Up to recently, I was the Senior Education Officer for Inclusion and Equalities with Education Scotland, Scotland’s education improvement agency.  Throughout my career,  I worked in schools, education authorities and nationally to promote inclusion and reduce barriers to learning for differing groups.  Latterly, I was Scotland’s Representative Board member with the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education.  I worked as HM Inspector from 2002.  As well as leading work in inspecting special schools and units, autism and tackling sectarianism I have presented on diversity, inclusion and equity across Scotland, Europe and in Pakistan.   I enjoy coffee, football, learning and family holidays.