Dr Andrew Scott

Director of Population Health

Dr Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott was appointed as Director of Population Health in January 2015.


The Director of Population Health is responsible for public policy on a range of matters which can help improve the health of people in Scotland including primary care, mental health, public health, support for carers and increasing levels of physical activity.


Prior to his current post, Andrew was Director of Employability, Skills and Lifelong Learning in the Scottish Government.

He has previously worked in Scotland and Whitehall, across an extensive range of departments and public policy issues, including employment, skills and vocational training, further and higher education, environment, housing, and on the development of strategic approaches to Government policy.