Is the manager of the Gypsy/Traveller Carers’ Project.
I joined MECOPP in October of 2017 to manage the established Gypsy/Traveller Carers Project across Scotland. I am from Arbroath originally but have lived and worked in Edinburgh for the last few years. I studied Scots Law at the University of Dundee, graduating in 2009. Following this I went on to study a Master’s Degree in Social Work, graduating in 2013.
Since leaving university I have worked for third sector advice and information charities such as Shelter Scotland where I worked as a Housing Advice specialist, and Citizens Advice where I coordinated advice services in Edinburgh. Most recently before joining MECOPP I worked with Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living where I managed the Grapevine advice service, offering free advice and support to disabled people, people with long term conditions and older people.
I am especially interested in working with marginalised communities, primarily in relation to self-directed support, equalities, human rights and welfare reform in Scotland. I am a firm supporter of social justice related causes and believe that no one should be disadvantaged through lack of access to information and support.
In my spare time I enjoy travelling and hill walking around the world, and am a keen amateur photographer and unabashed tabletop game enthusiast.