As a Senior Lecturer in Transplant Surgery, Miss Marson has worked in a predominantly male culture for many years. As a surgical trainee she had two children, who are now teenagers, and so has experience of both maternity leave and training on a less than full time basis. Lorna chaired a Special Advisory Board at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, working to promote surgery as a career for women. In 2006 she was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Hunter Doig medal as a woman who has made a significant contribution to surgery. Lorna is Associate Postgraduate Dean for Surgery, a role that includes working with training programme directors and trainees on issues such as bullying and harassment. She has a particular interest in mentoring and has developed mentoring programmes for surgeons and trainees.