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Paul Bradshaw
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Paul Bradshaw is Director of ScotCen Social Research, an independent, not-for-profit research institute and the Scottish arm of NatCen Social Research. In a career spanning 20 years, Paul has worked on a wide range of studies across many policy areas, though his primary focus has been research on children and families. Most notable is his role on the Growing Up in Scotland study, a large-scale multi-cohort, a multidisciplinary prospective longitudinal study commissioned by the Scottish Government which Paul has led since its launch in 2005. Paul is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a nationally leading researcher in longitudinal surveys with a track record in developing methodologically challenging studies.


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