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. She has been on the board since 2009. Christine is responsible for day to day running of MAV along with Fraser, and Navigator along with Tam, 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. David has been on the board since 2009. He now lives in Montreal, Canada.
Mark Devlin
Mark is a founding member of MAV and Consultant Cleft and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. 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. Michael currently chairs the board.
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.
Scott designed and built our website & is responsible for all of our IT.
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 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
Charity Co-ordinator

Fraser has been with MAV since 2018 and comes with a wealth of experience in charity administration and events management. Fraser was promoted to Charity Co-ordinator in 2021 and runs our business day to day. He is the first point of contact for all Medics against Violence activities.
Lauren O'Brien
Modern Apprentice in Charity Administration

Lauren started work with Medics against Violence in March 2021 and is part of the Modern Apprentice programme. She works part-time supporting Fraser in the office 3 days a week. She is also enrolled in an SCQF Level 6 in Business Administration.
Gemma Campbell
Kickstart Trainee Personal Assistant
Gemma started work for us as a trainee personal assistant in August 2021. She works 3 days a week supporting the board and senior management team and will be with us for 6 months.
Tam Begbie
National Project Coordinator

Tam was one of our first Navigators and has been with the project since 2015. He started his Navigator career in GRI moving in late 2016 to start up the service in Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. He became a Peer Navigator in 2017 and was promoted to Navigator National Coordinator in 2019. Tam has overall responsibility for a team of 16 Navigators based at 7 hospitals across Scotland and, along with members of the MAV board, for strategic planning for the Navigator service.

Debra Anderson

Regional Supervisor

Geraldine Lennon

Regional Supervisor

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. She is a trained Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate. Geraldine is the Regional Supervisor for our sites at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, University Hospital Wishaw and Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

Emergency Department Navigators


Glasgow Royal Infirmary


Glasgow Royal Infirmary.


Queen Elizabeth University Hospital


Queen Elizabeth University Hospital


Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley.


Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley.


University Hospital Wishaw


University Hospital Hairmyres


University Hospital Crosshouse


University Hospital Crosshouse


Royal Infirmary Edinburgh


Royal Infirmary Edinburgh


Ninewells Hospital, Dundee


Ninewells Hospital, Dundee



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.
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Youth Navigator

Youth Navigator Regional Supervisor

Alan Gilmour


Royal Hospital for Children
and Young People, Edinburgh


Royal Hospital for Children
and Young People, Edinburgh


St John's Hospital, Livingston


St John's Hospital, Livingston


Royal Hospital for Children. Glasgow


Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow