Ross Lawrenson works as a Professor of Primary Care and Head of the Waikato Clinical School, University of Auckland, Hamilton, New Zealand. He was formerly the Dean of the Postgraduate Medical School, University of Surrey (2000-2005). He was born in England and trained at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. He underwent general practice training in Basingstoke, UK, before moving to New Zealand for the first time in 1981. In addition, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of GPs in 2006. Lawrenson is a registered Specialist in public health medicine in both the UK (FFPH) and New Zealand (FAFPHM). He is a Trustee of the New Zealand Institute of Rural Health, Chair of the New Zealand National Screening Advisory Committee, and Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Guidelines Group. His research interests include rural health, the primary care management of diabetes, and the use of computerised general practice data for research. Lawrenson also has an interest in the history of medicine and holds a Diploma in medical history from the Society of Apothecaries (DHMSA).
Biography Updated on 27 February 2011