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Ann McQuiston

Advanced Specialist Clinical Technologist

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Ann McQuiston qualified in Medical Sciences and started her career in Laboratory Medicine as an M.L.SO. Ann then moved into a Research role investigating cell deposition, in patients, during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and won an International Nuclear Cardiology Young Investigator Award for this. 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, whilst still retaining her research interests. These included the development of Thrombolytic therapies for M.I, investigation of new Imaging agents and pharmacological stress agents. 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.

Ann’s current role is in The Electro Diagnostic Imaging Unit at Gartnavel General Hospital and The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. Ann is a STEM Ambassador and is incredibly passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and was awarded a Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce Award in 2018 for her work in Developing the Young Workforce.

Ann is equally passionate about Social Mobility and acts as a Mentor to Students from poorer and/or less well connected backgrounds. Ann’s STEM Ambassador role in The Gorbals area of Glasgow, as well as being incredibly rewarding, also won her a Glasgow University Public Engagement Award in 2018. Ann also takes some 20 School Pupils each year on Work Experience as well as potential Clinical Physics Training Scheme Applicants.

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