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Contributing Editors

Charles Bradford Bow

Brad holds advanced degrees from Texas A&M University, Central Michigan University, and University of Strathclyde.  Brad obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, where he is currently a post-doctoral fellow and STAR Research Officer at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Chris Currie

Chris is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a sister church to the Church of Scotland.  He is also a corresponding member of the Presbytery of Edinburgh and a chaplain to H.M. Prison Edinburgh.  Chris obtained his A.B. degree (History/Religion) at Davidson College, his Master of Divinity degree (Theology) at Princeton Theological Seminary and is currently a final-year doctoral student in Theology at the University of Edinburgh, School of Divinity.

Thomas Little

Tom is a senior serving officer in the Police Service of Scotland with over 27 years experience in criminal justice. During his service he has held a number of posts at local and national level including operational, policy, training, and project management.  As Inspector leading a multi-agency team of criminal justice professionals within COPFS (Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service), Tom was tasked with streamlining summary justice procedures from the point of first contact, through to court disposal. This involved detailed work with key stakeholders at all levels of the criminal justice system.  Tom was also a national project manager with ACPOS (Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland); in the course of developing and introducing a child protection model for Scotland, he wrote a briefing paper on the impact of the Cadder judgment on police investigations, with particular reference to its impact on the investigation of sexual crime.

Tom holds a B.A. (politics), LLM (criminal law and criminal justice) degrees from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently in his final year of an LLB at Edinburgh Napier University.  He has a particular interest in criminal law and family law.

Joseph Pilkington

Joe is currently a Programme Officer for the John Smith Memorial Trust in London.  Previously, he read American History for his Master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh, his thesis examining Anglo-American relations in the Suez Crisis antebellum.  Prior to this, he read American History and Politics at the University of East Anglia and studied in the United States at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Joe grew up and was schooled on the Isle of Man.

David Ritchie

An Old Fettesian, David obtained his MA (Hons.) and M.Sc. (by research) degrees from the University of Edinburgh, where he is a final-year doctoral student in Scottish History.  David’s thesis is entitled, ‘They do not become good Scotsman’: A Political history of the anti-Irish campaign in Scotland 1919-1939″.  David was a James McMillan Scholar (2011-2012) and Justin Arbuthnott British-Irish Scholar (2009-2010 and 2011-2012) and is affiliated with the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies.

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