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Ms Angela Rowlands


Head of Student Support (Malta)

Telephone: +44 20 7882 2698
Room Number: 6th Form College, Gozo


Angela Rowlands is a Senior Lecturer in Communication Skills and Academic Support based at the Robin Brook Centre and Head of Year for the Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies in London and in Malta.

Angela is a qualified nurse with over 20 years of clinical experience. Her clinical background was in Cardiology. Angela, for many years combined her clinical work with education in the roles of Practice Educator for Cardiology and as Senior Lecturer at Thames Valley University where she set up and ran the Coronary Care Nursing and Counselling courses. Angela also worked freelance as a healthcare teacher and Consultant where she taught a number of courses nationwide to medical staff from a variety of backgrounds.

Angela became Head of Education for a private firm of Health Coaches in 2009 where she developed her interest in communication skills which led to her role at Queen Mary University of London. Her main interests are helping students to meet the patient’s agenda whilst communicating with them in practice, supporting students who need extra help academically and diversity in healthcare education. She represents the medical school and is Secretary to the national Diversity in Medicine and Health group (DIMAH) and Secretary to the Special Interest Group Language and Cultural Discordance in Healthcare Communication within The European Association for Communication in Healthcare (Each).




Rowlands A. (2004) Could you bridge the 'theory-practice gap'? Nurse Education Jobs4Nurses journal October 5-18 2004 Issue 9 page 26.

Rowlands A. (2005) Thrombolysis vs Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction. Nursing Times. Vol 101 issue14 page 24.

Rowlands et al (2012) Web based video and feedback in the teaching of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Nurse Education Today. 2012 May; 32(4): pages 443-7. Epub 2011 May 5.

Rowlands A et al (2013) Meeting the Students on Their Own Territory. International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care 1(1), 93-97. DOI: 10.11120/pblh.2013.00008

Rowlands A et al (2013) Medical Students’ Perceptions and Understanding of their Specific Learning Difficulties. International Journal of Medical Education 4;200-206. DOI 10.5116/ijme.524f.cd3f  

Dogra N, A Rowlands et al (2015) Teaching Diversity to Medical Undergraduates: Curriculum Development, Delivery and Assessment. AMEE Guide 103.


The ECG Workbook 3rd edition (2014) Rowlands A and Sargent A. MK Publications.

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