Evaluation Advisory Groups (EAG)

The purpose of the EAG is to provide advice and expertise and to provide assurance that
will maximise the quality and relevance of the studies assessing the impact of MUP.
This group is intended to offer a quality assurance and advisory role.

Responsibility for decision making and management of the studies will reside within the
Research Teams and the NHS Health Scotland (NHSHS) (and its successor organisation
Public Health Scotland) MESAS Project Team.

Where there is no agreement between the advice of the EAG and the Research Team and/or
the MESAS Project team the MESAS Governance Board will be consulted.

Remit

Overall, the key role of the EAG is to ensure that the transparency, scientific rigour,
impartiality and integrity of the study is maintained. Members contribute in line with their
individual areas(s) of expertise.
Members of the Evaluation Advisory Group are required

  • To provide advice on the suite of studies overseen by the EAG on areas in line with
    their individual areas(s) of expertise
  • To advise on the methods and approaches used in the study/studies in line with their
    individual areas(s) of expertise. Dependent on expertise this may cover issues such
    aims, evaluation questions, approach, methods and data sources used in the
    studies
  • To support the Research Team to identify and contact relevant stakeholders who
    can support or participate in the research as appropriate and required
  • To monitor progress, help problem solving and provide support and advice to
    support the work of the EAG and component studies
  • To attend meetings with the Research Team as required
  • To be available via email or telephone outside of meetings, where feasible, to offer
    advice or guidance to the Research Team and MESAS study Lead
  • To quality assure outputs produced from the study for NHS Health Scotland, in line
    with their individual areas(s) of expertise
  • To advise on, and support the dissemination of, information about, and learning
    from, the study as appropriate
  • To represent the wider views of their parent organisation and also to feedback
    progress to relevant stakeholder groups and networks as appropriate and in line with
    the confidentiality requirements
  • To provide support in identifying other relevant research relating to the study area
  • To refer any public or external enquires received by EAG members about the
    evaluation of MUP, the process or individual studies to NHSHS through the study
    lead
  • Dr Tessa Parkes, Centre Director (Chair)
  • Dr Salvation Army Centre for Addiction
    Services and Research, Faculty of Social
    Sciences, University of Stirling
  • Dr Carol Emslie School of Health & Life Sciences, Glasgow
    Caledonian University
  • Niamh Shortt, Co-Director Centre for Research on Environment
    Society and Health (CRESH), School of
    GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Douglas Frood, Licensing Standards Officer West Lothian Council and Chair, National
    Licensing Standards Officer Network
  • Peter Reid, Team Leader Licensing, Criminal
    Justice
    Practice and Licensing Unit, Scottish
    Government
  • Andrew A Fraser, Head of Democratic
    Services
    North Ayrshire Council/ Member of MESAS
    MUP Evaluation Governance Board
  • Clare Beeston, Principal Public Health
    Intelligence Adviser
    NHS Health Scotland
  • Rebecca Sludden, Research Services Officer NHS Health Scotland

    Research Team - in attendance
  • Elinor Dickie, Fiona Myers NHS Health Scotland
  • Dr Tessa Parkes, Centre Director (Chair)
  • Dr Salvation Army Centre for Addiction
    Services and Research, Faculty of Social
    Sciences, University of Stirling
  • Dr Carol Emslie School of Health & Life Sciences, Glasgow
    Caledonian University
  • Niamh Shortt, Co-Director Centre for Research on Environment
    Society and Health (CRESH), School of
    GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Douglas Frood, Licensing Standards Officer West Lothian Council and Chair, National
    Licensing Standards Officer Network
  • Peter Reid, Team Leader Licensing, Criminal
    Justice
    Practice and Licensing Unit, Scottish
    Government
  • Andrew A Fraser, Head of Democratic
    Services
    North Ayrshire Council/ Member of MESAS
    MUP Evaluation Governance Board
  • Clare Beeston, Principal Public Health
    Intelligence Adviser
    NHS Health Scotland
  • Rebecca Sludden, Research Services Officer NHS Health Scotland

    Research Team - in attendance
  • Elinor Dickie, Fiona Myers NHS Health Scotland
  • Dr Tessa Parkes, Centre Director (Chair)
  • Dr Salvation Army Centre for Addiction
    Services and Research, Faculty of Social
    Sciences, University of Stirling
  • Dr Carol Emslie School of Health & Life Sciences, Glasgow
    Caledonian University
  • Niamh Shortt, Co-Director Centre for Research on Environment
    Society and Health (CRESH), School of
    GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
  • Douglas Frood, Licensing Standards Officer West Lothian Council and Chair, National
    Licensing Standards Officer Network
  • Peter Reid, Team Leader Licensing, Criminal
    Justice
    Practice and Licensing Unit, Scottish
    Government
  • Andrew A Fraser, Head of Democratic
    Services
    North Ayrshire Council/ Member of MESAS
    MUP Evaluation Governance Board
  • Clare Beeston, Principal Public Health
    Intelligence Adviser
    NHS Health Scotland
  • Rebecca Sludden, Research Services Officer NHS Health Scotland

    Research Team - in attendance
  • Elinor Dickie, Fiona Myers NHS Health Scotland
  • John Burns, Public Health Intelligence Adviser (Chair) NHS Health Scotland
  • Professor Fiona Jamieson, Senior Teaching Fellow University of Edinburgh
  • Frances Warren, Justice Analytical Services Scottish Government
  • Susan McVie, Professor of Quantitative Criminology University of Edinburgh
  • Christina MacLucas, Principal Analyst Police Scotland
  • Mark Hollinsworth, Senior Statistician Police Scotland
  • Dr Lesley Graham, Associate Specialist Information Services Division
  • Gareth Griffiths, Sergeant Police Scotland
  • Mette Tranter NHS Lothian
  • Hannah Cornish, Programme Manager National Services Division
  • Dr Philip Conaglen, Consultant in Public Health NHS Lothian
  • Clare Beeston, Principle Public Health Intelligence Adviser NHS Health Scotland
  • Ben Farrugia, Director (Chair) Social Work Scotland
  • Gillian Henderson Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration
    (SCRA)
  • Dr Louise Hill University of Strathclyde
  • Maggie Page, Research Officer Scottish Government
  • Dr Pete Seaman, Acting Associate Director Glasgow Centre for Population Health
  • Eileen Scott Scottish Government
  • John Holleran, Development Officer for
    Families and Communities
    Scottish Families Affected by Drugs and
    Alcohol (SFAD)
  • Kelda Gaffney, Service Manager Glasgow City Council
  • Laura Pasternak Scottish Youth Parliament
  • Peter Rigg Scottish Youth Parliament
  • Rowan Anderson, Manager Corra Foundation
  • Clare Beeston NHS Health Scotland

    Research Teams - in attendance
  • Jane Ford, John Burns, Fiona Myers NHS Health Scotland
    Ian Clark, Briege Nugent Iconic Consulting
  • Dr Peter Craig, Senior Research Fellow
    (Chair)
    MRC/CSO Social and Public Health
    Sciences Unit
  • Dr Gerry McCartney NHS Health Scotland
  • Neil Craig, Principle Public Health Intelligence
    Adviser
    NHS Health Scotland
  • Dr Lesley Graham, NHS National Services Scotland,
    Information Services Division
  • Professor Annie Britton, Professor of
    Epidemiology
    University College London
  • Dr Jim Lewsey, Reader in Medical Statistics University of Glasgow
  • Professor Brian Ferguson, Chief Economist Public Health England
  • Nils Michael Scottish Government
  • Professor Tim Stockwell, Director of Centre
    for Addictions Research
    University of Victoria, Canada
  • Annalisa Belloni, Senior Health Economist Public Health England
  • Professor Jonathan Fallowfield, Senior
    Clinical Fellow
    University of Edinburgh
  • Clare Beeston, Principle Public Health
    Intelligence Adviser
    NHS Health Scotland

    Research Teams - in attendance
  • Mark Robinson, Lucie Giles, Christina Wraw NHS Health Scotland