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Barbara Gear


Barbara Gear provides administrative support to our team.

Barbara holds a BA (Hons) in European Studies and an MRes (Public Policy). She has conducted social research in Glasgow investigating perceptions of anti-social behaviour and held posts to develop the Community Planning Partnership in Highland and community skills and resources via the LEADER+ project in Moray. Immediately prior to joining AWO, Barbara worked for several years with the Research Support team of SRUC, working with specialist research teams located across Scotland.

Previously, Barbara lived for many years on a small island in Shetland and in addition to family crofting and allied work, was closely involved with projects to develop community led resources locally in Shetland and across Highlands and the islands of northern Scotland.

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