Office Staff

Lorna Duff – CEO

You can contact Lorna at

Richard Price – Clinical Director

Richard is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley and with the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service. He teaches on several BASICS courses and leads the Clinical Governance working group. Richard officially took up his role as Assistant Clinical Director in October 2016.

Lisa MacInnes – Director of Education

Lisa joined the team in June 2019. She is a critical care nurse who has a passion for clinical and public health education. She is Lead Research Nurse of the Resuscitation Research Group, Edinburgh and is the Director of the Save a Life for Scotland, a public-facing CPR campaign which is the cornerstone of Scotland’s Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Strategy. Her role involves helping to steer the BASICS Scotland education programme. Lisa can be contacted at

Colin Young – Van Driver / Store-person

Colin has been with us since February 2008 and has responsibility for ensuring our van and trailer are ‘on the road’, as well as organising all the equipment before and after each course. Colin can be contacted at

Craig Stewart – I.T. Lead / Senior Administrator

Craig joined the team at BASICS Scotland in November 2012 and his duties include maintenance and development of website/e-learning; filming, editing and production of videos for training purposes; provide general I.T. support within the organisation.  Craig can be contacted at

Hamish Galpin – I.T. Support Technician / Administrator

Hamish joined BASICS Scotland in September 2020 and is an integral part of providing technical support to staff and external users. You can contact Hamish at

Carol Robb – Course / Event Co-ordinator

Carol has become our new Course and Events Co-ordinator and will be responsible for organising our many face-to-face courses which includes taking bookings and arranging venues and accommodation.

You can contact Carol at

Lucy Pearce – Responder Manager

Lucy is our point of contact for any responder related issues or queries. If you are interested in becoming a responder or have any questions please contact Lucy at

Heather Sinclair – Clinical Educator

Heather joined the team in June 2019. Heather can be contacted at