Fellow: McCluskey
Elected: 2023
Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Ms Karyn McCluskey
Chief Executive, Community Justice Scotland
Karyn trained as a nurse, and then in psychology. She spent 21 years with the police and helped establish the Violence Reduction Unit in 2003 with a Public Health approach to preventing violence, which is replicated in the UK and internationally. She helped set up the Medics Against Violence charity in Scotland with three Maxillo-Facial Surgeons, which runs Navigators in emergency rooms throughout Scotland and speaks to school children about violence reduction, injury and keeping safe.
Karyn leads Community Justice Scotland with the aim of preventing offending and reoffending, involving work around addiction, homelessness, mental health, and family support. Looking at innovations and evidence to assist people into wellbeing and away from the criminal justice system.
She has published work on Armed Robbery teams, Alcohol and Violence Interventions in a clinical setting and Violence Reduction. In addition, Karyn is a Non-Executive Director at Scottish Professional Football League, Trustee of Medics Against Violence and the Centre for Justice Innovation and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.