Together has four members of staff.
Our full time members of staff are Juliet Harris (Director) and Maria Doyle (Legal Research Officer). Our part-time members of staff are Suki Wan (Assistant Policy Officer) and Katie Reid (Assistant Policy Officer).
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.
Maria Doyle - Legal Research Officer
Maria is a Legal Research Officer at Together. She has been with the organisation since May 2017 when she joined to complete a placement as part of her LLM in Human Rights Law. During this time she conducted a research project into the impact of Brexit on children's rights with a particular focus on cross-border family law proceedings. Maria also has an LLB in Scots Law and completed her undergraduate dissertation on EU immigration controls and their interaction with refugee law. Out of the office Maria enjoys printmaking.
Suki Wan - Assistant Policy Officer
Suki is an Assistant Policy Officer at Together. Suki leads on the research for and writing of this year’s State of Children’s Rights Report. Suki comes from a background of youth politics with her other role as Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, having been an MSYP since 2015.
Suki is currently taking a year out at the University of Glasgow but will be returning next year to finish her degree in Politics. When she has the time she enjoys making tea and watching cheesy 90s rom-coms.
Katie Reid - Assistant Policy Officer
Katie is an Assistant Policy Officer at Together. Katie joins Together on secondment from Children’s Parliament and leads on the curation of the fortnightly e-newsletter. Katie has worked in the children’s rights sector in a variety of participation, community engagement and communications roles.
Katie is also currently a part-time postgraduate student in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh. This follows on from her undergraduate degree in social anthropology during which she undertook ethnographic research in Rwanda with young people involved in a youth-led public speaking initiative.
When not in the office, you’ll find Katie running around Edinburgh or planning a trip somewhere in Scotland or further afield.