Two new senior appointments at online medical education specialist, Continulus

Janine Watson, Chief Operating Officer at Continulus

CONTINULUS, the Glasgow-headquartered online video-learning platform for health professionals, has appointed two senior business people.

With the aim of consolidating the business’s place in the global health education arena, Graham McDonald, former Head of Global Private Equity at Aberdeen Standard Investments, has been appointed Chairman, while Janine Watson, with a background in private equity and law, has joined as Chief Operating Officer.

Having secured last month £0.5m of equity investment from a consortium of seasoned UK private equity investors, the funds will be deployed in enhancing the company’s technological capacity to permit its continuing expansion and collaboration with some of the world’s most highly respected medical organisations.

Company Founder and CEO, Dr Eoghan Colgan, said: “I am absolutely delighted that two senior and highly accomplished Scotland-based professionals have agreed to take up key positions in our business.

“Following a highly successful career in finance spanning over 24 years, latterly as Head of Global Private Equity at Aberdeen Standard Investments, Graham is now using his wealth of business experience to develop and mentor Scottish businesses such as ours with significant global growth potential.

“Janine is a qualified business professional with operational experience which will be extremely beneficial to Continulus as we develop strong relationships with medical education organisations across the globe.

“Our mission at Continulus is to shorten the knowledge translation gap from high-impact evidence-based research to frontline practice by bringing the leading researchers and subject experts online, in a way that is accessible, affordable and inclusive for all healthcare professionals globally.”

Continulus already has global partnerships with a range of medical bodies including the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses and EB Medicine in the US.

Dr Colgan, who continues to work shifts in the Accident & Emergency department at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, added: “Our partnerships are an endorsement of the work we are doing in acute and critical care specialities where we will be continue to provide a package of lectures and courses by the world’s most authoritative experts.”

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