Liz has had a long involvement with our sister charity Remap Scotland, as her father was the previous National Organiser and was responsible for establishing it as a separate organisation. She joined their Board of Trustees in 2015 and became their Chair in 2018.
Her professional background is in healthcare. She trained as a general nurse at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh then undertook specialist training in intensive care at Guy’s Hospital, London followed by ward sister posts in Glasgow. She spent 6 years working in academia undertaking 2 research degrees including a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University, before returning to clinical practice in Tayside in 1991. She was appointed Nurse Consultant for Acute Medicine in NHS Tayside in 2001, a role that combined clinical care with research, education and strategic development. Over the course of her professional career she has held various national roles including serving as Nurse Advisor to the NHS in Scotland Policy Board and as Chair of the Scottish Nurse, Midwife and Allied Health Professional Consultant Council.
She was an executive council member of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) from 2002 to 2011 and was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Fellowship of SAM in 2012. She has a Diploma in Business Coaching and several years of experience in business, leadership and personal coaching. She retired from the NHS in 2016 and is currently self-employed as a partner and administrator with her husband’s training organisation.
Outwith work she has been a member of Braemar Golf Club committee for 26 years, serving as Club Secretary for three years and as current Lady Captain.