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Our Board

The HOPE foundation Board brings together eminent Fellows, Members and Friends of the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Glasgow. Acting as Ambassadors and leading by example, the Board shares the values and aims of the HOPE foundation and provides advice to College Trustees and Members of College Council.

Mrs Alison Lannigan

Chair, Fellow of the College, Consultant Surgeon

Mrs Alison Lannigan MB ChB MD FRCS graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School and trained in general surgery in the West of Scotland. She was appointed to her current consultant post at University Hospital Wishaw in 2001 as a general surgeon with special interests in breast and thyroid surgery. She has been Board lead for breast cancer services and Clinical Director for general surgery. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow.

Mrs Lannigan has particular interests in surgical education and training and is currently the Training Programme Director for general surgery in the West of Scotland. She has previously been a College Council member, Director of Professional Services, Director of Surgical Education, Chair of the Scholarship committee and Surgical Vice-President of the College. She is an IMRCS and intercollegiate board examiner in general surgery and represents RCPSG on a number of national training and assessment bodies.

Prof Stuart Baird

Associate International Director of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine Executive Board

Professor Stuart Baird is past Dean of the Faculty of Podiatric Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, an Emeritus Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, and an Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Prior to his retirement, Professor Baird was Professor of Podiatric Medicine at Glasgow Caledonian University and had a special interest in diabetes and its effects on the lower limb and foot. As well as being an academic, he remained clinically active within the multidisciplinary team at the Diabetic Foot Clinic, Centre for Diabetes and Metabolism, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.

Professor Baird has been in an academic role for over 40 years and has worked in several academic institutions in the UK and abroad before returning to Glasgow Caledonian University in 1995. He has delivered lectures and programmes on the management of the diabetic foot disease in India, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East. He is respected nationally and internationally in the field of diabetes and diabetic foot disease and is held in high esteem by his profession and his peers for his commitment to Podiatric Medicine in the UK and internationally.

Mrs Elizabeth Condie

Chair of Lay Advisory Board

Elizabeth Condie is a Fellow and Past Vice-President of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. For 6 years, until 2012, she was Chairman of the University of Strathclyde Ethics Committee. She has an international reputation in the field of amputee rehabilitation research and has led interdisciplinary projects in this field for more than 20 years. More recently, her research interests have expanded into the field of orthotics and she has been responsible for several international research initiatives involving health care professionals and academic staff. She has lectured and published extensively on these and other rehabilitation-related subjects both in the UK and internationally. She is currently "Task Officer" for the International Society for prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and a member of the Independent Tribunal Service.

Prof Tahseen Jafry

Director, Centre of Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University

Currently Director of GCU’s Centre for Climate Justice. Her current research interests include the justice and equity aspects of climate change, gender and poverty targeting, climate migration and conflict, the psycho-social impacts of climate change, and the geo-political nature of climate justice discourse. Tahseen has over 25 years of research and development experience in international development covering many fields including agriculture, health, water, energy, food security, gender. She has worked extensively in these fields in SubSaharan Africa (Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi), South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan) and small Island States as an experienced manager and co-ordinator of multi-country and multidisciplinary complex consortia for international donors delivering research and development projects. She is an experienced lecturer at both the postgraduate and undergraduate courses on environmental management, sustainability and climate justice and supervises thesis to doctorate level. Prof Jafry contributes her academic knowledge, expertise and values to articulate climate justice for the wider community through public engagements and knowledge exchange events.

Prof Abhay Rane

Vice President (Surgical), College Trustee, Consultant Urological Surgeon

Professor Abhay Rane was appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Honours List for services to laparoscopic surgery, being the only urologist to date to be specifically so honoured.

He is an elected member of the Executive Council, Trustee and Surgical Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Professor Rane is also elected to the Board of the European Section of Uro – Technology (ESUT) of the European Association of Urology and is a Director of the Endourological Society. He serves as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons exit examination for British and international urologists in training. He is Visiting Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University, and holds adjunct Professor positions at the University of Southern California and at the Icahn School of Medicine, New York.

Dr Graeme Tait

Member of College Council, Consultant Physician and Cardiologist

Graeme W. Tait qualified in Medicine from Edinburgh in 1982. Trained in General Medicine and Cardiology in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and awarded an MD in 1996 for studies in lipoprotein metabolism and regression of atherosclerosis. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1997, and has been a Clinical Tutor since 2015. He has undertaken teaching in India and Bangladesh and is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. He worked in Dumfries from 1995 as Consultant Cardiologist & Physician, and has been Consultant Cardiologist in Lanarkshire since 2016. He was appointed to Council of the RCPSG in 2016 and joined the HOPE Board at its inception.

Prof Richard Welbury

Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Former Vice President (Dental)

Richard Welbury was awarded CBE in 2019 for services to Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Education and the Safeguarding of Children. He is a past Dean of the Dental Faculty and Vice-President RCPSG and is currently Emeritus Professor of Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Glasgow and the University of Central Lancashire. He graduated BDS, MB BS and PhD from Newcastle University and completed his postgraduate clinical training in Newcastle, Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia before becoming Professor of Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Glasgow in 2001 and the University of Central Lancashire in 2015. He retired from clinical practice in 2019. He is a past Chairman of the Joint Royal Colleges SAC in Paediatric Dentistry, the BiCollegiate MPaed Dent Exam Board and the Specialty Fellowship Exams Executive. He has wide experience of clinical training and supervising students to MSc and PhD research degrees. He is a Past President of both the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.

Mr Gordon Jackson

Senior Scottish Lawyer, Former Member of the Scottish Parliament

He was educated at Ardrossan Academy and studied Law at the University of St Andrews. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1979 and served as an Advocate Depute from 1987 to 1990. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln's Inn) in 1989, and appointed Queen's Counsel in Scotland in 1990.