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 Professor of Oral Surgery and Violence Reduction/Honorary Consultant Oral Surgeon at the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. As a founding member Christine has been on the board since 2009. She assumes responsibility for overseeing the running of MAV's programmes and for our all of our social media channels.
David Koppel
David is a founding member of MAV and was formerly Consultant Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. As a founding member David has been on the board since 2009. He now lives in Montreal, Canada and works at Magill University.
Michael Murray, Chair
Michael was one of our first volunteers and joined the MAV board soon after. He is a Consultant Neuroanaesthetist in the Institute of Neurosurgery at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow and Clinical Lead. Michael currently chairs the board.
Scott Diamond
Scott is an Area Service Manager and 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.
Scott designed and built our website & is responsible for all of our IT.
Tom Berry
Tom is a surgeon by background but is currently studying law. He has been very active in the charity sector in recent years. He has volunteered with MAV since we started and joined the charity's Board of Directors in 2017. Tom has a particular interest in our schools programme for alternative school provision.
Karyn McCluskey
Karyn is the Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland and former Director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit. Karyn was instrumental in helping us set up MAV she has been on the board since 2010 and is our source of expertise on violence.
David Ritchie
Mr Ritchie retired as an Emergency Medicine Consultant in 2018 after a long and respected career working in A&Es across Glasgow. He joined the board in 2019.

Our Patron

Paul Gray

Paul was formerly former Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General, Health and Social Car. Now retired he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Glasgow, College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences and a huge source of expertise on public service and leadership.

The Senior Navigator and Youth Navigator Service Delivery Team

Geraldine Lennon



Head of Service for Medics against Violence

Geraldine has been working with Medics against Violence since 2017. She initially worked for us in Royal Infirmary Edinburgh as a Navigator and helped to set up the service there before moving to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She then became a Regional Supervisor in 2020 and Head of Service in November 2022. Prior to that Geraldine has held a variety of social work roles and worked in the music industry. She is a trained Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate. Geraldine heads up all of our support programmes providing line management, professional supervision and support for the Regional Supervisors and their teams in Navigator and Youth Navigator and to Pathfinder. She also provides expert advice and training to the whole team on domestic abuse

Alan Gilmour



Youth Navigator Regional Supervisor

Alan was one of our first Navigators and helped to develop the service working in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2015. He has a degree in Community Development and after gaining experience with two other organisations returned to Medics against Violence in 2021 to help us develop and set up the Youth Navigator service, firstly in Lothian and then in Glasgow where he looks after three teams of youth workers.

Callum Hutchison



Navigator Regional Supervisor West of Scotland & Programme Development Lead for Schools

Callum came through Navigator as a patient in 2017. He successfully overcame some of the challenges he had in his life and went on to be a mentor supporting people away from violence and then a Development Officer, developing interventions and programmes to help young people with another organisation. He is now one of our Regional Supervisors and Programme Development Lead for our school programme working on programmes for young people at greatest risk of harm

Look out for our new Regional Supervisor here soon

Navigator Regional Supervisor

Emergency Department Navigators and Youth Navigators

Our Charity Admin Team

Pathfinder

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