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.

Author: redward3

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 […]

I’m Ali and I’m a Recruitment Coordinator for Generation Scotland. I work within the communications team. The main focus of my role is communications; how we engage with existing volunteers, recruit new volunteers, build relationships in communities and promote Generation Scotland and our work. Some days I might be workshopping the vision and mission of […]

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