Fiona Caldicott is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She was principal of Somerville College from 1996 until August 2010, and was also a Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 2001 to 2010, with responsibility for personnel and equality from 2005 to 2009.
She currently is Chair and a Non-Executive Director of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and a trustee of the Daphne Jackson Trust. In January 2010, Dame Fiona was appointed as Chair of the independent inquiry into events at University College London (UCL) during the period of study of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. The report was accepted by UCL in October 2010 and implemented.
As President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (1993-1996), she was also Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (1995-1996). From 1996-1997, she chaired the Caldicott Committee on patient identifiable data for the National Health Service Executive (the recommendations of which have been implemented). Also from 1996-1998, she chaired a working group of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics that produced a report on genetics and mental disorder. She has been a lay member of the Council of the University of Warwick since 2010. She has been Chair of the National Information Governance Board since 2011 and is chairing a Review for the Secretary of State for Health in England on Information Governance.