Dr Jennifer L. Armstrong was appointed Medical Director of Greater Glasgow and Clyde in April 2012.
Jennifer qualified in Medicine in 1988 at the University of Glasgow. She worked in hospitals in Glasgow and Clyde and gained experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Accident and Emergency before training in General Medicine. After gaining the Royal College of Physician exams, she joined the West of Scotland training scheme for Public Health Medicine. During this time, she gained a Master in Public Health (Glasgow University 1995), Member of the Faculty of Public Health (1998) and was awarded a Diploma in Management Studies with Distinction (Glasgow Caledonian University 1999). In 2007, she was elected Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.
She combined 4 years as a General Manager of Trauma and Medical Services with the Director of the Acute Services Review in the former North Glasgow Trust. In addition, Dr Armstrong worked as a locum consultant in Public Health Medicine in community services. In 2004, she moved to take up a senior medical advisor post with the National Services Division in Edinburgh. She was responsible for assessing the clinical quality and safety of specialist services in Scotland as well as working with clinical experts for UK specialist services. In 2007, she moved to the Scottish Government as a senior medical officer. She provided senior clinical leadership for acute NHS care and screening services. She chaired a range of national groups concerned with palliative care, quality of cancer care and surgical services before returning to Glasgow and Clyde in 2012 to take up the post of Medical Director.