Leigh Abbott

Leigh is the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer for LINK and leads the “Nature for All” project; a three-year funded project from the National Lottery Heritage Fund that is designed to support diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion across the membership of Scottish Environment LINK.

In terms of who Leigh is, her background is in cognitive neuroscience (MRes and BSc in Psychology) with a Microcredential in Intercultural Understanding and Emotional Resilience in Times of Uncertainty. She has worked in both education and psychological settings in relation to disability and neurodiversity. However, her most recent career has expanded to include initiatives surrounding awareness and acceptance of differences in gender and race.

Alongside her current role, Leigh is also a Student Support Specialist Mentor for autistic students in Higher Education.

Leigh works part-time at Scottish Environment LINK and her working days are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (9am – 5pm). 


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