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Baroness Lorna Rowe of Wakes Colne

Clinical Skills Lead
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Medicine

Lorna is an experienced tutor and clinician focussing mostly on general medicine and communication.  She has a varied NHS and Civil Service background and has gained postgraduate degrees in both Biomedical Science and Physician Associate Studies.


Lorna has been a tutor, both formally and in-formally, throughout her clinical career. She has been supporting various clinical students in three separate universities in the courses of medicine and physician associate studies. Her early career began as a pioneering Operating Department Practitioner and has progressed through being part of London Ambulance Service to being one of the first Physician Associates in the UK and the first PA to become a resuscitation officer in the UK. She brings her wealth of clinical skills and knowledge to be part of the Clinical Skills teaching team at ARU.

Research interests
  • Education
  • Physician Associate Development
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ethics as applied in healthcare
  • AI/Robotic surgery
  • MBiol Sci, University of Southampton
  • MSc Physician Associate Studies, University of Hertfordshire
  • PGCE, University of Greenwich
Memberships, editorial boards
  • MVR, Faculty of Physician Associates, Royal College of Physicians