Former public policy professional, now exploring a new career as a scholar and writer.
Graduated University of Durham with BSc and MA, 1999.
Civil servant with the Scottish Government 1998-2004, in a range of roles.
Deputy Director then Director, Scottish Council Foundation think-tank, 2004-2009, conducting research into a wide variety of Scottish public policy challenges.
Programme Manager then Head of Organisational Performance at NHS Health Scotland, 2009-2012, leading programmes to improve public health and reduce health inequalities.
Head of Scottish Affairs at the General Medical Council, 2012-2013, conducting public affairs programmes and regulatory oversight of registered doctors in Scotland.
Since 2013, a student studying history and government policy, first at the University of Edinburgh and currently at King's College London.
Grew up in Edinburgh, married, currently living in Leith.
A bit about my organisational mission / the work that I do...
Currently studying for a PhD at King's College London, so at the moment I am engaged in academic research, while doing some teaching and other bits and pieces of writing on the side.