Dr Lorna Williamson OBE was Reader and Honorary Consultant in Transfusion Medicine in the University of Cambridge for nearly 20 years, undertaking clinical research and trials.  She was NHS Blood and Transplant’s Medical and Research Director from 2007 till 2016, and has held many roles advising on national and international transfusion policy and safety. Following her retirement from the NHS, she has developed an interest in communicating science to the public.  Her current passions are female education, including support for CamFed, helping women develop in medicine and science, and the fortunes of the Scottish rugby teams, both female and male. 

Relationship history with Lucy Cavendish College: 

Governing Body Fellow 1997-2011.   

Current occupation/positions held:

Director of Publishing and Engagement, Royal College of Pathologists.

Non-Executive member, Human Tissue Authority. 

Degrees and Honours:


OBE 2017   

Publications: Over 130 scientific papers, plus book chapters, reviews and reports.