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Scottish Postgraduate Medical Dean appointed

Professor Alan Denison has been appointed as Postgraduate Medical Dean within the Scotland Deanery at NES.


Scotland’s four postgraduate deans occupy key leadership positions within Scottish Medical education. Following the launch of the single Scotland Deanery in 2014, all now Deans carry a leadership portfolio across Scotland for major programmes of work, in addition to their regional responsibilities.

Professor Denison is currently the Deputy Director of the Institute of Education in Medical and Dental Sciences and MBChB Programme Lead with the University of Aberdeen, and is an Honorary Consultant Radiologist with NHS Grampian. Professor Denison will be based in our Aberdeen office. In this role he will lead training programmes across Scotland, will co-lead will our work on professional development, and will work closely with colleagues in NHS Grampian, Highland, Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles, and with colleagues in the University of Aberdeen.

Welcoming the appointment, Professor Stewart Irvine, Medical Director at NES said:

"High quality medical education is key to safe and effective patient care. I am delighted that we have been able to appoint such an experienced and talented colleague to join our senior team."

Professor Alan Denison said:

“I am delighted to be joining NES. Scotland has a distinguished and distinctive reputation for medical education. I look forward to working with colleagues across Scotland to build on existing strengths to deliver sustainable and engaging education and training.”