Bowerman trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and was a regular in the first two series of BBC medical drama Casualty playing Sandra Mute, the show’s first female paramedic.
Her other television work includes: Dodgem, The Count of Solar, Grange Hill, The Vision Thing, Doctors, McCallum, Bad Girls and Night and Day. In 2007 she guest-starred as the Home Secretary’s PA in Spooks, and returned to Casualty for a one-episode cameo role as a patient. In 2011 and 2012, she appeared in five episodes of Coronation Street as solicitor Jennifer Lingwood.
She has recorded many plays for BBC Radios 3 & 4, and has worked extensively in theatre.
Bowerman has had an extensive connection with the BBC Television series Doctor Who – and its assorted spinoffs – since 1989. For the BBC, she played the role of Karra in Survival (the final serial in the original run of Doctor Who in 1989), and voiced Saruba Velak in Dreamland (a 2009 animated serial connected to the revived series). In November 2013 she appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
Since 1998, she has played companion Bernice Summerfield in the Big Finish Productions’ Doctor Who spin-off audio plays. Bowerman has also either directed or played supporting roles in numerous other Big Finish audios: the latter roles have included Ruby in the Sapphire & Steel, Murash in I, Davros: Guilt and Ellie in Jago & Litefoot.
She is also a professional photographer,
Outside of the acting world – she is a former House Committee Chair at Denville Hall (the actors’ retirement home), and trustee of the Actors’ Charitable Trust, is an occasional reader of Newspapers for the Blind, and is also an elected Governor for the Surrey & Sussex Health Authority. (SaSH).