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Dr Diana Wood

Vice-Master of St Edmund's College, Clinical Dean in the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

Dr Diana Wood MA MD FRCP is the new Vice-Master of St Edmund's College with effect from 1 September 2020. 

Dr Wood is Clinical Dean in the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. Dr Wood studied Medicine at the University of Birmingham, qualifying in 1980.  Having followed postgraduate training and research posts in Birmingham, she became a Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London and later was appointed as Senior Lecturer, and then Reader, in Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at the London Hospital Medical College, subsequently Barts and the London School of Medicine, University of London.   She moved to Cambridge in 2003 having been appointed as the University’s first full - time Director of Medical Education in the Clinical School and Clinical Dean, and was elected to the Fellowship at St Edmund’s College later that year. She is an honorary consultant physician in the Department of Endocrinology at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Wood has been actively involved in UK medical education for many years both in London and in Cambridge.  Although her career has focused on undergraduate medical education, she maintains an interest in postgraduate education through the Royal College of Physicians and membership of regional and national training programmes in endocrinology and diabetes.  She is Deputy Chair of the Medical Schools’ Council Assessment Alliance and has Council and previous Executive roles on the Association for the Study of Medical Education and the Academy of Medical Educators.  She is a past Non-Executive Director and current Governor of the Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust (the local mental health NHS Trust).