New appointment for Mediation Clinic's Housing Project

University of Strathclyde Mediation Clinic is delighted to announce the appointment of Carolyn Hirst as a Development Worker. This 2-day-a-week post, funded by SafeDeposit Scotland Trust, enables the Clinic to lay the foundations for a new Housing Mediation project.  The project's aim is to help those living in private rented housing resolve disputes prior to or during formal legal proceedings, thus contributing to a buoyant housing sector and reducing the risk of homelessness.  It underlines the university’s wish to be the place of useful learning.

Carolyn has very wide experience of both housing and mediation, having worked in housing since 1984 and mediation since 2006.  She is a former Deputy Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and recently helped develop Queen Margaret University's MSc in Dispute Resolution.  Clinic Director, Charlie Irvine, said

We are very pleased that Carolyn is joining us.  She brings a great deal of credibility and energy to support our ambition of founding Scotland's first centre of excellence in housing mediation.