Leading academic joins hospital trust's board of directors


A leading clinical academic has been appointed as a non-executive director at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Iain Cameron, dean of the faculty of medicine at the University of Southampton and a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, will serve on the Trust Board for three years from 19 December 2011 until 18 December 2014.

After graduating in medicine at the University of Edinburgh, he went on to train in obstetrics and gynaecology at teaching hospitals in Melbourne and Cambridge before taking the chair of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Glasgow in 1993.

He joined the University of Southampton in 1999, where he pursued clinical research into reproductive endocrinology and treatment of sub-fertility before becoming head of the school of medicine in 2004.

Prof Cameron is also a member of the World Health Organisation’s scientific and ethical review group on human reproduction and sits on the boards of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration and the UK Research Integrity Office.

All non-executive appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees' political activity (if any declared) to be made public.

Prof Cameron holds no other ministerial appointment and is not involved in any political activity.

His appointment has been made in accordance with the recruitment process for non-executive directors and chair, which was approved by the members’ nomination committee on 20 October 2011 and endorsed by full Members’ Council on 1 December 2011.

He will receive a non-executive director remuneration of £5,000-10,000 per year.

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2012