Dr Kemp studied medicine at the University of Cambridge in the UK, graduating in 2005 and qualifying as a specialist General Practitioner in 2011. Laurence continued to work in the Cambridge area for several years, initially as a GP and ultimately as the Medical Director for a groups of primary care clinics. He developed a strong interest in medical education, leading courses on Clinical Communication Skills at the University of Cambridge, and on palliative care for the Royal College of General Practitioners.
In 2018 Dr Kemp moved to Brisbane as Regional Clinical Director with the Healius group of practices and to work as a GP at Victoria Point Medical and Dental Centre. It was in this role that Laurence first developed an interest in the use of medicinal cannabis. Laurence now leads the Cann I Help group of clinics, as well as continuing to work part time as a GP and sitting the the Brisbane South PHN Clinical Advisory Board. He believes passionately in improving patient access to cannabinoid medication through education of health care professionals, improved clinical research and working with producers to reduce financial barriers.