Catherine Lido

Dr. Catherine Lido is a Professor of Psychology and Adult Learning at the University of Glasgow. She is a Social Psychologist with a PhD in gender stereotypes in the workplace. She is also the Associate Director of Urban Big Data Centre, the Deputy Director of the PASCAL International Observatory for Europe, and the lead investigator on several funded projects on gendered inequalities in science and technology. Dr. Lido has over 20 years experience lecturing and researching the psychology of stereotyping, prejudice, and diversity. She acts as a visiting lecturer at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she teaches on the psychology of human diversity.

Dr. Lido is a keynote speaker where she speaks on the novel methodology for exploring life-wide learning inclusion to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, including the Ministry of Science & Technology ‘Big Data Workshop’ (Taiwan, 2018), the International Transformative Learning Community Conference (Columbia, NY, 2018), and UNESCO-UIL Educational Expert Panel on Learning City Metrics (Singapore, 2019).

Dr. Lido is Co-Investigator on the EPSRC-funded VisNET project supporting early career women in STEM, as well as the Gendered Journeys project exploring STEM inequalities in India, Rwanda, and the UK.

Dr. Lido believes strongly in public engagement work, such as the ‘Visualizing Life-Wide Literacies’ exhibition at IKEA for the ESRC Festival of Social Science. She has a strong media presence, including being featured on the cover of the Psychologist Magazine on ‘Big Data in the Big City’ and regularly appearing on BBC Scotland (radio and TV programme The Nine).


  • Bachelors, Psychology with Gender Studies, The College of New Jersey
  • PG Certificate/CPPD, Learning and Teaching/Academic Practice, University of West London
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Social Psychology, University of Sussex

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantitative Research
  • Staff Development
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Women’s leadership
  • Adult Education