Francis Stuart

Policy and Research Adviser for UK Poverty in Oxfam Scotland

Francis is Policy and Research Adviser for Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme in Scotland. This involves taking forward Oxfam's Humankind Index, a measure of Scotland's real prosperity developed through wide ranging community consultation as well as the forthcoming publication 'Our Economy'. It also involves working with Oxfam's programme partners and other stakeholders to help develop policy positions and respond to Government policy and legislation.

Prior to joining Oxfam Francis worked as a Policy Officer for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and as Parliamentary Officer for Friends of the Earth Scotland. 

Francis is a board member of the Fred Edwards Trust and Falkland Estate Trust.


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Rising inequality - and what we can do about it

Oxfam recently revealed that the five richest families in the UK are wealthier than the bottom 20% of the entire population. That's just five households with more money than 12.6 million people...

Is the Community Empowerment Bill 'Humankind'?

How do we judge whether new policy proposals would improve Scotland's 'prosperity'? ...