More About Me

I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, where I attended Milngavie Primary School followed by Douglas Academy, Milngavie.

After leaving school, I attended Glasgow University (see Qualifications).  During one of my summer vacations from University, I met my husband when we were both working as lifeguards at Butlins in Ayr (all the best places!) and we have now been together for over thirty years and married for almost 25 years (can't believe it's been that long!).


las vegas 030                                                                          (Celebrating our 10th Anniversary, renewing our vows in Las Vegas, 2005)

 In 1994 we moved to the Highlands of Scotland, living in Cromarty, Dingwall, Jemimaville and Cullicudden.

We have three children, a daughter born in 1998 (currently studying at University of Toronto) and two sons born in 2001 (currently studying at Saint Thomas University, NB) and 2005 (still in middle school). 

In January 2010 I moved to Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. 

Since living in Canada I have continued to develop my work in national level mental health policy development and research. 

I also re-qualified as a Canadian lawyer in 2012 and continue to work in this field of work today as Crown Attorney with the Dartmouth Wellness Court (Mental Health Court, Court Monitored Opioid Treatment Court and Alcohol Treatment Court).

When not working I enjoy a variety of art and musical activities.  I also attend Cornerstone Church in Hammonds Plains.