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Academic Board


To promote and safeguard all aspects of academic obstetrics and gynaecology including research and research training, undergraduate and postgraduate training and the nature of academic jobs and training, particularly in relation to recruitment and retention.

To report to Council by submission to the Officers of the Minutes of each meeting of the Academic Board.

To maintain an overview of the RCOG's academic strategies, curricula, policies and procedures pertaining to the following:

  • Research
  • Undergraduate teaching and learning
  • Postgraduate academic training

To maintain an overview of the work of the RCOG Research by receipt of the Minutes of all meetings of the RCOG Research Committee.

Meeting dates (14:00 start)


  • Thursday 7 March
  • Thursday 18 July
  • Thursday 24 October


Reporting mechanism


Please send all communications to the committee secretary.


Sherelle Kenton-O'Meally 
Email: SKenton-O'
Phone: 020 7772 6372


  • Professor Emma Crosbie FRCOG


  • Kate Lancaster - RCOG Chief Executive Officer
  • Babu Karavadra - UKARCOG Co-chair
  • Hajra Khattak - UKARCOG Co-chair
  • Dr Katie Morris – HEI Representative
  • Dr Ed Johnstone MRCOG – RCOG Research Chair
  • Ivaila Valcheva- BUSOG Vice-President 
  • Professor Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami MRCOG – Higher Education Institute (HEI) Representative
  • Dr Melissa Whitten MRCOG CLTHE – Undergraduate Education Lead
  • Professor Jenny Myers MRCOG – President, Blair Bell Research Society
  • Mr Nigel Simpson MRCOG – National Study Group (NSG) Lead
  • Dr Suvalagna Chatterjee – SAS/LED representative
  • Stamatina Iliodromiti- Postgraduate lead  
  • Carly Edwards – Executive Director of Education, Quality and Projects
  • Elizabeth Goldsmith- Head of Specialty Training and Education 
  • Stephen Parr- Head of Examinations
  • Daniel Wolstenholme – Director, Clinical Quality
  • Kristen Morgan – Executive Director, Membership, Global and Governance
  • Asma Khalil - Vice President for Academia and Strategy
  • Hilary Critchley - Wellbeing of Women Research Advisory Committee
  • Claire Alexander - SEAC representative