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Professor Clare McKenzie

Postgraduate Dean

Postgraduate Dean - East Region

Professor Clare McKenzie graduated from Glasgow University in 1987.  Her postgraduate training was undertaken in both the West and East of Scotland in the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology.  She was appointed to the post of Consultant in Ninewells Hospital in 1999 with a clinical special interest in gynaecological cancer and colposcopy.  She has had a number of clinical leadership roles in the both locally and at a national level in Scotland. 


She has been heavily involved in postgraduate education throughout her career taking on a number of local and regional roles including College Tutor, Regional College Advisor and Training Programme Director.  In 2009, she was appointed as an Associate Postgraduate Dean for Quality Management, taking a lead role in preparation for the GMC visit in 2010.  With the establishment of the single deanery, she has been working in the Quality Workstream to establish consistent processes to improve the quality of postgraduate education across Scotland.


Additionally at a UK level, she has been involved in setting standards for education within Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.  She chaired the Specialty Education Advisory Committee for three years and was elected in 2013 to the post of Vice President.  Her current priorities in this role are to promote professionalism both within training curricula and as part of continuing professional development.