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Dr Scott Tindal

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
Master of Science (with Distinction), University of Dundee
Master of Arts, University of Dundee


Scott Tindal is a Research Fellow at the Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences & Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in the sociology of families & relationships, and their connections to the state and globalisation. He has developed this interest through two disciplinary lenses; holding a MA and MSc in Geography (Dundee) and a PhD in Sociology (Edinburgh). He currently works on the Future Reserves Research Programme.

Between 2013 and 2014 Scott worked as a Research Fellow at the University of St. Andrews (Geography). He worked on a number of projects examining the patterns and drivers of student and labour migration within Scotland, and its intersection with constitutional change. This research was part of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland Programme.

In 2016 Scott started working on the ESRC Future Reserves Research Programme. This programme examines the voluntary reserve of the British armed forces. His work examines how voluntary Reservists, their families, and work colleagues experience and negotiate the intersecting life domains of military service, (civilian) work, and family at a time when the British armed forces are undergoing significant organisational change. This work sits at the intersection of the sociology of the military, the family, the labour market, and the state.

Current Research Interests

Sociology of knowledge, knowledge exchange, organisational change, constitutional change, military sociology, sociology of the life course, employment, migration, families and relationships.

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