What Works Scotland co-director Professor Chris Chapman is taking on a new role as Director of Policy Scotland.
Policy Scotland’s mission is to generate and provide a space for local, national and international public policy debates. It aims to give new ideas from Scotland-wide exposure and foster co-operations between academics, practitioners and policymakers to flesh out new initiatives, test the effectiveness of interventions, generate better evidence and engage a wide variety of audiences.
Professor Chapman said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as the new Director of Policy Scotland. I see the next phase of development for Policy Scotland as an exciting opportunity further strengthen collaboration with What Works Scotland.”
Professor Chapman holds a chair in Educational Policy and Practice at the University of Glasgow and was the first director of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change in the School of Education. He also serves on the Scottish Government’s International Council of Educational Advisors.
Professor Chapman takes up the post from 1 September 2017. The previous Policy Scotland director, Professor Ken Gibb, who was also formerly a co-director of What Works Scotland, has moved on to head the new UK-wide housing evidence centre, CaCHE.