Video & Podcasts



In this Policy Scotland podcast, we talk to Urban Studies postgraduate researcher, Kainde Manji, about her work on welfare reforms and people living with disabilities in Scotland. This podcast is an extended version of the Thursday Video available on our video page.

Podcast: Kainde Manji


Today’s Policy Scotland Thursday Video introduces some new research from Masters’ student Monika Buganska on the potential mental and physical health benefits of utilizing outdoor environments, with an emphasis on Scottish prisons.

Thursday Video: Monika Buganska on outdoor environments in prisons



In this edition of the Policy Scotland Thursday Video, Stella Mouroutsou of the School of Education talks about her research surrounding the implementation of  the Scottish policy guidelines: “Better relationships, better learning, better behaviour” in secondary mainstream schools. A blog and podcast version of Stella’s interview will be available soon via […]

Thursday Video: Stella Mouroutsou – Implementing Education policy guidelines in ...


This week’s Thursday video is from Leanne Mattu who discusses the role of farm visits and how we can make better use of this resource in the Scottish school curriculum. A podcast and blog from Leanne on this topic will be available on the Policy Scotland website soon.

Thursday Video: Leanne Mattu – Farm Visits and the ...


The Friday Video has been rebranded as the Thursday video. It’s still the same exciting tasters of the ground-breaking research taking place at the University of Glasgow – just the day earlier. This week’s video is from Ruth McKenna who discusses the impact of perceptions of Russia on Russian-speaking immigrants […]

Thursday Video: Ruth McKenna



This podcast was recorded at the 2015 David Frisby Memorial Lecture held at the University of Glasgow. In this lecture, hosted by the Department of Sociology, Professor Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster, discusses the financial crisis in Europe and its democratic, social and gender-related outcomes.

Podcast: Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University ...


This is the last Friday before what is sure to be an historic UK General Election on 7 May 2015. To celebrate, Policy Scotland are replacing this week’s Friday Video with a special podcast from our interns, Sarah Hamlin and Amy Watson. In this podcast, Sarah and Amy have a […]

Thursday Video Election Special – Gender and the 2015 General ...


This week’s Policy Scotland Friday Video features Breannon Babbel, Urban Studies researcher at the University of Glasgow. Breannon talks to us about her research and fieldwork with General Practitioners in deprived areas of Glasgow, and how their experiences can help shape policies that address health inequality across Scotland and the […]

Thursday Video: Breannon Babbel – The role of GPs in ...




In the first of our Friday Video series, we talk to Urban Studies postgraduate researcher, Kainde Manji, about her work on welfare reforms and people living with disabilities in Scotland.

Thursday Video: Kainde Manji discusses welfare and disabilities in Scotland


Policy Scotland is excited to announce our new series: the Friday Video! Check out the website every Friday for a brand new bite sized video blog exploring policy in Scotland from new and exciting perspectives. We caught up with some of our best and brightest policy researchers who gave us a quick […]

Introducing the Thursday Video



This podcast is the first in a series of three podcasts on Welfare Reform, recorded at the Launch of the Welfare Reform Network. In this episode, Carla McCormack of the Poverty Alliance speaks on “The Impact of Sanctions in Scotland”.

Podcast: Carla McCormack – “The Impact of Sanctions in Scotland”


This podcast is the second in a series of three podcasts on Welfare Reform, recorded at the Launch of the Welfare Reform Network. In this episode, Dr Sharon Wright of the University of Glasgow speaks on “Sanctions in policy and practice”. This podcast is also available to download via iTunes and other Podcast providers.

Podcast: Dr. Sharon Wright – ‘Sanctions in policy and practice’




‘Making Sense of the Crisis: Is the financial crisis cascading into a democratic crisis in Europe?’ Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster The European nightmare is that economic crisis leads to the re-emergence of ethno-nationalism and fascism, with violence engulfing democratic institutions. Potentially, the crisis, […]

Video: Sylvia Walby presents the 2015 David Frisby Memorial Lecture


  You can view footage below from the Policy Reunion Event held on 24 March 2015 on community planning partnerships. At this event Policy Scotland Director, Ken Gibb, chaired a panel  focused on the emergence and evolution of Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs), a cornerstone of Public Service Reforms in Scotland. […]

Video: Policy Reunion – community planning partnerships


On 19 February 2015 the Welfare Reform Network held its launch event at the University of Glasgow. Thank you to all who came along and made it such a wonderful start to this Network. The videos are now available to watch either as a playlist or individually. Our sincere thanks […]

Video: Welfare Reform Network launch event



Panel debate organised by Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow. 12 September 2014. Chaired by Des McNulty, featuring Peter Peacock, Professor Louise Hayward, Philip Rycroft and George McBride.

Video: Curriculum for Excellence panel debate, 12 September 2014


For further information see Dr. Armstrong’s submission to the Smith Commission: http://www.niesr.ac.uk/publications/devolution-uk-submission-smith-commission#.VICTWzGUeSo

Video: Smith Commission Debate 3/12/14 Dr. Angus Armstrong