Professor Jean McEwan MB ChB, BSc, PhD, FRCP, FRCP (Edin), FESC
Professor Jean McEwan is a general cardiologist, working within the cardiology service at the University College London NHS Foundation Trust. Cardiology is the branch of internal medicine dealing with disorders of the heart and blood vessels.
Jean is on the GMC specialist register in Cardiovascular Medicine and General (Internal) Medicine. She is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. Her GMC number is 2548027.
A large part of Professor McEwan’s academic career was spent in research relating to the pathophysiology of vascular disease, on which she has published extensively. Over the past ten years her academic activity was dedicated to the delivery and development of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
For over 20 years Professor McEwan worked at University College London and was a consultant cardiologist at UCL Hospitals (UCLH) and the London Heart Hospital. Between 1st October – 31 December 2012 she held the post of Interim Dean of the UCL Faculty of Medical Science, pending the arrival of the new definitive appointee. From April 2014 she took up an appointment the Vice Dean, Education, at the University of Exeter, where she led the team which prepared the new medical school there for GMC accreditation and the expansion of medical and allied professions student numbers. During that time Jean was a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. Since her return to London at the start of 2019, Jean has been part of the Barts Heart Centre consultant team and delivers clinical service back at UCLH.
For eight years, until her move from London, Jean was the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s Regional Adviser for the Greater London area, and since 2015 has been the elected member of Council for the South of England.
As a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Jean was the Improving Working Lives (IWL) Officer, and Chaired the Intercollegiate IWL Committee from 2008-11. She was the Clinical Lead for Handover, contributed to the RCP London Handover Toolkit, and is still consulted on the processes involved in effective handover.
Jean understands many of the issues related to work/life balance and gender changes in the medical workforce. She was Vice President of the Medical Women’s Federation, 2012-13 and while at UCL she was the Academic Lead for the Athena Science Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) (http://www.athenaswan.org.uk/) in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at UCL.