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Miss Amy Lake 

I commenced in role as the Lecturer and Programme Manager for the PGC in Medical Illustration in January 2009. Prior to this, I worked as a Clinical Photographer in the Media Resources Centre, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust. This work involved taking photographs to support patient care, teaching, research and publications. I also had the led role in the training of the annual intake of Trainee Clinical Photographers.


2005 – 2007 PGCE, Cardiff University
2001 – 2005 MSc in Medical Illustration, University of Wales College of Medicine
May 2003 British Institute of Professional Photographers Qualifying Examination in Medical Photography
1998 – 2001 BA (Hons) Photography, Nottingham Trent University

Professional activity

2008 – to date Assistant Editor for the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
2007 – to date Joint Wales and West regional representative for the Institute of Medical Illustrators
Sep 2006 Conference Secretary for the Institute of Medical Illustrators Annual Conference, Cardiff


Annually the Institute of Medical Illustrators presents awards to work of outstanding quality in the field of medical illustration. Between 2005 and 2008 I won a platinum award (best in show), two gold awards (one being a joint entry), two silver and eight bronze awards (one being a joint entry). The winning photographs for the platinum award were published in the British Journal of Photography (5th October 2005, p16-18) and others have featured in editions of the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.