Our Team

We support each other on a day-to-day basis in the work that we do in order to improve relationships and improve lives.

Jim Gray

Service Manager Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

Jim has been SCCR Service Manager since Sept 2022. Prior to joining, he was privileged to serve in policing for 30 years in positions that promoted and prioritised prevention and community wellbeing. He also led work in several national teams including Community Safety, Public Protection and Harm Reduction, Strategy Insight and Innovation and the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. Ever conscious of the complexity of life and importance of relationships the majority of his work is informed and motivated by collective lived experience. Jim works with the SCCR team and partners to prioritise and plan activities and resources in order to maximise impact, enhance relationships, reduce conflict and improve emotional health and wellbeing. His intention is to increase the outputs and reach of SCCR to inform, model and encourage healthy relationships that support people to better individual, familial and community outcomes.

Colin Waters

DIGITAL MEDIA AND CONTENT MANAGER Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

After leaving further education, Colin worked as a journalist for 13 years, writing mostly for the Herald and Sunday Herald, but also for the Guardian, Scotsman and New Statesman. In 2012, he joined the Scottish Poetry Library as the SPL's Communications and Marketing Manager. In his role at the SCCR, he ensures that the staff team is well supported with regards to communications and the generation of digital content, as well as identifying and responding to opportunities to further develop the work and reach of the SCCR.

Caroline Ross

EVENTS' AND MARKETING ORGANISER Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

Caroline studied Psychology at Queen Margaret University with a key interest in counselling. Having worked with SCCR for over ten years, she first joined in 2013 as administrator where she honed her skills to provide support to line management and the team in the development of SCCR services in its intial couple of years. In March 2015 Caroline successfully progressed into the role of Events’ Organiser. In this role she develops and delivers a range of in-person and online events across Scotland to young people, parents/carers and those supporting them as a means of early intervention which improves relationships and lives, and ultimately reduces youth homelessness.

Duncan Gordon

TRAINER Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

Duncan is a qualified trainer and has worked in a variety of roles within the third sector for many years, working and managing projects related to the employability of ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending. Duncan’s last position saw him involved in workforce development, designing and delivering staff development programmes and performance management workshops. As the SCCR’s Trainer, Duncan delivers Conflict Resolution training to those who work with young people and families and to young people and families across Scotland.

Ellie Goddard

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Lead Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

Ellie studied Human Geography and Psychology at the University of St Andrews and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work. She is particularly interested in mental health and wellbeing and has worked with young people in voluntary and professional roles. As a social worker, Ellie gained insight into family conflict and the importance of effective communication. In her new role at the SCCR, Ellie hopes to increase the focus on emotional health and wellbeing following the pandemic and work with young people and the existing evidence base to develop and deliver resources in the most accessible and collaborative way.