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Lynda Frazer is the Policy Scotland Unit Manager.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Leading the administrative functions required to enable the delivery of Policy Scotland’s strategic objectives
  • Overseeing and managing Policy Scotland’s budgets
  • Ensuring successful delivery of Policy Scotland events
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to secure and deliver a wide range of Policy Scotland knowledge exchange and research projects
  • Continuing management of What Works Scotland outputs.


Lynda’s professional background and expertise is in the field of business and project management within the public and charity sectors.

Most recently Lynda was the Project Manager for What Works Scotland, a four year research
project to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about
public service development and reform. Within this ESRC/Scottish Government funded
complex partnership project, led by the University of Glasgow, Lynda was responsible for
setting up and delivering robust financial management, reporting and administrative functions to ensure that the wide range of project stakeholders were kept informed and assured of progress throughout the life of the project. She was also responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the work of an extensive team of academics across two institutions (Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh) to ensure project outputs aligned with the project and funders’ objectives.

As Project Manager at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, Lynda managed several complex partnership projects including ‘MoPark’ which, along with seven other European Parks, piloted new, environmentally friendly opportunities for accessing the National Park. In her 11 years at the National Park Authority she managed a diverse range of other projects including communications; signage and visitor information; events; footpaths; and cycle ways. Latterly as Head of Business Services, she led the National Park Authority’s corporate service functions: finance, human resources, IT, board and governance, facilities management.

Lynda then worked at Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF), a charitable membership organisation for practitioners and managers who work together to improve the life chances of young people leaving care in Scotland.  As STAF’s Head of Operations, she worked closely with the chief executive to develop new management systems to enable the organisation to support and respond to the introduction of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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