Taking action on smoking and health
ASH Scotland provides management and support to the STA, principally through the STA Coordinator, David Robertson
The STA Council
The role of the Council is to represent the views, concerns and priorities of the wider STA membership, to develop a work plan for the STA Coordinator in partnership with ASH Scotland and to evaluate implementation of the plan. Council members also play a part in chairing meetings and representing the STA on national committees.
The Council is comprised of 10 members elected by the membership every two years, the elected Chair and Vice-chair of the Research Group plus the Chief Executive of ASH Scotland Sheila Duffy (Dep John Watson) and the STA Coordinator, David Robertson. Members:
Chair: Karen Gray, Smokefree Lothian Service Manager, NHS Lothian
Vice-Chair: Brian Pringle, General Manager, West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service
Jill Adams, Cardiac and Respiratory Manager, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
Heather Bath, Health Improvement Senior (Tobacco) NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Fiona Dobbie, Research Fellow University of Stirling
David Frances, Trading Standards Officer, Aberdeen City Council and SCOTSS representative
Jacob George, R & D Director, NHS Tayside
Colin Lumsdaine, Senior Health Promotion Specialist (Tobacco and Young People), NHS Lothian
Denise Meldrum, Cessation Practitioner, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Debbie McGowan, Coordinator of the Urban Fox Programme
Research Group Chair and Vice-Chairs
Helen Sweeting, Senior Investigator Scientist, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Marisa De Andrade, Lecturer and Programme Director, University of Edinburgh
STA Tracker (pdf 192Kb)
The STA Structure (pdf 92Kb)
The STA Handbook (pdf 2.6MB)
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
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