Dr Mackillop is a Consultant Obstetric Physician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford and President of the UK’s MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society. She is also Chief Medical Officer at Sensyne Health plc, a clinical AI company.
Dr Mackillop trained in General, Renal and Obstetric Medicine in Oxford, London and Sydney before taking up her consultant post in 2008.
Dr Mackillop has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, national and international guidelines, book chapters and e-learning resources on a wide variety of medical conditions in pregnancy; including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guideline Reducing the risk of VTE in pregnancy and the puerperium. She contributed to the Royal College of Physicians curriculum for a credential in Obstetric Medicine, launched in November 2020 and is an educational supervisor and external assessor for this programme.
Her research interests include the role of telehealth solutions in women with medical problems in pregnancy and construction of evidence-based algorithms to predict acutely unwell women in pregnancy and the immediate puerperium. She has led the development and evaluation of a patient app-to-clinician digital system for the management of women with diabetes in pregnancy through to commercialisation and scale; now used in over half of maternity units in England.