Dr McLean appointed to economics research role

09 January 2015

Dr Caitlin McLean

Dr Caitlin McLean

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Women in Scotland’s Economy (WiSE) research group has appointed Dr Caitlin McLean to the post of Ailsa McKay Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

The commemorative role was created following the passing of renowned Professor of Economics, Ailsa McKay last March.

Dr McLean will take up her post on January 12, 2015, undertaking research on how the adoption of a Citizens Basic Income (CBI) could contribute to greater gender equality. She is originally from North Carolina in the USA but has spent the last five years at the University of Edinburgh completing an MSc in International and European Politics and more recently her PhD thesis on market-based childcare and maternal employment: a comparison of systems in the US and UK.

Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include comparative public policy and political economy, gender inequality at work and in the home, the relationship between the welfare and regulatory states, and markets/non-state welfare provision.

She also worked as a Research Assistant for the Centre for Research on Families and Relationship at the University of Edinburgh.

Women in Scotland’s Economy began as a series of events to showcase the range of disciplines at which GCU excels as a teaching and research institution. The group conducts research in feminist economics, public policy as well as poverty and inclusion.