Lindsay Paterson

Professor of Educational Policy
University of Edinburgh
Professor of Educational Policy

Biography

Lindsay Paterson is Professor of Educational Policy in the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. His main research interests are in education, civic engagement and political attitudes. Under the auspices of the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN), he is involved in several ESRC-funded research projects that are analysing public attitudes relating to the Scottish independence referendum.

RT @golau_podcast: Prof Danny Dorling's research has provoked debate about Wales's vote for #Brexit in 2016. For another perspective you ca…

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RT @UKandEU: John Curtice @whatukthinks on increasing indyref2 support: "All of this increase in support for Yes registered by the polls ha…

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This week marks 5 years since #indyref. What has changed? What remains the same? @McEwen_Nicola @MalcH @EveVHepburn… https://t.co/I0P6tkLNJ9

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Posts by this author

20 years devolution

Education and the Scottish Parliament

Professor Lindsay Paterson (University of Edinburgh) reviews the Scottish Parliament's "confused" record on education.

What next for evidence-based political debate?

A series of UK General Election 2017 blogs by The Academy of Government on the theme of ‘What next….?’ The opening blog by Lindsay Paterson reflects on evidence-based political debate

Is education policy driving Scotland and England apart?

Lindsay Paterson discusses how there are more similarities of culture, of opportunity, and of cultural ideas between Scotland and England than the rhetoric of politics sometimes indicates.

Attitudes to Gaelic and to Scottish Autonomy

Lindsay Paterson discusses the status of national languages and how people’s support for Gaelic is measured by their hopes for the future number of Gaelic speakers.