Professor David McCausland

Professor David McCausland
B.Sc. Econ. (Hull), M.Sc. Econ. (Warwick), Ph.D. (Keele), SFHEA CMBE

Personal Chair

Professor David McCausland
Professor David McCausland

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen MacRobert Building Room 806, King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5UA

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Professor W David McCausland was appointed as Director of Undergraduate Studies of the University of Aberdeen Business School from July 2017. He served as Head of Economics from January 2014 to December 2017. He is a member of the University's Evidence Based Enhancement Steering Group. He also acted as Deputy Head of the Business School (with special responsibility for Student Experience) from March 2016 to June 2017 and was Director of Teaching and Learning in the Business School from August 2010 until December 2013. He has a strong profile in research leadership, teaching innovation and administrative expertise. His principal research interests are in the areas of open economy macroeconomic modelling, labour economics and the economics of health and wellbeing. He has been involved in three large EU funded projects in which Aberdeen was the coordinating partner, and has published widely in internationally respected peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Learning, Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) Committee and a CABS Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE). He is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, and an Associate of the Economics Network. He has received three awards recognising excellence in teaching: the HEA Economics Network 2006 E-learning Award, the 2009 (student-nominated) College of Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2011 Student Nominated Teaching award from the Economics Network. He obtained his first degree in Economics from the University of Hull, his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, and his PhD. from the University of Keele. Prior to his appointment as Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in September 1995, David spent three years teaching at the University of Keele. Before that he was a Research Fellow, first at Warwick Research Institute, and then at Warwick Business School Research Bureau.  He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in September 2000, and became Assistant Director of the Centre for European Labour Market Research (CELMR) in November 2001. He was promoted to Personal Chair in August 2015.


Research Interests

Principal research interests are in the areas of health economics and well-being, labour economics transport economics and open economy macroeconomic modelling. 

Current Research

Macroeconomics, Labour Economics and Health Economics 

Research Grants

Together with Professor Theodossiou Dr McCausland attracted three EU 5th framework grants of approximately €1.2m each (£1.54 million in total). Further details: Epicurus, Sociold and HealthAtWork.  


Teaching Responsibilities


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External Responsibilities

  • Associate, Economics Network
  • CMBE (CABS Certified Management and Business Educator)
  • Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Learning, Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) Committee member

Admin Responsibilities


  • CELMR Assistant Director
  • Director of School Undergraduate Studies Committee
  • Departmental Contact (Economics Network)
  • Member School Executive
  • Member University Evidence Based Enhancement Steering Committee
  • School Web Site Manager / Director of IT
  • Member School Accreditation Project Board
  • Member University Articulation Working Group
  • Member University Undergraduate Committee
  • Digital Learning Representative
  • Member South Quad and Kings Space Programme Boards