Personal Chair (Clinical)
I have a programme of research in pre-invasive disease of the lower genital tract, clinical research trials and molecular studies in collaboration with Universities of Edinburgh, Dundee, Manchester, Nottingham and Strathclyde and NHS Scotland. The focus of this work relates to Human Papillomavirus infection (HPV) and cervical screening.
My main research interests include HPV related diseases, prevention of cervical cancer and the impact of HPV immunisation. In addition to colposcopy, my clinical areas of interest include vulva dermatosis and pain disorders.
The collaborators in our research programme have set up a Scottish HPV Investigators Research Network (SHINe) to promote collaboration and the development of HPV research. This includes the development of a national HPV archive funded by CSO BTR programme grant and collaboration to optimise our research strategy with the HPV surveillance work of Health Protection Scotland.
2011-2015: HTA (Grant holder). Strategies to Increase Cervical Screening Uptake at First Invitation (STRATEGIC). Universities of Aberdeen and Manchester
2010- 2016: CSO HSR Programme grant (Principal investigator) Long-term Follow-up of HPV vaccination in women attending first cervical smear: the impact of HPV immunisation on cervical screening and the prevention of HPV-related disease in Scottish women.
2009-2014: CSO BTR Programme grant (Grant holder) Long-term Follow-up of HPV vaccination in women attending first cervical smear – establishment and development of HPV research base.
Professor Maggie Cruickshank is responsible for the planning and co-ordination of Year 5 (Final Year) of the MB ChB course and participates in specialist teaching in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, including co-ordination of Year 3 Reproductive Health block.
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Professor Maggie Cruickshank is Interim Director of NHS Grampian Research and Development