What Works Scotland is a joint project between the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh, with partners from voluntary and public sector organisations.

Core team

Person Role and areas of work
Nick Bland Co-director | Lead on Spread and sustainability
Peter Craig Co-director | Lead on Evaluation approaches
Chris Chapman Co-director | Lead on Improvement and effectiveness, and Collaborative action research
Oliver Escobar Co-director | Lead on Community engagement
Ken Gibb Co-director | Co-lead on Governance
Sarah Morton Co-director | Lead on Evidence to action, knowledge exchange and the Evidence Bank
Nick Watson Co-director | Lead on Capabilities and outcomes, staffing, finance and coordination
Hayley Bennett Research Associate
Richard Brunner Research Associate
Claire Bynner Research Associate
Nai Rui Chng Research Associate
Lynda Frazer What Works Scotland manager
James Henderson Research Associate
Simon Kershaw Events coordinator
Lucy Janes Communications administrator
Christina McMellon Post doctorate
Anna Terje Research associate


Sonnda Catto: Third sector and local authority partnership working project.

PhD students

Former staff and associates