Esme Terry joined the Centre for Networks and Enterprise as a Senior Researcher in May 2018. 

Esme is also currently studying for a PhD in Management at the School of Social Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, where she completed her Honours degree in Business Management and Marketing in 2016. 

Her major research interests lie in the field of Sociology. She has a general interest in the sociology of work and employment, but has a special interest in the study of social class, identities and (in)equalities in the workplace. Her PhD thesis explores the value and use of class and its associated mechanisms within the Scottish legal sector. 

Esme is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has tutored at Heriot-Watt on courses such as Organizational Behaviour, Employment Relations, Management in a Global Context, and Innovation Management.

In her role at the CNE, Esme works alongside a team of other academics on the Home-Collected Credit project.


2016 – MA (Hons), Heriot-Watt University.

Conference contributions

Terry, E., & Marks, A. (2018) ‘Social Class, Impression Management and Capitals: Exploring how lawyers in the Scottish legal sector use class during professional interactions’. BSA Work, Employment and Society Conference, Belfast, 12-14 September.  

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