Women in COG: in conversation with Angela Douglas MBE

On Thursday 15th July, at 12:15 – 13:00 BST, we hosted our next ‘Women in COG’ event, featuring Angela Douglas MBE, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement.


About Angela Douglas MBE

Angela Douglas is currently the Deputy Chief Scientific officer for NHS England and NHS Improvement.  Angela has worked in the NHS and in particular in Genetics for almost 40 years, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), and an Honorary Fellow of the Academy for Healthcare Science (FAHCS).  Angela is now working closely with NHS Test and Trace in new product technical validation and supporting Laboratories, through quality assurance, in Covid-19 testing, and supporting the National Clinical Engineers Network in this Covid-19 Pandemic endeavour.  In 2014, Angela was named in the HSJ as one of UKs top 50 Inspirational Women Leaders, and NHS Coach of the Year by the NHS Leadership Academy (2014), in 2015 was awarded Healthcare Scientist of the Year by NHS E, and in 2016 was honoured in the Queens 90th Birthday Honours list as a Member of the Order of the British Empire for Research and Mentoring Students. In May 2021, Angela was made an honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (FIPEM).


About Women in COG

The COG-UK consortium has over 500 members with a range of scientific and business expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, operations clinical science and public health. Women in COG is a supportive network created to share experiences and knowledge and to promote science careers in women and girls.

This was our next event in the series of regular lunchtime Women in COG events and everyone (regardless of gender) was welcome to attend. The events feature a conversation with a guest or consortium member followed by an informal Q&A.