Kezia Dugdale – Centre Director

Kezia leads and oversees the Centre, and is responsible for all aspects of strategic development. She plans and drives the work of the Centre, encompassing all its activities and programmes.

She is supported in her role by Alison Hopper and works closely with the Board to deliver the mission and vision of the John Smith Centre.

Beyond her working life, Kezia is a trustee of the children’s charity Sistema Scotland and the housing charity Shelter UK.

Alison Hopper – Centre Development Manager

Alison project manages all the Centre’s activities and oversees the day-to-day running of the Centre and its staff, while deputising for Kezia Dugdale.

She works with the Centre’s Management Board and supports the Centre Director to take their vision forward by developing and delivering the Centre’s initiatives, including our internship and development programmes, our events and research.

Alison also works with the University of Glasgow’s Development and Alumni Office to increase awareness and support of the Centre’s work.

Nosheen Ahmed – Project Coordinator

Nosheen’s role involves managing the development and delivery of our Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme, as well as a diverse range of projects and activities which span the Centre’s various interests.

She has BA (Hons) degree in Business Economics and Marketing Management and a Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Management. Over the last 13 years, Nosheen has worked with various charities and third sector organisations including: Women’s Aid, Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre and most recently the Mental Health Foundation.

Nosheen is also a freelance photographer and enjoys doing this in her spare time.

Carole Stimpson - Research & External Engagement Officer

Carole oversees the research capacity of the centre and is also responsible for expanding the public profile of the work programmes we run each year. She also manages and produces content for the website along with overseeing all social media accounts, publicity and events.

Carole is a former news and political reporter, having worked at BBC Scotland and STV News.

Daniel John O’Malley – Research Curation Administrator + Editor, JSC Research Blog

Daniel is a PhD Researcher based in the School of Social and Political Sciences. His research seeks to apply a new framework to analyse factors that influence political parties’ choice of issues during referendum campaigns.

As our Research Curation Administrator and Editor of the JSC Research Blog, Daniel is responsible for developing and overseeing a bank of resources for the Centre’s website which brings together research into trust in politics and public service being undertaken by both academics and non-academic organisations’.

Daniel joined the Centre having previously worked in front line politics both in the Scottish and UK Parliaments.

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