Elected: 2008
Discipline: Philosophy, Theology and Law
Dr Alison Elliot
Former Moderator General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, University of Edinburgh
Alison Elliot was the first woman to be Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (2004) and was Moderator of the Conference of European Churches Assembly in 2009. . She was Associate Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues in the University of Edinburgh. She was Convener of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (2007-13) and member of the Christie Commission on the reform of public services. She chaired a review of land reform, which led to the Land Reform Act of 2016. She was Chair of the International Futures Forum and General Secretary of the RSE (2018-21). She has chaired advisory groups for organisations including the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, What Works Scotland and Volunteering Matters.