Who We Are
What We Do
Dr. Michael Roy is Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK. Dr. Roy has specific expertise in studying the health and well-being impacts of social enterprise-led activity, publishing extensively on this topic in major international scientific journals such as Social Science and Medicine and Public Management Review. He has also written on policy ‘ecosystems’ of support for social enterprise, and on Social Impact Bonds in publications such as Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is one of the two AshokaU Change Leaders for the university and has participated in a wide variety of panels and conferences internationally, including in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, India and all across Europe. Professor Roy’s research has been funded by the OECD, the ILO, the European Commission, the UK’s Medical Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council, Employment and Social Development Canada, the Australian Research Council, the Scottish Government and the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation. He has participated at conferences on the social economy at the invitation of both the Italian Government and the Slovak Government on the occasion of their presidencies of the EU Council. He is Deputy Editor of Social Enterprise Journal, and is on the board of Voluntas: the International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. He was awarded the Helen Potter Award of Special Recognition for 2017 by the Association for Social Economics based in the USA.