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Goodison Group in Scotland Forum Debate: Tuesday 5 September at the Scottish Parliament

The Goodison Group in Scotland continues its on-going investigation into education and learning in the future with a debate in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 5 September 2017. 

Bringing together representatives from business, government and education, and with input from Professor David Bell of Stirling University, this event will consider Scotland’s economy in 2030 and the implications for education.

David Bell has been Professor of Economics at Stirling University since 1990. He has also held numerous other roles both inside and outside education, including as Budget Adviser to the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament and Special Adviser to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Labour Economics in Bonn and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and he is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. 

Chaired by Sir Andrew Cubie, Scotland’s Futures Forum director and chair of the Goodison Group in Scotland.

Background information on the GGiS project is available on the Future Schooling, Learning and Education Approaches homepage.

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David Bell was educated at Dornoch Academy, the University of Aberdeen and the London School of Economics. He was awarded a PhD in Economics from the University of Strathclyde in 1981. He has had teaching or research roles at the Universities of St Andrews, Strathclyde, Warwick and Glasgow. Since 1990 he has been Professor of Economics at Stirling. He has held a number of other roles inside and outside education. These include: Director of the Scottish Doctoral Programme in Economics; member of the ESRC Training Board; Budget Adviser to the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament; Special Adviser to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. He is a Fellow of the IZA (Institute for Labour Economics), Bonn, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Currently he is co-chair of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Economics and Business Brexit Strategy Group and the CIPFA Review of the Effects of Brexit on Public Services. He is also currently the Principal Investigator of the Healthy AGing In Scotland (HAGIS) study and will be launching results from this study in the latter part of 2017.