The Craighead Institute

Founded in 1987 with a focus on furthering social justice in the world

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  • Dr Lisa Curtice – Director

    Lisa has responsibility for the running of the Craighead Institute.  She is a social scientist with over 30 years experience in qualitative research and evaluation, much of it with community-based initiatives.  She has worked at the universities of Liverpool, Edinburgh and Glasgow and is currently an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the for Healt…

    Dr Lisa Curtice – Director


  • Anne Macdonald - Professional Associate

    Her involvement with the Craighead Institute began in 1993 as a course participant on the Institute’s Certificate in Social and Pastoral Ministry. Subsequently, having undertaken several other courses offered by the Institute, she became a Professional Associate. Since then, she has worked for the Institute in the UK and in several Eastern European…

    Anne Macdonald - Professional Associate


  • John Harvey - Life Member

    I joined the Craighead Institute staff in 1995, at the end of a seven-year appointment as Leader of the Iona Community. As a Church of Scotland minister, it was a whole new experience for me to become involved in the wide ecumenical range of the Institute's activities at that time – helping to deliver Life and Faith courses to Catholic and Protesta…

    John Harvey - Life Member


  • Professor Bart McGettrick - Life Member

    Professor Bart McGettrick is former Chairman of the Board of the Craighead Institute.He worked with Sr Christine Anderson FCJ in developing the Institute both in Scotland and in its work overseas. The orientation to inspire the work of the Institute with Ignatian spirituality lay at the heart of this ministry, forming the foundation of much of the …

    Professor Bart McGettrick - Life Member


  • Alan Mckell - Life Member

    In 1990, only a year or so after its foundation, Alan enrolled in a Craighead programme called Social and Pastoral Ministry.  He embarked on a process of accreditation as a Professional Associate and helped deliver the programme in various parts of Scotland, England and Ireland under its more usual name `Integrating Life and Faith` (ILF).

    As early…

    Alan Mckell - Life Member


  • Duncan MacLaren - Trustee

    Duncan MacLaren was educated at the Universities of Glasgow (Celtic Studies and German) and Edinburgh (theology and development studies) as well as Julius-Maximilian University in Würzburg, Germany. He was SCIAF’s first Executive Director and served for thirteen years from 1983 until 1995 before joining the staff of the General Secretariat of Carit…

    Duncan MacLaren -  Trustee