The service has two full time registrars on six month placements at any one time. We also have a number of sessional registrars who are active on the clinical rota. As well as gaining experience in pre-hospital care and critical care retrieval, emrs registrars develop skills in service development and clinical governance.



ZOë Smeed


Zoë has completed her training and holds a Certificate of Completion in Training in Emergency Medicine (South East Scotland) with sub-speciality Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (East of England).   She additionally enjoys working as a sports and event doctor covering motorsport, ice-hockey and outdoor events, including working at both the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.  Zoë also works for the East Anglian Air Ambulance Service and previously Magpas Air Ambulance.  She is currently doing a 6 month post with MedSTAR in Adelaide, South Australia combining her love of travel with pre-hospital and retrieval medicine.  She enjoys instructing on ALS, ATLS and BASICS Scotland courses, in addition to the National PHEM training course.  She is also the Scottish Representative for the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care.

In her free time Zoë enjoys working out at the gym, participating in outdoor sporting activities and travelling.  Her favourite travel destination to date is Norway, and she is looking forward to planning her next travelling adventure.


Sarah Maclean

MBChB  BSc (Hons)  FRCA  FFICM  DipIMC  DipRTM  Dip Mtn Med

Sarah is a final year Specialty Registrar in Anaesthetics & Intensive Care Medicine in Tayside. Prior to joining EMRS in 2016, her pre-hospital experience included being part of the medical team at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William and completing the Diploma in Mountain Medicine. Sarah is interested in teaching and is an instructor on ALS and APLS courses, as well as contributing regularly to undergraduate teaching at the University of Dundee. Her other interests include altitude physiology and rural critical care.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys mountain biking, hillwalking, ski touring, playing music, baking, and planning her next adventure! Her favourite place is the west coast of Harris.


Dr Alastair BAIRD


Ali is an emergency medicine trainee based in Dundee. As well as pre-hospital experience working as part of Tayside Trauma Team, he is a doctor with Tayside Mountain Rescue and provides medical cover at outdoor events. He is particularly interested in remote critical care and wilderness medicine and teaches on the WEMSI Wilderness Physician course.

Most of his spare time is spent in the saddle, dragging his very patient wife up a mountain, or in the kitchen (with a disproportionately high eating:cooking ratio).