Our Staff

Kezia Dugdale - DirectorKezia Dugdale - Centre Director

Kezia leads and oversees the Centre, and is responsible for all aspects of strategic development. 

She plans and drives the work of the Centre, encompassing all its activities and programmes. She is supported in her role by Alison Hopper and Katie Rice, and works closely with the Board to deliver the mission and vision of the John Smith Centre. 

✉: JohnSmithCentre@glasgow.ac.uk



Alison HopperAlison Hopper - Centre Development Manager

‌‌‌Alison manages the day-to-day running of the Centre.

She works with the Centre's Management Board to take its vision forward by developing and delivering the Centre's projects and initiatives, including the Parliamentary Internship Programme and our programme of events.

Alison also works with the University of Glasgow's Development and Alumni Office to increase awareness and support of the Centre's work.

✉: Alison.Hopper@glasgow.ac.uk
☎: 0141 330 1683


Katie RiceKatie Rice - Administrator

Katie is the first point of contact for all enquiries to the Centre. Katie provides administrative assistance to the Centre Development Manager and the Director, supporting day-to-day operation, as well as long term projects and initiatives, such as the Parliamentary Internship Programme and our programme of events.

Katie joined the centre in summer 2018 as our Events Intern, working on the Centre's inaugural Public Service Conference. 

✉: Katie.Rice@glasgow.ac.uk
☎: 0141 330 2943


Chris CarmanProfessor Christopher Carman - Academic Lead‌

Christopher J. Carman (Ph.D., 2000, University of Houston) is the Stevenson Professor of Citizenship at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on political representation and its alternatives (e.g. public petitions systems), elections and electoral processes, public opinion and public (environmental) policy.

Chris is the Academic Lead for the John Smith Centre and works on our public service research, leads on our academic events, and contributes to our Parliamentary Internship Programme.

✉: Christopher.Carman@glasgow.ac.uk
☎: 0141 330 5353