Lynne Turner-Stokes was educated at Bedales School (1966-1973), Oxford University (1973-6) and University College Hospital (1976-9). She qualified in Medicine in 1979 and after accrediting in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation in 1992, she was appointed as consultant to set up a new Regional Hyperacute Rehabilitation Unit (RHRU) at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow.
The Regional Hyperacute Rehabilitation Unit provides a tertiary specialist rehabilitation service for younger adult patients with severe complex disabilities, mainly resulting from acquired brain injury. The RRU acts as a central focus for research and training for all professionals involved in rehabilitation and has a national and international reputation as a leading service in the field of neurological rehabilitation.
Lynne was appointed to the Herbert Dunhill Chair of Rehabilitation at KCL in 2001, with a view to developing a two-site academic department of rehabilitation between KCL and Northwick Park. Academic Rehabilitation joined forces with the Department of Palliative Care and Policy in 2003.