Jane Chiodini has taken up the post of Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the first woman and the first nurse to hold this position. Mrs Chiodini (pictured with her predecessor as Dean, Group Captain Andrew D Green) was elected to the post by Fellows and Members of the Faculty, and took office at the Faculty's Annual General Meeting early in October.
Speaking on taking office, Mrs Chiodini said: “I appreciate what an honour and privilege it is to take on this three-year role as Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine, not least because I am the first female to do so, and also the first Dean of this Faculty to work exclusively in travel medicine. Having spent the last twenty-eight years working part-time in general practice and advising travellers within that setting, I've constantly learnt from that hands-on experience. However, early this year I moved to a practice in a deprived area of London and so I appreciate even more the challenges we all face in delivering good standards of healthcare in today's climate.
Involved in the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM) for the past 12 years, Jane was a founding Fellow, a lecturer, author and examiner involved in the FTM courses and examinations. She introduced the biannual Faculty magazine Emporiatrics, created the Travel Medicine eLearning Hub, and was the first author on the FTM's Recommendations for the Practice of Travel Medicine.