Current [PhD] Research

"Exploring the (Causal) Relationships between Severe Mental Illness (SMI) & Employment Outcomes in Scotland"

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My PhD project is an ESRC-funded project through the Advanced Quantitative Methods stream and based in the ESRC’s Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR). I’m based in the dept. of Urban Studies in the University of Glasgow and I’m supervised by Prof. Nick Bailey and Dr. Jo Ferrie


The aim of this project is to provide a richer understanding of how poor mental health, namely Severe Mental Illness (SMI), such as psychosis, can shape the employment prospects for individuals in Scotland throughout their lifespan: how poor health may lead to employment loss or hinder the return to employment for those out of work. It will be based primarily on the quantitative causal analysis of longitudinal data on individual health and employment histories, constructed from administrative datasets from around Scotland.

Previous Research

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My previous research has included; 

  • Exploring experiences of stress, burn-out, and support systems for individuals volunteering in mental health based settings.

  • Cross-country reviews and evaluations of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) of child maltreatment and abuse interventions for caregiver recidivism. 

  • Participant-led explorations of wellbeing behaviours after receiving a benefit sanction, while living with a 'Severe' mental health condition. 

Publications & Data

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Keep up to date on my Google Scholar, OSF, or ORCID pages. 

Find my open data and materials on my GitHub page. 

public talks

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'In conversation with’… Michelle Jamieson.

In2gr8 mental health

October 2020. [WATCH]


What Does Severe Mental Illness Look Like in Quantitative Data & How Do We Identify it for Analysis? [WATCH]

PsyPAG Conference 2020

July 2020

In Conversation With... [LISTEN]

Daytime/Nightime, SubCity Radio

July 2020

Inside Your Mind with Science Lates. [SEE MORE]

Glasgow Science Centre

March 2020

Studying What You Live With. [LISTEN]

SciCurious Podcast

February 2020

Doing Justice to Austerity Research: Launching 'The Austerity Cure'. [SEE MORE] [EXCERPT]

The Outwith Agency, Glasgow

January 2020