Usher Institute

Professor Sarah Stock delivers inaugural lecture during Edinburgh Science Festival

Sarah Stock presents inaugural lecture during Edinburgh Science Festival on maternal health and inclusion in research.

Billed as “The Professors Shaping our Future”, the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine delivered its inaugural lectures in collaboration with the Edinburgh Science Festival on the evening of Thursday 11 April.

Our professors are shaping the future of their field using creativity, collaboration and innovation to change our world for the better. Delegates were invited to hear the human stories behind the science that has shaped these professors’ research, and their own lives.

Image of Professor Sarah Stock delivering her inaugural lecture at the Playfair Library, Old College 2024

Inaugural speakers included Professors Marc Dweck, Rowland Kao, Emily Sena, and also featured Usher Institute’s Sarah Stock, Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health. Sarah is also an Honorary Consultant and Subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at NHS Lothian.

Sarah’s talk covered the stigmas around early child deaths and the importance of including pregnant women in research. A full recording is available to watch now.

David Argyle, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and William Dick Chair of Veterinary Clinical Studies, hosted the proceedings in the beautiful setting of The Playfair Library, followed by a drink’s reception.


Further information

Watch the full recording of The Professors: Shaping the Future | Media Hopper Create

Read Professor Sarah Stock’s profile | The University of Edinburgh