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Area of academic expertise - outline

My current research focus is the Scottish labour market, particularly decent work and access to work.  My wider research interests include:  employability, third sector, volunteering, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and careers guidance. 

Prior to my PhD study, I worked for Volunteer Scotland as a Research and Development Officer, where I undertook evaluation and research projects on volunteering and its impact on wider Government policy agendas, including Health, Education and Employment.

Post PhD, I worked as a Evaluation and Research Executive for Skills Development Scotland, where I undertook evaluation of Careers Services in Schools, and rolled a successful programme of digital customer feedback in Careers Centres across Scotland.

Current research activities

I am involved in research projects focusing on third sector entrepreneurship, decent work and employablity. 

I currently supervise Doctoral study on topics including: decent work, employee engagement, and change management.

Desired research direction

My desired research direction is to develop further research on work in Scotland, particularly around the quality of work and access to work.


  • HD28 Management. Industrial Management
  • Volunteering
  • Third Sector
  • Employability
  • Employment
  • labour markets

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Research Output 2015 2017

From charity to social enterprise: the marketization of social care

Henderson, F., Reilly, C. A., Moyes, D. & Whittam, G. 2 Nov 2017 In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social enterprise
Consumer risk
Vulnerable populations
Social care

The virtual collaborative organization: magnifying transcultural, technological and strategic complexity

Torrance, S., Reilly, C. A. & Haniff, A. P. 31 Mar 2015 In : Open Economics and Management Journal. 2, Suppl 1: M2, p. 3-9 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Strategic alignment
Temporary organization
Strategic partnership
Virtual organization

Thornbridge - from microbrewery to food and drink empire: 'the time, the place, and a lot of good luck?'

Reilly, C., Danson, M., Galloway, L. & Beatty, C. 2015 In : International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 16, 1, p. 55-59 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision making


Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Christine Reilly (Recipient), 3 Oct 2017

Prize: Election to learned society