Fiona Lake

Clinical Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M503), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Fiona Lake holds the Eric Saint Chair in Medicine at UWA, based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital where she is a respiratory physician with an interest in interstitial lung disease and management of COPD. Her academic interest is in medical education, in improving the clinical learning environment. With colleagues she has developed workshops in disciplines of medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health and veterinarian science called “Teaching on the Run” (, as well as workshops for trainees called “Learning on the Run”, all aimed to improve clinical learning and supervision.

Roles and responsibilities

2009-Current: Eric St Professorial Chair in Medicine
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands

Current: Consultant Respiratory Physician, SCGH
Specialising in Interstitial Lung Disease, COPD

2014-: Acting Head of Unit; SCGH
School of Medicine and Pharmacology, UWA

PhD and student Research Supervisor - Clinical and interprofessional education; Patient experience; Simulation and skill development.

Future research

1. Impact of staff development on teaching.
2. Application of the TOTR model to inter-professional training.
3.Experience of patients involved in teaching
4.Optimising the experience of Aboriginal patients in hospitals
5. Staff development across countries

Funding overview

Health Workforce Australia
Dept of Health

Previous positions

1992- 2008: Snr Lecturer and Associate Professor in Medicine
School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Royal Perth Hospital, UWA

2004-2007: Head – Education Centre & Associate Professor in Medical Education
Education Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, UWA

1998-2004: Associate Dean - Teaching & Learning
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, UWA

1992- 2003: Consultant Respiratory Physician
Royal Perth Hospital
2008-2012: Head SMP, UWA

Industrial relevance


Teaching overview

Fiona Lake is involved in teaching at all levels of medical training (undergraduate, prevocational and specialty) as well as staff development in many disciplines, through the TOTR programme.


Medical Education
- Learning in Clinical Settings (Learning on the Run)
- Staff Development (Teaching on the Run TOTR)
- Clinical reasoning
- Inter-professional education
- Staff development for clinicians in third world countries

Respiratory Medicine
- Interstitial Lung Disease



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research expertise keywords

  • Development of health professionals as clinical teachers
  • Optimising clinical learning
  • Interprofessional learning in health
  • Respiratory medicine—management of interstitial lung disease


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