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.

Elizabeth Hurst-High

Elizabeth Hurst-High, Policy Officer

Elizabeth Hurst-High joined SHAAP as Policy Officer in May 2020. Before joining the SHAAP team, she worked in Policy and Communications roles at ASH Scotland and The Mentor Foundation, and was awarded a PhD in Social Anthropology by the University of St Andrews in 2018. Her doctoral research focused on inter-generational learning, ideas about the family, and the transformation and importance of values of respect and hard work in a semi-rural, economically marginalised town in New Mexico, USA. Elizabeth also holds a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and an MA Honours undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews. Email Elizabeth.

Felicity Garvie

Chris Graham, Research and Projects Officer

Chris Graham joined SHAAP as Research and Projects Officer in August 2020. Chris is also studying for a Master's in Public Health at the University of Manchester. As part of his role at SHAAP, Chris acts as SARN Co-ordinator (Scottish Alcohol Research Network).

Before joining SHAAP, Chris worked in online education at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for approaching two years. Chris has a range of research experience, with degrees in medicine and psychology. Email Chris.

Steering Group

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