The Institute’s Executive Director is Professor Jennifer Davidson.
The Institute Leadership Team, led by the Executive Director, comprises: the Director of CYCJ, both the CELCIS Director of Operations & Finance and Director of Programmes & Services and the University’s Professor of Residential Child Care.
The governance of the new Institute is currently in development and will be communicated in the coming months.
Our International Advisory Board has a critical role to play in the development and future success of Inspiring Children’s Futures. We are lucky to have a prestigious group supporting us, whose expertise span the fields of social work, legal, civil service, academia, education and public policy. Read International Advisory Board biogs.
Our leadership team
Professor Jennifer Davidson
Jennifer is the Executive Director of Inspiring Children's Futures.
Ms Claire Burns
Claire is Director of Programmes & Services, Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS).
Professor Andrew Kendrick
Andrew is Professor of Residential Child Care in the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS).
Dr Claire Lightowler
Claire is the Director of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ).
Mr Steven Paterson
Steven is Director of Operations & Finance, Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS).