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Professor Iain Cameron BSc MA MD FRCOG FRCP Edin

Emeritus Professor

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Iain Cameron is Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

After graduating in Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, he underwent postgraduate clinical and research training in obstetrics and gynaecology, and reproductive medicine, in Edinburgh, Melbourne and Cambridge.

He held the Regius Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow from 1993 and moved to Southampton in 1999. His main clinical and research interests are reproductive endocrinology and investigation of the impact of the maternal environment on early pregnancy. Iain became Head of the School of Medicine in January 2004 and was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in August 2010.

He has been a non-executive Director of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Board from 2011-2017, and was Chair of Medical Schools Council from 2013-2016.

He completed his second term of office as Dean of Medicine in 2018 and is now pursuing a non-executive career in the health and charity sectors.


1977 BSc (Medical Sciences), 1st Class Honours Pharmacology
1980 MB ChB (University of Edinburgh)
1986 MRCOG (Member, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
1987 MRACOG (Member, Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists; MRANZCOG from 1998)
1988 MD (University of Edinburgh)
1992 MA (University of Cambridge)
1999 FRCOG (Fellow, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)
2002 ILTM (Member, Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education)
2007 FHEA (Fellow, Higher Education Academy)
2011 FRSB (Fellow, Royal Society of Biology)
2011 FRCP Edin (Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh)
2016 Hon FacadMed (Honorary Fellow, Academy of Medical Educators)


Research interests

My personal clinical and research interests are Reproductive Endocrinology and the impact of the maternal environment on early pregnancy and development.

Research group

Human Development and Health

Selected Responsibilities


i. Academic

University Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team, Chair 2012-18

University Executive Board 2016-18

ii. National Health Service

Research Strategy Board, University Hospital Southampton

and University of Southampton (Joint Chair) 2008-18

Non-Executive Director, University Hospital Southampton 2011-17

Wessex Academic Health Science Network Board 2012-18

Centre for Workforce Wellbeing, Health Education England Wessex 2018-date

iii.  Other

Board of Trustees, Wessex Medical Research 2008-18


i. Department of Health

UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Board 2008-18

NIHR Advisory Board 2013-16

Medical Health Education England (HEE) Advisory Group 2013-16

HEE Shape of Training Stakeholder Group 2015-16

ii. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Academic Committee 2006-15

iii. Other

Chair, Medical Schools Council 2013 - 2016

Academic Health Solutions (Expert Advisory Panel) 2015-date

Non-Executive Director MDDUS (Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland) 2017-2021


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Professor Iain Cameron
Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton Level B South Academic Block, Mailpoint 801 Southampton General Hospital Southampton SO16 6YD

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