Joshua Bird


Discipline: Public policy

Research Interests: I am interested in third sector policy and research, particularly the pivotal role that healthcare charities and organisations can play in delivering public services in Scotland.

If you were a box of cereal what would you be and way: I’m of the opinion that cereal is vastly overrated. I would be oatmeal with sliced Granny Smith apple, a dollop of peanut butter, and a dash of cinnamon. I am aware that none of those things come in a box.

What did you want to be when you grew up: A lawyer. I always had grand visions of putting on a tie and going to court and generally being Atticus Finch everyday. However, I realised during undergrad (and I’m sorry to say this Becky) that law as an academic discipline is pretty insufferable

Where are you right now: In my flat, bouncing on my yoga ball.

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