Becca graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2012, having completed an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology. Having a family background and personal interest in the care of older people, she wrote her final year dissertation on factors affecting the provision of elderly residential care in contemporary Scotland, engaging with care staff and sector leaders to do so.
Becca joined Scottish Care in October 2012 and her role has developed with her over that period across areas of policy, information, communications and research before taking on the Policy & Research Manager role in 2016. During her time at Scottish Care she has been responsible for the development of a number of key publications, covering topics such as care service regulation, nursing, palliative and end of life care, mental health, the care workforce and the changing nature of social care provision. Most recently, she has jointly led Scottish Care’s Collective Care Future project.
She is passionate about the value placed on older people and their care and support, as well as the role of the independent sector in improving care outcomes and innovating to fit the future needs and wishes of Scotland’s citizens.