Chief Healthcare Science Officer
Catherine Ross is the Chief Healthcare Science Officer at Scottish Government, Scottish Government’s most senior clinical advisor for Healthcare Science (HCS) professions issues, and head of profession for Healthcare Scientists in Scotland. She provides expert professional advice to Scottish Ministers and Policy Officials and leadership for all aspects of policy which impact on HCS workforce, education, research and practice. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction for all HCS professions services in Scotland.
Catherine is a Clinical Scientist and has worked in the NHS for over 25 years having spent most of her clinical career specialising in non-invasive cardiac imaging, and is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.