Kirsten HedlandPamela Reid: Director

Pamela Reid is a Director based in our Glasgow office, working across the UK. She has worked in economic and social research and consultancy for over 25 years. Pam started working with ekosgen in 2007 and her experience spans a wide range of subject areas including children, families and young people, inequalities, health and social care, skills and learning, partnership working, employability, workforce development, social enterprises and organisational support. She is skilled at undertaking evaluations, strategic reviews, preparing evidence bases, policy development, options appraisals, impact assessments, organisational development and service planning.

She leads some of our largest and highest profile commissions. She recently led the team that reviewed Phase 1 of the development of Inverness Campus, one of the most significant investments in the Highlands and Islands. It involved detailed consultations with strategic stakeholders across health, education, the public and private sectors. Our recommendations are being used to drive the future development of the Campus.

Pam works extensively in the field of skills and workforce development and has completed a number of research studies for Skills Development Scotland, for example in Digital Technologies, STEM occupations and Early Learning and Childcare. She led the ekosgen team that evaluated Flying Start NHS®, a national workforce development programme to support newly qualified Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals to make a successful transition in their first year of practice. Following on from this, is our evaluation of educational preparation and CPD for nurses working in general practice that Pam is directing.

She led the team that examined the economic development potential of City Twinning for the Scottish Cities Alliance and has been working intensively in the Tay Cities Region on studies covering tourism, internationalisation, and innovation and economic development potential of cybersecurity and forensic science. She also has been working across the marine economy sector on studies covering skills and education, research and innovation, economic development, growth and investment.

Over a three year and a half period, Pam is directing the formative and final evaluation of the Working Matters employability programme for the Glasgow City Region City Deal and recently completed studies in Glasgow aimed at tackling inequalities including an evaluation of the Homeless World Cup Legacy programme and a programme aimed at enhancing the home learning environment of families living in the Clyde Gateway area. She was also part of the team that evaluated business support for social enterprises provided through the Just Enterprise programme.

Contact Pamela on 0845 120 6244 or pamela.reid@ekosgen.co.uk