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Ann McQuiston

Specialist Lead

NHS Education for Scotland

Ann McQuiston qualified in Medical Sciences and started her career in Laboratory Medicine before moving into a British Heart Foundation funded Research role investigating cell deposition during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, winning an International Nuclear Cardiology Young Investigator Award for this work. Ann then started working in the Department of Nuclear Cardiology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary where she built up a small research imaging service into the largest diagnostic Nuclear Cardiology department of its kind in the UK. Ann was awarded an IPEM Study Fellowship that allowed her to work in The Launceston District General Hospital, Tasmania, Australia, where she replicated the service she had established in Glasgow.


Not content with having worked in Life and Physical Sciences, Ann then moved into Physiological Measurement working in The Electro Diagnostic Imaging Unit at Gartnavel General Hospital and The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow performing electrophysiology and diagnostic imaging.

Ann is a STEM Ambassador and is incredibly passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists. This passion resulted in Ann’s appointment in 2019 as Specialist Lead in Organisational Development, Leadership and Learning at NHS Education for Scotland (NES), with a focus on Youth Employment and The Prince’s Trust.

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