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Dr Lorna Duncan


After graduating from the University of Coventry in 1990, with one year spent in the Netherlands investigating the regulation of P450 isoenzymes in relation to ageing, Lorna began work at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London. She studied the regulation of enzymes involved in oestrogen production in hormone-dependent breast cancer, and gained her PhD from Imperial College in 1996.  She then completed her PGCE in secondary science at Roehampton Institute London, and has since taught at secondary schools, as well as at FE and HE levels. Aside from Biology she has taught on a ‘Widening Participation (Science)' course at the University of Bath; and the Open University ‘Perspectives in Complementary and Alternative Medicine’ course. She has also taught children with visual impairment and other physical and learning disabilities.

When teaching at Kingston College, Lorna co-designed a course in complementary medicine and her interest in this field developed. She decided to study for a Diploma in Naturopathic Medicine with modules including herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, ear acupuncture, hydrotherapy, iridology, Bach flower therapy and hydrotherapy, and with a specialism in homoeopathy. She has also studied kinesiology. Subsequent to this, Lorna decided to return to research with a particular focus on CAM and medicines optimisation.   



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