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Research at Scottish Book Trust

Our aim is to empower everyone in Scotland to reach their true potential through reading and writing. Find out about our current research projects, and how we use research to improve our work as a charity

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Research is at the heart of our work at Scottish Book Trust. Whether it's understanding the impact of book gifting on children and families, investigating why drop-off in reading motivation happens in our teenage years, or learning how books and reading can help people living with dementia. Research drives our programmes, informs new ideas and helps us to evaluate and improve our existing work.

The work of our Research and Evaluation team includes:

Current research projects

Discover the research projects we're currently working on.

Women of Words: gender equality in contemporary Scottish writing and publishing

Tackling the drop off: understanding the teenage reading experience

The impact of book gifting in Scotland

Love to Read

Raising the profile of authors of colour in the classroom

Previous projects

Find out more and read reports on our previous research projects.

Reading in Scotland: reading over lockdown

Growing up a reader

Networks

We are currently members of the following networks.

LALco network

EURead

The Research and Evaluation team

Meet our team, read articles and get in touch.

Katherine Wilkinson
Head of Research and Evaluation
Rebecca Rees
Research & Evaluation Co-ordinator
Charlotte Webber
PhD researcher in teenage reading
Christina Neuwirth
Women of Words PhD researcher