Professor Kamila Hawthorne has been a GP in South Wales for 24 years, having originally qualified from Oxford University in 1984, and completed her GP training in Nottingham in 1988. She is an academic medical educator, newly appointed as Interim Lead of the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme at Swansea University. She is also a past Vice Chair (Professional Development) at the RCGP, a Nationally Elected Member of RCGP Council, an MRCGP Examiner and a Bevan Commissioner.
Professor Hawthorne has a real interest in the social accountability of medical schools, and believes that we should be training excellent clinicians who understand people, and the communities in which we all live. She is also believes contemporary curricula should include Leadership and Management skills, Digital and Communications Technology, and ‘One Health in a global community’. She has expertise in designing ‘community facing’ medical curricula.
Her research and clinical working interests have been in health inequalities and access to health services, (her MD was based on working with BAME groups with Type 2 diabetes in Manchester). With wide experience of running community projects in diabetes and heart disease, she has been named ‘GP of the Year’ twice for her work with BME communities and with patients, and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2017 for services to General Practice.