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Research overview

Education (Access to Higher Education, Participation in Higher Education, Rural Schools); Macroeconomics with Imperfect Competition, Economic Dynamics (Heterogeneous Beliefs); Issues on Globalisation.

Academic/Professional Qualification

MSc in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics, Aix-Marseille Universite, France; PhD, Economics, Aix-Marseille Universite, France


Laurence is Senior Lecturer at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. She joined the School of Management in November 2013. She started her academic career at the University of St Andrews as May Wong Smith Research Fellow in October 1997 and held various positions, including Pro Dean (advising) in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity. She gained her PhD in 1996 from the Université d’Aix-Marseille, France and was awarded a six-month Jean Monnet Research Fellowship tenable at the European University Institute, Italy in 2003.

Laurence is a member of the Governance Group of the Scottish Framework for Fair Access. This Framework is designed to produce a step-change in knowledge about which interventions designed to promote fairer access to higher education work best. It is also designed to act as a focus, even a rallying point, for grass-roots access and participation practitioners in universities and colleges.

Laurence is the link convener of Network 14 (Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research), one of the networks of the European Educational Research Association. Network 14 provides a forum for the development of research-informed knowledge in the field of Education, with a specific interest in the relationships between communities, families and schools. The main aim of the network is to discuss and reveal the influences in and between these different contexts for the communities’ educational development, and to be an arena for discussing the European relevance of this research.

Laurence’s recent and current research focuses on widening participation in Scottish Higher Education with a particular focus on access to Higher Education for Scottish rural and remote communities.

Profile Keywords

Access to higher education; rurality; vocational interests

Teaching activity

  • MN1001 Organisations and Society
  • MN1002 Organisations and Analysis

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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