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Scientific Advisory Committee

Meeting dates (10:00 start)


  • Friday 4 February 2022
  • Friday 6 May 2022
  • Friday 9 September 2022
  • Friday 9 December 2022



Reporting mechanism

The Scientific Advisory Committee reports to the Clinical Quality Assurance Group (CQAG) and Clinical Quality Board (CQB).


The Scientific Advisory Committee has a broad brief encompassing both basic and clinical science, including health services research. Specifically, it aims to:

  • ‘Horizon scan’ and debate relevant scientific issues, including future developments of relevance to the specialty.
  • Produce regular Scientific Impact Papers for the membership agreed and approved by the CQAG and CQB.
  • Contribute to College responses on national policies and direction as determined by the CQB.
  • Respond to requests for scientific advice from RCOG officers, committees, working parties and Fellows/Members of the College.
  • Advise Officers and appropriate committees on future national and international scientific and clinical meetings and study groups.
  • Report to the CQAG and CQB.


Committee secretary

Please send all correspondence to the committee secretary:

Laura Dean-Osgood
Tel: +44 20 7772 6403


Current membership


Professor Mark Kilby FRCOG (vacant 1 June 2022)

Vice Chair

(vacant position)


  • Professor Tim Draycott FRCOG (Vice President, Clinical Quality and CQB Chair)
  • Louise Thomas (RCOG Head of Quality Improvement)
  • Professor John Aplin (Scientific Representative)
  • Dr Victoria Bills MRCOG
  • Mr Ruwan Fernando FRCOG (vacant 1 June 2022)
  • Dr Muriel Holder (Genetics’ Representative)
  • Miss Maria Kyrgiou MRCOG
  • Dr Fionnuala Mone MRCOG
  • Professor R Katie Morris FRCOG (vacant 1 June 2022)
  • Miss Ugochinyere Nwulu (Women’s Network Representative)
  • Dr Michael Rimmer (Trainees’ Representative) (vacant 1 June 2022)
  • Mr Saladin Sawan MRCOG
  • Dr Aung Soe (Neonatologist Representative)
  • Professor Steve Thornton FRCOG
  • Dr Lisa Webber MRCOG