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Dr David Stirling PhD, FRCPath

Director of Healthcare Science

NHS National Services Scotland

David studied Physiology, and then completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, before moving to Texas for a postdoctoral position at UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas.  In Dallas he gained experience in Molecular Diagnostic techniques, which he then utilised in a further postdoctoral position with the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK), before joining NHS Lothian as a Clinical Scientist. While with NHS Lothian, he established a molecular service for the diagnosis of bleeding and thrombotic disorders, and then led the establishment of a Molecular Pathology Service.  He has been the training supervisor for Clinical Scientists in Haematology and Molecular Pathology, and has had a number of roles with the Association for Clinical Scientists, the Academy of Healthcare Science, the Royal College of Pathologists and the British Society for Haematology.

From 2011 to 2013 David was seconded on a part-time basis to Scottish Government as Healthcare Science Officer, and in 2014 was appointed as the first Director of Healthcare Science at NHS National Services Scotland.

David is now a registrant member of HCPC Council, is a Clinical Advisor to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, and also sits on the House of Commons Select Committee for Standards.

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