The Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching (ScOPT) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Scottish Charity Number SC046818).

We are governed by a small group of volunteers who form our Board of Trustees...

Moira Harris
Moira has been practice teaching since 2001 and currently works as a lecturer in social work at UWS and as a tutor with the Open University. She has a particular Read More
Moira Dunworth
Trustee / Web Team
Moira is an Independent Practice Teacher. She also teaches with The Open University and works on research projects. She has published much of her research work and all that information Read More
Jon Bolton
Trustee / Secretary / Web Team
Jon has worked in the not-for-profit, academic and statutory sectors for over 20 years. He was a senior manager in one of Scotland’s largest Social Work Services and is now Read More
Gillian Muir
Trustee / Web Team
Gillian has been a Practice Educator for over 20 years. She held a number of Practice Learning posts in Local Authorities and an HEI. Gillian has been involved with practice Read More
Gail Murphy
Gail has practised as a social worker in Dundee since 1992: fourteen years in local authority with children and families and from 2006 as a senior practitioner with Barnardos. Practice education became an Read More
Fiona Stansfield
Trustee / Chair
Fiona's social work experience has mainly been in adult care services working with a variety of individuals who require services and support. She has been a Practice Teacher for six Read More
Eddie McAuley
Eddie is a part-time Practice Learning Development Officer with the Leaning Network West. He worked in children and Families team for ten years, before joining the Learning and Organisational Development Read More
Deirdre Fitzpatrick
Trustee / Treasurer


Trustees' Activity

The Trustees are very active on behalf of the membership - attending meetings, taking part in consultation events, promoting the work of ScOPT, supporting members... and much more. Read more about what the Trustees are up to...