Vernon Gayle

Deputy Director

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Centre Activities

  • Co-investigator


Research Interests

  • Large and complex datasets
  • Social surveys
  • Administrative data
  • Social stratification
  • Social statistics
  • Sociology of youth
  • Sociology of education
  • Migration studies
  • Fertility
  • Sociology of sport


Recent Publications

  • Findlay, A., McCollum, D., Coulter, R, and Gayle, V. (accepted) ‘New mobilities across the lifecourse: a framework for analysing demographically-linked drivers of migration’, Population, Place and Space.
  • Gayle, V., Murray, S. & Connelly, R. (published on-line 2014) Young people and school General Certificate of Secondary Education attainment: looking for the ‘missing middle’, British Journal of Sociology of Education, DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2014.935292.
  • Lowe, J, & Gayle, V. (published on-line 2014) ‘From lifelong learning to youth employment: back to the future for higher education in Scotland’s colleges’, Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2014.971104.

  • McClung, M. and Gayle, V. (2014) ‘Social Capital and Children in Care’, Every Child Journal, 4.2, pp.74-79.

  • Nowok, B., van Ham, M., Findlay, A. and Gayle, V. (2013) ‘Does migration make you happy? A longitudinal study of internal migration and subjective wellbeing’, Environment and Planning A, 45(4), pp. 986-1002.

  • Connelly, R., Murray, S. and Gayle, V. (2013) ‘Young People and School Attainment: Exploring the ‘Middle’’, Sociological Research Online, 18(1)6.

  • McClung, M. and Gayle, V. (2013) ‘Social capital as a mechanism for exploring the low educational achievements of looked after children’, Journal of Children's Services, 8(1), pp.52 – 64.

  • Lambert, P., Connelly, R., Blackburn, B. and Gayle, V. (eds) (2012) Social Stratification:Trends and Processes, Surrey, Ashgate.

  • McParland, P., Devine, P., Innes, A. and Gayle, V. (2012) ‘Dementia knowledge and attitudes of the general public in Northern Ireland: an analysis of national survey data’, International Psychogeriatrics, 24, pp.1600-1613.

  • Brown, D., O’Reilly, D., Gayle, V., Macintyre, S., Benzeval, M. and Leyland, A. (2012) ‘Childhood Residential Mobility and Health in Late Adolescence and Adulthood: Findings from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study’, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66, pp.942-950.

  • Brown, D., O’Reilly, D., Gayle, V., Macintyre, S., Benzeval, M. and Leyland, A. (2012) ‘Socio-demographic and health characteristics of individuals left behind in deprived areas in Scotland’, Health and Place, 18, pp.400-440.

  • Lowe, J. and Gayle, V. (2010) ‘Towards a new definition of professionalism for college leaders: a Scottish perspective’, Management in Education, 24(4), pp.159-165.

  • McClung, M. and Gayle, V. (2010) ‘Exploring the care effects of multiple factors on the educational
    achievement of children looked after at home and away from home: an investigation of two Scottish local authorities’, Children and Family Social Work, 15(4), pp. 409-431.

  • Boyle, P., Feng, Z. and Gayle, V. (2009) ‘A New Look at Family Migration and Women’s Employment Status’, Journal of Marriage and Family, 71, pp. 417-431.

  • Tan, K. L. L., Lambert, P. S., Turner, K. J., Blum, J., Gayle,V., Jones, S.B., Sinnott, R.O., and Warner, G. (2009) ‘Enabling Quantitative Data Analysis through e-Infrastructures’, Social Science Computing Review, 27(4).

  • Turner, S., Alborz, A. and Gayle, V. (2008) ‘Predictors of depressive symptoms among young people with Down’s syndrome’, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(5), pp. 380-392.

  • Boyle, P., Kulu, H., Cooke, T., Gayle, V. and Mulder, C. (2008) ‘The Effects of Moving on Union Dissolution’, Demography, 45(1), pp. 209-22.

  • Gayle, V., Playford, C. and Lambert P. (2008) ‘Scottish social survey data, past present and future – Does Scotland need its own data strategy?’, Radical Statistics, 97, pp. 82-97.

  • Gayle, V., Boyle, P., Flowerdew, R. and Cullis, A. (2008) ‘Exploring the relationship between family migration and social stratification through the investigation of women’s labour market experiences in contemporary Britain’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (Special Issue), 28 (7/8), pp. 293-30.

  • Lambert, P., Tan, L., Prandy, K., Gayle, V., Turner, K. and Bergman, M. (2008) ‘The importance of specificity in occupation-based social classification’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (Special Issue), 28 (5/6), pp. 179-192.

  • Gayle, V. and Lambert, P. (2007) “Using Quasi-variance to Communicate Sociological Results from Statistical Models”, Sociology, 41, pp. 1191-1207.