Today brings an opportunity to shine a light on the importance of how we individually and collectively work and contribute to understanding and reducing conflict, as well as addressing the issue of youth homelessness in Scotland.
Sara is a specialist in chronic pain and its relation to trauma. Sara completed her post-graduate training at The London School of Contemporary Dance, trained in Psychiatry, Osteopathy and General Practice in Glasgow and London, returned to Scotland in 2006 as a GP and worked as a CAMHS speciality doctor, encountering the personal cost to families of inter and intra-generational conflict. Sara is a medical adviser for Scottish Adoption, Barnardo’s and Carolina House Trust.
Ailsa Carmichael QC specialises in public and administrative law, and has appeared in a number of leading cases in the Court of Session, House of Lords and the Supreme Court. Ailsa has appeared in cases relating to the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, Human Rights and Immigration. She has advised public authorities and others in relation to matters including freedom of information under FOISA and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations.
Ms Campbell started a career in publishing. Before her election, Aileen also worked for Nicola Sturgeon in 2005 and Shona Robison in 2006 as a Parliamentary Assistant. Aileen was first elected to the Scottish Parliament on May 3, 2007 as a list member for the South of Scotland. She was re-elected as the MSP for Clydesdale at the May 5, 2011 election and appointed to her present position.
Charlie Irvine is one of Scotland’s most experienced mediators, providing family mediation since 1993. His practice now includes workplace and education disputes as well as professional complaints. Charlie is also visiting Professor at University of Strathclyde where he teaches a Masters course in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.
David founded Street Soccer (Scotland) and has experienced first-hand the problems that face the people his organisation works with and helps on a daily basis. He is also Global Ambassador for the Homeless World Cup organisation, an Ambassador for National Charity Quarriers and is an Advisory Board Member for UNICEF (Scotland).
Norman Drummond has often been described as “one of the most talented and inspiring Scots of this generation.” His life and career have taken him from the gangland of Glasgow and Edinburgh as a Minister, to The Parachute Regiment and The Black Watch, to the position of Headmaster of Loretto and BBC Governor and Founder of Drummond International, Columba 1400. Norman’s life has represented a commitment to looking for the best in others and to encouraging them to see that unrealised potential in and for themselves.
Preventing people from experiencing the misery of homelessness is a priority for the Scottish Government and services like SCCR's National Resource Centre will provide vital help for those at risk of becoming homeless.
Thank you for a great day. Great variety of speakers and interesting from start to finish. Looking forward to next one!
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