Alistair is the Scotland Network Manager for the Democratic Society.

He is responsible for Demsoc’s Scottish projects including: supporting the Scottish OGP Network; encouraging collaborative government; and running engagement processes for the Commission on Local Tax Reform and the Scottish Government’s Fairer Scotland Programme.

He is also a member of the Scottish Government’s Participatory Budgeting Working Group, which oversees Participatory Budgeting activity in Scotland. He has been exploring and testing digital tools for Participatory Budgeting in Scotland and beyond.

His interests lie in participative democracy and the impact of digital tools on democratic engagement. He has previously acted as research assistant to Prof Stephen Coleman working on projects relating to political communication at the University of Leeds.