Keynote speakers

Dr Dame Denise Coia, Chair
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Denise is Chair of Healthcare Improvement Scotland and a Board Member of the Care Inspectorate in Scotland. She is also the Chair of NHS Scotland Board Chairs Group and the Chair of the General Medical Council Quality Scrutiny Group in London. In 2017 Denise was appointed as a Convener of Children in Scotland and 2018 elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 

A psychiatrist by background she was previously Senior Principal Medical Officer Mental Health (2006- 2011) to Scottish Government, Mental Health Advisor to Greater Glasgow Health Board (1998 – 2006). 

She has a long standing interest in professional and service regulation and was Vice President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Scotland, and Secretary of the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges in Scotland, and Board member of the Allied Health Professions Council UK. She was awarded a DBE for services to Mental Health in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2016. 

Her research interests have been in supporting individual and families of those with schizophrenia and she was Medical Advisor to the National Schizophrenia fellowship in Scotland. She has supported the work of young researchers through her position as a former Board member of Medical Research Scotland.

Dr Michael Murray, Consultant Neuroanaesthetist
Institute for Neurological Sciences, Glasgow
I qualified in medicine from Dundee and after five years in clinical medicine including  a year in New Zealand and I moved anaesthetics. I am currently a  consultant in neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care in the Institute for Neurological Sciences in Glasgow which had a not infrequent  exposure to trauma and non accidental injury.  An accidental meeting started my  involvement with Medics Against Violence in 2008 and I became a director in 2012. I have subsequently spoken to thousands in schools, secure units and prisons  and attended the WHO meetings in violence prevention. 

I am an honorary clinical lecturer at Glasgow University and frequently involved in   mentoring and lecturing. I would love to discuss my research but ther eisnt space and I havent done any. As part of a mid life crisis I have undertaken a number of charitable challenges here and abroad usualy involving a bke or a mountain which usually go extremely well and without any incident.

Dr Dominic Aldington, Hampshire Hospital
Dr Ken Baillie, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh   
Dr Angela Baker, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Rosie Baruah, NHS Lothian  
Dr James Bedford, Kings College Hospital, London
Dr Liam Brennan, President, Royal College of Anaesthetists
Prof Simon Carley, Manchester Foundation Trust
Prof Kevin Carson, President, College of Anaesthetists of Ireland
Dr Rowena Clark, St John's Hospital, Livingston
Dr Sam Clark, University College Hospital, London
Dr Paul Clyburn, President, AAGBI
Dr Deirdre Conway, Chair of GAT Committee
Dr Kate Crewdson, North Bristol NHS Trust
Dr Lindsay Donaldson, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Helen Dorrance, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Kathleen Ferguson, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Dr Ravi Gill, Southampton General Hospital
Dr Andrea Harvey, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Dr Guy Jackson, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Dr Rebecca Jadhav, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Helgi Johannsson, Imperial College Healthcare, London
Dr Andrew Klein, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Dr Anoop Kumar, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Dr Kerry Litchfield, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Andrew Mackay, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Alisdair MacConnachie, Health Protection Scotland
Dr Sangeeta Mahajan, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London
Dr Elizabeth McGrady, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Barry McGuire, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Dr Michael Moneypenny, Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors
Dr Susan Nimmo, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Dr Emma Plunkett, University Hospital Birmingham
Dr Alex Puxty, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Tara Quasim, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr Isma Quasim, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow
Dr Ravi Rao Baikady, Royal Marsden Hospital, London
Dr David Ray, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Dr Nancy Redfern, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
Dr Grant Rodney, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Dr Arun Sahni, The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia - Health Services Research Centre
Dr Radha Sundaram, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
Dr Ker Wei Tan, University Hospital Crosshouse
Dr Alyson Walker, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow
Dr Malcolm Watson, Glasow
Dr Cameron Weir, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Dr Alex Wickham, St Mary's Hospital, London
Dr Steve Yentis, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London