Dr. Catherine Lido is a Professor of Psychology and Adult Learning, in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. She is Associate Director at Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) leading novel research in Educational Disadvantage and Place, with Prof Mike Osborne, which includes expertise in capturing life-wide learning with UNESCO's Learnings Cities metrics. She is a Co-I on UBDC Phase 2 and their data service extension grant, where she helped deliver, and promote the use of, the integrated Multi-media City Data project open data source (iMCD data accessible at:www.ubdc.ac.uk). She is also Deputy Director of the PASCAL Observatory (http://pascalobservatory.org/). She is the former Programme Leader for the MSc Psychological Studies, and teaches mainly face to face and online topics, including Psychology of Adult Learning and Cognitive Psychology at the Masters' level.
Catherine has published widely in the area of Learning Cities and Lifewide Learning capture (see publications below). She has also had 8 successful funding bids in the last four years in the area of novel methodologies to address education inequalities, including Co-I on the EPSRC-funded VisNET project (https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/scienceengineering/research/visnet/), and GCRF on Gendered Journeys. Completed projects include the British Council Impact Study and the Eat Well Age Well partnership project on food insecurity in older adults with Food Train (https://www.thefoodtrain.co.uk/).
Catherine was previously a Research Fellow, senior lecturer and former BSc Programme leader for the University of West London (2004-2014). Her teaching and research interests are mainly within the social psychology of education and particularly in using novel methods to capture inequalities in all forms of learning. Dr. Lido also acts as a visiting lecturer for the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her PhD is from the University of Sussex (2004) in the area of social psychology, and concerning gender stereotypes in job interviews.
At UWL Catherine led a (2014) impact case study on Widening Participation in Higher Education, having collaborated on a number of funded research projects with the ESRC and the Higher Education Academy concerning supporting under-represented student groups. She has published widely in the field of inclusion in higher education, including a recently authored book chapter in Hinton-Smith’s (2013) ‘Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the net wide?’. She is passionate about inclusion, prejudice-reduction, and widening participation in higher education, and making adult learning more inclusive in formal and less formal settings.
Catherine delivers keynotes around the world, such as to the RSE-Ministry of Science and Technology on Big Data in Taiwan, to UNESCO-UIL expert panel on Learning Cities in Singapore and for the UNESCO Learning Cities annual conferences (Medellin and Mexico City). Catherine remains an active member of the British Psychological Society, sitting on the board of the Political Section), as well as the European Association of Social Psychologists- delivering symposia on gendered inequalities.
Catherine maintains a regular media presence on BBC radio, TV and appeared on the June cover of The Psychologist Magazine on 'Big Data in the Big City' https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-32/june-2019/big-data-big-city. You can follow her on Twitter @CatherineLido or contact her on LinkedIn Dr Catherine Lido.
I am presently employed as a Research Fellow by the University of Glasgow, working for their new Urban Big Data Centre, and housed within the School of Education. I currently work with Prof Mike Osborne on assessing the city's learning access and metrics, as well as working with large data and multi-media data sources. Details of the project can be found at the urbanbigdatacentre.com. I am a member of the SJPLE (Research and Teaching Group in Social Justice, Place & Lifelong Education), as well as a member of the Robert Owen Research Centre (ROC) in Education at Glasgow University. Mike Osborne, my line manager, is presently the director of CR&DALL and Co-director of the PASCAL Observatory. In this capacity all of my published work, as well as present research duties within the UBDC and SJPLE, fall within the scope of both CR&DALL and the PASCAL Observatory, as well as with the Robert Owen Research Centre at Glasgow University.
Stuart, M., Lido, C., Morgan, J., Solomon, L. & May, S. (2012). 'Choosing a Student lifestyle?’ Questions of taste, cultural capital and gaining a graduate job. In Hinton-Smith, T. (Ed) (2012): Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the net wide? London: Palgrave Stuart, M., Lido, C. & Morgan, M. (2011). Personal Stories - How students’ social and cultural life histories interact with the field of higher education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 30, 489-508. doi:10.1080/02601370.2011.588463 Stuart, M., Lido, C., Morgan, M., Solomon, L. & May, S. (2011). The impact of engagement with extracurricular activities on the student experience and graduate outcomes for widening participation populations. Active Learning in Higher Education, 12, 203-215. doi:10.1177/1469787411415081
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