Rowan is a nurse who treats Dot Branning after she is diagnosed with kidney cancer. In 2008 she treats Max Branning after he is run over by a car. She later treats Stacey Slater after a fall, and Max again when he gets his finger stuck in a bowling ball. In 2010, she treats Ryan Malloy when he is hospitalised after being poisoned by his wife Janine Butcher. In 2011, she appears when Connor Stanley is in hospital after being assaulted by Bianca Butcher. In 2016, she tends to Amy Mitchell when her father Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) suspects she may have eaten cocaine. Amy says her pet rabbit had eaten her mother Roxy Mitchell's "sherbert", and nurse Kennedy asks if she ate any of it herself, to which Amy says no. She then tells Jack that social services will want to speak to them.