Independent policy analysis.
Established in 2018, Murray Blackburn Mackenzie is an independent policy analysis collective, made up of Dr Kath Murray, Dr Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Lisa Mackenzie.
Based in Edinburgh, we have extensive experience in policy-making, research and communications.
Cross-border discussion on the Gender Recognition Reform Bill
On 21 January 2023 the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government Shona Robison MSP wrote to the Secretary of State for Scotland regarding the Gender Recognition...
1st June 2023
MBM letter to EHRC Scotland
We were invited by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to participate in an online roundtable to discuss the preliminary findings in Scotland related to the protected characteristics...
25th April 2023
Gender Recognition, ECHR compliance and the Scottish Human Rights Commission
The Scottish Parliament cannot legislate in contravention of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). At the time the Gender Recognition Act 2004 was passed, it was viewed as...
17th April 2023
Scottish Parliament Committees: the new administration’s final set of appointments
The last set of new appointments that need to be made as a result of the change of First Minister, and ministerial reshuffle, are from the government backbenches to...
14th April 2023