The BTA Committee
Julie, our Acting Chair, has been a Committee Member since January 2008. Her husband is a brain tumour sufferer who has had a low grade glioma for 8 years. She is interested in developing psychological support for brain tumour patients and their carers. She is particularly interested in the effects of brain tumours on memory and cognition. Julie is a part time GP in Edinburgh and has two children, aged 15 and 13.
Jennifer qualified in 2006 and is a member of ICAS. She joined French Duncan in February 2011. She has had ten years experience of working with charities in Scotland and has audited accounts for the British Pharmacological Society, Scottish Love in Action and Music at the Brewhouse. She is Head Coach at the 1930 Swimming Club for young people between the age ofВ three and fifteen and has been coaching at the Club for sixteen years. In her (occasional!) spare time she also enjoys going to concerts, the theatre and cinema.
Lynne is our Secretary. Her son was diagnosed with a low grade astrocytoma in 1993 and she has been involved in brain tumour advocacy since that time. She runs the telephone support line for Brain Tumour Action and also liaises with other brain tumour organisations throughout the UK.She is interested in supporting clinical trials nationally, particularly those embracing nutricutical, and less toxic modalities.Lynne is a part-time teacher and trained cousellor.
Alice McGregor has been on the Committee for many years and is Coordinator of the Edinburgh Support Group. She has been involved with Brain Tumour Action since 1993. Her daughter was successfully treated for a brain tumour thirty-one years ago.
Janice McClure is a Patient Representative on the Committee. Having been treated several years ago for a brain tumour she now divides her time between work, bringing up her family and contributing to various charities including Brain Tumour Action.