Dr Diana Wood

Emeritus Clinical Dean in the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

Dr Diana Wood MA MD FRCP FHEA was the Vice-Master of St Edmund’s College, from 1 September 2020 to 30 September 2022.

Dr Wood is Emeritus Clinical Dean at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. She 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 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 and Clinical Dean, a post which she held until the end of 2020.  She was an honorary consultant physician in the Department of Endocrinology at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from 2003 – 2020.

Diana was elected to the Fellowship at St Edmund’s College in October 2003.  Having retired from the substantive Clinical Dean role, she maintains an active involvement in the University’s student mental health and wellbeing programme and is a past Non-Executive Director and current University–appointed Governor of the Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust.  She has served on numerous committees relating to undergraduate and postgraduate medical education locally, nationally, and internationally, with special interests in clinical education, clinical communication skills, and the development of professional skills, resilience, and wellbeing in medical students and junior doctors.