Medical and nursing support is provided by expert and experienced staff. These include:

Dr Maria Oto Dr. Maria Oto - Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Dr. Oto is a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and specialist in epilepsy. She has published widely and is on the editorial board of the European Epilepsy journal ‘Seizure’. She is an expert in diagnostic issues, treatment of epilepsy and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and psychiatric co morbidities and epilepsy. Dr Oto was previously Medical Director at the Scottish Epilepsy Centre.

Saif Razvi

Dr. Saif Razvi - Consultant Neurologist

Dr. Razvi is a consultant neurologist and specialist in epilepsy at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow. He also provides epilepsy services to NHS Ayrshire and Arran and NHS Western Isles. His interests include treatment-resistant epilepsy, non-epileptic attack disorder and the use of telemedicine in the assessment of epilepsy and related disorders.

Dr Aline Russell

Dr Aline Russell – Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist

Dr Russell is a consultant clinical neurophysiologist with an interest in epilepsy and EEG. Special interests include diagnostic EEG monitoring, the assessment of patients for potential epilepsy surgery and short video EEG for the diagnosis of non-epileptic seizures. She is also a coordinator for the UK and EURAP Epilepsy and Pregnancy registers.

Julia Hampshire

Julia Hampshire - Clinical Physiologist (Neurophysiology)


Julia joined the Scottish Epilepsy Centre as the clinical physiologist in 2005. She trained in neurophysiology in London, and worked for many years in the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, having an early interest in videotelemetry and ambulatory EEG monitoring. 

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Dr Iain Campbell - Clinical Psychologist


Dr Campbell has worked in mental health for 15 years, 10 of which have been in clinical psychology. He completed his clinical psychology doctorate in Glasgow, specialising in neuropsychology and working with people living with long term health conditions.

Joanne Hill

Joanne Hill - Clinical Nurse Specialist

Joanne worked in the community as an Epilepsy and Learning Disability Nurse Specialist before becoming the Epilepsy Nurse Specialist at the Scottish Epilepsy Centre. She has considerable experience working with patients who have a range of complex diagnostic issues and coordinates inpatient and outpatient care, working closely with the medical team as a nurse prescriber.

Gerard Gahagan

Gerard Gahagan – Head of Epilepsy Service - Hospital Manager

Gerard is a manager from a nursing background with extensive experience in the voluntary sector and the NHS. Gerard has experience of quality and project management at a senior level. He is responsible for the overall management of the Scottish Epilepsy Centre, coordinating and supporting the function of the multi-disciplinary team.



Joan Kane - Sleep Physiologist

Joan is a sleep physiologist certified by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRTP) who joined the team in 2012.  She initially trained in respiratory physiology in Glasgow and more recently was the deputy lab manager at the University of Glasgow Sleep Centre where they carried out research into Insomnia. Her interests include parasomnia, narcolepsy and epilepsy. She is also currently studying clinical neurophysiology at Caledonian University.

Lorraine Jackson

Lorraine Jackson - Nurse Manager

Lorraine is a Learning Disability Nurse and has many years of experience working with people with a range of neurological conditions including epilepsy. She has previously worked within NHS Learning Disability Services and acute services. Lorraine is responsible for In-patient services within the SEC.

 Elaine Cowan

Elaine Cowan – Practice Development Nurse

Elaine is a Learning Disability Nurse who has combined her nursing career with Learning and Development roles within Quarriers for the past 14 years. Elaine has development epilepsy training which is delivered to social care providers and the NHS throughout the UK and Ireland. Elaine’s responsibilities are to enhance the specialist knowledge of staff, develop educational programmes for primary care and to provide epilepsy training to social and health care staff. Elaine’s post is part funded by The RS MacDonald Charitable Trust.

 Heather Thomson

Heather Thomson – Hotel Services Manager

Heather joined Quarriers in 2005, coming from a hotel background.  After several years in administration and office management for Quarriers, Heather joined the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in 2014, overseeing the running of the building.  Heather manages the administration, catering and domestic teams and also the onsite William Quarrier Conference Centre.