MB ChB Edin 1924; MRCP Edin 1926.
The daughter of Charles Watson MacGillivray, MD, FRCS, she studied medicine at Edinburgh University. MacGillivray was resident medical officer to Manchester Babies Hospital, house physician to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, and assistant to the department of pathology at Edinburgh University. At the time of her death, she was working for the government creating statistics on nutrition in Germany. MacGillivray was killed in a motor accident in Germany on 19 November 1946.