David Ellwood joined Griffith University in early 2013 to take up a joint appointment as Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Director of Maternal-Fetal medicine at Gold Coast Health. Prior to this he was Deputy Dean at the Australian National University Medical School in Canberra. He has held various roles within the School of Medicine & Dentistry including Academic Lead for Selections and has been the School’s Equity & Diversity champion. In 2015 he became Deputy Head of School (Research) and in August of 2017 was appointed to the position of Dean, and Head of School of Medicine & Dentistry. He remains clinically active working as a sub-specialist in maternal-fetal medicine and has long-standing research interests in a range of adverse of outcomes of pregnancy. He is a Co-Director of the Stillbirth CRE and has published extensively in this area. He is a past-Chair of the Queensland Maternal & Perinatal Quality Council which is responsible for monitoring pregnancy outcomes across the State. In addition to his local and State roles, he has had an important national role in the standards of medical education as the Chair of the Medical School’s Accreditation Committee of the Australian Medical Council (AMC) from 2012 to 2017 and is the immediate past-President of the AMC.