Jeane Freeman OBE

Ambassador for Community Engagement, Public Health and Innovation, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow

Jeane Freeman OBE

Jeane Freeman is the Ambassador for Community Engagement, Public Health and Innovation for the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) at the University of Glasgow.

Ms Freeman will play an active role in community engagement within the college of MVLS, championing community engagement within the pioneering £91m Living Laboratory project in Govan, which, via collaboration with the NHS and industry partners, will see the acceleration of world-changing research into a real-world clinical setting.


With over 40 years of experience in public, private and social enterprise sectors in Scotland, UK and Europe, Ms Freeman brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role at the University.


Ms Freeman was a Member of the Scottish Parliament for Carrick, Cumnock and the Doon Valley from 2016-2021. She was Minister for Social Security from May 2016-June 2018 and was Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport from June 2018 until May 2021. She has also played a leading role in setting up Scotland’s first social security system using direct and constant community engagement and securing all party support for found legislation.



Jeane Freeman OBE

Appearing at the following session

Glasgow’s Precision Medicine Ecosystem

Hear from leading public and private sector experts about the opportunities the University of Glasgow-led Living Laboratory creates for the Precision Medicine Industry.

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