Dr Margaret K Gatumu

Senior Lecturer

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


Location: Chelmsford

Margaret leads the Anatomy Theme on our MBChB Medicine degree course, and coordinates this activity across the Systems in Practice phase.


Before joining Anglia Ruskin University, Margaret held a teaching and educational research post at the University of Bristol where she taught a range of health science subjects including anatomy, histology, physiology and oral biology to undergraduate students. She also taught on postgraduate courses in anatomy for delegates undertaking specialty training. Margaret has a PhD based on studies on the immune system from the University of Bergen, Norway.

Margaret qualified as a dentist from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She worked in clinical practice before undertaking her PhD studies.

Research interests

  • Educational research 
  • Health sciences research
  • Health policies and education policies


  • PhD in health science (the immune system), University of Bergen, Norway
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, University of Bristol, UK
  • Diploma in laboratory animal science for FELASA category C researchers, Norway
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Certificate in Public Policy Economics, Oxford University, UK

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK
  • Reviewer, Anatomical Sciences Education journal

Selected recent publications

Gatumu M.K., MacMillan F.M.,  Langton P.D., Headley P.M. and Harris J.R.,2014. Evaluation of usage of virtual microscopy for the study of histology in the medical, dental, and veterinary undergraduate programs of a UK University. Anatomical Sciences Education, 7, pp.389-98.
Gatumu M.K., Jonsson M.V., Øijordsbakken G. and Skarstein K., 2009. Nuclear BCL10 in primary Sjögren’s syndrome. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 38, pp. 501-7.
Gatumu M.K.,  Skarstein K., Papandile A., Browning J.L., Fava R.A. and  Bolstad A.I., 2009. Blockade of lymphotoxin receptor axis reduces aspects of Sjögren’s syndrome in salivary glands of NOD mice. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 11, ppR24.
Fava R.A., Wood S.G., Bolstad A.I., Skarstein K., Gatumu M., Bienkowska J., Allaire N., Reider L., Buttaro C. and Browning J.L., 2007. Lymphotoxin-Beta Receptor Axis Modulates HEV Status and Gene Expression Patterns in Exocrine Glands in the NOD Mouse Model of Sjögren's Syndrome. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 56, pp. S441.