Laidlaw, Maggie

Dr Maggie Laidlaw PhD; MRes

Post- Doctoral Researcher
Maggie Laidlaw is a Post-Doctoral Researcher within the Department of Economics in the Glasgow School of Business & Society at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is also Lead Curator with Volpower ( and Module Leader & Lecturer in (PG) Applied Skills in Qualitative Research Methods within GSBS.

Maggie received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh, and her MRes from The Glasgow School of Art. Her PhD scholarship was funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), and project linked to the Imagine (Connecting Communities through Research) programme, which developed out of the AHRC funded Connected Communities Consortium.

Maggie’s interests focus on the use of arts-based research to explore temporal practices across various communities and voluntary practices. She is a trained ethnographer and experienced in creative and collaborative qualitative research methodologies. Maggie’s field of expertise cover: Temporalities of volunteering & community engagement; Sociology of Time; Gendered Temporalities; Norbert Elias’s We-I balance; Qualitative research methods including, Creative research practices; Poetic Research; Innovative Research Methods; Co-production and collaboration.