Kerry Musselbrook

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Job title: Development Lead

Kerry is a keen advocate of participatory research, co-design, equality and inclusion and loves to work with supported people and in partnership with others using everyone’s assets. Before joining Iriss in 2013, she worked in educational research and widening access.

She currently leads on co-designing a National Minimum Dataset for Adult Support and Protection commissioned by Scottish Government and Co-designing peer support for care survivors. She is also series and commissioning editor for the Iriss Insight series and Chair of the Rural Social Work Forum @ScotsRurualSW. Most recent past publications include Adult Support and Protection: everyone's businessThe impact of lockdown on care home relatives and Transforming services for people using digital technology.

Get in touch with Kerry if you want to chat about

  • Current or past projects and possible new work
  • Equality, inclusion and human rights
  • Collaborative approaches; engagement with supported people and carers
  • Community social work
  • Rural social work

Kerry is interested in ‘better futures’ work  – contributing to Iriss’s Imagining the Future collection and helping initiate ‘Shaping our Future’ and ‘What Matters to Us’ Conferences for early-career workers.

Prior to joining Iriss, Kerry was Director of the South East Forum – one of four wider access regional forums funded by the SFC until 2011. As Director and before that its Coordinator for a total of 10 years, she helped steer the partnership of 18 colleges and HEIs, managed Forum staff and contributed to national work. Kerry began her career as a researcher at the Scottish Council for Research in Education, and has worked at the Universities of Edinburgh Napier, Queen Margaret, Paisley and in the University of Glasgow’s Teaching and Learning Service.