Professor Anne Garden took up post 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.
Anne graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1973 and after house jobs in Aberdeen and Stornoway, settled on a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology gaining MRCOG in 1979 and FRCOG in 1992. She worked in Cape Town, South Africa and Toronto, Canada before taking up post as Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Liverpool in 1987. Whilst in Liverpool she developed an interest in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology setting up a service for the sub-specialty based at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. She has written two books on the subject. She continues her clinical work in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology at Alder Hey and also at the Royal Lancaster infirmary - as well as carrying out clinical duties at Furness General Hospital.
Her interest in Medical Education began in 1996, becoming Director of Medical Studies at Liverpool in 2001. One of her main areas of interest is Quality Assurance in Medical Education, having served as a QAA Subject Specialist Reviewer for Medicine from 1998 to 2001. She is now one of the Team Leaders for the GMC's QABME (Quality Assurance in Basic Medical Education) programme and a member of Council of the newly formed Academy of Medical Educators.
Her main interest in Medical Education is in Professionalism in Medical Education having led the successful bid for a Centre for Excellence for Learning and Teaching for Developing Professionalism while at Liverpool.