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Susan O'Connor - Director

Susan is Director of the Scottish Civic Trust.

Susan comes from a long career in heritage project management, and has a particular interest in mentoring community groups to take forward their own regeneration projects. Previous to taking up the role of Director of the Trust, Susan worked for the Prince's Regeneration Trust, where she spearheaded the Govanhill Baths refurbishment scheme.

Susan is an architectural historian by training and has a PhD in the architecture of Scottish Town Halls.

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Karen MacLeod - Administration Assistant & PA to the Director

Karen provides administrative support within the Trust on a part-time basis. 

She joined the Trust in November 2011 after spending a number of years as a stay-at-home mum. 

Prior to this she worked in an administrative role in a variety of organisations and sectors.  Karen is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde.

Karen works mornings, until 12.30pm. 

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Charlotte Porter - Office Administrator

Charlotte is the Scottish Civic Trust Office Administrator.

Charlotte works part time: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am - 12.30pm, Tuesday 9am - 5pm.

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Nicola Godsal - Project Officer


Godsal is curently managing Doors Open Days and My Place Photography Competition

Godsal graduated from Glasgow School of Art's Environmental Art department in 2002. She has worked on many projects in the creative and heritage sectors in Scotland, including with NVA, Maid of the Loch, Kelvingrove Bandstand, and Glendale Women's Café. She is passionate about community, about creating opportunities for people, and about broadening experiences for all.

Godsal works 4 days per week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Dr Jennifer Novotny - Project Officer

Jen is Project Officer for Civic Connections. 

Jen is an historian and archaeologist.  Her heritage projects include the University of Glasgow's First World War centenary commemorations, the Erskine Centenary Community Project, and 'Justice Not Charity Was Their Cry' in partnership with Disability History Scotland. She cares deeply about public history / heritage and making the past accessible to all.

Jen has a BA in History and English Literature from Chatham University (Pittsburgh, USA), MLitt in Battlefield and Conflict Archaeology, and PhD in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow.

Jen works 3 days per week - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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A big thanks to Carmen for her help during her Robertson Trust internship for Doors Open Days.  She is now back to her studies in Third Year History at The University of Edinburgh.

Erika  graduated summer 2018 with first class honours in Sociology with Quantitative Methods from Glasgow University.  She is undertaking a Q-step paid internship from June to December (coordinated through Glasgow University Internship Hub). She is working on the evaluation and feedback processes that we use to collect visitor data during Doors Open Days.

Erika works 2 days per week (Wednesday, Thursday) email Erika