Clare Adamson MSP. Vice-Chair of the SSERC Board of Directors
Clare was raised in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire and is from a steelworking family. In 2016 Clare was elected as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Motherwell and Wishaw, having been a Central Scotland List MSP since 2011. Clare also served on North Lanarkshire Council as the elected member for Wishaw Ward from 2007 to 2012.
Clare is currently Education and Skills Committee in the Scottish Parliament, having previously served as Convenor of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee. She has also served as a member of numerous other Parliamentary committees.
Clare is Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on Science and Technology. Before entering politics, Clare had a 15-year career in IT. Clare has a degree in Computer Information Systems and is a member of BCS. She is active within the Parliament an in her capacity as an MSP in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers for young people.
Clare is also Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Accident Prevention & Safety Awareness. Clare is passionate about safety and accident prevention, and has been active in the field since her days as a councillor, working to promote safety awareness and innovative ways to prevent accidents.