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Professor Carol Tannahill

Chief Social Policy Adviser

Professor Carol Tannahill

Carol Tannahill has been Chief Social Policy Adviser since April 2014, on part-time secondment from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

Responsibilities

The Chief Social Policy Adviser is responsible for advising on reducing poverty and inequality, helping to develop the Scottish Approach to Government, and leading work with the Analytical Leaders Group.

The Chief Social Policy Adviser is also a member of the Scottish Government's Strategic Board.

Biography

Carol Tannahill has been Chief Social Policy Adviser since April 2014, on part-time secondment from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health where she continues to hold the post of Director, having been involved in establishing the organisation and leading its development since 2004.

Carol has a wide-ranging brief within Government, working with different teams and Directorates on the Scottish Government's approach to supporting communities and tackling deep-rooted inequalities.

She holds Honorary Professorships with the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.