GEMMA IS AN EXPERIENCED LAWYER WITH A BROAD RANGE OF EXPERIENCE ACROSS A NUMBER OF SECTORS. CURRENTLY SHE IS HEAD OF LEGAL AT DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRES. PRIOR TO THIS, GEMMA WAS HEAD OF LEGAL AT SPARK ENERGY UK AND SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL AT RBS, RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE TO THE BANK IN RELATION TO… Read more »
Mary grew up in Edinburgh where she studied Social Work at Moray House. After graduating she started her career working with families in the south of Glasgow. Over the next 10 years Mary spent time working in and managing child protection and family support teams in Pollok, Drumchapel and Paisley. In 2000 she left Local… Read more »
Jennifer has been working in the arts for nearly 20 years, including roles at Woodend Barn, Citymoves Dance Agency and Aberdeen International Youth Festival and co-founder of MiniFest, a creative festival for young audiences across North East Scotland.
Nicola joined Starcatchers in December 2017 from Children in Scotland, where she had been working as Senior Communications Officer. She began her career as a journalist in London before moving to Scotland in 2003 and now has more than 15 years’ experience of communications and marketing in Scotland’s children’s sector.
Mhairi is Equality and Diversity Manager for the University of Glasgow and leads its work to comply with equalities legislation and develop as an exemplar of good practice within the higher education sector. Her key achievements include securing Athena SWAN accreditation for promoting female academic progression in STEMM (science-based) subject areas. Prior to taking on… Read more »
Matt Addicott is a performance maker, theatre director and dramaturg. In addition to his freelance practice Matt also works as a programmer at Platform, an arts centre based in the east end of Glasgow.
He first worked with Starcatchers in 2007, performing in Little Light created by Andy Manleyand Vanessa Rigg and was Starcatchers Artist in Residence at Platform in Easterhouse, Glasgow between 2009 and 2011. A regular contributor to the Creative Skills programme, Matt is proud to be a Starcatchers Associate Artist and in 2019 has also led Playspace sessions for Starcatchers’ artist development programme and participated in the recent Erasmus+ project.
Hazel has worked on several projects and residencies with Starcatchers as a theatre maker, performer and puppeteer. Most recently she has been co-leading a project called Expecting Something with parents under 25 and their babies, and also delivering workshops across Scotland for adults who work with Early Years as part of their Creative Skills Programme. She has created and performed several shows with Starcatchers including Hup, Too Many Cooks, the Forgotten Forest, the Attic and Round in Circles
Rhona has been involved with Starcatchers since the pilot project at North Edinburgh Arts in 2006. Since then she has supported the development of the company and has become an expert in the field of arts and Early Years. She is on the board of Small Size, the international network for the dissemination of the… Read more »
Heather joined Starcatchers after eight years working with young people in Glasgow in some of the most deprived communities in Europe. She believes passionately in the power of the arts to transform lives and tackle inequalities, and working with our youngest members of society seems the best place to start