Advisory groups

We have four advisory groups for the review. They are:

IRMHA - advisory groups

Advisory Group Members

Advisors give us advice about what evidence we need, how to get evidence and how to communicate and engage with people. Advisors are individual experts, they do not represent a profession or an organisation.

Each advisory group has six advisors. There are three professional advisors and three lived experience advisors.

 

Law and Policy Advisory Group

Expertise
Advisor
Autism
Leo Starrs-Cunningham
Experiences of people who do not communicate with speech
Audrey Edwards
Learning disability
Kerry McInnes
Human rights based approaches
Cathy Asante
Scottish Mental Health Law
Jane Patrick
International human rights law
Jill Stavert

Care and Treatment Advisory Group

Expertise
Advisor
Autism
Catriona Stewart
Experiences of people who do not communicate with speech
Gemma Graham
Learning disability
Person with lived experience
Psychiatry
Laura Cameron
Psychology
Keith Bowden
Social work
Gillian MacIntyre

Criminal Justice and Mental Health Advisory Group

Expertise
Advisor
Autism
Person with lived experience
Autism
Person with lived experience
Learning disability
James McNabb
Nursing
Lynn Gill
Prison
Rosemary Duffy
Psychiatry
Jana De Villiers

Communication and Engagement Advisory Group

Expertise
Advisor
Autism
Cal M
Intellectual disability
John Feehan
Experiences of people who do not communicate with speech
Thom Kirkwood
Advocacy
Carina Mitchell
Engagement
Catriona Rowley