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.
Mark Devlin
Mark is a founding member of MAV and Consultant Cleft and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow where is is also Deputy Associate Medical Director for Regional Services. As a founding member Mark has been on the board since 2009.
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 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.
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.
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.
Lee Davies
Lee is Head of Strategy and Implementation at Scottish Ambulance Service. She has a wealth of experience in supporting Pre-hospital care, Staff Health & Wellbeing, Community Health, Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Women & Children’s health. Her skills include Quality Improvement, Service (re)Design, Strategy Development & Delivery, Data and Governance.

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 Team

Fraser White
Head of Charity Operations

Fraser has been with MAV since 2018 and comes with a wealth of experience in the charity sector. Fraser was promoted to Charity Co-ordinator in 2021 and to Head of Charity Operations in 2022.Fraser runs all of our business day to day.
Lauren O'Brien
Charity Administrator

Lauren started work with Medics against Violence in March 2021 as a Modern Apprentice. She successfully passed her SCQF Level 6 in Business Administration and now works for us 4 days a week as a Charity Administrator supporting Fraser with charity operations and in particular finance.
Gemma Campbell
Schools Coordinator and Personal Assistant
Gemma started work for us as a trainee personal assistant in August 2021 funding via the Kickstart scheme. She now works 4 days a week supporting the board and senior management team and coordinating the schools programme. Gemma is our first point of contact for all school related activities

Debra Anderson

Regional Supervisor Central and East Scotland

Geraldine Lennon

Regional Supervisor West of Scotland

Geraldine has been working with Navigator since 2017. She initially worked in Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and helped to set up the service there before moving to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. 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 is the Regional Supervisor for our sites at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Crosshouse Hospital

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

Regional Supervisor North and East Scotland

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Glasgow Royal Infirmary


Glasgow Royal Infirmary


Queen Elizabeth University Hospital


Queen Elizabeth University Hospital


Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley.


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University Hospital Wishaw


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University Hospital Crosshouse


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Sessional West of Scotland, IDDA


Sessional West of Scotland

Specialist Navigator

Marc Nelson, our first specialist Navigator assists the wider team with training and support around drug addiction. This post was funded by the Drug Deaths Taskforce Grassroots Fund. Marc is also an Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate
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