Dr Susanne Ross is a Senior Lecturer in the Queen Margaret Business School, and programme leader for the Business Management undergraduate degree. She is also an associate member of the Centre for Applied Social Sciences.

Susanne is a Senior Lecturer in Business (with an interest in Public Management) and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Business Management.

Prior to joining Queen Margaret University in 2014, Susanne worked in the Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning Directorate in the Scottish Government as an Assistant Statistician.  In this role she led the production of the quarterly National Statistics Publication ‘Public Sector Employment Statistics in Scotland’ and provided regular analytical support to key policy areas in the Scottish Government. She has previously worked as a researcher and lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University as well as a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, INTO Glasgow Caledonian and Glasgow International College.

Susanne has undertaken research into the gender impact assessment of funding decisions for, and gender-based occupational segregation within, the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship programme; gender mainstreaming within the Scottish Structural Funds programme as well as work on developing a system of National Accounts for Scotland, which has since become embedded in the Detailed Regional Economic Accounting Model (DREAM) of the Scottish economy and its regions central to work on Economic Impact Analysis for the Scottish Government and others.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Member of the International Association for Feminist Economics
  • Member of Social Policy Association
  • Member of the Scottish Women’s Budget Group
  • Research Associate for WiSE (Women in Scotland’s Economy) Research Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University

Professional Social Media:

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

Susanne’s research has focused on identifying inequalities, from a gender perspective, in public policy processes and their associated outcomes. She has worked in recent years on applied policy focused projects and developed a particular research interest in gender impact analysis, from a feminist economics perspective, and applied this to policy areas within a Scottish context including the allocation of European Structural Funds, the Modern Apprenticeship programme and Scottish Government’s Economic Recovery plans.  

Susanne has undertaken research into gender-based occupational segregation and the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship programme, funded by ESRC. Research output of which was to design a tailored Gender Impact Analysis tool for public sector bodies to evaluate the gender impact of policy and service delivery, with specific reference to spending allocations.

Susanne has also carried out research for the Scottish Government investigating gender mainstreaming within the context of the 2007-2013 Structural Funds programme, exploring the integration of the horizontal theme of equal opportunities between men and women into the European Social Fund (ESF) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes. Outcome of which informed gender mainstreaming guidance to the Scottish Government for the 2014-2020 Structural Funds programmes.

Active Research Interests:

  • Gender and Public Policy
  • Labour Markets
  • Gender-based Occupational Segregation
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Gender and Macroeconomics
  • Feminist Economics
  • Gender Mainstreaming
  • Gender and Equality

Research Methods:

  • SAS data analysis
  • SPSS data analysis
  • Labour Force Survey analysis
  • Scottish Household Survey analysis
  • Qualitative Interviews
  • Questionnaires

Research Grants and Contracts Funding 

Graduate Apprenticeships in Business Management, 2017 to 2021

Susanne’s role is to support the administration and delivery of teaching and learning across the business and management subject area at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.   

Susanne has worked in academia since 2002 and has extensive teaching experience in economics; feminist economics; research methods; data analysis; gender and public policy; quantitative methods for business; organisational behaviour. 

Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Business Management.