Dr Jesus Canduela is the Head of PhD programme at Edinburgh Business School.

Dr Canduela has enjoyed a career in the professional sector as a statistician and consultant, in addition to a career in academia where he was previously a Lecturer at the School of Management at Edinburgh Napier University. He joined EBS in March 2018. 

His major research interests lie in the area of employment, research methods and social cohesion. His current research projects include: the influence of employee ownership on worker engagement and commitment, and electronic word of mouth and customer behaviours in relation to purchase intention. 

Dr Canduela is an expert in multivariate modelling and forecasting and is also an experienced user of secondary data sources such as the EU-SILC, LFS, BHPS, WERS, and many other large datasets.

He is an expert in online questionnaires having carried out a large number of them in relation to research projects. He is a confident user of the statistical package SPSS and has experience of STATA and SAS. Dr Canduela has years of experience teaching research methods and supervising students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He currently mentors and supervises Doctoral students and teaches the Introduction to Business Research 4-day seminars for the doctoral programmes at EBS.

Dr Canduela has a keen interest in diving, having traveled from Egypt to Australia to undertake his passion. 


2006 - PhD, Edinburgh Napier University

2000 - MSc, Edinburgh Napier University

1998 – BA, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid

Recent Publications

Brown, Ross, McQuaid, Ronald W, Raeside, Robert, Dutton, Matthew, Egdell, Valerie and Canduela, Jesus (2017) Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era. British Journal of Industrial Relations, doi: 10.1111/bjir.12309

Canduela, Jesus, Raeside, Robert, Lindsay, Colin and Graham, Helen (2015) Employability, poverty and the spheres of sociability – evidence from the British household panel survey. Social Policy and Administration, 49 (5). pp. 571-592. ISSN 0144-5596   

Brown, Ross, McQuaid, Ronald W, Raeside, Robert and Canduela, Jesus (2014) The performance of employee-owned businesses in Scotland: some preliminary empirical evidence. Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary, 37 (3). pp. 108-123. ISSN 2046-5378   

Lindsay, Colin, Canduela, Jesus and Raeside, Robert (2013) Polarization in access to work-related training in Britain. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 34 (2). pp. 205-225. ISSN 0143-831X   

Alvarez, Juan, Canduela, Jesus and Raeside, Robert (2012) Knowledge creation and the use of secondary data. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21 (19). pp. 2699-2710  

Canduela, Jesus, Dutton, Matthew, Johnson, Steve, Lindsay, Colin, Raeside, Robert and McQuaid, Ronald W (2012) Ageing, skills and participation in work-related training in Britain: Assessing the position of older workers, Work, employment and society. Work, Employment and Society, 26 (1). pp. 42-60. ISSN 0950-0170  

Canduela, Jesus, Chandler, Rachel, Elliott, Ian, Lindsay, Colin, MacPherson, Suzi, McQuaid, Ronald W and Raeside, Robert (2010) Partnerships to support early school leavers: school-college transitions and winter leavers in Scotland. Journal of Education and Work, 23 (4). pp. 339-362. ISSN 1363-9080    


Dutton, Matthew, Lister, Billie, Canduela, Jesus, Botfield, Janine and Drogony, Megan (2014) The rationale and practice of gender specific employability services. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

McQuaid, Ronald W, Raeside, Robert, Canduela, Jesus, Graham, Helen, Egdell, Valerie and Shapira, Marina (2013) Employment inequalities in Northern Ireland. Project Report. Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. (Unpublished)

McQuaid, Ronald W, Raeside, Robert, Canduela, Jesus, Egdell, Valerie, Lindsay, Colin, Richard, Alec and Blackledge, Gemma (2012) Engaging low skilled employees in workplace learning: new research with lower skilled employees. Project Report. UK Commission for Employment and Skills, London.


Cabras, Ignazio, Canduela, Jesus and Toms, Steve (2017) The decline of pubs and its effects on local authorities in Great Britain: a longitudinal study In: Beeronomics Conference -The Economics of Beer and Brewing, 12-15 June 2017, Copenhagen (Denmark).

Raeside, Robert, Chen, Tao, Canduela, Jesus and Pocher, Eva (2012) The position of migrants in the UK labour market and its relation to well-being. In: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, 3-5 July 2012, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)   

Lindsay, Colin, Canduela, Jesus and Raeside, Robert (2011) Worklessness, poverty and sociability: new challenges for social policy in Britain and beyond. In: European Social Policy Analysis Network Conference, September 2011, Edinburgh. (Unpublished)  


Canduela, Jesus (2010) Forecasting in fast moving consumer goods organisations: a case study. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-38383 0092 4