Meet the team

Your Maggie’s Centre is staffed by friendly professionals who can help you find the support you need. Their expertise is freely available to you in one-to-one sessions, workshops or supportive groups. 

Read more about our team below – and find out who they are and how they can help

  • Kerry Craig

    Kerry Craig

    Centre Head
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  • Joan Hemphill

    Joan Hemphill

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Stuart Danskin

    Stuart Danskin

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Kerry Craig

Centre Head

I have worked with people affected by cancer for many years, initially as a nurse in the NHS and then moved to the charity sector where I delivered and developed face to face services for people affected by cancer. A diagnosis of cancer can thrust people into unknown territory facing complex issues. As soon as someone walks into Maggie’s, the team is here to support and empower people to make sense of the issues they are facing by providing expert, evidence based and person centred support.

As Centre Head I work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the centre and delivery of the programme. I am also responsible for working with health care professionals and other organisations to raise awareness of Maggie’s and to further develop our programme. I was especially drawn to work in Maggie’s as everyone is recognised and valued as an individual. The aspect of my role I enjoy most is meeting people and welcoming them to the centre. It’s also hugely important to me that anyone affected by cancer can use Maggie’s and I feel very lucky that we’re able to to extend the Maggie’s welcome to partners, friends and relatives

Working in Maggie’s is very humbling but also extremely uplifting and I feel very privileged to be part of a team which is so committed to making a meaningful difference to people affected by cancer.

Joan Hemphill

Cancer Support Specialist

As a Cancer Support Specialist, I try to help people through the everyday reality following a cancer diagnosis. I discuss the different treatment options open to them, talk through the emotional and practical changes in their life, and help manage the fears and existential distress that accompany a diagnosis.

There is no other cancer caring environment that offers the immediate, wide-ranging services which are on offer at Maggie’s Centres.

Maggie’s helps people to manage the life changing stresses of receiving and living with a cancer diagnosis, and all you have to do is walk through the door. It’s an inspiring ethos to work with.

Stuart Danskin

Cancer Support Specialist

I see the Cancer Support Specialist role as an enabling force within the centre, empowering people from their first point of contact through to the support of colleagues or people with a shared experience. My knowledge in cancer therapeutics and environments affords me the opportunity to help with the difficult challenges people face as they travel forward from a cancer diagnosis.

Maggie’s creates an environment where people can freely be themselves to explore the challenges they face. It uses a model of support that takes the best practise and delivers it, all in a beautiful building.

  • Fiona Murdoch

    Fiona Murdoch

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Dermot Coyle

    Dermot Coyle

    Benefits Advisor
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  • Julie-Anne Sutton

    Julie-Anne Sutton

    Centre Fundraising Assistant
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Fiona Murdoch

Cancer Support Specialist

My role as a Cancer Support Specialist is to meet people where they are in their journey, and I am then able to offer them support and information. I spend time with people, allowing them to talk about how they are feeling and what their circumstances are. I help them discover ways of dealing with and managing their situation, and then, working with our amazing team, I can signpost people to other parts of the programme.

My background is nursing in Edinburgh, so throughout my career I have watched Maggie’s grow from the beginning. I always wanted to be involved: now I am!

The way that Maggie’s encourages people through a self empowerment model is vitally important. Also, working with people as individuals in a beautiful building which lends itself to allowing people to open up is an amazing thing to witness and be part of.

Dermot Coyle

Benefits Advisor

My role is to help people with benefit checks to discover what financial or sometimes practical assistance they might be entitled to. We then assist in any benefit claims - from filling in forms to appealing against poor decisions and providing representation at tribunal. The main goal is to maximise each person’s income and lessen the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis. This hopefully then has the effect of reducing the stress of their situation.

Maggie’s is a very vibrant and inspiring place to work, and I get to meet so many interesting people here every day. The feedback that I’ve received from people about Maggie’s has left me in no doubt about the huge support it can provide at a very difficult and vulnerable time in peoples lives and I’ve been told by quite a few people that they would have felt lost without Maggie’s.

Julie-Anne Sutton

Centre Fundraising Assistant

My role is to support to anyone wanting to fundraise for Maggie’s Glasgow, making it as easy as possible for them and ensuring they have a positive and memorable supporter experience. I also arrange a variety of fundraising events, raising awareness as well as funds, no two days are the same!

Being based within the Centre, I get to meet so many of the inspiring people who come through our doors each day – both visitors and volunteers. Maggie’s really is so important as cancer can be a scary thing to face – not just for the person with the diagnosis, but for their friends and family too.

The reward of seeing how our community benefits from Maggie’s free social, emotional and practical advice and support really is an amazing thing.

  • Carol Scott

    Carol Scott

    Welfare Benefits Advisor
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  • Grazia Zani

    Grazia Zani

    Stress Management & Relaxation Therapist
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  • Michael Smith

    Michael Smith

    Exercise specialist
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Carol Scott

Welfare Benefits Advisor

When someone gets a cancer diagnosis, often one of their big concerns is how they will cope financially. I’m here to help people navigate through the maze of Welfare Benefits forms and procedures, so that they can maximise their income and have to worry less about their finances.

Maggie’s has an environment that holds people. It is supportive while not being intrusive, and it helps people to consolidate where they are and find new reserves of strength.

Grazia Zani

Stress Management & Relaxation Therapist

My role is to help people affected by cancer to understand what stress is and see how it might be impacting on them. I then use various stress management techniques, including breath work, visualisation and mindfulness, to help them to relax.

Maggie’s provides a home from home for so many of our visitors. It’s a safe space where you can be yourself and relax, and our wonderful and dedicated team are all working very hard to continue to make a difference.

Michael Smith

Exercise specialist

I take an exercise session every week on the “Where Now?” programme. I also do a talk on exercise during one of the sessions.

When a client was diagnosed with breast cancer it opened my eyes. I came to the Maggie’s Centre to try and help people recover from treatments and regain confidence in their bodies and fitness.

Helping people to see that exercise is fun and improved fitness is possible after treatments is the best thing about my job. I love the Maggie’s vibe.

Maggie’s is a safe, positive and relaxed environment where people can truly be themselves. I think everyone needs somewhere like that.

Kerry Craig

Kerry Craig

Centre Head
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I have worked with people affected by cancer for many years, initially as a nurse in the NHS and then moved to the charity sector where I delivered and developed face to face services for people affected by cancer. A diagnosis of cancer can thrust people into unknown territory facing complex issues. As soon as someone walks into Maggie’s, the team is here to support and empower people to make sense of the issues they are facing by providing expert, evidence based and person centred support.

As Centre Head I work with the team to ensure the smooth running of the centre and delivery of the programme. I am also responsible for working with health care professionals and other organisations to raise awareness of Maggie’s and to further develop our programme. I was especially drawn to work in Maggie’s as everyone is recognised and valued as an individual. The aspect of my role I enjoy most is meeting people and welcoming them to the centre. It’s also hugely important to me that anyone affected by cancer can use Maggie’s and I feel very lucky that we’re able to to extend the Maggie’s welcome to partners, friends and relatives

Working in Maggie’s is very humbling but also extremely uplifting and I feel very privileged to be part of a team which is so committed to making a meaningful difference to people affected by cancer.

Joan Hemphill

Joan Hemphill

Cancer Support Specialist
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As a Cancer Support Specialist, I try to help people through the everyday reality following a cancer diagnosis. I discuss the different treatment options open to them, talk through the emotional and practical changes in their life, and help manage the fears and existential distress that accompany a diagnosis.

There is no other cancer caring environment that offers the immediate, wide-ranging services which are on offer at Maggie’s Centres.

Maggie’s helps people to manage the life changing stresses of receiving and living with a cancer diagnosis, and all you have to do is walk through the door. It’s an inspiring ethos to work with.

Stuart Danskin

Stuart Danskin

Cancer Support Specialist
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I see the Cancer Support Specialist role as an enabling force within the centre, empowering people from their first point of contact through to the support of colleagues or people with a shared experience. My knowledge in cancer therapeutics and environments affords me the opportunity to help with the difficult challenges people face as they travel forward from a cancer diagnosis.

Maggie’s creates an environment where people can freely be themselves to explore the challenges they face. It uses a model of support that takes the best practise and delivers it, all in a beautiful building.

Fiona Murdoch

Fiona Murdoch

Cancer Support Specialist
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My role as a Cancer Support Specialist is to meet people where they are in their journey, and I am then able to offer them support and information. I spend time with people, allowing them to talk about how they are feeling and what their circumstances are. I help them discover ways of dealing with and managing their situation, and then, working with our amazing team, I can signpost people to other parts of the programme.

My background is nursing in Edinburgh, so throughout my career I have watched Maggie’s grow from the beginning. I always wanted to be involved: now I am!

The way that Maggie’s encourages people through a self empowerment model is vitally important. Also, working with people as individuals in a beautiful building which lends itself to allowing people to open up is an amazing thing to witness and be part of.

Dermot Coyle

Dermot Coyle

Benefits Advisor
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My role is to help people with benefit checks to discover what financial or sometimes practical assistance they might be entitled to. We then assist in any benefit claims - from filling in forms to appealing against poor decisions and providing representation at tribunal. The main goal is to maximise each person’s income and lessen the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis. This hopefully then has the effect of reducing the stress of their situation.

Maggie’s is a very vibrant and inspiring place to work, and I get to meet so many interesting people here every day. The feedback that I’ve received from people about Maggie’s has left me in no doubt about the huge support it can provide at a very difficult and vulnerable time in peoples lives and I’ve been told by quite a few people that they would have felt lost without Maggie’s.

Julie-Anne Sutton

Julie-Anne Sutton

Centre Fundraising Assistant
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My role is to support to anyone wanting to fundraise for Maggie’s Glasgow, making it as easy as possible for them and ensuring they have a positive and memorable supporter experience. I also arrange a variety of fundraising events, raising awareness as well as funds, no two days are the same!

Being based within the Centre, I get to meet so many of the inspiring people who come through our doors each day – both visitors and volunteers. Maggie’s really is so important as cancer can be a scary thing to face – not just for the person with the diagnosis, but for their friends and family too.

The reward of seeing how our community benefits from Maggie’s free social, emotional and practical advice and support really is an amazing thing.

Carol Scott

Carol Scott

Welfare Benefits Advisor
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When someone gets a cancer diagnosis, often one of their big concerns is how they will cope financially. I’m here to help people navigate through the maze of Welfare Benefits forms and procedures, so that they can maximise their income and have to worry less about their finances.

Maggie’s has an environment that holds people. It is supportive while not being intrusive, and it helps people to consolidate where they are and find new reserves of strength.

Grazia Zani

Grazia Zani

Stress Management & Relaxation Therapist
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My role is to help people affected by cancer to understand what stress is and see how it might be impacting on them. I then use various stress management techniques, including breath work, visualisation and mindfulness, to help them to relax.

Maggie’s provides a home from home for so many of our visitors. It’s a safe space where you can be yourself and relax, and our wonderful and dedicated team are all working very hard to continue to make a difference.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Exercise specialist
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I take an exercise session every week on the “Where Now?” programme. I also do a talk on exercise during one of the sessions.

When a client was diagnosed with breast cancer it opened my eyes. I came to the Maggie’s Centre to try and help people recover from treatments and regain confidence in their bodies and fitness.

Helping people to see that exercise is fun and improved fitness is possible after treatments is the best thing about my job. I love the Maggie’s vibe.

Maggie’s is a safe, positive and relaxed environment where people can truly be themselves. I think everyone needs somewhere like that.