Vice-Chair of Council (Professional Development), RCGP
Kamila took up the post of Vice Chair (Professional Development) in November 2015. A practising GP in Cardiff, she has a long history with the College and has represented South East Wales Faculty on RCGP Council since 2007. She is a previous Chair of the College’s Assessment and Curriculum Development Committee, and a current MRCGP examiner.
Professor Hawthorne has been teaching undergraduate medical students since 1991. She held a senior teaching position at the University of Cardiff from 2002 until earlier this year when she took up the post of Associate Dean for Medicine/ Director of Medical Education in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey. Her role includes preparing a bid for a new medical school.
Her research interests include the experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) communities in accessing healthcare and health education in the UK, particularly for patients with type 2 diabetes, and she has been a Trustee Board member for Diabetes UK.