Our People

The SHAAP Team

Based at, and working in partnership with, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Eric Carlin

Dr Eric Carlin

Eric has been Director of SHAAP since 2012. In 2017 he was awarded a PhD in Youth Studies after completing his studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Previous studies include MSc Public Service Management (South Bank London University) and MA (Hons) History (University of Edinburgh).

Eric was formerly Chief Executive of Mentor UK and of Angel Drug Services, London. Eric has served as a member of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). For several years, Eric chaired  the English National Drugs Education Forum and was Vice-Chair of the United Nations' Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs.

Felicity Garvie

Felicity Garvie

Felicity Garvie joined SHAAP as Policy Officer in April 2017. She has worked at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for five years as Education Coordinator and prior to that, was Project Administrator for a national clinical skills education project based at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

She gained experience of public health issues as Parliamentary Coordinator of the Scottish Free School Meals Campaign at the Scottish Parliament.

Felicity Garvie

Jackie MacDiarmid

Jackie MacDiarmid started at SHAAP as Research and Projects officer in February 2019. She joins the team after completing a Master's in Public Health from the University of Edinburgh having specialised in health inequalities research.

Before coming to Edinburgh, Jackie worked as a Parliamentary Assistant in the Parliament of Canada for two years. 

Steering Group

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