Edith Hillan

Biography of Edith Hillan

Edith Hillan
Edith Hillan

Edith Hillan was Professor of Midwifery at the University from 1998 to 2001.

Hillan qualified as a nurse and midwife and graduated MSc from the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Strathclyde in 1983. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Glasgow in 1990 and went on to graduate MPhil in Law and Ethics in Medicine in 1994.

In 1998, Hillan was appointed to a personal professorship of Midwifery and she was reponsible for the introduction of the Master of Midwifery degree at the University. She was also an Executive Member of the Institute of Law and Ethics in Medicine. Her research includes studies which look at women's health after childbirth, pain relief in labour and the organisation of care in the postnatal period.

Hillan left the University in 2001 to move to the University of Toronto, Canada where she is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing. From 2002-2004 she served as Associate Dean, Academic Programs in the Faculty of Nursing and from 2004-2009 as Vice-Provost, Academic at the University of Toronto. In 2009 she started a second term in the Office of the Provost as Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life. Her main responsibilities include faculty matters such as appointments, tenure, promotion, grievances, policy development and liaison with UTFA. She is also the primary contact for all quasi-judicial matters at the University of Toronto.


Edith Hillan
Nurse and Midwife

University Link: Alumnus, Professor
GU Degrees: MPhil, 1994; Law and Financial Studies, PhD, 1990; Medicine,
Occupation categories: midwives; nurses
Record last updated: 2nd Sep 2014

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