Margaret is Head of the newly established Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation Division within Scottish Government. She is responsible for the £30 million Technology Enabled Care Programme which is aiming to support at scale deployment in Scotland.
In her current role Margaret chairs the National Telecare and Telehealth Advisory Board, the and is active in the European Innovation Programme for Active and Healthy ageing.
Up until November 2015 Margaret was Director of the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) in Scotland having jointed JIT when it was established in 2005. The Joint Improvement Team was a unique partnership between the Scottish Government, Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA), NHS Scotland, the Third, Independent Care and Housing sectors, tasked with accelerating the pace of local change and improvement in the quality of Scotland’s health and social care and support services.
Margaret trained as a clinical psychologist and worked in clinical and managerial positions in the NHS for many years. From 1998, and prior to joining JIT, Margaret has worked in a national capacity with the Scottish Health Advisory Services (latterly NHS Quality Improvement Scotland) and as a commissioner with the Mental welfare Commission for Scotland.