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Personal profile

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

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Presentation

Leadership skills in the higher education sector: a study of Scotland

Harrison, C., Collins, S., Gilardi, M., Reilly, C. A., Valentin, S., Balaraman, P. & Papadopoulou, C., 5 Sep 2019, British Academy of Management (BAM) 2019 Conference. British Academy of Management, 9 p. 437

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
  • 27 Downloads (Pure)
  • From charity to social enterprise: the marketization of social care

    Henderson, F., Reilly, C. A., Moyes, D. & Whittam, G., 8 May 2018, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. 24, 3, p. 651-666 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    130 Downloads (Pure)

    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
  • 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

  • Prizes

    Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

    Reilly, Christine (Recipient), 3 Oct 2017

    Prize: Election to learned society


    • 1 Oral presentation

    Leadership in Higher Education: A Study of the University of the West of Scotland

    Christian Harrison (Speaker), , Stephen Collins (Speaker), , Marco Gilardi (Speaker), , Christine Reilly (Speaker), , Stephanie Valentin (Speaker), , Pravin Balaraman (Speaker), & Constantina Papadopoulou (Speaker)

    27 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation