Professor Jim Gallagher FRSE

Visiting Professor (Law), University of Glasgow

Jim Gallagher CB FRSE is an elected RSE trustee and Chair of the RSE Audit and Risk Commitee. He has been is a company director, mainly in life insurance and pensions, at present of the Pension Protection Fund (the so-called “pensions lifeboat”) . He has other commitments in the charitable and third sectors.
Since 2005 Jim has been a Visiting Professor in Glasgow University School of Law, and since 2017an honorary professorship at the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research at the University of St Andrews. From 2011 he was Gwylim Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He writes widely on devolution and constitutional issues, tweeting, now and again, as @ProfJimG.
In his previous career as a UK civil servant, in Edinburgh and Whitehall, he has been head of the Scottish justice department, private secretary to two Secretaries of State for Scotland and twice a member of the No 10 policy unit in London. In 2007 he was the UK government’s most senior advisor on devolution and constitutional issues, in Gordon Brown’s No 10 team. After leaving government, he advised the Better Together campaign in the Scottish referendum.

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