Dundee City East
Shona is Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport
Shona Robison was born in Redcar in 1966. Educated at Alva Academy, she went on to graduate from Glasgow University with a Social Sciences MA and Jordanhill College with a Postgraduate Certificate in Community Education. She previously worked for Glasgow City Council's Social Work Department.
Shona was an MSP for the North East from 1999-2003 before being elected MSP for Dundee East in 2003 (now renamed Dundee City East). Latterly she was Shadow Minister for Health and Social Justice and a member of the Parliament's Health Committee. She was appointed Minister for Public Health in the minority Scottish Government formed after the May 2007 election. In February 2009 she additionally assumed responsibility for sport.
Following the 2011 election, Shona was made Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport. In 2014, with additional responsibilities for Equalities and Pensioners' Rights being added to her portfolio, she became a full member of the Scottish Cabinet and is now designated as Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport.
She lives in Dundee and has a daughter.