Lauren is a conscientious doctor who is committed and passionate about her work and her patients. She has a strong focus in inflammatory bowel diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma. Lauren completed her medical degree at the Royal Free and University College London carrying out an additional honours science degree during her training. Upon completion of her medical degree she spent some time travelling around South America, volunteering in Ecuador and learning Spanish.
She moved to Australia in 2006 and completed her physician training at Geelong Hospital before undertaking her first year of specialist gastroenterology training at Geelong Hospital also. She then went onto complete her gastroenterology training at Monash Medical Centre with two clinical fellowship years in inflammatory bowel diseases at Box Hill and the Alfred Hospitals under the supervision of Professor Peter Gibson, Dr Miles Sparrow and Dr Daniel van Langenberg. She carried out a number of research projects that were published in national and international peer reviewed journals.
She is dedicated to teaching and really enjoys this aspect of her job through Deakin University and Barwon Health. She mentors a number of physician trainees each year at Geelong Hospital and is involved in teaching and examining medical students on a regular basis. She continues to be involved in active inflammatory bowel disease research at a local and national level.
Outside of work she loves to run, having completed the Marathon Des Sables in 2013. She also tries her best to both play the banjo and maintain her Spanish language skills.