My name is Carol McKenzie. I was born in Scotland. I currently live in East Renfrewshire and is the place where I grew up. Before moving there in 2017, I lived in Govan, Glasgow. Following the traumatic events of 2016, I was forced to leave my beautiful home in Govan and decided that the safest option was to return to my home village. As I reveal on this website, it will hopefully become clear why I had to leave.
I was educated at the University of Glasgow where I hold a joint honours degree in Scottish History and Social Policy (2001) and an M.Phil in Urban Policy (2002). In 2011, I obtained my PhD in Urban Studies from Heriot-Watt University.
Between 2015 and 2016, l was a whistle-blower on a pension fraud being committed by the Open University and the Universities Super Annuation Scheme, the USS, the second largest occupational pension provider in the UK. After months of investigation, l reported it to the UK Department of Work and Pensions Regulator and the UK Serious Fraud Office. The DWP Regulator confirmed to me, that ‘you do realise that this is a whistleblow?’
Whilst undertaking my investigatory work into the fraud, l was discrimated by my employer, the Open University whilst going through breast cancer. The OU cut my hours prior to returning to work after treatment and l decided to begin legal proceedings in the Edinburgh Employment Tribunal. Throughout the tribunal, between October 2015 and May 2016, l discovered that the OU had been intercepting my computer and email. I discovered and detected how they were doing it.