Aileen initially commenced her nursing career in NHS Lothian and went on to graduate with a BA in midwifery and MSc (Advanced Practice) from the University of Dundee. Aileen took up post in NHS Fife as Associate Director of Midwifery in 2016, having previously worked as a senior midwifery manager in NHS Tayside.
Aileen has had various nursing and midwifery roles throughout her career across Scotland, alongside experience in contributing to the National voice of midwifery as Chair of Heads of Midwifery (Scotland) and through participation in National working groups such as Midwifery 2020 and more recently the National Bereavement Care Pathway. Aileen is committed to ensuring that women and children’s services in Fife are responsive to the population and she has implemented several service improvements with active engagement from women, their families and third sector groups. The inclusion of women and their family’s voices in service development has ensured the success of these initiatives. She took up position on the Board as Chair of the Area Clinical Forum from March 2021.