Danielle was born and brought up in Dumfries, and although she moved to Edinburgh to live and study, she has always been drawn back to her home town. She visits regularly to spend time with family and friends, join in local festivities and share the memories of her childhood with her own children.
She has worked at the University of Edinburgh for 10 years, leading the overall coordination and operational delivery of an extensive national clinical research education and training programme. Danielle is passionate about developing the current and future clinical research workforce, creating and enhancing career pathways to support them to gain new skills and expertise. She is Deputy Co-Chair of the Scottish Research Nurses, Midwives and Coordinators’ Network; a UK STEM Ambassador; a Peer Leader for NHS England; and regularly contributes to a variety of education and training oversight groups locally and nationally including for the Chief Scientist’s Office and the NHS.
Danielle is keen to support the development and evolution of The Crichton, helping it reach its full potential and ensuring its continued preservation and enhancement for future generations.