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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)


  • Friday 19 July
  • Friday 25 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
  • Victoria Hodgetts Morton – Higher Education Institute (HEI) Representative
  • Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami MRCOG – Higher Education Institute (HEI) Representative
  • Swati Jha – RCOG Research Chair
  • Hajra Khattak - UKARCOG Co-chair
  • Nigel Simpson MRCOG – National Study Group (NSG) Lead
  • Ivaila Valcheva- BUSOG Vice-President 
  • Melissa Whitten MRCOG CLTHE – Undergraduate Education Lead
  • Stamatina Iliodromiti- Postgraduate lead  
  • Jackie Maybin– President, Blair Bell Research Society
  • Abha Maheshwari- Clinical Lead for Reproductive Health and Childbirth for NHS Research Scotland
  • Suvalagna Chatterjee – SAS/LED representative
  • Claire Alexander - SEAC representative
  • Hilary Critchley - Wellbeing of Women Research Advisory Committee
  • 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 of Membership, Global and Governance