Grant is a full-time MRes Humanities student with a background in public affairs, lobbying, public relations, political campaigns and social enterprise. Grant’s research interests are focused on lobbying and public affairs practice, regulation, professional education and networks. Currently exploring the potential of social network analysis in investigating lobbying networks. Professionally, he is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner and currently the independent Chair of the Remuneration Committee for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Previously he has been Treasurer of the CIPR Scotland Group, Member of CIPR Council, Hon Treasurer and Board Member of CIPR.