ISSUE 59, JULY 2004
FORENSIC FOOTPRINT EXPERT
HOT ON CRIMINALS’ HEELS
REVOLUTIONISING HEALTHCARE ACROSS SCOTLAND
Note from the Editor
CONTENTS You will notice that in this re-designed
edition of the QM News we are bringing
you a bumper edition by amalgamating
the QM News with QM Scene, our
alumni magazine. We feel that the
stories in QM News are equally of
02 - 03 Forensic footprint expert hot on criminals’ heels interest to our graduates and we have
therefore decided to bring both
publications together, whilst maintaining
04 - 05 New centre to revolutionise healthcare across Scotland a dedicated alumni section.
Joint directors to lead COPA
In this edition, we give you a fascinating
insight into the developing field of
06 Researchers throw light on Asperger’s Syndrome forensic podiatry. Through cutting edge
research carried out by William Kerr,
Professor Hardcastle becomes Fellow of the British Academy lecturer in podiatry, we can see how his
work will help to track down criminals
by the forensic identification of their
07 Welcome footprints at crime scenes.
We are also delighted to announce that
QMUC is the lead partner in the
08 Annual Fund development of a new centre which will
revolutionise healthcare across
International News Scotland. £2.45m, the largest grant
In the Spotlight that QMUC has ever received, will
enable the University College to work in
partnership with other universities and
09 QMUCGA Newsletter the NHS to establish the Centre for
Integrated Healthcare Research.
Specifically working in the areas of
10 - 13 Classnotes nursing, midwifery and the allied health
professions the Centre will fill a major
gap in Scotland’s health research. This
14 RE:LOCATE - Planning permission moves a step closer substantial funding is a major coup for
Scotland as it is the largest research
Top rating for institutional review investment for these professions in the
Gateway to showcase Scottish theatre talent UK.
In the alumni pages, you will find
02-03 04-05 graduate news in a bumper
'Classnotes' section as well as Annual
Fund and International news, reunion
details, and the Graduate's Association
Marketing & Communications Office
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06 08 PHOTOGRAPHY:
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New study will help children with one of In the Spotlight - Q & A’s with former Email. email@example.com
the most frequent variants or autism student Jennifer McGonigle
GRADUATION - PAGE 01
QMUC CONFER FOUR HONORARY DEGREES
AT SUMMER CEREMONY
The doyenne of female broadcasters, Research and Education (which he of spoken and written English, the
one of the world's most influential founded and for which he has generated monumental Survey of English Usage.
occupational therapists, an millions of dollars in research funding), He was awarded a CBE in 1976,
internationally renowned linguist and he pioneered a participatory approach to knighted in 1985 and raised to the
the man who led one of the boldest occupational therapy that involves client peerage in 1994. He is currently a
and most accessible Royal and therapist working together to trustee of the Wolfson Foundation and,
Commissions received honorary develop theory and practice - the as a member of the House of Lords
degrees from Queen Margaret scholarship of practice. Dr Kielhofner is Select Committee on Science and
University College at its summer a prolific writer who has received the Technology, he has been an active and
graduation ceremony. highest academic honours in his field, influential spokesman on educational
but he has many diverse interests matters.
On Friday 2 July 2004, the university among them making his own furniture,
college honoured one of the most playing a mean banjo and kayaking. Sir Stewart Sutherland, elevated to the
popular, respected and enduring figures peerage in 2001 as Lord Sutherland of
in the media, Joan Bakewell, whose Houndwood, is best known throughout
journalistic and broadcasting career has Scotland - and beyond - for his
spanned 50 years from the post war chairmanship of the Royal Commission
era. In the '60s, Ms Bakewell made her on the Funding of the Long Term Care of
mark in the male dominated world of the Elderly (1997-9), and for his astute
current affairs; in the '70s, she focused but inspired leadership of the University
on religion and ethics and was a regular of Edinburgh (1994-2002). Lord
contributor to the Manchester Evening Sutherland's career has spanned posts
News, Punch, The Times and London left to right: Professor Gary Kielhofner DrPH in philosophy and in the history and
OTR/L FAOTA, Alan Gilloran, Dean of the Faculty
News. In the '80s, she became the of Health and Social Sciences philosophy of religion at the University
BBC's arts correspondent, and at the College of North Wales, the University of
end of that decade she began to explore Stirling and King's College London; as
moral dilemmas across the world in left to right: Professor the Lord Quirk of Bloomsbury Principal and Vice-Chancellor of King's
Heart of the Matter. She is a founder of KT CBE FBA, Professor Bill Hardcastle FBA College, London and Edinburgh
the National Campaign for the Arts, and universities; as HM Chief Inspector of
was on the judging panel for the Booker Schools; and as a notable scholar and
Prize. In 1999, her own achievements in author. He is a Fellow of the British
journalism and the arts were recognised Academy and the Royal Society of
with the award of a CBE. Edinburgh (of which he is currently
president). His public service has
left to right: Joan Bakewell CBE, Rosalyn involved him in diverse organisations
Marshall, Vice Principal (Strategic Projects) from the Cabinet's Council for Science
and Technology to the Hong Kong
The university college also honoured the University Grants Council. In recognition
internationally renowned linguist and of his major contributions to society in
expert on the English language, Lord general and to education in particular, he
Randolph Quirk. He chaired the was knighted in 1995 and appointed
Government Committee of Inquiry into Knight of the Order of the Thistle in
speech therapy services, whose Quirk 2002.
Report of 1972 forms the cornerstone
left to right: Professor John Laver CBE, Deputy
of the UK's current service. During a Principal, The Rt Hon the Lord Sutherland of
Over the past three decades, Dr Gary long and distinguished career, Lord Houndwood KT FBA PRSE
Kielhofner has had an enormous impact Quirk has held chairs of English
on our understanding of the factors that language at the universities of Durham
help disabled people to lead satisfying and London, served as Vice-Chancellor
lives and, through his theory, The Model of London; and has held many
of Human Occupation, has transformed prestigious honorary posts such as
rehabilitation practice throughout the President of the British Academy. His
world. Based at the University of Illinois interest in the grammar of present-day
at Chicago at the Centre for Outcomes English led to the first major compilation
PAGE 02 - MAIN FEATURE
FIRST FORENSIC FOOTPRINT
EXPERT HOT ON CRIMINALS’ HEELS
Scotland’s first footprint expert will be two footprints in the world will have the windows. Comparisons of this were
hot on the heels of criminals when he same shape and the right foot is always made with an impression taken from a
produces the findings of his ground- different from the left – there is never a suspect and the similar characteristics
breaking research into forensic mirror image. The ridge patterns on between the two were used as part of
podiatry. certain areas of the feet are as the evidence. The suspect was
identifiable as fingerprints and that’s why subsequently found guilty and
Through his PhD research, William Kerr, footprinting is just as interesting and sentenced to four years imprisonment
a podiatry lecturer at QMUC, is now able exacting a science as fingerprinting.” after which he was deported.
to give a description of a suspect’s
appearance by analysing their footprints. There are two aspects to Kerr’s A serial housebreaker in 1998 broke into
research. Firstly, he has been analysing an old-folks’ home hoping to carry out
For some time now, it has been possible the measurements of specific aspects of what he considered to be the perfect
to tell a person’s height from a footprint. the footprint, for example, lengths and crime. He had previously been convicted
However, Kerr’s initial findings will allow areas with establishment of indices. The on fingerprint evidence and on
him to analyse a footprint and calculate second part of the research looks at the impressions left by his training shoes.
both the height and now the weight of difference to the shape of the footprint So, on this occasion he decided to
an individual to within two to three when it has been influenced by weight. remove his trainers and put his socks on
kilograms. For the first time, Kerr’s research will be his hands to act as gloves. Unfortunately
able to identify, for example, the owner for him he left behind excellent toe
Forensic podiatry is the study of of a footprint even if they had been impressions that were used by the
footprints and ridges on toes and soles carrying a heavy rucksack while prosecution as part of their evidence. He
of the feet. Kerr is one of only a few committing a crime. was found guilty and sentenced to two
experts in the UK who are developing years’ imprisonment.
the science so that it can be used to Obviously, in countries such as India
provide evidence in legal proceedings. where many go barefoot, forensic Kerr’s research is due to be published in
podiatry has been a well used tool by January 2005 and there is little doubt
His research has led him to work with a the police, but there are now increasing that he will then be called on by the
variety of experts including a tyre print amounts of crimes solved in the UK. police to consult on crime scene
expert in the States. Ernest Hamm, a Kerr has researched a wide variety of investigations. With the advances in
retired FBI agent, has been helping Kerr crimes where footprints have been forensic podiatry into footprints and
in the techniques used to lift prints. Kerr identified. shoeprints, perpetrators will find it
has researched the way the FBI lift tyre increasingly difficult to walk away Scott
prints and is using a similar technique to A perpetual housebreaker was caught free from their crimes. According to Kerr,
lift footprints. He has also been out by his unfortunate choice of socks the only way to get off with leaving prints
consulting with the Scottish police at after he had removed his shoes to tip at the scene of a crime is to use
their headquarters in Fettes, Edinburgh, toe around an Aberdeen house. He wore someone else’s shoes! Kerr explained:
and showing them the expertise which gloves so left no fingerprints, but was “It is impossible to tell from the shoeprint
he has built up. In return they have identified by his toe print due to the if someone else actually wore the
involved him in the type of forensic work large hole in his sock. He was jailed for owner’s shoes to commit a crime.’’
which they have recently carried out and three years.
which could benefit from his new He concluded: “Although this particular
research techniques. In 1990 an indecent sexual assault was area of forensic science is in its infancy,
carried out in a women’s home in the as more research is carried out and
Kerr uses the foot length and the area Caymen Islands. When the police more specialists become involved, it will
covered by the certain aspects of the carried out a thorough examination of become another important facility that
footprint to produce an equation. This is the premises a very clear barefoot can be used for identification purposes
then used to calculate the individual’s impression was found near one of the during crime scene investigations.”
height and weight. He explained: “No
MAIN FEATURE - PAGE 03
“No two footprints in the world will have the same
shape and the right foot is always different from
the left - there is never a mirror image.”
PAGE 04 - ACHIEVEMENTS & DEVELOPMENT NEWS
NEW CENTRE TO REVOLUTIONISE HEALTHCARE
RESEARCH ACROSS SCOTLAND
A grant of £2.45 million will allow a medical professions. There is very little · Maximising recovery from acute illness
group of universities and NHS interdisciplinary research that can be and trauma
partners to establish a centre that will used to help these professionals work · Early years and parenting
help to improve the health of the more effectively together to provide a full · Improving the management of
people of Scotland, as well as leading and coordinated service that will meet all enduring conditions
the way in Europe for healthcare of the patient’s health needs.”
research. Professor Beth Alder, Director of
Dr Donaghy continued: “This grant will Research in the Faculty of Health and
Specifically working in the areas of allow the new Centre to pull together Life Sciences at Napier University said:
nursing, midwifery and the allied health these professionals to conduct research “These main programmes of research
professions (physiotherapy, radiography, which will relate to the delivery of relate to the Scottish Executive’s
podiatry, dietetics, art therapy, integrated healthcare.” healthcare priorities of mental health,
occupational therapy, speech therapy cardiovascular disease and stroke,
and nutrition) the new Centre for Aiming to change the research culture cancer, older people and public/child
Integrated Healthcare Research will fill a within these professions, the Centre will health and reflect the expertise across
major gap in Scotland’s health research. focus on the application of research to the institutions involved in the Centre.”
This substantial funding is a major coup improve patient care, but, most
for Scotland as it is the largest research importantly, its work will be informed at However, even though its research will
investment for these professions in the every stage by the opinion of people be firmly based in tackling Scotland’s
UK. who actually use health services. health problems, there will be an
international recruitment drive to attract
A collaborative project, the new Centre The Centre will also impact on the a director to lead the project.
will bring healthcare specialists from ongoing problem of staff recruitment and
QMUC, University of Edinburgh and retention in both the NHS and higher Dr Heather Cubie, Director of Research
Napier University to work in partnership education. Academics and health and Development at NHS Lothian -
with NHS Lothian, NHS Borders and professionals will benefit from more University Hospitals Division, stated:
NHS Lanarkshire. cross-over career options between “This will be an extremely exciting and
academia and the NHS and a vibrant dynamic project to be involved in.
Dr Marie Donaghy, Head of School of research culture which it is hoped will Recognising the international nature of
Health Sciences at the lead partner develop across all these health areas. At healthcare, we will be publicising the
institution, Queen Margaret University the moment, it is difficult to attract director’s post internationally as we
College, explained: “Unlike the area of nurses, midwives, and allied health search for a high calibre individual with a
medicine - nursing, midwifery and the professionals into research and there are strong research track record who can
allied health professions have really few clinical/research opportunities. take this project from inception and
suffered from a lack of investment in However, the new Centre will provide develop it into an international centre of
research. While there has been good opportunities to attract more UK and excellence within five to seven years.”
examples of small-scale research international research funding thereby
undertaken in the NHS in recent years, providing a wider variety of career Dr Cubie concluded: “The Centre will
the majority of research has tended to pathways. help to shape the future of nursing,
be specific to individual professions. midwifery and the allied health
However, in reality, people often need a The grant, which is provided by The profession by bringing together a critical
range of coordinated health services to Scottish Higher Education Funding mass of expert researchers to
fully aid their recover. For example, if Council, the Scottish Executive Health investigate common and complex issues
someone has suffered a stroke they may Department, NHS Scotland and The leading to significant improvements in
need the services of a speech therapist, Chief Scientist Office will support the the provision of Scottish healthcare.”
a physiotherapist, an occupational research work of the Centre in three
therapist and nurses, in addition to main areas:
ACHIEVEMENTS & DEVELOPMENT NEWS - PAGE 05
TO LEAD COPA
Two outstanding appointments have
been made for the Directorship of the
Royal Bank of Scotland Centre for the
Older Person's Agenda (COPA). The
post will be shared by two of Scotland's
foremost authorities in this field:
Professor Alan Gilloran and Ms Maureen
O'Neill. Professor Gilloran (who will
continue as Dean of QMUC's Faculty of
Health & Social Sciences), will have
responsibility for the development of
academic research. Ms O'Neill, who is
currently Director of Age Concern,
Scotland, will oversee practice
development and policy formulation,
and will manage the Centre.
PAGE 06 - COLLABORATIONS
RESEARCHERS AIM TO THROW NEW PROFESSOR HARDCASTLE
BECOMES FELLOW OF
LIGHT ON ASPERGER’S SYNDROME THE BRITISH ACADEMY
A major new study into prosody - not got out of the wrong side of the bed this Bill Hardcastle, Professor of Speech
what you say but how you say it - in morning”, which are used in everyday Sciences at QMUC, recently became a
children with one of the most speech. Fellow of the British Academy.
frequent variants of autism is to go
ahead following an announcement of Partnered by the University of Edinburgh The British Academy is the National
£178,000 funding from the Economic and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Academy for the Humanities and Social
and Social Research Council to an the QMUC team will also collaborate Sciences. Professor Hardcastle was
Edinburgh research team. with Oxford University’s Experimental elected to the position by his peers in
Psychology Laboratory. The project will recognition of his contribution to
Led by Professor Fiona Gibbon, Head of involve 40 children with Asperger’s Linguistics.
Speech and Language Sciences at Syndrome between 6-13 years and 50
QMUC, the two-year project aims to control children who have typical On 1 July 2004, this prestigious title was
throw new light on the prosodic abilities language development. awarded to 35 academics, mostly from
of children with Asperger’s Syndrome. leading British research institutions,
The results of the project will also help “By providing a better understanding of including Oxford and Cambridge.
children with other communication the role of prosody in language Professor Hardcastle was one of only
disorders. development, this research will help two to gain the title from a new
speech and language therapists and university and one of only three to
Just as punctuation helps us to other professionals to develop better receive the title in Scotland.
understand a sentence or paragraph, diagnostic procedures and intervention
prosody helps us to understand more strategies for prosodic difficulties in Professor Hardcastle is now the second
easily the meaning behind what children with Asperger’s, and also in Fellow of the British Academy at QMUC
someone is saying through inflection - children with other communication or - the other, Professor John Laver, also
raising your voice at the end of a language impairment disorders, which received the title in 1990 for his
sentence to sound questioning - will help them achieve and maintain a contribution to Linguistics.
emphasis and tone of voice. Children better quality of life,” said Professor
with Asperger’s Syndrome may have Gibbon. Professor Hardcastle said:
unusual sounding speech, which may be “I am very honoured and privileged to
monotonous, exaggerated or sing-song. have been elected. As a new
Their unusual speech is one of a number academician, I intend to play my part in
of reasons why these children are often promoting, maintaining and representing
socially isolated. advanced research and will take every
opportunity to raise the profile of QMUC
Asperger’s is a type of autism that and the excellent research its staff are
affects from three to six people in every doing”.
thousand. It is a lifelong condition
characterised by social and
communication difficulties. Although
most children with Asperger’s have
average or above average intelligence
and are in mainstream education, they
fail to grasp the basic rules that govern
social interaction, such as choosing
suitable topics for conversation. They
can also have difficulty understanding
some aspects of language. For example,
they find it difficult to understand jokes
and they interpret very literally phrases
like “he is too big for his boots” and “I
ALUMNI WELCOME - PAGE 07
Welcome to our newly designed ‘QM REUNION NEWS
News’, which includes your dedicated
alumni section. The new format Diploma 1 & III 1960-1961
allows us to bringer you a bigger and
(we hope!) better product Dorothy McLauchlan (nee Coutts) is
incorporating the latest news from trying to make contact with former
QMUC whilst keeping you in touch classmates from Diploma 1 & III class of
1960-61 for a reunion and would love to
with your former classmates, staff
hear from anyone in her class. Tel:
and friends. Don’t forget you can 01764 652 688.
keep in touch online too at
www.qmuc.ac.uk/visitors/alumni. HND in Institutional Management,
Thank you to everyone who responded
to our first graduate questionnaire in Anne Turnbull (nee Thompson) is
January, we had thousands of organising a 30 year reunion. If you
responses. This has enabled us to would like further details contact her at
update your details and avoid sending firstname.lastname@example.org
the magazine to old addresses. We have
also greatly enjoyed reading your news BSc Dietetics 1994
and hearing how much you enjoyed your
time here and the positive impact it has Heather Nunn is organising a 10 year
had upon your lives - even engineering a class reunion for the 1994 BSc Dietetics
few weddings along the way! There is class on Saturday 25 September 04,
an extra large ‘Classnotes’ in this issue contact her at email@example.com
but if you don’t appear this time around,
we will try and include your news in a Diploma in Physiotherapy, 1984
The reunion date is 18 September 2004.
As usual, the Graduate’s Association Contact: Valerie Peat, 30 Meggetland
page updates you on their activities and Terrace Edinburgh EH14 1AR or e-mail
holiday home in Gullane. Having spent firstname.lastname@example.org
For all Alumni enquiries a few days at Madras Lodge, I can
please contact: highly recommend it for a seaside break. Diploma in Hotel, Catering and
Development & Alumni Office Institutional Management 1988-1991
QMUC I hope you enjoy the magazine and look
Duke Street out for our next issue in November. Message from Sandra Black (nee
Edinburgh Owen); “Calling the intellectuals (of
EH6 8HF which there were not many so don’t all
rush at once) to help me organise the
class 13 year reunion in
Tel: 0131 317 3359
September/October 2004. Hope to hear
Fax: 0131 317 3380 from you soon and look forward to
Email: email@example.com Joanne Finnie counting your grey hairs. Contact me at
Web: www.qmuc.ac.uk/visitors/ Development & Alumni Manager Sandraowen@ukf.net.”
PAGE 08 - ANNUAL FUND
ANNUAL FUND NEWS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Thank you to all of you who continue to Name: Jennifer McGonigle (nee Fowler) and built up kids/youth brand Ollie and
support the QMUC Annual Fund and run the Scottish division for the brands
exceptional student projects which Course: Communication Studies Bench and Hooch.
otherwise would not happen. This year,
you have helped students, such as Graduated: 1994 4. Describe a normal day at work
Maria Giatsi (Phd Occupational Therapy),
present her first paper at a conference. Current Job: Founder and Director of In for 8am, brief the team. Liaise with
With increasing financial burdens on Fashion Business factories in the Far East regarding
students, a small award from the Annual product and ensure all the import
Fund can make a real difference, documents are correct. Meet with the
enabling a project or practical placement 1. Why did you choose QM? designers to run through next season
to go ahead. collections and colour palettes. Read
QM offered a friendly environment in trade press. Meet the marketing team on
Please consider supporting the Annual which I felt comfortable and I was able to photo shoots – locations, models,
Fund. A donation, even £2 a month, will carry on working part time in the fashion product and props. Make phone call
make an enormous difference to industry while studying. This helped me deals to retailers - sell, sell, sell! Kick our
students today. Alternatively, you may build on my contacts and my reputation sales team up the backside and get
wish to plan further ahead and consider in the industry prior to graduation and them out there!
a legacy gift to QMUC. If you would like seeking full time employment.
further information please contact 5. What ambition would you most
Joanne Finnie, Development & Alumni 2. How has your degree course like to achieve?
Manager on 0131 317 3359, influenced your career?
firstname.lastname@example.org or return the back of I would like to have a globally recognised
the address form and we will send you I was given a fantastic opportunity to clothing brand or Europe would do!
more details. spend my 2nd year at New York State
University, probably one of the most 6. Any advice for new graduates?
influential years of my life. The people
and the environment made a huge Always show enthusiasm. Get some
INTERNATIONAL NEWS impression on my outlook towards my work experience in your chosen field.
future career and fuelled my drive to Follow up any letters with a phone call.
QM Comes to Call succeed. Speak to the decision maker direct and
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Staff from the International Office will be 3. How did you get to where you
visiting the following cities and countries are today?
over the next year and would be
delighted to meet with our graduates, Hard work, ambition, determination and
please email email@example.com enthusiasm! I have always set myself
to find out the exact dates and venues. goals and had long-term plans. I knew
exactly what I didn’t want to do or be!
While studying at QM I worked part time
2004 in fashion stores in Edinburgh. This
September Taipei and Kaohsiung, experience was crucial as it began my
Taiwan reputation in the industry and got me
mixing in the right circles. I truly believe a
October Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, degree and work experience goes hand
Japan in hand. After graduating I got a fantastic
grounding in marketing for Levi Strauss
November Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai UK. I was sent on training and
and Chandigarh, India development courses. When I didn’t feel
challenged anymore I set up my own
December Dubai, Jordan, Bahrain business as a fashion agent in Scotland.
and Kathmandu, Nepal Over the last 4 years I have launched
QMUCGA NEWSLETTER - PAGE 09
QMUCGA NEWSLETTER QMUCGA
by Graduates’ Association President, Pat Denzler DIARY DATES & CONTACTS
President’s Report Special plea from the President Networking Lunches
I have been delighted to be the We are seeking members for the Last Saturday of the month
Graduates’ Association President for the committee and your help is appreciated, September 2004 to April 2005
past two years and have been privileged contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. (not December)
to attend many QMUC events. We are Contact:
looking for a successor to fill my role With best wishes to you for a relaxing Mary Cursiter
and welcome volunteers for the summer. E: email@example.com
Committee. Meetings are fun – at our
January get-together over mulled wine, Committee & Gateway visits
Anne Scagell regaled us with tales of the Contact:
Christmas market in Prato and dinner President, Pat Denzler
with QM Graduate, Moira Macfarlane, 10 Abercromby Place,
the British Consul General in Florence. Edinburgh, EH3 6LKB
T: 0131 558 1378
Social Programme E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The lunches have been a great success
with members from across the UK QMUC Graduates’ Association
catching up with friends at Howie’s in All graduates, present and former staff of
Waterloo Place, on the last Saturday of QMUC are eligible for ‘life’ membership
the month with an “r”. The next lunch is Enjoying a hot toddy and mince pies at of 40 years.
the Georgian House, Edinburgh Cost:
in September. Liz Brash reports that 40
people enjoyed a stimulating wine £25 in graduation year, £30 for others
tasting event with Master of Wine, Rose Contact:
Murray Brown, where they learned some Membership Secretary, Mary Cursiter
new wine descriptions to baffle and 15 Magdala Crescent,
impress! Edinburgh, EH12 5BD
T: 0131 337 0448
Madras Lodge E: email@example.com
Margaret Wyatt has streamlined the
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availability or contact her by telephone Contact:
for last minute bookings. The Madras Bookings Secretary, Margaret Wyatt
Lodge team has upgraded and 11 Langton View, East Calder,
improved the property and the booking Livingston, West Lothian, EH53 0LE
cost now includes heating. Visit our T: 01506 494 483
website www.qmucga.org.uk or contact Graduates’ Association members at the E: Margaret10@blueyonder.co.uk
firstname.lastname@example.org March networking lunch
Membership & E-mail Saturday 12th June 2004
Regular details of our meetings are sent Conference Suite, QMUC, Corstorphine
out to those on e-mail, please send Rose Murray Borwn, Master of Wine, 10.30am coffee
Mary Cursiter an e-mail to register. New leading tasting in the Wine Evening at 11am AGM
e-mail members enter the draw for a QMUC in April 12.45pm Lunch
free bottle of wine. If you would like to Contact:
be on the mailing list for local events Treasurer, Liz Brash
please contact Mary. 5 Hillview Drive, Edinburgh, EH12 8QW
T: 0131 334 7152
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The booking form and agenda for this
year’s AGM at the main campus on 12th
June are enclosed. I urge you to come
for a fine lunch and update on the latest Visit our website on www.qmucga.org
developments at QMUC.
PAGE 10 - CLASSNOTES
We have had an overwhelming 1945 Diploma 1. Over the last eight years, a group of
Miss Cecily Brash, Diploma 1. As I am now 80 us has met six times. The years roll away as we
response to our graduate years old, my life and career details come under reminisce about our AC days and bring ourselves
questionnaire when we asked you to the heading of Ancient History! I still have vivid up to date with recent happenings. Our next
tell us your news, thank you to memories though of life at ‘Atholl Crescent’ and reunion is scheduled to take place in Bath in
am in touch with ex students. November 2004.
everyone who responded. If your item
does not appear on these pages Mrs Irene Morton (nee Miller), Diploma 1. Still in 1955
touch with 3 other ‘old students’, 59 years after Mrs Mary Askew, Diploma 1, Married to Derek,
(listed by graduation year), please be
leaving college. We are all ‘Melvin House’ worked as a teacher and latterly ran a bookshop.
assured that we will publish it in a students. Has two daughters and recently became a
future issue. Grandmother. Now living in Church Stretton,
1926 Culpin, Helen (nee Dilworth), Diploma 1. A
Miss Anne Beard, Housekeeper Catering. I group of ex AC friends meets twice a year in Elinor, Carruthers (nee Shoolbread),
trained with all Scottish girls who had just left the North West England. We have lunch together & Dressmaking Certificate and Household
HM Forces. My mother and aunt both took the enjoy reminiscing and getting news updates on Institutional Management (’57). Married with
Teachers training course at AC. family & friends. three married grown up daughters, four
grandsons and one granddaughter.
Mrs Rosemund Berry (nee Gregory), Diploma Mrs Margaret Bruce (nee Goodfellow), Diploma Mrs Catherine MacPherson (nee Leitch),
1. At A.C. high standards were expected of us in Household Management and Diploma in Diploma 3. I greatly appreciate receiving QM
from our very first day. I now live in Poole – just Institutional Management (’47). A wonderful Scene and feel proud of the way AC has
reaching my 90 years. training and in those days of A.C. a lot of fun!! I developed into Queen Margaret University
am still close friends with my cookery partner College, with the widely diverse disciplines that it
1939 Pam Jarrett (Jagger) offers.
Mrs Irene Thompson OBE (nee Laird), Diploma
1. Married in March ’42 and was a supply 1948 1956
teacher before joining Y.W.C.A welfare and Mrs Margaret Walker (nee Towler), Diploma 3. Mrs Margaret Sheperd (Baron), Diploma 1.
serving in South East Asia Command, returning in We hope there will be at least 10 of us to Obtained BA in Geography at Cambridge
’46. Four children (1 son & 3 daughters), now meeting for a 60th reunion in Edinburgh on May University, followed by a PhD study on economic
have 9 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. 22nd. Unfortunately we cannot trace some of our and social change in rural Cumbria 1840-1895.
Still drive a sports car & am a Co-Director of colleagues but if they hear about our proposed My book on this subject ‘From Hellgill to Bridge
family fun. reunion and would like to join in would they End’ was published by the University
contact me through QMUC please? Hertfordshire Press in December 2003.
Miss Alice Barrowman, Diploma 1. Taught in 1949 Mrs Frederica Graham-Brown (nee Stileman),
Scotland, England, Canada and Australia, Mrs Rachel Wightman (nee Webster Housekeeper Matron Diploma. I married Rev
finishing as Grade I Lecturer at Larnook Teachers Swinnerton), Diploma 1. Married John Douglas Francis Gordon Brown and we have retired to
College in Melbourne. Have written the book ‘The Wightman in 1952, two sons, Matthew and Hemel Hempstead.
Will To Do’, available from some Scottish libraries. Timothy.
Mrs Shona Hamilton (Douglas Bruce), Diploma
1941 1950 1. Married Doug in 1970, daughters Annie and
Mrs Margaret Hendry (nee Gair), Diploma. Mrs Sheila Lowit (nee O’Neill), Diploma 3. We Emma. Now retired to our hometown of
Worked part-time in Dalry Primary School until had our 50th reunion a few years ago. Carnoustie.
1980, has three children and five grandchildren.
1942 Mrs Jean Teesdale (nee Lindsay), Diploma 3. Mrs Fiona Haig (nee Frost), Diploma in
Mrs Olive Broad (nee Plevin), Diploma Home After living in Somerset for nearly 30 years my Household Management. Currently studying City
Economics. Taught Domestic Science and after husband and I moved up to Campeltown, Argyle & Guilds Photography & Digital Imaging, a shock
marrying and having a family, Home Economics in 2000. to my quietly subsided retired little grey cells!
until retired in 1980. Now visits relatives in the US Spent New Year 2003 in the Antarctic &
every year. 1952 Christmas 2003 in the Arctic.
Mrs Stephanie Jones, Certificate in Plain Class
Mrs Margaret Ann Clayton (nee Maughan), Cookery. I always find The News interesting and 1960
Diploma in Household Management & Canteen still have a soft spot for Edinburgh. Mrs Gwendoline Anderson (nee Roberts),
Management, Dip Institutional Management Diploma 1. Married, 4 sons aged from 26-31
(1944) & Dip in Dietetics (1946). Atholl Crescent 1953 years. In a 1st year city & Guilds Creative
training & expertise has been invaluable Mrs Jean Illingworth (nee Smellie), Diploma in Embroidery, loving it. I call it ‘my day release’.
throughout my life - hospital work, marriage, Institutional Management, Diploma in Dietetics
bringing up children & coping with grandchildren. (’55). Married Bob 1956 and have 4 sons, all Mrs Phyllis Anne Elizabeth Henderson (nee
married, with 11 grandchildren aged 7 – 20 who White), Diploma 3. Taught at Ainslie Park
1943 all live locally. Worked as a Dietician until Secondary & Montrose Academy. Married,
Mrs Jean Millar (nee Gordon), Diploma 1. Over retirement in 1989, specialising in Diabetes. brought up family, went into Tourist industry then
60 years on, four of us from our class are still in went back to teaching at Grantown Grammar
touch, five of us met in 1991, 50 years after Miss Monica Macpherson, Diploma III. After before taking up position as HoD (APT) at
meeting at AC. retiring from teaching Home Economics I Kingussie High until retirement in ’02. Now
undertook a course of study with the Open enjoying freedom!
1944 University, graduated BA (Hons) in 1996.
Mrs Patricia Edwards (nee Williams), Diploma 1961
in Household & Institutional Management. 1954 Mrs Elizabeth Frost (nee Ingue), Diploma in
Attended the 125th reunion in June 2000. Mrs Edith Margaret Phillips (nee Pooley), Institutional Management. I was so fortunate to
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have the opportunity to graduate from such a Institutional Management. Returned to full-time Economics. Married to Paul, happily living on a
marvellous institution, especially as I am very employment 18 months ago managing the farm at Parton, Castle Douglas.
dyslexic. For the first time in my academic life I catering & housekeeping teams at our local
found that I could succeed and was the first hospice. One daughter, 1 grandson and another Mr Colin Salter Diploma in Drama. The mobile
student in 15 years to gain a distinction. I have expected. Now re-married to Tom and have 2 disco I run now is a direct link to my time at
had a wonderful, successful life since then. stepdaughters, 1 stepson. QMC, when I was president of Radio Claudine -
Currently working as freelance florist, teacher & (when I should probably have been learning
demonstrator. Mrs Fiona Davies (nee Shiels), Domestic something else)! Celebrating 25 years in the
Science with Food Nutrition. Spent 2 years with entertainment industry, all thanks to my QMC
1962 VSO in Malawi (1969-71), now working with The Diploma in Drama. (Still playing the same records,
Mrs Maybel Buchanan (nee Rae), Diploma in Open Door charity. I have been happily married too…)
Institutional Management. I was a staff member for 29 years and have 2 daughters.
at Atholl Crescent for 2 years after I graduated, 1982
then I married and had my family. I am now 1970 Mrs Julie Hooper (nee Vaughan), Diploma in
widowed and live in the central belt of Scotland, Mrs Alison Morag Ross (nee Cameron), Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Health Studies (’94).
where I am a Community Councillor. Diploma in Domestic Science with Food & Moved to London & specialised in the treatment
Nutrition. Wprked as a Home Economics teacher of neurological patients. Married Ian in 1988 & we
1963 before marrying Tom and setting up our business have 2 children. I completed a PhD at the
Mrs Alison Rennie (nee Austin), Domestic ‘Tour Organisers’, now has global connections. University of Edinburgh in 2001 & now teach
Science Diploma. I lectured at Robert Gordons physiotherapy at QMUC.
Institute of Technology (now R.G.U.) until 1974 1973
when I left to have my family. Completed a City & Mrs Elizabeth Brautaset (nee Mohr), BSc in Mrs Julie Mackenzie-Dewhirst (nee
Guilds course in Creative Embroidery in 1990 and Physiotherapy. I have my own practice in Oslo, Mackenzie), Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
tutored this course for 12 years – it was a pity it but currently not working as my husband is Married with 2 children. Still working in Mental
took me 20 years to find my niche! ambassador for Norway here in London. Health. Currently involved with developing
Daughter Kristin will qualify as a physiotherapist services within Primary Care. Would love to hear
1964 from QMUC this summer. from old mates Gilly Cruickshank and Maureen
Mrs Michele Abson (nee Bent), Diploma 1 and Reid.
Diploma 3 (1965). I’ve come to an end of a varied 1975
career – first in school teaching and then in FE Mrs Lesley Gallacher (nee Wearmouth), Mrs Isobel Roast (nee Scott), BA Home
colleges where I eventually ran the Home Diploma in Dietetics & Catering. Married with 3 Economics. QMC had prepared me well and I
Economics Department. I returned to school children. Have lived in the south for 28 years and was fortunate enough to land a job with British
teaching and was Head of Dept. In March 1993, I work occasionally for local GP. Midland where I met my husband to be. Two
became a Practice Manager for a G.P. – much children followed and a career break before my
more rewarding (though not financially!). 1976 PG Cert of Education. Thank you QMC. I’m now
Mrs Helen Margaret Cameron (nee Millar), working full-time as a reception teacher in
1965 Diploma Domestic Science & Diploma Secondary England and love it!!
Mrs Evelyn Mellor (nee Struthers), Certificate in Education. I gained my Ski Leader qualification
Institutional Management. My catering career and work part-time for Glen Shee Chairlift Mrs Gillian Scott (nee Helliwell), BSc Speech
spanned 36 years, before retiring in 2002. I held Company. Married to Ken, no children, but I am Pathology & Therapy. I am married to Graeme,
many interesting posts in the UK before moving lucky enough to be stepmother and step- we have 2 children.
to Hong Kong with my husband in 1981. I grandmother to Ken’s children, which is a great
worked in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University joy. 1983
in the School of Hotel & Tourism Management. Mrs Gillian Jordan (nee McGregor), BA Home
Mrs Carrie O’Regan (nee Overell), Diploma in Economics. Married Joe Jordan, 2 children.
1966 Domestic Science with Dress & Design. We Working at Dundee University. Met up in 2002
Shaw, Katherine (nee Gardiner), Diploma 3. arranged a visit to the College on our 25 years with Rachel Keleher (nee Wells) and Fiona Baird
Organised many class reunions in the past but following graduation and I have it in my diary to (nee Morrison) in New York to celebrate our 40ths
not this year’s on 8 May 2004. as a similar thing when you move to the new and going back this year with all the children!
campus, we wouldn’t wait another 25 years!
Mrs Elizabeth Taylor (nee Bielska), Domestic Mrs Elizabeth Nicoll (nee Matheson), BA Home
Science Diploma. My year group meet every 5 1977 Economics. Married with 3 children, 2 girls and
years. I’d be interested in contacting Margaretta Mrs Margaret Williamson (nee Toynbee), one boy. Work as H.E. teacher but also
Pachico Fitzsimmons (Fitzie) from Dundee. Diploma Home Economics. Married in 1978 & volunteers for Girlguiding Scotland.
had two children. Teacher since 1980 in various
1968 Edinburgh High Schools and external moderator Mrs Marion F Wiebe (nee Kirkpatrick), Diploma
Mrs Jane Cantova (nee Swanston), Diploma 3. for SCOTVEC/SQA. in Physiotherapy. I moved to Canada in 1984,
Fully integrated into Swiss life. Husband retired married in 1986 and have 2 children. Have
and I teach English as a foreign language. Son, 1978 worked in acute/rehab and LTC. Am presently in
16, going into mechanical engineering, is very Mrs Rosie Wallace (nee Fraser), Diploma Home Care and love it.
practical with his hands and shows amazing skills Speech Therapy. I am now working in the private
with the sewing machine! sector as a speech and language therapist & 1984
dyslexia assessor and tutor. Baroness Bronwen Hawke (nee James), BA
Miss Eileen Corkery, Diploma 2. I took a Home Economics. Married to Lord Edward
degree in English and Geography and taught 1981 Hawke, 1 son & 1 daughter. Live in Cheshire,
these subjects for many years and gave Mrs Margaret Paxton (nee Smith), BA Home running a big house on a small budget. Thank
needlework classes to adults. I became Principal Economics. Lives near Brussels with husband goodness for QMC training!
eight years ago and the teacher training I and two sons and works as a Business Manager
received at AC was an excellent preparation for of a British school. Currently studying for a Ms Lucy Hurst-Brown, BSc Speech Pathology
my career. qualification in School Business Management. & Therapy. Working for a charity in London that
provides services for adults with learning
Mrs Christine Smeaton (nee Payne), Diploma in Mrs Sheelagh Rusby (nee Halliday), BA Home disabilities.
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Mrs Sarah McCormack (nee Cuthbertson), 1989 Ms Ruth Wolseley, BA Hospitality, Enterprise,
Diploma in Occupational Therapy. Married in ’89. Mrs Janet Burgon (nee Maciver), BA Nursing Tourism. Worked for Disney and a travel company
Worked in Australia and NZ 1 year, as an OT for Studies. Married to James and have two children. before studying Midwifery. I have been qualified
10 years in Mental Health and University Completed midwifery registration and mental 18 months & now work at the RVI in Newcastle.
research. Now full-time Mum to 3 children and nurse registration.
doing small contract upholstery work from home. 1993
Mrs Elizabeth Farthing (nee Butler), Diploma in Mrs Kathryn Brechin (nee Ritchie), BA(Hons)
Mrs Sue Vlissidis (nee Callow), BSc Speech Podiatric Medicine. Worked in chiropody, then Nursing Studies. Married in 1999, gave birth to
Patology & Therapy. Qualified as a Solicitor whilst spent a year in Palestine. Now working as an baby Stuart in Sept ’03. After 10yrs nursing in
bringing up 3 children. Now working in Outdoor Education Instructor in the Lake District London, I’m planning to move back to Scotland
conveyancing dept of a firm in Cheshire. with my husband and expecting our first child. to be near family and friends.
1985 Mr Graham MacGregor, Diploma Drama. Mr Tony Brewerton, BA Hospitality Enterprise
Mr David Nimmo, HND Hotel, Catering & Recently returned to QMUC to study for a B.A with Tourism. I did an MSc Information Systems
Institutional Management. Married in 1989 to Acting (conversion course). Management in 2001, now working for Diageo in
Heidi, 3 children. Amsterdam managing a service team - sending
1990 over 2m cases of alcohol all over the world. QMC
Mr Andrew Walker, HND Hotel, Catering & Miss Helen Fordyce, BA Applied Consumer taught me how to serve it in a restaurant/bar (and
Institutional Management. Married to Lucy, triplet Studies. Currently working for the Scottish how to drink it!) and now I make the stuff!
sons aged six. Now living in Cheshire, I have Refugee Council and expecting first baby in
returned to the yachting industry, Lucy runs our September. Ms Jennifer Fowler, BA Communication
catering business in Manchester. Studies. Started up own business 2002 after
Dr. Caroline Ruxton, BSc(Hons) Dietetics. One working for Levi Strauss & Co as Brand Manager.
1986 son born 2000 and started own business 2003. Ollie is a children’s wear clothing brand, stocked
Mrs Donna Marquardt (nee McCulloch), BA by dept stores and mail order catalogues, now
Communication Studies. Completed a PGCE and Mrs Lesley-Anne Sommerville, BA exporting to Holland, France & Belgium.
taught in the UK, then taught ESL in Brunei Communication Studies. I must have been the
before moving to Germany where I now live with longest serving ‘student’ at QMC! Following a Mrs Marie Stirling (nee MacCuish), BSc in
husband Stefan and our 2 daughters. I miss postgraduate course, I’ve pursued a career in Podiatry. Baby Emily born September 2003.
Scottish people a lot, but not the weather! Human Resources, now a Director at TrinityMirror.
Married to Stuart and have two daughters. 1994
Mrs Jane Mclaren (nee Porter), HND Hotel, Mrs Julie Boertien (nee Hogg), BA Information
Catering & Institutional Management. Worked as 1991 Management. Married to Tony and we have a
a Camp America counsellor in NY State then Ms Kirsty Archer, HND Hotel, Catering and little girl and are expecting another baby in July.
worked in the Civil Service until I had my children. Institutional Management. Joined Police Force in
Now help to run husband’s farm (I knew that August 1991, took a 2 year career break in 2001, Mrs Linsey Clarke (nee McMichael), BSc Hons
accounting would come in useful!), we have 3 now Acting Sergeant on a team of 20 PC’s. Speech Pathology and Therapy. Married Rob,
sons and a Dalmatian dog! first baby due in April 2004. Recently moved to
Mrs Claire Birkwood (nee Hughes), HND in new job at Southampton General Hospital and
Ms Anne Sibbald, Diploma in Podiatry and BSc Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management. living in Winchester.
in Podiatry (’88). Trying to organise a 20 year Married fellow student Stuart (same degree/year)
class reunion for class of ’86 in Podiatry in 2006! in 1995. Son Josh was born in 2003, 7 weeks Miss Kausar Parveen, MSc International Health.
early on a trip to our hometown Newcastle! I got a high profile job with the Canadian
1987 International Development Agency to develop
Mrs Christine Donaldson (nee Will), BA Home 1991 Pakistan Nursing Council to create a Nursing
Economics. I have worked at the Edinburgh Mrs Heidi Bowcher (nee Bates), BSc in Registration system. Recently been appointed 1st
Woollen Mill Head Office for 17 years and am Occupational Therapy. I started my NHS career Principal of the College of Nursing. Please pass
now a Senior Buyer, responsible for all the at the Royal Free Hospital, London. Now married on my love & best wishes to my classmates.
accessory ranges for all 280 stores. Married to to Adrian and settled with 2-year-old son Charlie.
Alan, 2 daughters and live in Carlisle. I still remember QMC & Edinburgh very richly. 1995
Ms Pamela Blackwood, BA Retail Business.
1988 Mrs Eleanor Brown-Nevin (nee Brown), BA Married Derek Jones in April 2001. Work as a
Ms Jennifer Gerrie, BA Nursing Studies. Busy Applied Consumer Studies. Son, Thomas was Corporate Banking Manager for Bank of
studying for my MSc Health Studies at University born September 2003. Scotland, living in Arundel, West Sussex. Would
of Abertay and looking after my 2 daughters and like to hear from Emma Saunders who has gone
living with my long-term (and long suffering!) Mrs Louise Philip (nee Allen), BA Nursing to New Zealand.
partner Dougie. Studies. Married to Mark and now full-time Mum
to our 3 children, still work occasionally at the Mrs Claire Ebbinghaus (nee Thomson),
Mrs Kirsty Roed (nee Arbuthnott), Diploma in Sick Kids in Aberdeen. BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy. Gave birth to baby boy
Physiotherapy. Worked as a physiotherapist and Patrick on 14th August 2003.
as a lecturer. I have been fortunate to work with 1992
some fantastic people at several Paralympic & Mrs Lesley Devlin (nee McDiarmid), BA Applied Mrs Rosemary Harvey (nee Barr), BA
Commonwealth games. Achieved an MSc in Consumer Studies. Married in 1996 to Paul, had Hospitality & Tourism. Married and have a
Sports Medicine from Dublin University in ’94 and a baby daughter, and am expecting 2nd baby in daughter of 9 months.
a PG Diploma in Manual Therapy from GCU in May 2004. Have worked with mothercare since
2003. Now married to Peter & expecting our first 2002. Mrs Alison Rae (nee Mather), BSc Applied
child in August. Food Science with Marketing. Achieved BSc
Mr John Reid, BSc in Applied Food Science & (Hons) Environmental Health then worked for
Ms Susan Stockton, BA Nursing. Currently in Marketing. Have worked for last 4 years at Park Aberdeen City Council then Angus Council.
final year of an MSc in Nursing distance learning Cakes firstly as a senior development Married Malcolm in October ’01. Would love to
course with the RCN Institute. technologist and now as a plant process hear about Michelle in Donegal and Louise in
technologist. Married and have a 7-year-old son. Halifax!
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1996 provides programme support in HIV/AIDS December 2004.
Ms Leanne Archibald, BA(Hons) Applied prevention and care to local NGO’s.
Consumer Studies. Did Post Grad in Human Ms Jennifer Lunan, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy.
Resources at RGU. Then worked in HR for Mr Hamish Dick, BA Communication Studies. Volunteering in Cambodia for six months with
Bechtel in London and US. Met future husband Doing a PGCE at the University of Aberdeen to Outreach International, to treat landmine victims
and married on 30th birthday last year in N.Y.C, become a probation teacher then I will be fully and teach rehabilitation principles to Cambodian
now living on west coast, ‘traditional’ wedding qualified, teaching in the North of Scotland. Therapists.
reception in Scotland in September.
Ms Victoria Fleming, BA Acting. Worked Ms Amy Pattenden, BSc(Hons) Speech
Ms Marlis Bunyan, BSc(Hons) Health Studies. extensively in theatre and have appeared on a Pathology & Language Therapy. Just returned
Studying at QMUC gave me the impetus to BBC advert and an episode of Coronation Street. from Australia, New Zealand & Fiji, now back in
continue professionally and develop my academic Kent working as a Speech & Language Therapist
studies further. Now hold a research and Training Ms Rose Nimmo, PG Dip Art Therapy. I hope for North Bexley Sure Start.
Fellowship from CSO and working towards a PhD everyone I knew at QMUC is doing well. I’m now
- lifelong learning in the true sense! very involved in music. I sing in 2 bands, both 2002
called Rosy Blue. We play regularly in pubs, Ms Jennifer Bell, BA(Hons) Retail Business and
Miss Emma Peters, BA (Hons) Nursing Studies. hotels and blues & jazz festivals. Consumer Studies. Will marry Andrew Campbell
Would appreciate hearing from any fellow nurses on 21/8/04.
on firstname.lastname@example.org Mr Andrew Ralton, BA in Tourism Management.
Have worked at Scotways since ’01, theoretical Mr Graeme Kemp, MA Media & Cultural Studies.
1997 knowledge gained from studying has proven Worked at West Lothian College, moved to New
Ms Lynda Anderson, BSc(Hons) Social Sciences useful in work. I enjoyed my time at QMUC and College, Wellington, in Shropshire. The MA in
& Health Promotion. In November ’03 I graduated look forward to hearing about the latest Media & Cultural Studies proved invaluable in
with CertHE in Community Education, enabling developments. getting a post, teaching Media & Film studies. I
me to further my career in pastoral care in my miss Scotland and QMUC!
church as well as setting up courses in parenting. 2000
Mrs Susanna Coan (nee Gibbs), PG Dip Art Mrs Amelia Short, BSc Occupational Therapy. I
Sister Dolly Rozariio, MSc in International Therapy. Married Richard on 16.03.02. started Uni with a 2 year old and my second
Health Study. I am Nun Sister for Associates of baby was born 3 weeks before year 2 started,
Mary Queen of Apostles. We run 14 dispensaries Ms Emma Lowes, BA Retail Business. Studied but managed to graduate on time. I married my
and 4 maternity centres, all charitable, most of for an MA in Human Resource Management in husband in 2002 and found a great job with Fife
the patients are poor and needy. London. Now back in Shetland, working as a council which I love. I wouldn’t change anything
Personnel Officer, overseeing all graduate about my time at Uni, it was truly life changing
Mrs Louise Wellington (nee Gilchrist), recruitment into Shetland Island’s Council. It and enhancing.
BSc(Hons) Nursing Studies. Worked in Leeds always brings a smile to my face to see fellow
then moved back home to get married and got at graduates of QMUC applying for positions within Mr Thomas Thornton, BA Media & Cultural
job at the RIE. Now working at the WGH in the SIC. Studies. Using my knowledge of TV & Films to
H.DU. Travelled to Asia, Australia, NZ. Had a boy write scripts in my spare time, a sitcom and a
(Callum) on New Years Day 2003. Ms Molly Johnson, BA Acting. Just been cast in drama. Hopefully they should be finished
next series of Murphy’s Law, playing an sometime soon. Thanks QMUC!
1998 undercover cop posing as a hooker. Have bought
Ms Martina Glennon, BA(Hons) Information my own flat in SW London and living with Ms Michelle Wood, BSc(Hons) Nursing. Living
Management. Got married last year in Las Vegas Billyboy. with partner of 7 yrs and expecting 1st baby in
- expecting first baby in September! September.
Ms Judith MacLellan, BA Applied Psychology &
Mr I Haji Md. BSc in Applied Human Nutrition, Applied Sociology, got married 12/3/04. 2003
now working as a community dietitian. My Miss Rabha Al-Suleimany, MSc Medical
experiences in Edinburgh were really wonderful. Ms Susan Mills, BSc Occupational Therapy Science in Human Nutrition. Working in the
My wife is expecting our second child soon. I (conversion course) (also Diploma Occupational MoH(HQ) in Oman, thanks to QMUC I am now
would love to get in touch with my QM friends. Therapy ’82). Married in 2001 to Ian Beven, able to advocate healthy eating concepts back
Australian, expecting first baby. home. I also intend to come back one day for a
Mrs Amanda Milner (nee Lusby), BSc(Hons) in visit or as a student!
Speech Pathology & Therapy. I worked as a Ms Rebecca Sleeman, BA Acting. Living in
Speech & Language Therapist for 3 years, then London. Working for CBBC as the voice of a Ms Julie Brown, MSc in Nursing, BSc in Nursing
for Disney Cruise Line running the Childrens cartoon presenter ‘Nelly-Nut’. Previously spent a Studies (’98). Married in July 2002 and had a little
Nursery travelling from Florida to Bahamas. I am year with Dundee Rep ensemble and toured with boy called Liam in September 2003.
now preparing to buy a day nursery in Yorkshire. ‘Girls Night Out’.
Ms Katrina Dodds, BSc (Hons) in Dietetics.
Mrs Kirsty Niblock (nee Douglas), BSc in 2001 Currently studying Medicine at Glasgow
Nursing. Married in Mauritius Sept 28th ’02. 1st Mrs Fiona Eckford, MSc in Physiotherapy. Gave University.
baby due July’04. birth to 2nd child, Grace, on 25 August 2003.
Ms Katherine Shannon, BA(Hons) in Applied Ms Christine Hobbs, BA(Hons) Combined
Consumer Studies. I followed a career in the Studies. Enjoying working in promotions for Look out for your item or news on
Fashion Industry. Currently working for a Budweiser. Big thanks to QMUC & all my your friends or former classmates in
handbag/accessories supplier on product lecturers for helping me get where I am today!
another bumper Classnotes in the
development. I’m working towards the Chartered
Institute of Marketing Certification. Mrs Morven Leader (nee MacInnes), next edition. If you would like to
BSc(Hons) Nursing. Married in September 2001. submit news, please e-mail it to
Ms Ellita Chatipwa, MSc in International Health. Ms Rhona Livingstone, BA(Hons) Hospitality & email@example.com or contact the
I work for Family Health International which Tourism Management. Getting married 18th Development Office.
OUTLINE PLANNING CONSENT FOR
SCOTLAND'S NEW UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
In May, the planning committee of QMUC is estimated to bring a £32 development and we will create an
East Lothian Council backed their million boost to the local community academic and social environment
officers’ recommendation and alone, and £90 million to the Scottish which will be an asset to the
declared themselves ‘minded to grant’ Economy as a whole. Employment community and provide state of the art
planning permission for Scotland's first attributable to QMUC, including direct facilities for our students, staff and
University campus of the 21st Century. employment, is around 1200 and visitors. This is a very exciting time.
The application will now be considered there will be around 500 jobs on site We look forward to playing a vital role
by the Scottish Executive. QMUC, in during the construction phase. in East Lothian as higher education
association with architects Dyer providers and through our constructive
Associates, will now prepare detailed Commenting on the news QMUC relationships with business, health and
plans for the 35 acre site at Craighall. Principal Professor Anthony Cohen the arts."
Over 4000 staff and students will said: "We are of course delighted at
relocate from existing campuses at the news. We have worked extremely As well as academic buildings the
Corstorphine and Leith in 2007. The hard to produce an exciting design fit campus at Craighall will also contain
£multi million development will largely for purpose and which is sensitive to, student accommodation, sports and
be financed by a deal with property and will enhance, the local area. We leisure facilities and social spaces
developers Persimmon, which will received very few objections to the including landscaped parkland and
inherit the prime residential site at scheme but we paid careful attention cafes. Local residents will be
Corstorphine. Other cash will be to the comments made and will be encouraged to use the facilities at
raised from the sale of the Leith making some alterations to the original QMUC, especially the high tech
campus and the new Development masterplan as a direct result. Learning Resource Centre, which will
Office fundraising campaign. Sustainability is a high priority for this form the entrance to the site.
TOP RATING FOR an exciting and inspired initiative to exhibition, 'Invisible', by Scottish
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW showcase Scottish theatre during the photographer Douglas McBride in the
Edinburgh Festival - Scotland's foyer.
Excellent news from the QAA: the Theatre Gateway. This initiative,
outcome of the recent Enhancement- potentially worth £135,000 over three Paul Gudgin, Director of the Edinburgh
led Institutional Review received a years to QMUC, will be a golden Festival Fringe said "The Fringe is the
judgement of 'broad confidence', the opportunity for The Gateway Theatre world's largest artistic showcase,
most positive of the three standards to develop its reputation in an packed with international media and
used by the QAA. This gives QMUC international context as well as promoters, and to have a venue
every reason to be confident as it broadening the existing international dedicated to the best Scotland's
prepares to submit its application for profile of the companies it showcases. theatre community has to offer is an
university title. Congratulations to all enormous opportunity for this country
who were involved in the preparation Festival 2004 will see Scotland's to sell itself internationally."
and presentation of the Review. Theatre Gateway showcase three
already internationally acclaimed
Scottish theatre companies: Catherine
Wheels' enchanting revival of the
GATEWAY TO SHOWCASE children's piece, 'Martha'; Theatre
SCOTTISH THEATRE TALENT Cryptic's provocative 'Each and Every
Inch'; and Theatre Babel's 10th
In May, the Scottish Arts Council anniversary new production of
announced its support and funding for 'Macbeth'. There will also be an
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