Lynn Koworera

Senior Lecturer Practitioner

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Lynn is a Senior Lecturer Practitioner and Doctoral Researcher at Anglia Ruskin University. She has a background in nursing and physician associate studies, and has clinical experience in advanced practice in primary care.

lynn.koworera@aru.ac.uk

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Background

After completing her BSc at De Montfort University, Lynn started her career as a Registered Nurse. Her first role was in a spinal injury tertiary centre in the northwest of England.

Lynn began her academic journey with ARU by completing a Physician Associate MSc. As a Masters student, Lynn continued working as a Registered Nurse in specialities such as dermatology, care of the elderly and acute care.

After completion of her Masters, Lynn began working in primary care. She returned to ARU to complete her Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing qualification.

Lynn developed an interest in health and social care workforce development early in her career. In 2020, she became a Fellow with Health Education England, working on the RePAIR Project (Reducing Preregistration Attrition and Increasing Retention).

After gaining experience as a RePAIR Fellow, Lynn began her higher education career. She is currently completing her doctorate with a focus on health and social care workforce development.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Shona

Research interests

  • Advanced clinical practice
  • Workforce development
  • Sustainable workforce development
  • Interdisciplinary working in primary care

Lynn’s research interests include workforce development, sustainable health, and social care workforce planning, widening participation and lifelong learning.

Teaching

Qualifications

  • DProf Health and Social Care, ARU - in progress
  • Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing, ARU
  • MSc Physician Associate, ARU
  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, De Montfort University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council - Nurse
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council - Independent Prescriber
  • Royal College of Nursing - Registered Nurse
  • Royal College of Physicians - Faculty of Physician Associate/Physician Associate
  • Faculty of Physician Associates - Physician Associate Exam Question Writer
  • Faculty of Physician Associate - Physician Associate OSCE examiner

Selected recent publications

Koworera, L., Goldspink, S. 2022. Integrating new non-medical practitioners in general practices: barriers and facilitators. Primary Health Care (accepted 17 January 2022).