Prof. Mahmood Adil

Advisor to Her Excellency
Minister of Public Health, Qatar
  • Honorary Professor of Service Effectiveness & Health Intelligence, Glasgow University
  • Clinical Data & Digital Lead, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Clinical Professor in Public Health, Qatar University


Prof Adil MD, FRCPE, FFPH, FFCI has over 25 years of medical, public health, executive management and policy experience. He has delivered on key positions in the UK & USA. In 2021, H E Minister of Public Health has appointed him national advisor to excel and transform the healthcare services in Qatar.

From 2014-2021, he was Medical Director of Public Health Scotland/Health Protection Scotland providing national leadership to establish data-driven high-performance healthcare and health protection services in Scotland, including developing COVID-19 Recovery & Remobilisation Model for the country. Before that, National Quality & Efficiency Advisor at the Department of Health (England) with the remit to improve quality and performance through innovative models of primary and secondary care services, covering 55 million population of England.  

He is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, Institute of Healthcare Improvement (USA), Yale School of Public Health, Judge Institute of Management (Cambridge University) and European Hospital & Healthcare Federation. Appointed Visiting Professor of International Health Systems (University of Strathclyde), Value-based Healthcare (Manchester Business School), adviser to World Bank, several countries and organisations globally. He has postgraduate qualifications in medicine, paediatrics, public health, economics, management and health informatics.