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Doreen leads the Government’s participation in the Open Government Partnership, at both a national and international level. Globally, Open Government is driving changes to ensure that people are able to see, understand, and influence the decisions that affect their lives, and are also able to make the government accountable.
In Scotland, this work supports the reform of public services and the renewal of democracy. It also promotes openness, transparency, and the use of innovative participatory processes to help transform how people interact with public services.
Doreen previously worked in the Strategy Unit during the extraordinary times of 2013-14. This involved leading a range of projects within the consultancy team, from an appraisal of the case for increased language teaching in Scotland, to being Panda ‘Tsar’ and the development of the Scottish Approach, (something which continues to underpin the reform work of Ingage).
As an archaeologist and historian, Doreen also worked for 25 years in Historic Scotland, later heading up Understanding and Access – a division that provided the expertise to ensure that visitors to the 345+ monuments in state care were able to understand the importance of these monuments and where they fit within our shared past.