GCU will be the co-leader of WP 2 –Comparative Historical Perspective on Social Inclusion, innovation and Entrepreneurship with Sciences Po, co-leader WP4- Understanding the stakeholder perspectives and advices to stakeholders with Münster University, as well as performing the activities foreseen in all WPs

SIMONE-BAGLIONIDr. Simone Baglioni is Professor of Politics at Glasgow Caledonian University. He holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Geneva, a Laurea (MA degree) in Political Science, University of Florence, and a Pier Certificate, Sciences-Po Paris. He is the principal investigator for the Scottish team in Efeseiis, and is also the principal investigator in the EU Horizon 2020 project “TransSol” ( investigating paths of transnational solidarity at the time of crisis. From January 2016 he will be also leading GCU team in the Marie Sklodowska Curie Rise project Fab-Move (For a better tomorrow: social enterprises on the move). Previously, Simone has worked on issues of unemployment, migration, and refugees, on EU and UN funded research. His main research interests include (un)employment politics and policy in a comparative perspective (including the EU level); the role of civil society organizations in labour and social policies in Europe; social innovation; social exclusion and poverty, in particular the effect of unemployment and precariousness on individual wellbeing and health; political participation and social capital of the European youth.

Stephen SinclairDr. Stephen Sinclair is Reader in Social Policy in the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University. He studied at the Universities of Strathclyde, Oxford, and Kent. He was previously employed as a Principal Research Officer in the Scottish Government; before joining the civil service had been a Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Socially Inclusive Services at Heriot-Watt University undertaking research into various aspects of social exclusion, and before that Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Anglia Ruskin University. He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Executive Committee of the Social Policy Association and of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education Poverty Working Group. He has been a principal investigator and research director for several collaborative research projects funded by the UK government and various research foundations. He has served as a research project evaluator for various bodies, including the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Big Lottery Fund. He has also been a research expert and adviser to both the UK and Scottish Governments, the Scottish Parliament and numerous research foundations, charities and campaigning groups. He has published extensively on issues of poverty, social and financial inclusion, social innovation, welfare reform and devolution in the UK.

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MICHAEL-ROYMichael Roy is a Lecturer in Social Business at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU. After completing his Masters in Social Research (Policy Analysis) at Glasgow Caledonian, Michael joined the Yunus Centre in the summer of 2011, and was appointed Lecturer in Social Business in January 2014.  A sociologist, Michael’s main research interests, and the subject of his PhD, include the conceptualisation of social enterprise as a health and well-being ‘intervention’. He divides his time equally between the Yunus Centre and the Department of Business Management within the Glasgow School for Business and Society. Michael teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including the MSc Social Enterprise and MSc Social Business and Microfinance. A skilled project and programme manager, social entrepreneur and – from over a decade working in the Scottish Government – policy specialist, Michael was also a freelance consultant working with a range of public sector and third sector clients on research projects and on business and policy development. He has significant experience working with a wide range of groups in the voluntary and community sectors, and those involved in developing and supporting social enterprise in Scotland.

Micaela Mazzei is a Research Fellow at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at GCU. Micaela was awarded her PhD in Human Geography at Durham University in September 2013. This was a CASE studentship co-funded by ESRC and the North East Regional Development Agency and part of the Social Enterprise cluster of the Third Sector Research Centre. Through her doctoral research Micaela has explored the factors that contribute to the reconciliation of business and ethical aspirations in social enterprises. Her findings indicate how local legacies shape the situated practices of different organisations. Micaela is a skilled researcher with years of experience in conducting multidisciplinary research projects having worked for university research centres, consultancies, and more recently –prior to joining GCU- as a freelance consultant.