Story Published: June 2014
Warmest congratulations to Professor Anne Garden (Lancaster Medical School) who has received the award of an MBE for services to Medical Education in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. The award is thoroughly well-deserved recognition of the contribution Anne has made in the field of Medical Education more generally, and the crucial role she has played in the successful establishment of Lancaster's Medical School specifically.
She said she was delighted with the honour.
"It was totally out of blue and I couldn't believe it when I got the news. This happens to other people, not to me!"
Professor Garden arrived at Lancaster University as Director of the Centre for Medical Education in April 2006, having previously been Head of the School of Medical Education at the University of Liverpool.
Having graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1973 and house jobs in Aberdeen and Stornoway, she settled on a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) in 1979 and Fellow of the RCOG in 1992.
She worked in Cape Town, South Africa and Toronto, Canada, before taking up a post as Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Liverpool in 1987.
Edited by: N.Thomason