Dr Catherine Calderwood is National Clinical Director for maternity and women’s health in NHS England. She is also a medical adviser for Scottish Government and an obstetrician and gynaecologist working in Edinburgh.
Catherine has a special interest in high risk pregnancy, particularly in those women with complex medical problems and continue to have an obstetric medicine antenatal clinic. She carries out a number of teaching and training roles in both obstetrics and gynaecology and in general medicine. Research interests include thromboembolic disease in pregnancy and she is an investigator on the AFFIRM study which will study the effect of the introduction of a standardized education and management plan for the care of women presenting with decreased fetal movements in hospitals throughout the UK and Ireland.
Catherine is chair of the UK maternal, newborn and infant Clinical Outcome Review Programme – the new process for confidential enquiries into maternal, newborn and infant deaths and severe morbidity run by MBRRACE-UK.