Dr Alasdair Rutherford
Person photo Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods
Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling
United Kingdom

Email: alasdair.rutherford@stir.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1786 466409
Fax: +44 (0)1786 467469

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Dr Alasdair Rutherford is a Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics at the University of Stirling. His research focus is the analysis of administrative and survey data in the fields of health, social care and the third sector. He has also been involved in a number of initiatives to build data analysis skills amongst third sector practitioners. Prior to becoming an academic, Alasdair worked for seven years in marketing and fundraising for a large social care charity.

Alasdair is a board member of Age Scotland.

Research Interests:
"Economics of Charities & the Voluntary Sector, Labour Economics, Health and Ageing, Social Care, Economics of Volunteering"

Alasdair's research is mainly applied econometric work using large national datasets, including both social surveys and administrative data. His research interests include labour economics, charities and nonprofits, health & ageing, social care, and volunteering, with an emphasis on the implications for public policy.

Alasdair is interested in supervising PhD students in the fields of:
  • third sector: measurement, employment, volunteering, risk & resilience
  • health and ageing: employment, care, retirement
  • data: methods, capacity building
  • games: sociology of games, use of games in teaching

Employment History:
Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods
Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology
Research Fellow
01/01/2013 - 03/01/2013

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