Meet the Team

PMS-IC’s Core Delivery Team.

Our Team

Experienced, passionate, and open for business.

Marian McNeil

Marian is the Chief Operating Officer for Precision Medicine Scotland and has worked there for 3 years. She has a background in Business Development and Professional Relations working in large pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca. She recently (2016) gained a Masters in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation from the University of Glasgow.

She has extensive experience of the medical marketing interface for oncology pipeline products and has been part of a large multi-disciplinary team focused on development through to successful launch of targeted treatments for cancer.

Sally Wighton-Tait

Sally is the Senior Financial Analyst at PMS-IC. Sally qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Glasgow-based firm Downie Wilson, she then moved to Grant Thornton & KPMG in Audit & Advisory roles working in the UK & Canada.

After leaving practice Sally moved to Portman Travel, where she held various senior accounting roles including acquisition of smaller travel businesses, Company Secretary duties and line management of 50 staff in the Finance Department.

Lynn McMahon

Lynn McMahon is a Project Manager at Precision Medicine Scotland. Lynn has a BSc (Hons) in Developmental Biology from the University of Glasgow with over 20 years’ experience in the coordination, management and delivery of complex clinical trials.

Lynn is currently managing the AstraZenca (AZ) Genomics medicine Partnership, FutureMS and SteatoSITE projects by developing and delivering effective project management, monitoring and reporting on activities and outcomes for these projects between multiple Scottish academic, NHS clinical partners, informatics companies, Industry partners, Scottish Enterprise and PMS-IC teams. Lynn has extensive knowledge and understanding of the regulatory requirements governing clinical research covering data collections, drug trials, service delivery and genomics.

Marc Jones

Marc Jones is the Laboratory and Facilities Manager at Precision Medicine Scotland, where he oversees the laboratories, including the next generation sequencing and biospecimen processing, which includes the production of libraries, sequencing and return of data. He has 15 years’ experience managing labs across the world, working in Australia, USA and the UK. Marc holds a BSc (Hons) and MPhil from the University of Queensland.

Previously, Marc has held positions as a Research Scholar at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Center, a Senior Scientific Officer at the Beatson Institute and more recently as Laboratory Manager for the Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory Major projects that Marc has been involved in include, the International Cancer Genome Consortium, where he was responsible for extraction of DNA and RNA from Pancreatic tumours, and SteatoSITE where he is overseeing the production a whole transcriptome libraries from formalin fixed paraffin embedded liver biopsies for use in a data commons.

Linda Currie

As a Senior Scientist at PMS-IC, Linda provides world-leading scientific expertise and technical knowledge required to run a successful Next Generation Sequencing lab. She is experienced in providing expert IT knowledge on how the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) operates, as well as achieving and working to ISO 15189 standards.

Linda has a BSc (Hons) in Immunology and Pharmacology from Strathclyde University, Glasgow. She has gained previous experience working as a Medical Technologist in the laboratory for the leading clinical research organization, Q2 Solutions (previously known as Quintiles), working on a range of molecular diagnostics including virology and oncology. In a previous role held at Q2 Solutions, Linda was a Set-Up Coordinator, responsible for the design and support of clinical drug trials for the major top 20 global pharmaceutical companies.

Harriet Ellis

Hattie is a Technician at PMS-IC. As part of the laboratory team she plays a key role in the delivery of projects, such as by preparing DNA and RNA libraries and performing Next Generation Sequencing. Hattie graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology and MSc in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation both from the University of Glasgow.

Hattie gained experience in Next Generation Sequencing during her industry placement at PMS-IC for her Master's project, in the field of cardiovascular genomics

Samuel McKenna

Emily Coulston

Emily is the Receptionist/Front of House for Precision Medicine Scotland. She has more than 6 years’ experience in front of house roles. Emily provides high level professional administrative and secretarial support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Precision Medicine Scotland and the team to enhance its internal and external efficiency, effectiveness and reputation.

In addition, Emily has recently taken on the role of managing the PMS-IC social media accounts.

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