Margaret Stanley is Emeritus Professor of Epithelial Biology, Director of Research in the Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Honorary Consultant Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge and Honorary Fellow of Christs College. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Honorary Fellow of the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has a lifetime award from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cytopathology (ASCCP) and from the International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS). She was a member of the UK Biology and Biotechnology Science Research Council and a member of the Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee that advised the UK government on prion diseases. In 2004 she was awarded the OBE for services to Virology. She was a member of the WHO Expert Group 2013 that prepared the report on reduced dose HPV vaccine schedules commissioned by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE). In addition, she acts as the invited HPV expert for the HPV subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation in the UK.