Krishna Gnanaseelan

Senior Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Medicine

Location: Chelmsford

Krishna is a senior Associate Lecturer at ARU, his main working days Tuesday (undergraduate medicine) and Wednesday (Physician Associate course).  

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Krishna is a qualified Physician associate (PA) working in a busy GP surgery in London and locums for several urgent treatment centres across London and Essex as a Physician associate dealing with acutely unwell patients.

Krishna was one of the PA students at ARU in 2015 on the first ever cohort in east of England, he competed his second year training at Mid and South Essex Hospital Trust.

Since qualification, Krishna has been teaching clinical skills at the school of medicine ARU, helping both the PA and undergraduate medicine course. Krishna is also the placement attendance officer for second year PA students, dealing with any attendance or professionalism issues.

Krishna is also an internal OSCE examiner for both courses and an external examiner for other higher education institutes. 

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Tamil

Research interests

Specialist interests (PAwSI)

  • ENT (microsuction)
  • Minor surgery
  • Acute community health


  • Biomedical BSc (ARU)
  • Physician associate studies PGdip (ARU)
  • ENT UK – Microsuction

Memberships, editorial boards

  • PAMVR (RCP/FPA) Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register