Our Core Team

Meet our expert team of multidisciplinary tutors based across our partner boards and organisations.

EC4H carefully handpicks tutors who are skilled communicators and have worked within the NHS/health sector, meaning their teaching is grounded in real experience.  All our tutors are senior NHS clinicians with extensive experience in teaching effective communication and developing courses and workshops.

Dr Belinda Hacking

EC4H Lead Tutor

Dr Belinda Hacking has worked with Dr. Boyd since 2003, teaching clinical communication to senior doctors and other professionals across Scotland. Belinda was also trained by the late Professor Maguire. Her clinical role is head of psychology service for learning disability, health, forensic, neuropsychology and older adults in NHS Lothian. Belinda has a special interest in shared decision-making in healthcare. British Psychological Society membership: 33194

Dr Kirsty Boyd

EC4H Lead Tutor

Dr Kirsty Boyd was trained as a clinical communication tutor by Professor Peter Maguire in 1995 and has been organising postgraduate communication courses for over 20 years.  She was Clinical Communication Programme Theme Head for the University of Edinburgh Medical School from 2002-2015 and she is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Kirsty holds a Masters in Clinical Education from Nottingham University.  She is retired from her clinical role is as consultant in palliative medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. GMC Number: 2846907

Laura Huntly

EC4H Project Support Officer

Laura Huntly joined the EC4H Team in 2017 and supports the Tutor Team in the running and management of the EC4H programme

Dr Frances Yuille

Senior Tutor

Dr Frances Yuille was a consultant clinical oncologist at the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow before moving to her current post at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.  She was one of the senior clinicians involved in developing the postgraduate communication education programme in SE Scotland. She has been a senior tutor since 2004.  Frances teaches a range of postgraduate courses and undergraduates at the University of Edinburgh. GMC number: 3249312

Dr Tamasin Evans

Senior Tutor

Dr Tamasin Evans is a consultant clinical oncologist in the Edinburgh Cancer Centre. She attended an EC4H senior doctors’ communication course in 2008 and has then joined the EC4H senior tutors’ group. GMC number: 4116646

Dr Edile Murdoch

EC4H Senior Tutor

Dr Edile Murdoch is a Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Director for Maternity Services in NHS Lothian. Edile joined the EC4H senior tutor team in 2016 and now supports delivery of Being Open and EC4H workshops in Lothian and EC4H’s partner boards