It was an article in TIME magazine that started my journey to being on the Secure Scotland Project and a member of the Core Team. Many many years ago, in my first lecturing position I had the unenviable task of teaching General Studies to City and Guilds Year 4 electricians. Weeks of classes had elapsed with total engagement - but not the sort required in an educational institution. Then along came the article on nuclear energy and a light bulb moment! Well it was for me...
That article led to finding out about nuclear energy, doing a PhD on the Rationales for Nuclear Energy and then working on a project on nuclear weapons decision making. A slight detour took me to an academic post at Edinburgh University lecturing in education policy ('If I can research nuclear weapons decision making, I can research and teach education decision making' was the thinking!). Throughout, by being a member of the UNAssociation Scotland, I maintained my interest in the UN especially in relation to disarmament, non proliferation and Treaty making/implementation. And here we are!