Dr. Gregory Ward
Dr Gregory Ward graduated from Sydney University Medical School spending two years in postgraduate posts in medicine and surgery at Sydney Hospital. He also gained experience in general practice and was seconded from Sydney Hospital to work for the Royal New South Wales Flying Doctor Service before moving to the United Kingdom to specialize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
He became a member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) in 1979 and was elected a fellow in 1994. He sits on a number of training committees of the college and examines nationally and internationally for the RCOG.
He has held a Consultant appointment in South London since 1986 and his special interests are maternal medicine, high-risk obstetrics, oncology and medical education. From 2001 on he has been increasingly involved in postgraduate medical education, being appointed an Associate Postgraduate Dean of London University in 2008 and from 2008 being Deputy Head and then, from 2010, Head of the London Specialty School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology which oversees all postgraduate clinical and academic Ob/Gyn specialty training in London. As such he is responsible for the career progression of over 500 specialty trainees. He is a trained executive coach and leadership mentor and also provides pastoral support for his trainees.
He has held Medical Director roles at women’s hospitals and departments in Sydney and London and has developed and leads on medical leadership programmes for both the London Deanery and the RCOG. Other national roles include work for the Care Quality Commission, the UK healthcare regulator.
He is a passionate advocate for women’s health and the importance of postgraduate education in ensuring we develop a multiprofessional workforce equipped to provide optimal care for women in the 21st century.