Aileen Keel is seconded from Scottish Government to the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics at the University of Edinburgh to lead the Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme (IHDP).
Aileen joined the Scottish Office (as was) as a Senior Medical Officer in the Department of Health in 1992.
She was Deputy Chief Medical Officer in Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates from 1999 to 2014. Between April 2014 and May 2015 she was acting Chief Medical Officer.
She is Chair of the Scottish Cancer Task Force, Co-chair of COMQI (Clinical Outcomes and Measures for Quality Improvement), honorary consultant in haematology at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and has an Honorary Chair at the University of Edinburgh.