Lawrence qualified in 1988 from Glasgow University, moving to Liverpool in 1989. After a tour of duty in several surgical specialties he became an anaesthetist in 1995.
He became a consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia in 2002 at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and was clinical director for the department between 2006 and 2011.
He has an interest in issues relating to end of life, has been an invited speaker on the subject and published, albeit one article, on ‘inappropriate referrals to intensive care’ in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
He is also interested in legal aspects relating to critical care, in particular, conflicts occurring between families and health care professionals.
He qualified as a mediator from the London School of Mediation in 2016.
He attended the Serious Illness Communication Program in Boston in 2016 and followed this by completing the Palliative Care Education and Practice course in 2019/2021at Harvard Medical School.
He is lucky to be married with 3 children and even luckier they have granted him the time to attend the SOA.
Outside of work his interests include music (listening to and playing guitar, piano and recently drums), and cooking.