My research interests centre on labour market issues; skills and work organisation; social process and non-psychometric methods of recruitment and selection; and job quality. I have a particular interest in the non-profit and interactive service sectors.
My PhD from Strathclyde University in partnership with Futureskills Scotland focused on ‘soft’ (i.e. interpersonal and social) skills deficits in Scotland, where and why these occurred and how employers responded to them.
I have conducted a number of policy-relevant pieces of research including projects for Futureskills Scotland the Equal Opportunities Commission (Scotland) (now the Equality and Human Rights Commission), the Scottish Government and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. Scott is a research associate of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at Strathclyde University.