Areas of Interest: Third Sector
Keywords: education gender Innovation circular economy net-zero construction industry
Douglas Morrison is the Director of Operations and Future Skills at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre. He is responsible for supporting the construction industry in Scotland to embrace transformational change through the adoption of modern methods of construction, investment in skills, and changes in policy and investment strategies. Particular areas of interest include promoting diversity and inclusion within the industry and supporting Scotland’s transition towards a net zero built environment.
He holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology and is a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) candidate researching gender, habitus, and occupational segregation in the construction industry at the University of Strathclyde. Douglas also acts as a Fellow of the Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Exchange.
Having spent much of his career in the further and higher education sector, Douglas is passionate about the role that education plays in enabling people to realise their ambitions and achieve their goals. He has extensive experience of developing and designing technology enhanced and blended learning approaches aimed at widening access and enhancing the learner experience.
Douglas holds several ambassadorial, committee and representative roles with organisations including Scottish Funding Council, Construction Leadership Forum, Circular Glasgow, and the Glasgow Economic Leadership Group.
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