Project Team

A Menu for Change is delivered by a dedicated team of seven staff based across the four project partner organisations. This structure supports each individual partner organisation’ s expertise to be harnessed for the benefit of the project.

Anela Anwar

Programme Manager, Oxfam Scotland
(interim Project Manager, A Menu for Change Project)

Anela is Programme Manager for Oxfam Scotland where she seeks to challenge poverty and inequality in the UK through the development and implementation of innovative programmes and projects. Having graduated with a law degree, Anela has over fifteen years’ experience in Scotland’s third sector working with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

Mary Anne MacLeod

Research and Policy Officer

Mary Anne has been researching food insecurity and emergency food aid provision since 2014. Her doctoral research examines the rise of food aid in both Scotland and Finland, and its implications for the welfare state. She has written on the issue for a range of public, policy and academic audiences. Mary Anne is passionate about using research evidence to inform progressive policy change.

Email: mmacleod1@oxfam.org.uk
Telephone: 0141 285 8865

Anna Baillie

Project Officer

With a background in adult education, teaching and community learning and development Anna has worked in numerous locations around the world. Her previous experience includes working in various community settings from working with young women and welfare rights to an alcohol project for older people. Conducting a piece of research into emergency food aid provision and its drivers in Glasgow led to an active interest in this area of work and this current post.

Email: anna.baillie@povertyalliance.org
Telephone: 0141 353 0440
Mobile: 07512572715

David Hilber

Project Officer

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, David moved to Scotland in 2013 after receiving his law degree from the University of Arizona. Since then, he has worked in various anti-poverty roles with a focus on Social Security entitlement. His most recent work focused on mitigating the impacts of welfare reform by providing advice and training to local benefit advisers and administrators. Having worked closely with individuals who required emergency food aid, David believes Social Security must be at the heart of ensuring everyone has adequate access to quality food.

Email: dhilber@cpagscotland.org.uk
Telephone: 0141 406 5051
Mobile: 0748 724 0056

Chelsea Marshall

Project Officer (part-time)

Chelsea’ s background is in human rights and social justice, particularly the rights of marginalised groups and individuals to participate in public decision-making. Her masters and doctoral research focused on the rights and experiences of children in young people, especially young women, in the transition from the conflict in Northern Ireland. Since joining Nourish Scotland’ s food justice team in 2016, Chelsea’ s work has focused on supporting community food providers to transition away from emergency food aid as a primary response to food insecurity and towards models and practices that promote and enhance dignity.

Email: chelsea@nourishscotland.org.uk
Telephone: 0131 226 1497
Mobile: 07854 574 982

Julian Holbrook

Project Officer (part-time)

Julian’s work to date has focussed around climate change, local food, community resilience, environmental trends and behavioural change. He has joined the team with a commitment to tackle food insecurity in Scotland as he sees it as a necessary priority in a low carbon, just and resilient Scotland, where communities empower themselves through building their community food sector. Julian is a Community Councillor, organic smallholder and Fred Edwards Fellow.

Email: julian@nourishscotland.org.uk
Telephone: 0131 226 1497
Mobile: 07380 633713

Project Partners

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