Director of Heritage

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Professor Angela Thomas is Director of Heritage and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. A consultant paediatric haematologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, and director of the haemophilia centre at the city’s Royal Infirmary, she is also vice chair of the UK government’s Commission on Human Medicines.

After qualifying in medicine from London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School in 1980, Angela trained in adult haematology, subsequently specialising in paediatric haematology. She was a fellow in molecular biology at University College London, and was awarded a PhD.

Angela Thomas is former president of the British Society for Haematology and was appointed honorary professor in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, in August 2015. She has a particular interest in congenital and acquired bleeding disorders, particularly in the context of non-accidental injury, and has published and lectured extensively in this area.

Angela was awarded an OBE for her services to the regulation of Public Health in the 2018 New Year's Honours List.