Gemma provides expert advice on community justice to the analysis team and the wider organisation. She also helps to review local plans and performance data in order to improve community justice outcomes at local level through expert feedback and support.
Gemma has a BA (Hons) in Law and Management from Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen and started her career with the Procurator Fiscal as a Fiscal Officer.
She then joined Grampian Police as a Front Office Assistant before becoming a Crime and Intelligence Analyst for Aberdeen City, tackling the reduction of drug supply and violent crime.
As a Partnership Analyst Trainer for the Scottish Police College, she delivered the first national training course on producing and delivering multiagency strategic assessments. She then went on to become a Senior Partnership Analyst for Fife Community Safety Partnership which included the delivery of Fife Community Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment, two Fife Community Safety Strategies and the first Community Planning Strategic Assessment for Fife.
Gemma’s expertise in the field was recognised with a Post Graduate Certificate (with distinction) in Collaborative Working within Complex Environments from St Andrews University in 2012. As Policy Coordinator for Community Justice from 2015 to 2017, she helped produce and deliver a transition plan and outcome improvement plan as well as sitting on the national coordinator steering group.