RGN, BSc (Hons), DTM, MFTM RCPS (Glas)
Clare began working in travel medicine in 2001 whilst taking a break from Accident and Emergency nursing. She enjoyed the speciality that much that she’s been doing it ever since and went on to establish her own travel clinic in 2003.
Clare has successfully completed the Diploma in Travel Medicine and in 2012 passed the first entrance exam for admission as a Member to the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Clare returned to the college in 2013 when she became course manager for the Diploma and Foundation Courses in Travel Medicine. Throughout this time, she has continued to practice within her travel clinic and brings with her to TREC the experience of advising travellers within a busy travel clinic.
RGN, MSc. FFTM RCPS (Glas)
Margaret Umeed Margaret is a Registered Nurse who trained in Glasgow and gained experience in the field of infectious diseases before working as a nurse in Pakistan for 18 months. She began working in General Practice in 1990 and has been a full time practice nurse since then; currently working in a deprived area of Glasgow.
She is a Specialist Nurse Practitioner, an Independent Nurse Prescriber and holds the NMC Lecturer/Practice Educator qualification. She qualified with the MSc. (Trav. Med.) from Glasgow University in 2001 and has been a valuable member of the TREC teaching team since its inception in 1999. Margaret also contributes to the Diploma and Foundation Courses in Travel Medicine as a student supervisor and lecturer and for the past year has been secretary of the Travel Medicine Faculty (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow )
RGN, RM, MN, DTM (Hon), FFTM RCPS (Glas)
Fiona is a registered nurse and midwife with a Masters degree in Nursing (Glasgow) and an Honorary Diploma in Travel Medicine (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow).She works as a Nurse Consultant in Travel Health Medicine within Health Protection Scotland (HPS) providing expert travel health advice and support to government, the National Health Service, other organisations, and the public.
Fiona has been active in developing standards for Travel Health education both nationally and internationally, and is involved with several key initiatives in this area. She is a member of the Core Group and Exam Board for the Diploma of Travel Medicine (awarded by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow), and was involved in establishing the Certificate of Knowledge Exam, offered by the International Society of Travel Medicine. She is an Honorary Lecturer in Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow, has authored several texts on the topic of Travel Health and has been a very welcome member of the TREC team over the past few years.
In July 2006, Fiona was one of the first nurses to be admitted to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (RCPSG) as a Fellow.
June 2011 saw Fiona becoming President of the International Society of Travel Medicine – the first time that a nurse has been elected into this prestigious position!
Mrs Lorna Boyne
RGN, MN, DTM (Hon.) FFTM RCPS (Glas). PG Cert Med Ed.
Lorna has been involved in Travel Medicine for some 20 years and has been one of the travel team at Health Protection Scotland (HPS) during that time.
She has always been involved in Travel Medicine education, including the development of the Diploma in Travel Medicine (now run by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow). Lorna has also been a key member of the TREC teaching team since its inception.
Other roles include consultation at the Brownlee Centre specialist referral travel clinic and provision of advice to health care professionals through the TRAVAX telephone helpline. She is overall responsible for development and maintenance of the clinical content of TRAVAX and fitfortravel websites and leads in the development of the malaria advice maps.
She was involved in setting up the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM) through the RCPSG where she was one of the first nurses to be admitted as a Fellow. She previously served as the Honorary Secretary of the FTM and is currently Vice Dean. She has also been an active committee member of the Royal College of Nursing Travel Health Forum and in this capacity co-authored the Competencies documents (2007 and 2012) for nurses providing travel health services in the UK.
She has co-authored 4 textbooks on Travel Medicine including The Atlas of Travel Medicine, now in its third edition.