Margaret has been the Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Health Care Innovation at the Scottish Government for four years, leading on policy, programme and European engagement on innovative technology enabled care strategy for Scotland. She is active in the European arena and European Innovation Partnership (EIP). Margaret recently finished in the top 10 of the UK’s Digital Leader of the Year Award.
Up until November 2015 Margaret was Director of the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) in Scotland having joined when it was established in 2005. The Joint Improvement Team was a unique partnership between the Scottish Government, Local Government (CoSLA), NHS Scotland, the Third, Independent Care and Housing sectors, tasked with accelerating the pace of local change and improvement in the quality of Scotland’s health and social care and support services.
Margaret trained as a clinical psychologist and worked in clinical and managerial positions in the NHS for many years. From 1998, and prior to joining JIT, Margaret has worked in a national capacity with the Scottish Health Advisory Services (latterly NHS Quality Improvement Scotland) and as a commissioner with the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.
An alumnus of University College Galway, Margaret has been involved in recent projects aimed at increasing healthcare collaboration between Scotland and Ireland.