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Meeting Our New Staff & Trustee

The first big announcement for the Crichton Carbon Centre in 2021 is here: at the start of the year the team welcomed a new staff member, Carys Mainprize, and a new board member, David Clark. Read on to find out more.


David Clark brings many talents and hats to the Carbon Centre and has worked with us in the past when he was Campus Director for the University of Glasgow in Dumfries. He is Professor Emeritus of Medical Sociology at School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries and has wide-ranging interests in end-of-life issues in the global context. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, a Visiting Researcher at the University of Navarra, Spain, as well as the Vice President of Hospice UK. In 2017, David was awarded the OBE for services to end of life care research. The Carbon Centre is honoured and excited to welcome him as a trustee, where he will be a great addition to the team. Watch his short video below to virtually meet him:


Carys Mainprize previously supported and then led the Wild Eskdale project at The Langholm Initiative, focusing on environmental education. With a history of working and living on moors, she has a passion for protecting them and the natural environment as a whole. The Carbon Centre’s new Project and Communications Officer is getting quickly stuck in to the role. Watch her short video below for her introduction:


Emily Taylor, the Carbon Centre’s general manager, says, "I am really delighted to have David and Carys join us at the Crichton Carbon Centre. Despite the current challenges 2021 is shaping up to be a really important year for us, and we are really excited to have David and Carys on board to support our new and existing projects and raise the profile of the Centre. Watch this space!"


The team is pleased to report that the positive start to 2021 will continue throughout January and beyond - check back next week for more good news from the Centre.

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