Mr Henry Rae

Mr Henry Rae
Senior Teaching Technician



I am a Registered Scientific Technician (RSciTech).

I came to the University of St Andrews in 1993, having formerly worked in industry as a workforce supervisor, which involved being responsible for the smooth running of the workforce, including staff training, discipline, quality control and logistics.

At the School of Medicine, I support medical teaching in the Multi Purpose Laboratory (MPL) in any way necessary.

I am responsible for all room keys in the building, the Medical School locker keys, all furniture and telephones.

I am an instructor and Medical Director for Heart Start and a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid Instructor. I train university staff in Emergency Life Saving and AED.

I am a member of the Higher Education Technicians Education and Development (HEaTED) organisation. I am also a course provider for HEaTED providing a Cold Castings course and Skeletal Articulation course.

I am a University Bank Worker and carry out work for any department. I mainly manufacture exhibits and props for exhibitions and research.

I have been trained in the following courses:-

  • As a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) “First Aid instructor”.
  • As an “Automatic External Defibrillator” (AED) instructor for Heart Start.
  • “Train the Technical Trainer” Glasgow University.
  • “Immediate Life Support” Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.
  • “Sim Man Hi Fidelity simulator” Ninewells Hospital.
  • “Sim Man, Advanced Simulation” Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.
  • “Catheterisation” the University of St. Andrews.
  • “Venepuncture & Cannulation” Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.
  • “Hypodermic & Subcutaneous Infusion” Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.
  • “Blood Pressure” Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.
  • “Blood Glucose Monitoring” Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.
  • “Temperature Pulse and Respiration” Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.
  • “Fluid Preservation” for Museum Collections.
  • “Wax Model Conservation” National Museums of Scotland
  • “Cold Casting” Glasgow College of Building and Printing.
  • “Electrical Testing” Perth College held at the University of St. Andrews.

I have demonstrated to, or trained, staff, students and school pupils in a diverse range of subjects, including:

  • Tropical Rainforest ecology in Central America
  • Automatic External Defibrillation
  • Dynamic Lung Function
  • First Aid
  • Hearing
  • Visual acuity
  • Renal analysis
  • Reflexes
  • Blood pressure
  • Venepuncture
  • Blood glucose
  • Subcutaneous injection
  • Sim Man scenarios

School Roles

  • Technician for the Multi Purpose Medical Science lab
  • Technical Advisor
  • Fire Officer.

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