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Clinical Leads

Have a look below for an introduction to the national and regional Clinical Leads.


Martin trained in Surgery, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine in Glasgow, Sydney  and Edinburgh. He took up his current position as Consultant in Emergency Medicine in NHS Lothian in 2004, and works in the Emergency Departments at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and St. John’s Hospital in Livingston. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM), the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and is an accredited and certified Executive at the International Emergency Department Leadership Institute at Harvard. He was elected as the Royal College of Emergency Medicine’s Vice President (Scotland) and Council member in 2014.

Martin has played a central role in developing RCEM Scotland’s policy and public affairs profile and is co-author of the successful RCEM Scotland STEP campaign to rebuild Emergency Medicine. As a result, RCEM Scotland policy has been quoted and discussed at First Minister’s and Health Questions at the Scottish Parliament, as well as the BBC and Independent news and current affairs programmes, including Newsnight Scotland.


James trained as a Clinical Psychologist in Christchurch New Zealand. He moved to Scotland in 2002. During his time in the West of Scotland he held substantive posts in the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit and the Quarries Epilepsy Centre. Relocating to Aberdeen in 2017 he joined the Neuropsychology Department. Currently he is the Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Major Trauma Centre. James is an honorary lecturer at Aberdeen University and Chair of the Division of Neuropsychology Scotland.

Dr Michael Johnston, Lead Clinician, East of Scotland Trauma Network

Mike is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee. He is also the Clinical Lead for the East of Scotland Trauma Network. Mike completed his postgraduate training in Glasgow before taking up post in Tayside in 1994. He is responsible for establishing Dundee as a consistent contributor to STAG from 1995 onwards. A founder member of the ‘Tayside Trauma Team’ which is a road based Consultant delivered pre-hospital critical care service covering Tayside, NE Fife, (and beyond!).

Peter Lindle, Consultant Paramedic, Major Trauma , Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS)

Peter has worked for SAS for 12 years in various operational roles; as a Paramedic on the Glasgow Helicopter Emergency Medical Team, a Critical Care Practitioner with the ScotSTAR retrieval and transfer team and as a call handler/dispatcher in our Ambulance Control Centre. His current role is that of Consultant Paramedic with responsibility for Major Trauma. Peter has a strategic role, working alongside key stakeholders and the National Services Scotland programme team to assist with implementation of a STN.


Dr Iain Wallace, Interim Lead Clinician, West of Scotland Trauma Network

Iain is a GP to background and recently retired from his post in Lanarkshire where he was Medical Director. He has a wealth of medical management experience across both health and social care having held the role of Medical Director in – Women & Children services, NHS Forth Valley, Primary Care Trust; and for a time at Health Improvement Scotland.

Mr Edward Dunstan, Lead Clinician, South East of Scotland Trauma Network

Edward specialises in hip and knee surgery and trauma. He trained at the internationally renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, where he was the Senior Surgical Officer and was awarded the Sneddon Society Medal for research. There he studied under some of the leading hip and knee replacement surgeons in the UK. Throughout his training he trained at some of the MTCs in the United Kingdom and was heavily involved in major incidents including the Paddington Train Crash of 1999 and the 7/7 Bombings of 2005. He is currently an Orthopaedic Consultant based in Fife, where he is also Director of Surgery. Currently he is chair of the Scottish Committee of Orthopaedics and Trauma (SCOT) and sits on the BOA council. He has been heavily involved in service redesign, theatre efficiency and enhanced recovery in Scotland assisting with the GIRFT project and has participated in several peer reviews.