After graduating with a degree in Electronic Engineering and a post graduate diploma in E-Commerce technology, I worked in the Electronics sector until 2002. I then travelled in Asia before returning to Scotland in 2004. Changing career, I qualified as a social worker and worked for Glasgow City Council for 10 years where I also qualified as a practice teacher. I worked initially in youth justice and later children and families. Whilst practicing as a social worker, I also worked for Glasgow Caledonian university social work department for several years. Since joining the Care Inspectorate I’ve completed the internal verifiers award for the PDA in Scrutiny and Improvement practice and I’m currently undertaking the Scottish improvement leadership course (ScIL).
I am really excited to join the Technology Enabled Care programme as part of my role within the care inspectorate. I have a diverse workplan for the post, focussed on improving outcomes for individuals in home or community settings through the application of technology. Prior to taking up this post, I’ve worked in the care inspectorate’s children and young people regulated care team, PDA delivery team and Methodology. I am passionate about people’s rights and recently worked with colleagues publishing an exploration paper on distance placements in Scotland.