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Jackie Ashley is Chair of the National Brain Appeal which funds research and capital projects concerning all aspects of brain injury. She was previously President, Lucy Cavendish College at the University of Cambridge, and before that was a political journalist for more than 30 years. Jackie worked at the BBC, ITN, Channel 4, the Guardian and the New Statesman and wrote regularly about health and social care issues. Her husband, the broadcaster Andrew Marr, suffered a major stroke in 2013 and Jackie was his full-time carer for a year.
James Robson joined the Scotland team as doctor at the start of season 2002/2003 following his previous position as physiotherapist from 1991-96. He was doctor for Scotland A from 1998 – 2002 and the doctor/physio for Scotland 7s from 1996 – 2001. He was also team doctor on six British & Irish Lions tours (New Zealand 1993 and 2005, South Africa 1997 and 2009 and Australia 2001 and 2013). In addition he has been to 8 Rugby World Cups. In March 2021, James marked his 250th appearance as team doctor at an international match when Scotland played Italy at BT Murrayfield. Robson, based in Dundee where he lives with wife Christine, also a GP, and their two daughters, is now Scottish Rugby’s Chief Medical Officer. He received an MBE for services to rugby in the 2018 New Year Honours list. Eight years previously he was awarded a Fellowship ad hominem from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
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