Who We Are

Dr. Emma Miller: University of Strathclyde


Emma is a senior research associate at Strathclyde University.  For the last eleven years she has worked between research, policy and practice on personal outcomes.  She is a registered social worker. You can access Emma’s publications here.

Dr. Ailsa Cook


Ailsa’s early research focussed on understanding the experiences of people with dementia.

Karen Barrie: University of Edinburgh


Karen’s background in health informatics evolved into an interest in people’s experiences of health and social care and the use of participatory and inclusive methods within service improvement. In 2013 Karen began a PhD on understanding and improving personal outcomes for people living with dementia.

Alison Upton: Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

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Alison recently taken up post of Integration Development Manager with the Scottish Social Services Council. Working with health colleagues and partners across the sector, Ali is progressing the workforce development strategies for integration and Self-Directed Support.

Chris Bruce: Joint Improvement Team (JIT)


When not riding his bicycle, learning about village life, or just being with family, Chris promotes a focus on personal outcomes in policy, performance, commissioning and most importantly at a personal one-to-one level across and within the health and social care workforce. He is Lead on Outcomes for the improvement hub

Audrey Taylor: NHS Education Scotland (NES)

Audrey is Educational Projects Manager at NHS Education Scotland (NES) focusing on health and social care integration.

Ellen Daly: Institute for Research and Social Innovation in Social Services

Ellen Daly

Ellen is a Project Manager with the iRISS’s Evidence-informed Practice team, working with a range of partners to support the creation, use and sharing of evidence across the social services sector.

You can contact us at: info@personaloutcomescollaboration.org