Group:

Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalisk: Politics, Glasgow School for Business and Society

Specialisms & Interests

  • Politics of Employment
  • Social Innovation
  • Public Policy Social Policy
  • Social Movements
  • Social Capital

Professional Memberships

  • Political Studies Association
  • Social Policy Association
  • EMES

Selected Publications and Projects

'Implementing a Scottish Social Innovation Strategy: Support from the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020'. Technical Assistance project to inform the Scottish Government’s Monitoring and Evaluation Group for the development of 2014-2020 Structural Funds Programmes. July 2013.

'False dawn or paradigm shift?: Youth employment in Scotland and the prospects of social innovation'. Paper presented at the Social Policy Association Conference, University of Sheffield. July 2013.