Roberta James is the Programme Lead at the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). and has responsibility for the currency, quality, validity and timely development and dissemination of national clinical guidelines for the NHS in Scotland. She has 20 years of experience producing evidence-based guidelines at SIGN and one of her main interests is in presenting recommendations in ways that fit the needs of professional and public audiences so that high-quality evidence-based recommendations are easily accessible and make an impact on patient care.

Roberta has been a member of the Board of Trustees since September 2020 and is a member of the Finance Committee and 2023 Conference Scientific Committee.

Roberta is member of the of the GIN Updating Guidelines working group and has an interest developing methods of keeping guidelines current whilst making best use of scare resources. She is also a member of the Implementation working group, which aims to progress the science of guideline implementation by generating knowledge and associated outputs/products on how to plan, undertake, enable and evaluate guideline implementation.

Roberta started her career as a research scientist after undergraduate and post graduate study at Edinburgh University and prior to joining SIGN spent 10 years as a research scientist at the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, the Roslin Institute and the Cancer Research UK labs at the University of Edinburgh.