Informatics' Equality and Diversity Blog

January 23, 2017

International Women’s Day Lecture

Catherine Calderwood, Scottish Government Chief Medical Officer

Catherine Calderwood, Scottish
Government Chief Medical Officer

Dr Catherine Calderwood, Scottish Government Chief Medical Officer (CMO), will deliver the 7th University of Edinburgh International Women’s Day Lecture on Wednesday 8 March 2017, 6-7pm (doors open from 5.30pm). Venue: George Square Lecture Theatre, George Square. The theme will be ‘The Importance of Women.’

Dr Calderwood will discuss her career path – enablers and challenges over the course of her successful career. She will also talk about health, particularly in relation to women’s health.

For further details / to book see the University’s Equality website at:

The event is ticketed but free.

About the speaker

Catherine Calderwood qualified from Cambridge and Glasgow universities. As a junior doctor she worked in medical specialities in Glasgow Royal infirmary and at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh before completing her specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology and maternal medicine in SE Scotland and St Thomas’ Hospital London. She became a medical adviser to Scottish Government in 2010 and has been instrumental in the work in reducing stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Scotland and in reducing avoidable harm in maternity services. More recently her role expanded to include major trauma services and the introduction of robotic surgery for prostate cancer to Scotland. Until her recent appointment as CMO Catherine was also the National Clinical Director for maternity and women’s health for NHS England.

Theme: Rubric.