Dr Kerstin Rolfe is the Principal at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM). She started her career as a nurse working on a busy gynaecological ward. Her interest in research grew when she was appointed as a MRC Clinical Research Nurse to project manage a multi-centred surgical trial and a pharmaceutical trial.
During this time she undertook a part-time BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences. Her working career moved to running an ovarian scanning unit for women at high risk of developing ovarian cancer. Following attainment of her BSc (Hons) she was awarded a scholarship to undertake a PhD in molecular pathology in a gynaecological cancer unit which she did at the Royal Free Hospital whilst registered at UCL.
Her postgraduate career involved studying tissue regeneration, wound healing and adhesion formation in tendons and skin. Kerstin is the Editor for BTRI. She has supervised a number of surgeons, helping them attain their postgraduate qualifications. Kerstin has further studied and been awarded a LLM in Medical Law and Ethics.