The Craighead Institute

Founded in 1987 with a focus on furthering social justice in the world

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  • Dr Lisa Curtice – Director

    Lisa has responsibility for the running of the Craighead Institute.  She is an accredited pastoral supervisor and is currently in her final year of training for ordained ministry at the Scottish Episcopal Institute. Lisa’s background is as a social scientist with over 30 years’ experience in qualitative research and evaluation, much of it with comm…

    Dr Lisa Curtice – Director

  • Anne Macdonald - Professional Associate

    Her involvement with the Craighead Institute began in 1993 as a course participant on the Institute’s Certificate in Social and Pastoral Ministry. Subsequently, having undertaken several other courses offered by the Institute, she became a Professional Associate. Since then, she has worked for the Institute in the UK and in several Eastern European…

    Anne Macdonald - Professional Associate

  • John Harvey - Life Member

    I joined the Craighead Institute staff in 1995, at the end of a seven-year appointment as Leader of the Iona Community. As a Church of Scotland minister, it was a whole new experience for me to become involved in the wide ecumenical range of the Institute's activities at that time – helping to deliver Life and Faith courses to Catholic and Protesta…

    John Harvey - Life Member

  • Professor Bart McGettrick - Life Member

    Professor Bart McGettrick is former Chairman of the Board of the Craighead Institute.He worked with Sr Christine Anderson FCJ in developing the Institute both in Scotland and in its work overseas. The orientation to inspire the work of the Institute with Ignatian spirituality lay at the heart of this ministry, forming the foundation of much of the …

    Professor Bart McGettrick - Life Member

  • Duncan MacLaren - Trustee

    Duncan MacLaren has served on the Board of the Craighead Institute since 2014 and is an Associate of Faith and Praxis, an offshoot created by the foundress of the Institute. He was the first Executive Director of SCIAF/Caritas Scotland (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) and, after 13 years in the post, joined the staff of the General Secret…

    Duncan MacLaren -  Trustee

  • Jim Christie - Trustee

    Training Group Analyst and Approved Supervisor at the Institute of Group Analysis London (IGA).

    Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (London).

    Was director of the Garnethill Centre, Glasgow, 1980 to 2008, where he was involved in the delivery of group psychotherapy. During that time he also worked on the official Training Programmes of the IGA…

    Jim Christie - Trustee

  • Christine Anderson - Senior International Consultant

    Christine Anderson is the founder of the Craighead Institute of Life and Faith and directed it for the first sixteen years. She is a member of the Society of the Sisters Faithful Companions of Jesus. Her five years as National Training Officer of a Christian Worker Movement in UK gave her extensive experience of working with groups in parishes and …

    Christine Anderson - Senior International Consultant