Keith manages our team of analysts who provide the information required to promote a better understanding of the complex issues involved in community justice. As well as identifying examples of good practice from around the world, Keith will lead on providing key social work advice to Community Justice Scotland and contribute to the design and delivery of our corporate strategy and support our chief executive.
In his early career, Keith was a Registered Mental Health Nurse with the NHS before turning to social work in 1988. With social work experience covering services for people with a learning disability, children & families and criminal justice, Keith has experience of various roles within criminal justice including prison-based and community-based social work.
Keith took on his first managerial role in 1998 and his main focus of work in criminal justice has involved the assessment and management of people with a history of high-risk behaviours. Over the years, he has worked with many agencies and partners to develop policies, practices and protocols at local and national levels. Before joining Community Justice Scotland, Keith worked as the Criminal Justice Manager / Depute Chief Social Work Officer at East Dunbartonshire Council.