A freelance doctor offering services in expedition medicine...
...at home as a General Practitioner in Christchurch, NZ.
Team Leader - has conceived, planned, and led multiple expeditions including 9 months overland from Cornwall to Cape Town and 2 months by motorbike in East Africa.
Team Player - has accompanied expeditions in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Arctic and Antarctica as the doctor, photographer, and/or assistant leader.
Credentials - ALS, APLS, ATLS, MRCGP Part 1, expedition medicine course (ExMed UK), hostile environment course (1stOption UK), expedition leadership course (Secret Compass UK).
Skills - competent ski mountaineer, rock climber, mountain biker, and surfer.
"The best doctor we have ever had"
Jonas Rutta, Professional Mountain Guide of 25 years, Kilimanjaro
"Great job. A really safe pair of hands"
Mac Mackenney, Explorer & Director of Max Adventure Ltd
Experience - has worked in Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, and Nepal for a cumulative period of 6 months. Contributed to research at national and international levels.
Qualifications - holds the Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (Liverpool, 2013) and the Diploma of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RCOG, 2011).
"Invaluable input. We are impressed"
Dr Ringera, Senior Medical Officer,
St Luke's Hospital, Kenya
Hot - extensive experience of hot environments, operating with vehicles, animals, and on foot at temperatures up to 50*c
Cold - travelled to both the Arctic and Antarctica; worked with Zodiacs, huskies, pulks and skis at temperatures down to -30*c
High - reasonable and ever-increasing experience of altitude. Operated at altitudes up to 6,000m in the Chinese, Indian and Nepalese Himalayas, Alps, Atlas, and in the Simien Mountains.
Dry - extensive experience of desert expeditions, including in the Sahara, Namib, Karakum, Kyzyl Kum, and Thar deserts.
General Practice - working as a GP in New Brighton, Christchurch, NZ
Urgent Care - working as a senior doctor in Pegasus Urgent Care Centre in Christchurch, NZ
Emergency Medicine - extensive experience in A&E and acute care including covering High Dependency Units, heading up admissions teams, and leading Cardiac Arrest teams.
Broad Experience - has worked in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, General Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, and most acute Medical specialities