Grace MacDonald: Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
Grace is Learning and Development Adviser with SSSC and has worked for many years to support the worforce to embed a focus on personal outcomes in practice and to progress the implementation of self-directed support.
Dr. Emma Miller: University of Strathclyde
Emma is a senior research associate at Strathclyde University who has worked for many years between research, policy and practice on personal outcomes.
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 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.
Dr. Karen Barrie: University of Edinburgh
Karen works within the Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experiences of Dementia and has a particular interest in ways of engaging with personal outcomes for people with communication or cognitive impairments.
Susan Kelso: Scottish Government
Susan Kelso is a national Allied Health Professional (AHP) Lead for Early Intervention in the Active and Independent Living Programme. The programme includes work with NES and colleagues around embedding a personal outcomes approach across AHP services.
Julie Gardner: Thistle Foundation
Julie Gardner is based at the Thistle Foundation, working to embed a focus on personal outcomes in practice, and in evaluation and service improvement
Joe McGhee; The Care Inspectorate
Joe McGhee works for the Care Inspectorate as a senior inspector in the Edinburgh team. She believes that in all health and social care, having a personal outcomes approach means people’s needs are not only met, but their strengths, hopes and aspirations can be part of that care and support.