Series: Policy Scotland Podcast

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.

Silvia Walby: ‘Making Sense of the Crisis: Is the financial ...

This episode of the Policy Scotland Podcast features Breannon Babbel, Urban Studies researcher at the University of Glasgow. This is an extended version of last week’s Friday Video which you can view at Breannon talks to us about her research and fieldwork with General Practitioners in deprived areas of Glasgow, […]

Breannon Babbel – Health Inequality

In this podcast, Sarah Hamlin and Amy Watson discuss some of the ideas about gender and ‘women’s issues’ present in the manifestos of the Conservative Party, Green Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, SNP and UKIP. This podcast was recorded live on 21st April 2015, and reflects information current at the […]

Gender and the 2015 General Election

In this podcast which corresponds to 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. For the video and other great material, visit

Kainde Manji – Disabilities and welfare reform

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”.

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”.

Dr Sharon Wright – Sanctions in policy and practice

Introduced by Principal Anton Muscatelli, head of the Glasgow City Council, Gordon Matheson, delivers a speech for Policy Scotland on the new  Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal – the largest in the UK and the first of its kind in Scotland.

Councillor Gordon Matheson Podcast

A recording of our inaugural annual lecture given by John Swinney MSP the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth from the 10th December 2013. The full text of the lecture is available here.

John Swinney MSP, Annual Lecture 2013