Scott Grant

Lecturer in Social Work

Glasgow Caledonian University


Scott is a full-time lecturer in social work at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he is the current MSc programme lead. Scott has a professional background in criminal justice social work, where he was employed as a social worker for ten years. Scott is a post-graduate of the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. His research interests include the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, the lived experience of penal agents in practice, the training and development of penal agents, the intersection of sociology and criminology, and the implications of penal policy.

Research Keywords:

Criminal justice social work, Bourdieu, offender supervision, probation.

Relevant Publications:

Grant, S. (2015) ‘Constructing the durable penal agent: tracing the development of habitus within English probation officers and Scottish criminal justice social workers’, British Journal of Criminology. Advance access published July 27, 2015. DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azv075

Grant, S. and McNeill, F. (2014) ‘What matters in practice? Understanding ‘quality’ in the routine supervision of offenders in Scotland’, British Journal of Social Work. Advance access, first published May 26, 2014, doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu056

Grant, S. and McNeill, F. (2014), ‘The Quality of Probation Supervision: Comparing Practitioner Accounts in England and Scotland’, European Journal of Probation, 6(2), pp. 147-168


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