Professor Jackie Taylor graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School, trained, and dually accredited in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, and was appointed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She has a sub-specialty interest in heart failure. She previously chaired the Heart Failure sub-group of the Cardiac Managed Clinical Network, responsible for the strategic development and delivery of multidisciplinary heart failure services. From a managerial perspective, she has been the Clinical Director, Associate Medical Director, and Clinical Quality Lead for Geriatric Medicine.
Professor Taylor has a major interest in the training and education of healthcare professionals. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and was made an Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow in 2018. She is a past Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section. Professor Taylor’s other main professional roles have been as Honorary Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. She was the first woman ever to be elected to the role. As PRCPSG, she led the College through the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of her contribution to medicine, she has been awarded several Honorary Fellowships of Royal Colleges, an Honorary Doctorate of Science, and an MBE in the King’s New Year’s Honours list. She is currently the Associate Medical Director for the NHS Scotland Academy.