Chief Officer - Edinburgh City
Prior to taking up the position of Chief Officer of Edinburgh City Health and Social Care Partnership on 1 May 2018, Judith was Chief Officer of Health and Social Care for Aberdeen City from October 2014.
Judith has worked in the community health and social care field for over 27 years, having started her career as a nurse in Edinburgh. She then qualified as a midwife in Inverness and worked as a district nurse and midwife in the North West Highlands and in Shetland where her interest in population health and wellbeing developed.
Judith moved to Dumfries and Galloway as one of the original cohort of public health practitioners and undertook her Master of Public Health degree from Glasgow University while in that role. She was seconded to the Scottish Executive in 2003 to work on the implementation of community planning at a partnership level. On her return to Dumfries and Galloway she moved into the role of Joint Commissioning Manager for Learning Disability and worked across both the NHS Board and Council. Prior to returning to her native Aberdeen, Judith was the Director of Strategic Planning and Head of Joint Commissioning for NHS D&G and D&G Council, a role she undertook for five years.