The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is delighted to announce the appointment of three new members of its Directorate.

The SGS-DTC is delighted to announce the appointment of a Deputy Director and two Associate Directors. All three will assume their posts in January 2013 and bring a broad range of experience and expertise to the SGS-DTC.

  • Dr. Tessa Parkes, Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health at the University of Stirling, has been appointed Deputy Director of the SGS-DTC. Tessa has been closely involved with the SGS-DTC since its inception through her role in the Health Pathway. Tessa's main research and knowledge exchange activities involve substance use and addictions; social inequalities; domestic abuse; the role of social activism and social movements in health and social care; user/survivor peer leadership in mental health and substance use services; and spiritual and integrative approaches in health/health care. She has published widely and has also authored/co-authored numerous reports and professional activities.
  • Professor Kirstein Rummery, Professor of Social Policy in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling, has been appointed Associate Director (Studentship Competitions). Kirstein has been involved in the development of multiple pathways within the SGS-DTC during its development phase and since its launch. Kirstein's primary research interests are governance, citizenship, gender, disability, age, access to services, health and social care partnerships.
  • Dr. Simon Burnett, Reader in the Department of Information Management at Robert Gordon University, has been appointed Associate Director (External). Simon brings substantial experience of collaborative engagement with a wide range of UK and international organisations in the public, private and third sectors. Simon's areas of interest are knowledge management; innovation management; knowledge management strategy; knowledge-based processes; knowledge auditing and mapping; storytelling/narrative; and communities of practice. 

The SGS-DTC would like to extend the warmest congratulations to our new colleagues in their appointments and looks forward to the skills, experiences and expertise that they will bring to the Directorate.

Last updated 26 Jun 2013 9:47am