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Dr Carey Fraser

Dr Carey CunninghamTelephone: +44 (0)131 244 3850

E-mail: carey.fraser@gov.scot 

Marine Scotland, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen AB11 9DB, Scotland, UK

Research Interests

Dr Carey Fraser is Head of Professional Development for Science in the Scottish Government (SG).

Carey began her career as a lab technician and studied part-time for an OU degree in biological sciences, a PhD in molecular biology and an MBA.  During this period she worked in different areas of Scottish Government aquatic sciences, in researcher, group leader and programme manager roles.

Carey  currently has responsibility for the Science Operations Programme in Marine Scotland Science.  The Programme provides Engineering, Scientific ships logistics, statistics, fisheries data, and quality, data and information management services to all areas of Marine Scotland Science and other collaborators.  She is also active in promoting diversity and equality within science and engineering areas of the Scottish Government. 

As the Head of Professional development for Science, Carey has responsibility for the development and oversight of a career development strategy for scientists working in the Scottish Government and works collaboratively with Heads of Science and Engineering Profession across government to develop best practice and continuous improvement in learning and development, talent management and raising the profile and impact of science in the Scottish Government.

Recent collaborators include:

  • Scottish Government Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services
  • Science and Engineering Profession Board working group on equality and diversity

External Committees and Responsibilities

  • Chair of the Scottish Survey Vessel Operators Group
  • Chair of the MSCC Research Vessel Working Group
  • Member of the AthenaSWAN Research Institute Advisory Group