Paul Bradshaw

Director of ScotCen
Paul Bradshaw

In a career spanning more than 15 years, Paul Bradshaw has worked on a wide range of studies involving quantitative and qualitative methods and across a number of policy areas. His interest and experience lie mainly in survey methods, particularly longitudinal methods, and broadly in the areas of families, children and young people.  

Paul’s principal research role over the last decade has been associated with the management and development of the Growing Up in Scotland study, a large scale, longitudinal birth cohort study funded by the Scottish Government, which he has led since the study’s launch in 2005. 

In recent years he has managed several high profile Scottish and UK wide survey projects including the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, the Realigning Children’s Services Evidence Programme, the 1970 British Cohort Study, the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, and the Scottish Maternal and Infant Nutrition Survey. 

Paul regularly delivers presentations on survey findings and methodology to a wide range of audiences including policymakers, practitioners, academics and students.  He has also given evidence to a number of parliamentary committees in Scotland and Northern Ireland.