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About us


The Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER) is part of the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation. Its purpose is to produce high quality academic research for policy use in public, private and voluntary sectors. The Centre has received research and Knowledge Exchange (KE) funding from a range of funding bodies:

  • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
  • Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK)
  • Government, public, private and third sector organisations
  • Other university research centres

Central to SCER's activities is undertaking research and knowledge exchange activities that have impact, and the Centre promotes extensive stakeholder engagement in academic, policy and practitioner communities and networks. SCER’s approach to research and KE is centred on the need to engage with multiple organisational stakeholders to produce useful learning and shared benefit. SCER’s research output includes academic publications, commissioned reports, stakeholder dissemination presentations and multimedia outputs