Irene MacKinnon, Research and Resource Development Officer at SCPO

Irene MacKinnon

Scottish Churches Parliamentary Officer

Irene MacKinnon is the Acting Parliamentary Officer and has been in this role since November 2018. Previously Irene was the Research and Resource Development Officer for SCPO since December 2015.

Previously Irene worked as an MSP researcher at the Scottish Parliament, and as a journalist for Johnston Press. She has an MA (Hons) in English Literature and Politics, and an MLitt in Journalism Studies. Irene is a member of St Paul’s and St George’s Church in Edinburgh.

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