Meet the team

Our dedicated team is here to support you with whatever questions you have, offering advice and guidance when needed. If you would like to get in touch with one of our team, click on the details below or visit our Contact Us page.

Ian Mackenzie, Green Health Programme Manager

Ian Mackenzie

Green Health Programme Manager

Ian Mackenzie is passionate about connecting people and nature to improve health and tackle climate change. As the Green Health Programme Manger he is at the forefront of integrating biodiversity and nature into health care settings and systems. Building on a 20 year career in wildlife conservation, he has a reputation for developing partnerships and collaborations that bridge the gap between conservation and other sectors. Working for greenspace scotland, Scottish Wildlife Trust and Forrest Research he has  created partnership and projects that benefit both people and planet.

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Jane Greenacre

Head of Programmes

Jane joined NHS Lothian Charity in late 2022. Jane has over 20 years’ experience supporting disadvantaged communities and people facing health inequalities, developing and leading projects in both the Third and Statutory Sectors. Prior to joining the Charity, she supported NHS Lothian as Head of Volunteering.

Outside work Jane enjoys cinema, theatre and galleries despite not having a creative bone in her body.

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Becky Brazil

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Arts and Greenspace Manager

Becky Brazil is an award-winning filmmaker.  As well as making documentaries for the BBC, she has worked on many arts & community projects.  She is committed to her work at the REH and strongly believes that developing a collaborative, participatory and therapeutic environment is vital for improved health & well-being.

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Based at Edinburgh’s main mental health site, working with a very talented patient, staff, third sector and volunteer community, I’m passionate about using art, design and green activities to create the best possible hospital environment for getting well.

Iain Cartwright

Arts and Greenspace Manager

Iain is an experienced arts manager with long experience across the cultural sector including working for artist-led, community arts organisations; for museums and heritage organisations including the V&A and for local authorities – in arts development and public art roles. This included periods running projects in Northern Ireland, Amsterdam and France. Iain also worked as a consultant for several years on capital projects for arts and heritage organisation, running architectural design competitions and producing business plans for clients. Prior to joining NHSLC Iain was the Executive Director of the British Ceramics Biennial for over eleven years. Iain has an MSc in Sustainable Architecture and particular interests in environment, place and bio-diversity. Iain lives in Edinburgh and is a keen amateur gardener, volunteering at Duddingston community garden.

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This is my perfect job as it combines both the arts and green spaces.

Laura Bennison

Arts and Greenspace Manager

Laura has a background in gallery and museum education as well as mental health support work so arts and greenspace combine two of her passions bringing creativity into healthcare settings.

Laura has over 14 years of experience in community engagement and audience development work in the museum, gallery and heritage sector devising inclusive, participatory arts programmes and accessible learning resources that broaden access to culture to as wide a range of users as possible.

Laura cares strongly about co-production and representation in the arts. She was worked for City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries, National Museums Scotland, Scottish Association of Mental Health and Maternal Mental Health Alliance.

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From personal experience, I understand the value of art , greenspace, nature and creativity to aid recovery, amplify hospital users voices, build understanding of each other and make health care environments a much more enriching place to be.

Mark Haddon

Digital Content Producer and Visual Communications Designer

Mark is an artist and designer and lives in the Scottish Borders. He has over twenty-five years’ experience working as a digital, graphic and product designer, and as a design manager, for a range of clients from arts and heritage through to public sector, fmcg and financial.

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Connect to our network to learn and share

If you feel passionately about the benefits of nature and their potential in addressing health inequalities, join our Green Health Network. All you need are a few good ideas, a little time to spare and a willingness to be involved with promoting and supporting green health activities across the Lothians.