Our Staff

Together has three members of staff - Juliet Harris (Director), Liz Millership (Policy & Communications Officer) and Joanna Shepherd (Policy & Communications Assistant).

 

Juliet Harris - Director

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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 when she joined as the Events and Membership Intern. After completing a BA in English Literature at the University of Warwick in 2009, Liz gained various experience in the education sector, teaching first in her home country Wales and in Uganda as part of an exchange project before moving to Hiroshima, Japan where she became an Assistant Language Teacher for two years. Liz has recently completed an MSc in Global Challenges at the University of Edinburgh studying international development, health and environmental issues. During spare weeks of the year Liz is working on wiping out a 'scratch map' of the world!

 

Joanna Shepherd - Policy and Communications Assistant

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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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