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Johnathan Doran

An academic researcher in philosophy, science, and law, I was co-opted onto the Board of Trustees at Dunfermline Advocacy in 2021 due to my interest in citizen advocacy and my prior experience in charity governance: having previously sat on a board in the Scottish higher education sector and currently serving as Vice Chair of the board at a Grampian-based health, wellbeing, and antidiscrimination charitable organisation. As an undergraduate student, now some years ago, I was part of the management committee of my university’s student union and helped allocate millions of pounds of that institution’s budget. Having gone on to attain two masters degrees and a law qualification since then, worked with law practices, universities, and pharmaceutical companies, now, as a researcher, I also hold the depute chair post of a UK law institution, which works to improve access to legal resources and education. 

I believe that my academic and personal interests align very well with Dunfermline Advocacy’s purposes and that I have demonstrated this by participating fully in the board thus far, including having been invited to (and accepted) a seat on the organisation’s EGG steerage committee, which I look forward to contributing to enthusiastically in the coming year. 

I hope very much that you will support my nomination to Dunfermline Advocacy’s Board of Trustees and that I can continue to contribute to the organisation, helping it to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to fulfil its important role in our community.