Clair Thomson

Clair has been working in Policing for over 20 years.  12 years of this has been spent within Learning & Development, Transformation and Change roles.


Clair’s current role brings all her passions together, viewing herself as a public servant & system leader for Scotland to join-the-dots, connecting the system to more of itself to maximise impact to improve outcomes for our children and families, places and communities of Scotland.  Working with National Partners to maximise impact of improved outcomes & reducing health and wellbeing inequalities. Through building & embedding a Public Health Approach and growing the focus on Prevention across Scotland.


Clair is currently co-director of The Scottish Prevention Hub at the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI), University of Edinburgh.  Which is a national co-directed partnership with Public Health Scotland & EFI.  Clair led the development and the delivery of the first Strategic Collaboration Framework with Police Scotland and Public Health Scotland.


Clair is passionate about supporting her colleagues to effectively collaborate through building effective relationships i.e. the ‘How’ and has lead a Collaborative Leadership Programme Pilot in Police Scotland with colleagues in Local Government building knowledge of systems and relational practice, this was successfully evaluated through Scottish Institute of Policing Research (SIPR) and is now being considered for growth and expansion across Scotland, widening the partners involved.

Clair Thomson
Collaboration Transformation Manager
  • Organisation
    Police Scotland
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