The Research Team

The research is being undertaken collaboratively by Scottish Government Social Research and independent academic researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Newcastle University. The research team is Dr Evelyn Bowes and Dr Nick Bland, Scottish Government Social Research working with Professor Ailsa Henderson, University of Edinburgh, Dr Oliver Escobar, Edinburgh Futures Institute, University of Edinburgh and Dr Stephen Elstub, Newcastle University. The time of the independent academics is funded by their institutions.

This collaborative approach:

  • ensures the independence, impartiality and integrity of the research;
  • enables robust high quality research;
  • and will contribute Scottish evidence to the international evidence base. 

Find out more about how research influences the Citizens' Assembly.