Support Team

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The Step Change in Safety support team help member companies deliver the Step Change vision by facilitating Steering Groups and workgroups, collate good practice and communicate factual information.  The Support Team are the first point of contact for all Step Change matters.        





Emily Taylor, Programme Delivery Manager

Emily joined Step Change in Safety in August 2012 after completing a Masters degree in Sustainable Urban Management at Heriot-Watt University.  Emily has worked as a researcher for the Scottish Chamber of Commerce and worked for the 2011 Scottish Census.  

Email Emily for information about Workforce Engagement, ESR information, helicopter safety and human factors, or call 01224 577272

Gillian Simpson, Programme Delivery Manager

Gillian joined Step Change in Safety in February 2012 after working with Oil & Gas UK on the Well Life Cycle Practices forum.  Before this she was a research scientist - gaining a PhD in molecular biology, an assistant editor of an international scientific journal and a school teacher. 

Email Gillian for information about Joined-up Thinking, major accident hazards, asset integrity and safety alerts.


Emma Gracie, Support Team Co-ordinator

Emma joined Step Change in Safety in April 2012.  Before she joined the team, she worked in the accounts and office administration departments for energy companies and in the occupational health sector. 

Email Emma about membership, events and administration.

Kirstin Gove , Head of Communications

Kirstin joined Step Change in Safety as Head of Communications in 2018. A former journalist and STV News Anchor, Kirstin has worked in the Scottish media and communications industry for nearly 25 years.

Email Kirstin for all media enquiries and to find out more about Step Change in Safety Roadshows








For media enquiries, please email Kirstin Gove.