Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Advisory Group


The Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) Advisory Group was set up in May 2016 to provide advice to Scottish Ministers developing policy on social security benefits for people affected by industrial injuries and ill health.

The group will advise on:

  • the fit with the Scottish Government and UK Government policy landscapes
  • user and stakeholder engagement
  • the evidence base to support policy decisions
  • interaction with wider Scottish and UK social security benefits


  • Iain Tasker – STUC
  • Ann Braidwood – Armed Forces Medical Advisor
  • Phyllis Craig – Clydeside Action on Asbestos
  • Barbara Donegan – Child Poverty Action Group
  • Rosemary McGowan – Citizens Advice Bureau Airdrie
  • Tommy Gorman – MacMillan Cancer Support
  • Nicola Dickie – COSLA
  • Professor Rory O'Neil – Stirling University
  • Professor Andy Watterson – Stirling University
  • Claire McDermott – Social Security Policy, Scottish Government
  • Adam Reid – Employability, Scottish Government
  • Liz Davidson – Social Security Policy and Delivery, Scottish Government
  • Elinor Owe – Justice, Scottish Government
  • Alex Young – Fairer Work, Scottish Government
  • Roddy Duncan – Health and Welfare Reform, Scottish Government
  • Michael Davidson – Communities Analysis, Scottish Government
  • Programme Management Office, and Finance, Delivery and Legislation Unit – Scottish Government, will attend if necessary only