I qualified with MBBS from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, in 1987. I completed my GP training in 1991 with MRCGP. After some world travelling I worked as a GP in Oxfordshire, arriving in Norfolk in 1995. While working as a GP I completed a Masters degree in Health Management at City University, London in 1997. In 2006 I started doing OSCEs and PBL tutoring at the medical school as an associate tutor, and was appointed Clinical Lecturer in 2008, then Clinical Senior Lecturer in 2014. I was lead PBL tutor for 4 years and now have a variety of roles including head of year 1, deputy head of the medical education department, PBL tutor for year 4, clinical tutor and assessment roles. I speak fluent Spanish as I lived in Madrid for 16 years and my mother is Anglo-Argentine.



Career History

  • MBBS 1987 from the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London University
  • MRCGP 1991 (Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners)
  • MHM 1997 (Masters in Health Management) City University, London
  • MAHEP 2015 (Masters in Higher Education Practice) UEA
  • SFHEA 2015 (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
  • FAcadMed 2016 (Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators)



All Publications

Hubble, D., Bowater, L.


Maximising success: Facilitating the academic, professional, social and emotional transition of students into medical school and through the first year,



Bowater, L., Hubble, D., Winpenny, J.


Research into HE students' use of the internet:HEA web residency project,

Full Text UEA Repository



Key Research Interests




Teaching Interests

Problem-based learning
Undergraduate admissions
Clinical teaching and assessing
First year at medical school academic transition

Development of medical educators

Development of resilience and coping in medical students
Academic mentoring
Personal advising to undergraduates



External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Registered with licence to practice, GMC - 1987 to present
  • Activities in secondary schools around medical school admissions - yearly
  • International undergraduate recruitment, Hong Kong - 2013 and 2015
  • "Explore Medicine” Programme for 6th formers - yearly to 2014
  • International Summer School “Future Medicine” - 2013
  • PBL workshop for academics at Essex University - 2013 and 2015
  • Presentation of abstract at ASME conference, July 2015 on student transition from school into medical school
  • Presentation of abstract at AMEE conference, August 2016, on resilience in medical students


Professional Activities

  • General Practitioner. 1991- present