DISC is sponsored by George Lowder, Chief Executive for Transport for Edinburgh and Chair of UK Tram.

The DISC project team is piloted by Edinburgh Trams, with their partners UKTram and City of Edinburgh Council, and with additional support throughout the project from:

  • IT expertise (Dr Kevin Swingler, University of Stirling),
  • Clinical expertise (Prof Lis Neubeck, Napier University; and Dr Christopher Carlin, Breathing Support & Respiratory Medicine NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde),
  • The DISC Senior User is Colin Kerr (Edinburgh Trams), and the Project Manager is Marie Josselin.

The DISC Project Team is steered by the DISC Project Board, which includes additional expertise from the light rail sector (James Hammett, Managing Director UK Tram), Human Factors (Ian Rowe, Ian Rowe Associates Ltd), and Transport Sector (Prof Adrian Davis, Transport Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University), and is chaired by George Lowder.

Terry Hogg (Scottish Enterprise CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund manager) and Stuart Lowrie (Public Transport Manager, City of Edinburgh Council) act as additional support to the DISC Board.

The DISC Project Board reports to the Transport for Edinburgh Board and through them to the Transport and Environment Committee of The City of Edinburgh Council.

Evaluation Panel

The following expert profiles are part of the team scoring and evaluating the performance of the bidder during DISC:

Transport industry representative and staff representative

Colin Kerr, Edinburgh Trams Project Manager and UK Tram Board Director
Adam Martin, Edinburgh Trams, Driver Trainer


Clinical advisors

Prof Lis Neubeck, Head of Cardiovascular Health, Edinburgh Napier University School of Health and Social Care
Dr Christopher Carlin Consultant Physician & NRS Senior Investigator Sleep, Breathing Support & Respiratory Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde








Technical advisor

Dr Kevin Swingler, Senior Lecturer in Computing Science, University of Stirling