Honorary Professor: David Stewart Irvine
David Stewart Irvine has been made an Honorary Professor in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.
He graduated in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1982.
He completed his MD in 1988 and undertook postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Dr Irvine held academic training posts at the universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, followed by a clinical consultant post within the MRC Human Reproductive Sciences unit in Edinburgh.
There, he pursued clinical and research interests in reproductive medicine, particularly issues affecting male reproductive health.
Dr Irvine held posts as RCOG College Tutor and Regional College Advisor before assuming the responsibility of Associate Postgraduate Dean in South-East Scotland Deanery from 2004.
He became Deputy Medical Director of NES from 2008, with responsibility for the quality management of postgraduate medical training across Scotland.
He also oversaw the performance management of the Medical ACT funding used to support undergraduate medical students in clinical placements.
In 2012, he was appointed as Director of Medicine for NHS Education for Scotland - a special health board responsible for the education and training needs of all staff groups within NHS Scotland.
As a General Medical Council (GMC) Associate, he sits on the GMC Quality Scrutiny Group, and has been extensively involved as a GMC Visitor to medical schools and postgraduate deaneries elsewhere in the UK.