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The reform programme team brings together experience from across Scottish Government, Local Government and NHS Scotland.

Kim Gardiner - Project Manager
Image caption Kim Gardiner - Project Manager

Kim is a Project Manager with the Public Health Reform (PHR) team, supporting the ‘Whole System’ aspects of the Programme. Prior to joining the PHR team, Kim worked within the Shared Services HR Programme, working in collaboration with leads from across Scotland to produce a ‘Strategic Proposal Paper’ outlining key recommendations and enablers required to implement a Shared Services approach to Recruitment across NHSScotland.


Image caption Campbell Hart - Senior Communications and Engagement Officer

With a background in PR and broadcast journalism Campbell has worked with a broad-range of public and private sector organisations including BBC Scotland, SQA, Edinburgh Trams, and South Ayrshire Council. Part of the Public Health Reform team, Campbell works in stakeholder engagement and communications, with a main focus on Public Health Priorities and Whole System Working.

Image caption Carolyn Hughes - Senior Communications and Engagement Officer

Carolyn was a Senior Press Officer at an international children’s charity based in the UK.  She also was a Senior Communications Officer at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the busiest Trusts in the country.  In the United States she was in charge of the communications and management of large scale celebrity events in New York City for twenty years.  She is currently working on the  internal and external Communications and Engagement involving Public Health Scotland.

Alison Griffin
Image caption Alison Griffin

Alison is a Change Manager within the Programme. Prior to this, she worked as a Scottish Government policy advisor on strategic projects, leading work on horizon-scanning and the identification of key trends.


Mark McAllister - Communications and Engagement
Image caption Mark McAllister - Communications and Engagement

Mark has twenty years’ experience working in community led health, NHS and policy development establishing and managing strategic stakeholder relationships most recently on Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Acute Services Strategy and as organisational lead for Strategic Development with NHS  Health Scotland. Responsible for communications and engagement on reform.


Robert Skey - Programme Director for public health reform
Image caption Robert Skey - Programme Director for Public health reform

Robert Skey is the Programme Director for public health reform.  Prior to his current role, Robert has contributed to the establishment of single police and fire services, the launch of Revenue Scotland and the design and delivery of the world’s first major national connected school intranet.


Caitlin Williamson -Project Support Officer
Image caption Caitlin Williamson -Project Support Officer

Caitlin worked previously as a Global Project coordinator for a Clinical Research organisation, directly managing Oncology Drug and Dosing Trials over three Continents. Caitlin now works as a Project Support Officer working on the whole system.


Dr Rachel McAdams
Image caption Dr Rachel McAdams

Rachel has worked across various aspects of public health locally and nationally, including health protection, health improvement and moving from service and programme design and implementation onto research and evaluation. For Public Health Reform Rachel leads on the development and enabling widespread adoption of our whole system approach to delivering the Public Health Priorities.

Dionne Mackison - Head of Public Health Policy
Image caption Dionne Mackison - Head of Public Health Policy

After studying Public Health Nutrition at undergraduate and postgraduate level, Dionne has worked in various roles cutting across third sector, NHS, academia and the civil service. She has worked on various public health research and evaluation projects at national and international level. Before joining Scottish Government as Head of Public Health Policy, Dionne worked at the Department for International Development (DFID) where she was a Nutrition and Evaluation Adviser, latterly working as Deputy Head of DFID’s Evaluation Unit.

Emma Kennedy - Organisational Lead for COSLA
Image caption Emma Kennedy - Organisational Lead for COSLA

Emma’s role is to represent COSLA and Scottish Local Government in the public health reform programme. Emma is hosted at COSLA from NHS Health Scotland in her role as Organisational Lead for COSLA and Local Government. Prior to this, she has worked in public health for 10 years, leading national programmes including public mental health, community planning support and workplace health. Emma came to public health after beginning her career in community development, working for mental health charities developing and delivering a range of services.