Max joined the Support in Mind Scotland Board as a trustee in 2018 and has been Chair since 2019.

Max obtained his PhD from University College London (2011) and has subsequently worked across diverse areas of biomedical research both in the UK and internationally.

Following a career in academic science at the University of Edinburgh where he specialised in neuroscience and stem cell biology; he is currently a Principal Scientist (Neuroscience) at Concept Life Sciences Translational Biology division based in the Edinburgh BioQuarter.

When not thinking about brains, Max is a long suffering fan of the Scottish football and rugby teams, enjoys live music, and is an avid traveller.