Public engagement

Public engagement

SPIRU is committed to working with anti-poverty practitioners and all organisations that aim to tackle poverty in Scotland.  Listed below are some recent examples of our advisory and public engagement work.

Advisory Work

EIS Equity-Related Professional Learning Project

Professor McKendrick sits on the Advisory Board of this Scottish Government funded project, which aims to tackle poverty and the adverse consequences of poverty in Scotland’s schools.

North Lanarkshire Council’s Tackling Poverty Wider Reference Group

Professor McKendrick is a member of this group that advises on anti-poverty work in NLC.

North Ayrshire’s Council’s Fair for All Commission

Professor McKendrick is a Civic Commissioner of this group that are exploring issues of social justice in North Ayrshire.

Carnegie Trust Affordable Credit Working Group

Professor McKendrick is a member of this group that is working toward changing the credit landscape for low income households in Scotland.

Bright Blue’s Attitudes to social security reform in Scotland

Professor McKendrick has been invited to join the Advisory Group for this JRF-funded research project.

Child Poverty Action Group

Professor Sinclair is a member of the UK CPAG Policy Committee, and the CPAG Scotland Advisory Committee.

Scottish Affairs Committee, UK Parliament

Professor McKendrick was invited to give oral evidence on September 10th 2019 to the parliamentary enquiry into Welfare policy in Scotland.

Recent Presentations

Early Years Scotland

Professor McKendrick led an ‘In conversation with’ session with EYS Scotland practitioners and members on 19th August 2019.

Renfrewshire Council

Professor McKendrick delivered a keynote address on 13th June 2019 to the Pupil Equity Fund in Focus conference for senior school management. 

Children’s Future Food Enquiry 

Professor McKendrick delivered a commentary at the launch of the CFFE report in Edinburgh on 23rd May 2019.