Generation Scotland

Meet the Team

From scientists to data specialists, meet the team who work as part of Generation Scotland.

We make sure volunteers and researchers can work together to create a resource that enables scientific discoveries 

David Porteous Headshot

Professor David Porteous, Principal Investigator

David did his undergraduate degree and PhD in Genetics at the University of Edinburgh. Following post-doctoral training in biomedical science at Oxford, he returned to Edinburgh to take up an MRC Training Fellowship initially at the MRC Mammalian Genome Unit. Later, at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, he rose to Section Head and a Personal Chair at the University of Edinburgh. In 1999, he moved over to the University of Edinburgh where he became Director of the Centre of Genomic and Experimental Medicine and was a co-founder of Generation Scotland. In 2015, he stepped down from being Director to focus exclusively on Generation Scotland. In 2019, he was awarded funding by the Wellcome Trust to launch the next phase of volunteer recruitment for Generation Scotland

Read more about David's work in his profile or hear more about him his blog in the links below.

Professor David Porteous University Profile

Meet the Team: David Blog

Generation Scotland Team Members

Professor Cathie Sudlow Co-Principal Investigator
Professor Andrew McIntosh Co-Principal Investigator
Doctor Riccardo Marioni Co-Principal Investigator
Professor Caroline Hayward Co-Principal Investigator
Archie Campbell Chief Technology Officer
Robin Flaig Chief Operations Officer
Louise Hartley Research Manager
Rachel Edwards Digital Engagement Officer
Rebecca Dawson Recruitment Co-ordinator
Chloe Fawns-Ritchie Questionnaire Officer
Cliff Nangle

Data Linkage Officer

Fionna Chalmers

Data Analyst

Charlotte Huggins Research Fellow
Christie Levein Administrator
Anna Stevenson Research Fellow
Daniel McCartney


Clare Dolan Recruitment Co-ordinator
Matthew Iveson Research Fellow