Chair and Commissioners
Dr Anna Black is a GP in Glasgow, a non-executive director of Public Health Scotland and is currently completing her PhD in Public Health at the University of Glasgow which has explored how women who are asylum seekers or refugees access primary healthcare.
Dr Jacqueline Kinghan is a human rights lawyer and academic with expertise in access to justice and human rights. She is a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Law School where she co-convenes the Forum for Social Justice and Human Rights.
Legal & Policy
Head of Strategy & Legal
Kavita leads and oversees the development and delivery of the Commission’s strategy and operations. Kavita is a qualified lawyer and an experienced human rights leader and practitioner.
Head of Legal & Policy
Barbara is a qualified lawyer. She leads the Commission’s Legal and Policy team. Barbara is experienced in litigation and has a background in human rights law.
Legal Officer - Rights Based Approach
Cathy is a qualified solicitor and Legal Officer at the Commission. She leads the Commission’s work in promoting a human rights based approach.
Legal Officer - Rights Based Approach
Sarah is a qualified solicitor and Legal Officer at the Commission. She helps the Commission’s work in promoting a human rights based approach, with a current focus on health and social care.
Eleanor is a qualified solicitor and Legal Officer at the Commission. She provides legal and policy advice to support all of the Commission’s functions and leads the Commission’s work on social security.
Alison is the research officer at the Commission. She supports the Commission's research needs by developing and managing external research contracts and undertaking primary and secondary research.
Policy & International Officer
Diego leads the Commission's work on legislative scrutiny and engagement with the international human rights system. Current work areas include biometrics, business and human rights, and climate justice.
Project Worker: Policy & International
Lauren carries out monitoring and tracking of policy, legislative and scrutiny processes and small-scale research at the Commission. She supports ongoing project and planning work across the team.
Luis Felipe Yanes
Legal Policy Development Officer
Luis Felipe is an experienced expert in economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). He provides legal policy advice on ESRC topics and supports the Commission’s work on the National Taskforce on Human Rights Leadership.
Communications & Engagement
Head of Comms & Engagement
Emma leads the Commission's communications and engagement work including developing and overseeing strategy, managing our programme of work and leading the team.
Media and Communications Officer
Judy coordinates and carries out media, social media and wider communications activities for the Commission. She is an experienced producer and journalist and has previously worked for the BBC. Judy is currently on maternity leave.
Digital Communications Officer
Carolyn develops digital and online content to raise awareness of human rights and the Commission's work. She has a background in journalism and communications in a range of contexts.
The Head of Corporate Services leads a team of business support administrators that help the Commission's work through a range of services including finance, HR, governance support, information and records management, statutory compliance, IT and facilities. In addition to day-to-day service delivery, the Corporate Services team works to identify and deliver organisational development projects that contribute to the on-going performance of the organisation. The team is the first point of contact for people contacting the Commission.
The Commission's organisational structure is set out in this diagram.