The Reverend Dr Robert Jaggs-Fowler CStJ MBBS LLM MA FRCGP FRSA was born in Kent, England on the 29th January 1960 (exactly 100 years after the birth of the Russian physician and author Anton Chekhov).

A Kentish Man and an Aquarian by birth, Robert is ordained as a Deacon in the Church of England and currently serves as a Curate in the Diocese of Lincoln. He was previously a General Medical Practitioner (MB BS London), and has Masters Degrees in Medical Law and Ethics (LLM) and Spirituality, Theology & Health (MA). He is currently researching for a PhD in Theology at Durham University.

As a freelance writer and poet, Robert divides his time between Lincolnshire and the North Yorkshire Dales.

Robert is the author of five books. His first collection of poetry, A Journey with Time was published in 2008. An academic text, The Law and Medicine: Friend or Nemesis? appeared in 2013, followed by his debut novel, Lamplight in the Shadows in 2015. Robert’s second collection of poetry, On Quarry Beach was published in 2017, and a second academic text, The Healing Enigma: The Physician-Priest in the 21st Century, in 2018.

The winner of the Lincoln Book Festival Prize for fiction in 2005, and the Fathom Prize for poetry in 2010, Robert is currently working on the manuscript for a book of anecdotes from his time in general practice, as well as planning his second novel and third collection of poetry.

In September 2013, Robert was honoured to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

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