Dr Jim McCormick became Scotland Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) in November 2007 and was previously director of independent think-tank the Scottish Council Foundation (SCF) for five years. He is co-founder of a research partnership, McCormick-McDowell, and an Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) Research Associate. His main professional interests include tackling poverty, schools reform and policies for older people. He is Chair of the Scottish Government's workstream on Learning in Custody and a Board member of Govanhill Community Development Trust. Before joining SCF, he worked at ippr and in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Published on 9 Nov 2011