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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.


Chic trained as a medical undergraduate at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in London in the 1980`s and carried out his postgraduate training in anaesthesia and intensive care in hospitals on the old “Imperial rotation” again in London.

Chic’s expertise lies in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and he is currently a Consultant working in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. However, he has had an interest in the management of trauma patients since he was a trainee. Chic has worked in several MTCs including Charring Cross and St Mary’s hospital in London and Westmead hospital in Sydney, Australia, where he was the senior fellow in intensive care for three years. During his time in London and Sydney he was involved in the transfer of many critically ill patients including major trauma patients.

Currently, Chic is an instructor on the Advanced Paediatric Life Support course and the European Trauma Course which he organises in Inverness, twice a year. He also currently responds as a BASICS provider and volunteers for the Pre-hospital Immediate Care and Trauma (PICT) project running from the Emergency Department in Inverness. The network in the North covers a remote and rural environment which generates unique problems.  Hopefully we shall find unique solutions.

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.


Mr Angus MacLean, Lead Clinician, West of Scotland Trauma Network

Angus has been a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon with a special interest in complex trauma since 2005 having undertaken fellowship training in Bristol, Russia and the USA. Based in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Mr Maclean runs the limb reconstruction service for the West of Scotland and leads the regional orthoplastic service with a plastic surgical colleague. Mr Maclean is the Clinical Lead for developing the West of Scotland Trauma network with the MTC being developed at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. When not working 4 children, 3 bikes, 2 dogs, a wife and a set of skis keep him occupied.

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.