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Dr Eurig Scandrett

 

Lecturer in Sociology

Programme Leader postgraduate Social Justice programmes

Telephone +44 (0) 131 474 0000

Email: escandrett@qmu.ac.uk

 

 

 

Biography

I initially studied environmental biology at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and graduated with a doctorate from Aberdeen University in Plant Science, during which time Margaret Thatcher started commercialising British science and the Bhopal gas disaster demonstrated the impact of commercial science on human lives. Therefore, after a short post-doctoral research contract in the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute I left scientific research and completed an MSc in Community Education. I spent 15 years in community work, including adult education, work with drug users, community development and campaigning on environmental, peace and gender issues. For eight years I was Head of Community Action at Friends of the Earth Scotland, where I was involved in developing education and support for local environmental justice activists. I worked as an associate lecturer with the Open University before returning to full time lecturing in sociology at Queen Margaret University. I recently completed an MPhil in Contextual and Liberation Theology through the Urban Theology Unit in Sheffield. I am a Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology and editor of Concept journal of community education practice and theory. I am a director / trustee of Active Inquiry (Theatre of the Oppressed company www.activeinquiry.co.uk); Zero Tolerance (tackling men’s violence against women www.zerotolerance.org.uk); Bhopal Medical Appeal (www.bhopal.org) and Friends of the Earth Scotland (www.foe-scotland.org.uk). I am involved with the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (www.bhopal.net) and the Stop the JNF campaign (www.stopthejnf.org).

Research Summary

Eurig Scandrett: with a background in adult education and activism on peace, international solidarity, environmental and gender justice, Dr. Scandrett’s research focuses on social movements, and especially learning processes in environmental justice struggles in Scotland, India and Palestine.

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