Together has three members of staff - Juliet Harris (Director), Liz Millership (Policy & Communications Officer) and Joanna Shepherd (Policy & Communications Assistant).
Juliet Harris - Director
Juliet is the Director of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights) and leads the organisation in promoting and monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) across Scotland. This includes working with Together's membership of over 300 children's organisations and professionals to produce an annual State of Children's Rights report, liaising with government and parliamentarians to further children's rights in policy and practice and reporting on progress to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Juliet's previous experience includes six years tackling the destitution and poverty of refugees and asylum seekers, alongside a number of roles with charities working in the field of health and homelessness. Juliet has an LLM in International Human Rights Law. Out of the office you'll find Jules climbing spectacular mountains in Scotland and across Europe, exploring ice caves or cycling down to see her family in Cumbria.
Liz Millership - Policy and Communications Officer
Liz is the Policy and Communications Officer at Together and has been part of the organisation since September 2014. Liz's recent work involves writing the State of Children's Rights in Scotland 2016 report alongside colleagues Juliet, Joanna and Nick. Liz's previous experience lies in the education sector, teaching first in her home country Wales, in Uganda as part of an exchange project, and then as an Assistant Language Teacher in Hiroshima, Japan where she lived for 2 years. Liz graduated from the University of Warwick in 2009 with a BA Hons in English Literature and is currently undertaking an MSc at the University of Edinburgh studying Global Health, Development and Environmental Challenges. During spare weeks of the year Liz is working on wiping out a 'scratch map' of the world!
Joanna Shepherd - Policy and Communications Assistant
Joanna is the Policy and Communications Assistant at Together and joined the organisation in the summer of this year to assist with the writing of the State of Children's Rights report. After completing a Bachelor of Music at King's College London in 2013, Joanna volunteered with various charities in London, gaining experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights. She then worked for Plan International UK as a Sponsorship Assistant in their Individual Giving Team. Joanna has recently graduated with an MSc in Health Inequalities and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh where she undertook research on the health impacts of informal caregiving in minority ethnic communities. When she's not in the office, Joanna enjoys playing the flute in local music ensembles and exploring the Scottish countryside.
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