Marie Curie Scotland Tutors

Tracy SmithTracy Smith
EC4H Lead tutor

Tracy is a Practice Development Facilitator with a nursing background. She is based in the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh but also works with clinical staff across Scotland in the community setting.

Through her experience of working clinically within the hospice and in a variety of other settings, she knows the importance of effective communication at the end of life and also of the challenges faced by clinical staff.

She has facilitated communications skills training for many years but became a EC4H tutor in 2016.[intense_spacer type=”inline” clear=”both”]


Kate Henrikson Marie CurieKate Henrikson
Dr Kate Henriksen is a consultant in Palliative Medicine in West Lothian and at the Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh. Kate has a certificate in medical education and has been a member of the EC4H communication tutors’ group since 2000.

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Lyndsay Cassidy (RN, MPallC, PhD student)
Lyndsay is a Programme Manager and Practice Development Facilitator for Marie Curie.  Lyndsay has worked in a variety of palliative care settings in both clinical and educational roles both here in the United Kingdom and in Australia.  She is currently undertaking her PhD in palliative care education at Lancaster University.  Lyndsay believes passionately in the value of communication training.  Lyndsay became an EC4H tutor in 2016.

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Ruth Mitchell
Ruth Mitchell has been an occupational therapist at the Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow for 15years. She has an interest in teaching and works regularly with students from both Glasgow Caledonian University and Queen Elizabeth University, Edinburgh. She recently completed EC4H communication tutor training.