Gina is a retired specialist dentist who worked in both Forth Valley and Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Boards. (GGCHB)

Her role for the latter 15 years of her career was to provide clinical leadership/management to dental teams in the care of patients with all types of special needs in multiple settings. This included complex medical, psychiatric, addictions, homeless, elderly,and those with learning disabilities.

She worked with multidisciplinary teams to achieve the best possible package of care both holistically and dentally for these patients.

She also held an honorary teaching post at the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. Her role was to guide undergraduate and postgraduate dentists in the care of patients with special needs.

She represented Special care dentistry on the Clinical Governance Committee of all dental services across GGCHB. Gina has sat on British Dental Association committees and was the sole community dentist on the government group who reviewed dental services across Scotland. This radically transformed the way these services were delivered. This review was published in 2006.

In 2008 she was welcomed by the General Dental council onto the Specialist list for Sp Care dentistry purely on her portfolio of evidence of experience in this field.

Gina is a mother of two sons and has one grandson. She is the main carer for her Italian born 97 year old mother.

She joined Cosgrove during the pandemic as a volunteer and joined the board in 2021

Her interests are hillwalking, painting and music. She has travelled extensively with her partner Graeme.