We are a registered Scottish charity of healthcare prlth approach to violence reduction because we believe prevention is better than cure.

Our MAV Team

Our charity Board of Directors oversees the strategy, with our full-time employees helping run our programmes.

The Board Members

Christine Goodall, OBE
Christine is a founding member of MAV and Honorary Consultant Oral Surgeon at the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
David Koppel
David is a founding member of MAV and Consultant Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.
Mark Devlin
Mark is a founding member of MAV and Consultant Cleft and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.
Michael Murray
Michael was one of our first volunteers and joined the MAV board soon after. He is a Consultant Neuroanaesthetist at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
Scott Diamond
Scott works as a paramedic in Glasgow with the Scottish Ambulance Service and has been a volunteer with MAV on the schools programme since 2015, before joining the board in 2018.
Tom Berry
Tom is a surgeon by background and has been very active in the charity sector in recent years. He has volunteered with MAV since xxxx and joined the charity's Board of Directors in 2017.
David Ritchie
Mr Ritchie retired as an Emergency Medicine Consultant in 2018 after a long and respected career working in A&Es across Glasgow.
Karyn McCluskey
Karyn is the Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland and former Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit.
Niven Rennie
Niven is Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit and formerly a Superintendent with Police Scotland.

Our Staff

Fraser White
Charity Engagement Officer

He has been with MAV since 2018 and comes with a wealth of experience in charity administration and events management. He is the first point of contact for all MAV enquiries and runs our business day to day.
Tam Begbie
Navigator National Coordinator

Tam was one of our first Navigators and has been with the project since 2015. He was promoted to Navigator National Coordinator in 2019 and is responsible for a team of 14 Navigators based at 7 hospitals across Scotland.

The Navigators

Our 14 Navigators work in hospital accident and emergency departments throughout Scotland as support workers, navigating individuals towards a better future.

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Geraldine

Robert

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Thomas

Ann-Marie

University Hospital Crosshouse

Helen

Eddie

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Michelle

Kevin

Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley

Jim

Selma

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Marc

Corrie

University Hospital Wishaw

Caroline

Rob

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