NAB Members

The NAB is formed of 10 people with expertise in different areas relevant to the Young-Adulllt project. They are employed in relevant institutions and organisations for the Scottish LLL policies.
lesley brown
Strategic Directors
Lesley Brown

Part of Education Scotland’s Executive team and is one of three Strategic Directors. Education Scotland is Scotland’s National Education Improvement Agency and provides support, advice and guidance as well as inspection and review across all stages of education.

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janet brown
Chief Executive
Janet Brown

Chief Executive at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). SQA helps people to realise their potential and to achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high quality, internationally recognised qualifications and associated services.

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fiona burns
Assistant Director
Fiona Burns

Assistant Director at the Access, Skills and Outcome Agreements Directorate of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), where she develops and negotiates outcome agreements with individual universities and college regions to maximise the impact of SFC’s strategic plan, its investments and policies.

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jonathan clark
Senior Manager
Jonathan Clark

Senior Manager at the Skills Development Scotland. He brings significant experience in developing and leading a range of strategic projects and programmes in the area of lifelong learning, innovation and new technologies.

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david james
Professor and Director
Prof. David James

Professor in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, and Director of the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre. He has a distinguished track record as a social science researcher and teacher, mainly focused on the study of Education.

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audrey macdougall
Chief Social researcher
Dr. Audrey MacDougall

Scottish Government’s Chief Social researcher and Head of Education Analysis, Intelligence and Performance. The Division provides research, economic and statistical analysis covering all aspects of education from pre-school to adult skills.

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Part of the senior leadership team
Andrew Witty

Part of the senior leadership team within Colleges Scotland, the membership body which represents the interests of all the Colleges throughout Scotland. He is responsible for the development of funding and policy approaches, and for negotiations with Scottish Government on behalf of the Colleges.

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Professor Emerita
Prof. Dr. Lorna Unwin

Professor Emerita (Vocational Education) at the UCL Institute of Education, London, and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester.

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Professor of Economics
Prof. Dr. Robert Wright

Professor of Economics in the Strathclyde Business School. He is the Research Co-ordinator of the Demography and Social Justice Programme at the Scottish Economic Policy Network; a Senior Associate of Fraser of Allander Institute, Glasgow.

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Christopher Chapman
Policy Analysis
Christopher Chapman

Chair of Educational Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow in January 2013 and in November 2013 launched the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change.

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