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Lynne Robertson-Rose
Dr Lynne Robertson-Rose
Social Policy School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
2.04 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 650 9922
Pension policy retirement savings behaviour Aging & Equality Economic Issues in Social POlicy Taxation Housing Behavioural responses to social and public policy (nudge effects)


PhD, Edinburgh; MSc by Research (Distinction), Edinburgh; MA Hons, Political Studies, Aberdeen


Postgraduate Teaching (2016-17)

Political Issues in Public Policy (Course Convener)

Economic Issues in Public Policy (Lecturer on Pensions and on Taxation)

Advanced Issues in Social Policy (Seminar on Peer Collaboration)

Current Undergraduate Teaching (2016-17)

Analytical Perspectives in Social Policy (Course Convener)

Politics of the Welfare State (Lecturer on Housing Policy & Welfare Delivery)

Social Policy and Society (Lecturer on Pension Needs, Rights and Responsibilities)

Social Inequality and the Life course (Lecturer on Poverty in Old Age)

Understanding the Financial Crisis (Lecturer on Culture in the City)

In addition, I have prior tutorial experience on the following undergraduate courses; European Social Policy, Politics of the Welfare State, Industrial Relations (for Edinburgh Business School), Managing Employment Relations (for EBS)

Academy of Governance (2016-17)

Taiwan Executive Leadership Programme: seminar organiser and lecturer in UK Pension Policy  

Current Supervision of MSc Dissertations

The Role of Confucianism On Pension Policy in Hong Kong; Rural Pension in China, Advocacy Coalitions and Environmentalism in China; Chinese Pension Reform.


Freedom of Choice in Occupational Pensions- UK Country Report (2017) (co-authored with Johan de Deken for the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, University of Amsterdam, (Research grant funded by Stichting Institute Gak).

Improving the Effectiveness of Workplace Interventions – What the Literature tells us.

Scottish Government Seminar Series, Edinburgh Mar 2016

The Two Headed Hydra underneath Pension Reforms (with Johan de Deken)

European Social Policy Association Annual Conference: Oslo Sep 2014

Extending the working life in Anglo Saxon Countries – Is New Zealand the ideal model?

ESRC Seminar - Rethinking Retirement: Kent University May 2012

The Effects of Minimum Defaults on the Level of Retirement Contributions (paper only).

The Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar on Retirement Policy: London Nov 2011


Postgraduate Internship: Scottish Government, Edinburgh (Nov 2015-Mar 2016)

Research for the Corporate Analytical Services Section into bullying and harassment in the workplace led to the formation of a cross-departmental steering group at the Scottish Government. My research into effective transfer of training interventions was published on the Scottish Government Intranet.

Research Assistant: Edinburgh Business School, 2014

Review of the literature into the position of older workers. This was part of an externally funded employment project.

Researcher: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced labour Studies, University of Amsterdam, 2013       

This project was a cross-national pension study in which I was responsible for co-authoring the UK report on pensions.


I also act as consultant to a fintech start-up using my knowledge of retirement savings behaviour.