Glasgow Disability Alliance

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Bill Hughes, Trustee

Professor Bill Hughes joined GDA’s board in 2019 after many years as a supporter and ally of the organisation. Bill is a Professor of Sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University where he teaches courses on health, welfare, disability, human rights and social exclusion. Full Profile Coming Soon.

Nick Watson, Trustee

Professor Nick Watson has long supported and championed the work of GDA, helping forge connections between GDA’s work and members’ voices lived experience, and the work of the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, where he is Chair. Nick joined GDA’s board in 2019. Full Profile coming soon.

Maureen McHugh, Trustee

Maureen has been a member and supporter of GDA since before GDA even had funding and has done 2 terms on the Board. As a disabled person herself, Maureen recognises the barriers that disabled people face, stating that although some progress has been made, much more must be done. Maureen feels that this has unfortunately […]

Nancy Birney

Nancy has supported the work of GDA from its early days, in her professional role as Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion for Glasgow Clyde College with strategic equality leadership across all college functions for students and staff. Nancy was a leading and key driver of GDA’s Learning Provider Reference Group from 2006 – 2011, […]

Alan Dick, Trustee

Alan is an active member of GDA and brings real life experience as a disabled person facing many interconnecting barriers such as social care, access to transport and the need for accessible housing.  Alan was highly motivated to join GDA’s Board “Quite simply – I want to be part of an organisation that makes life […]

Billy McFarlane, Trustee

Billy has over 35 years of experience working in the Third Sector and all of this time has involved working closely as an ally with and to Glasgow’s Disabled People Led Organisations. He has personal experience of disability, caring for a family member, and of running a project which was entirely focused on disabled people […]

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