Catherine Lido

Catherine Lido

Lead - Education and Labour Markets


Senior Lecturer (Social Justice Place & Lifelong Education), School of Education

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Professor Catherine Lido is a Social Psychologist in the School of Education, University of Glasgow, Associate Director of Urban Big Data Centre and Deputy Director of the PASCAL International Observatory. Professor Lido has nearly 20 years experience lecturing and researching the psychology of stereotyping, prejudice and diversity. Her current research explores educational marginalisation, using novel data and innovative technology. Her PhD, from the University of Sussex, was in the area of gender stereotypes in occupational settings, and she acts as a visiting lecturer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

She has given invited keynotes on novel methodology for exploring lifewide learning inclusion to the Royal Society of Edinburgh- Ministry of Science & Technology 'Big Data Workshop' (Taiwan, 2018), the International Transformative Learning Community conference (Columbia, NY, 2018) and UNESCO-UIL educational expert panel on learning city metrics (Singapore, 2019). Professor Lido is Co-Investigator on the EPSRC-funded VisNET project supporting early career women in STEM, as well as the Eat Well Age Well partnership project with Food Train. Professor Lido believes strongly in public engagement work, such as the ‘Visualising Life-wide Literacies’ exhibition at IKEA for the ESRC Festival of Social Science, but also via her media impact, such as the June cover of the Psychologist magazine on ‘Big Data in the Big City’, as well as regularly appearing on BBC Scotland (radio and TV programme The Nine).