Our People

The SHAAP Team

Based at, and working in partnership with, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
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Elinor Jayne, Director

Joining SHAAP as Director in July 2021, Elinor has a wealth of experience in influencing policy and representing organisations in Scotland and the UK. She’s worked in a range of sectors on a number of different issues, most recently heading up the influencing team at national healthcare charity Sue Ryder. Prior to this she worked for the Royal College of Nursing, Edinburgh City Centre Management Company and the Scottish Retail Consortium. Elinor is a trustee for Cyrenians, the charity that aims to tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. Email Elinor.

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Jane Gordon, Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Jane joined SHAAP in January 2022 as our Policy and Public Affairs Officer. She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, where she completed both her undergraduate degree in Physiology and also the Master of Public Health Programme. Jane has a background in global health policy and advocacy, formerly focussing on nutrition policy in her role with World Obesity Federation. She has also previously worked for the NHS during pandemic relief efforts. Email Jane.

Felicity Garvie

Jodie McGarry, Research and Projects Officer

Jodie joined SHAAP in November 2022 as a Research and Projects Officer. She is currently completing her PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on women’s experiences of gambling and drinking alcohol. Jodie graduated from GCU in 2016 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, before going on to complete a PGDE at University of Strathclyde. Afterwards, Jodie went on to teach secondary school Psychology, before beginning her PhD studies. Jodie is a member of the Scottish Alcohol Research Network and a committee member of the Drinking Studies Network. Email Jodie.

Steering Group

SHAAP is advised by a Steering Group with representation from the Medical Royal Colleges in Scotland and invited experts.