Clinical Sciences

About us

The Deanery of Clinical Sciences has a long held international research reputation.

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In the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise, Clinical Medicine was rated top out of 28 submissions in the whole UK.

We also play an integral role in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Where to find us

The majority of staff are at the Little France site which comprises The Chancellor’s Building, The Queen's Medical Research Institute and the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, which have state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and are adjacent to the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the proposed biomedical research park, Edinburgh BioQuarter.

Other sites include the Edinburgh Sick Children’s Hospital, Lauriston Building at Lauriston Place (where the Edinburgh Dental Institute is located), the Western General Hospital and Royal Edinburgh Hospital.


Name Role Email Phone
Professor Hilary Critchley Dean of Clinical Sciences +44 (0) 131 242 6858
Andrea Scott Head of Deanery Administration (Clinical Sciences) +44 (0) 131 242 6355
Gillian Cameron Deanery Finance Manager +44 (0) 131 242 6350
  Deanery Postgraduate Manager   +44 (0) 131 242 2082
Kirsty Ainscough Deanery HR Administrator +44 (0) 131 242 6357
Pamela Lennox Deanery Administrative Secretary +44 (0) 131 242 6356
Duncan Paxton Deanery website editor +44 (0)131 242 6398

Deanery of Clinical Sciences office address

Edinburgh Medical School: Deanery of Clinical Sciences

The Chancellor's Building

49 Little France Crescent


EH16 4SB