Margaret Graham McDonald sat for 10 years as a Lay Member on a West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee based in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She also held the same position for eighteen months on The Scotland A Research Ethics Committee, whose remit included applications to work with adults with incapacity, whose vulnerable status required an extremely rigorous and robust questioning of researchers prior to sanctioning, rejecting or requiring amendments to protocol prior to recruitment. Margaret suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and chronic pain. She is a Public Partner with Healthcare Improvement Scotland and a member of The ALLIANCE People Powered Health & Wellbeing Reference Group. Prior to retiring, Margaret was a Civil Servant working for The Ministry of Defence in The Army Personnel Centre.