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Generation Scotland

Generation Scotland

Generation Scotland is a volunteer led study. It aims to create more effective treatments, based on gene knowledge for the medical, social and economic benefit of Scotland and its people.

Year: 2021

I’m Louise and I’m the Research Support Officer for Generation Scotland. I help support the team in a project management capacity alongside a variety of other tasks, such as coordinating our ethics applications (we’ve done many of these recently!) and finance. My main focus, at the moment, is devising a way of collecting samples from […]

My name’s Kirsteen. My role at the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK LLC), doing communications and engagement, manages to be challenging and fun at the same time. As the UK LLC is a brand new project set up in response to the pandemic, I’ve been involved in setting up our brand identity, communications and engagement […]

My name is Archie, and I am the Chief Technical Officer for Generation Scotland. I am in charge of the data collected about our volunteers, and making it available to researchers.  I am also the longest-serving member of the team (apart from our boss), so I can advise the others about what happened in the […]

Hi, I’m Rachel and I work as the Digital Engagement Officer for Generation Scotland. I look after our website, social media and blogs. I also support our overall communication strategies. Before joining Generation Scotland, I gained a BSc in marine and freshwater biology. After gaining my degree, I found it hard to find work. I […]

Hi, I’m Charlotte Huggins. I’m a postdoc Research Fellow working with Generation Scotland. Most of my work focuses on analysing our data, particularly the data from our CovidLife projects. My background is in psychology, so I’m very interested in what our data can tell us about mental health. I recently graduated from the University of […]

I’m Daniel and I’m a bioinformatician working with the analysis team in Generation Scotland. My job involves processing the large biological datasets from Generation Scotland volunteers, and linking them to our questionnaire and health information. I’m also involved in the preparation of datasets for researchers within the University and external collaborators. A typical day would […]

Hi, as the Operations Manager for Generation Scotland, I provide support for the entire Generation Scotland team across many ongoing projects and new challenges. This includes working across multiple areas including communication and public engagement, data analysis, data linkage, ethics approval and overall planning of the team’s work. I’m also responsible for human resources, finances […]

My name is Christie and I take care of the administration for Generation Scotland. My administrative tasks are mainly centred around keeping track of our publications and access requests, coordinating meetings, and managing enquiries from the general public. I am the voice at the end of the phone if you call us for help or […]

I am a Research Professor at the University of Edinburgh and I lead Generation Scotland. Generation Scotland is the big research idea I brought to the University when I joined in 1999.  It is the research programme of which I am most proud and the note on which I will retire. I am a geneticist […]

Hi! I’m Chloe and I am the Questionnaire Officer for Generation Scotland. My task is to design all of the questionnaires that we give to our volunteers. My job involves selecting the topics that we want to ask our volunteers about, and finding questionnaires that can be used to assess these topics. To make sure […]


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