Professor Nick Bland was a co-director of What Works Scotland until September 2017 and led on the Spread and Sustainability workstream. He is now at the Scottish Government.

Nick was the lead for the case site work with Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership which is examining the critical dimensions which influence how effective change and improvement initiatives can be ‘spread’ from one context to another, and can be ‘scaled-up’ as a contributor to system-level change.

He also explored collaborative leadership and workforce development.

A Visiting Professor at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, Nick has 20 years experience in social and public policy as a researcher, research funder and practitioner in both United Kingdom and Scottish governments.

What Works Scotland Publications

What Works Scotland blog posts

Contact Nick

See more about Nick and his work on the University of Edinburgh’s Social and Political Sciences website