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...

Jon Bolton
Trustee / Secretary / Web Team
Jon is a qualified social worker with over 25 years experience in a variety of practice settings. He is now a consultant and trainer - and also a Social Work Read More
Deirdre Fitzpatrick
Deirdre is currently interim head of the Open University's social work programme in Scotland. Her background is in Criminal Justice social work in England and Scotland, and she has been Read More
Moira Godfrey
Trustee / Web Team
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
Kirstin Parkes
Kirstin is a lecturer at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. She also works one day per week as a practice teacher supervising students across the courses in a range Read More
Cath Shaw
Cath is a Practice Learning and Development Officer with Learning Network West.
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 within a local authority setting. She qualified as Read More


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...