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Prof Alison Fiander


Professor Alison Fiander was appointed Chair of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at
Cardiff University in 2002: practicing as a Gynae-oncologist and colposcopist and
developing a programme of research investigating Human Papillomavirus infection
and the management of HPV-related anogenital neoplasia.
Having worked in Sub-Saharan Africa for 4 years earlier in her career, Alison has a
keen interest in addressing global maternal mortality and morbidity and left Cardiff
University in 2015 to take up the role of Clinical Lead for the Royal College of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) Leading Safe Choices programme, training
healthcare professionals in sexual reproductive health, in Tanzania and South Africa.
She subsequently became the Clinical Lead for the RCOG Centre for Global
Women’s Health and coordinated writing and development of the RCOG Essential
Gynaecology skills course for Low- and Middle-income countries. As part of this
Alison wrote a module on Gender Based Violence (GBV) to help train Healthcare
professionals in the recognition and management of women affected by GBV.
Alison retired from the RCOG in 2018 but still works as an independent consultant in
Global Women’s Health in addition to teaching global health to Cardiff medical
school undergraduates; teaching women’s health on-line for LMIC and directing an
on-line postgraduate diploma/MSc in International Women’s Health. She acts as a
First Responder for the Salvation Army for the Modern-day Slavery and Trafficking