Alison Koslowski


“The SeaM project presents tremendous opportunities for methodological innovation”.

Alison Koslowski is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh.

Alison’s research is focused on gender equality. She is currently a partner on an EU-FP7 funded collaborative project “Families and Societies – Changing Families and Sustainable Societies” ( She very much enjoys working in inter-disciplinary teams. Other recent projects have been funded by the ESRC and the by Scottish Government. She is a member of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research and is co-editor of their annual international review.

Alison has a long standing interest in social research methods and data collection techniques and enjoys working both with big data sets employing quantitative methods of analysis and also with qualitative data, in particular interview data. As the Director of the Edinburgh Q-Step Centre, which is a quantitative methods training centre she has excellent links with colleagues at the National Centre for Research Methods, the Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland and the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN). As such, she is well placed to tap into methodological training expertise in order to support the SeaM project.