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About Professor Sue Scott

Professor Sue Scott is Pro Vice Chancellor for Research at Glasgow Caledonian University. Before moving to GCU in 2009 she was Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele University from 2005-9 and Postgraduate Dean at Durham from 2002-5. Prior to this she was Professor of Socioloy at Durham (where she was also Head of Department) and Stirling (where she was Head of Sociology and Vice Dean for Research.Earlier in her career she worked at the Universities of Manchester, Cambridge and Lancaster.
Sue spent her childhood in Inverness and her teens in Middlesbrough, before studying Sociology at Newcastle Polytechnic (now the University of Northumbria) and later at Lancaster and Manchester Universities. She also has experience of working in the health sector and in local government as a researcher.
Sue's research has primarily been in the fields of gender and sexuality and risk, with applied work on sex education. She has worked in a number of research teams and has been writing regulalry with Professor Stevi Jackson of the University of York for the past 17 years - their jointly authored book 'Theorising Sexuality' was published by The Open Universitu press in 2010.
Sue is strongly committed to the development of Doctoral education and has successfully supervised over 20 PhD students as well as co-ordinating Research Training Programmes and running Doctoral Training Schools
She continues to be active as a researcher and professional sociologist and was President of the British Sociological Association from 2007-9 and Chair of the Steering group for the ESRC’s International Benchmarking of Sociology in 2009/10. She has been invovled in a number of Economic and Social Research Council Assessment Panels and Committees and was recently a member of the ESRC Research Grants Board for 4 years.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of The Academy of Social Sciences.


Present Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research, Glasgow Caledonian University


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