Professor Jackie Taylor

President of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Doctor of Science
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to Geriatric Medicine, dedication to improve health and well-being in the workplace and addressing workforce challenges within the NHS.


Professor Jackie Taylor MB ChB, FRCP graduated from the University of Glasgow medical school, trained and became dually accredited in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, and was appointed to her current consultant post in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1997. She is a working clinician with a sub-specialty interest in heart failure. From a managerial perspective, she has been Clinical Director, Associate Medical Director and Clinical Quality Lead for Geriatric Medicine.

Professor Taylor has a major interest in training and education of healthcare professionals. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and was awarded an Honorary Professorship of the University of Glasgow in 2018. She is immediate past Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section. Professor Taylor’s other main professional roles have been as Vice President Medical and Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and became its President in December 2018.