The Team

Ellie Heath

Dr Ellie Heath BSc MBChB DRH DFSRH DRCOG MRCGP

Lead Editor and Director

ellie@theadventuremedic.com

Ellie is a GP and yoga teacher in Scotland. She has been a doctor at the IPPG(UK) high-altitude rescue posts in Nepal, the medic for expeditions in Bolivia, Tanzania, India, Cambodia and China. Ellie holds the Diploma in Reproductive Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and runs in body and mind.

Shona Main

Dr Shona Main BSc MBChB

Editor

shona@theadventuremedic.com

Shona is an Emergency Medicine trainee in the South West. She’s worked on expeditions in the mountains, jungle, desert and at sea and supported sports events around Europe. She led the APEX 4 international altitude research trip and has volunteered on posts in the Philippines, India and Uganda. Now living a UK version of her NZ lifestyle she’s often micro-adventuring with spritely dips at any opportunity or planning trips to the mountains.

Rebecca Trimble

Dr Rebecca Trimble BSc MBChB

Editor

rebecca@theadventuremedic.com

Rebecca is a junior doctor in Edinburgh who takes every opportunity to get out into the Scottish hills for hiking and climbing, and loves to travel to the farthest corners of the world for expeditions. Rebecca’s other sporting interests include hockey, skiing and sailing. Rebecca is keen to pursue a career in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, and continue down the anaesthetics/intensive care medicine career path in the future.

Tom Beddis

Dr Tom Beddis BSc MBChB

Editor

tom@theadventuremedic.com

Tom is an FY2 doctor in South-East Scotland. He loves all things sporty and outdoors, including an obsession with hockey. He has a keen interest in wilderness and sports medicine and when he isn’t on the hockey pitch enjoys photography, running and mountain biking.

Savini Wijesingha

Dr Savini Wijesingha BSc MBChB FRCA Dip Mtn Med

Editor

sav@theadventuremedic.com

Sav is a Consultant in Anaesthesia in South-East Scotland. She has been a medic on the ocean and in the jungle, and has volunteered in Tanzania, Ghana, Borneo, Argentina, Thailand and the Republic of Congo. Sav holds the Diploma in Mountain Medicine and likes to dabble in kitesurfing, sailing, snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding and latterly, stand-up paddleboarding.

Hannah Phelan

Dr Hannah Phelan MBChB MRCP DTMH

Editor

hannahp@theadventuremedic.com

Hannah is an Anaesthesia trainee in Scotland where she relishes any chance to head north into the mountains. She has been involved in medicine and critical care in a number of countries including Argentina, Malawi and Ecuador and, most recently, spent six months working in anaesthetics in Zambia.

Dental

Burjor Langdana

Burjor Langdana MDS FDSRCS NZDRex IQE

Resident Expedition Dentist

expeddental@gmail.com

Burjor is an NHS dentist in England and the founder of WildernessExpeditionDentistry.com. He is a faculty member for RCPS Glasgow and the University of Exeter and provides Dental training for NATO SOTC, WEM, COROM and R2Ri. His first taste of remote work came while running dental camps in India (where he did his Masters in Oral Surgery) and later in the Sultanate of Oman. Burjor deepened and broadened his expedition medical experience through spending four seasons in the Antarctic; working as a VSO dentist in Malawi, and working with Mobile Surgical Services in New Zealand. He is the contributing author and editor for the dental chapter in the new Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. He has also written and lectured extensively on his subject, and provides email and phone support for event medics. His main passion these days is to train medics in the dark art of Expedition Dentistry, through intensive, hands-on workshops.

Webmaster

Greg Cranston

Dr Greg Cranston MBBCh FRCEM FIMC

Webmaster and Director

greg@theadventuremedic.com

Greg is a Consultant in Prehospital and Emergency Medicine between South Wales and Bristol, and a dedicated mountain biker. After spending time in Nepal and New Zealand, he worked as a prehospital care doctor, first with the Welsh Ambulance Service and Wales Air Ambulance, and more recently with the Great Western Air Ambulance.

Directors

Matt Wilkes

Dr Matt Wilkes MSc MCEM FRCA FAWM FRGS

Founder and Director

matt@theadventuremedic.com

Matt began Adventure Medic to combine a hospital career with remote medicine and the great outdoors. He has worked in various guises around the world, mostly in the high mountains, and has flown all over East Africa with AMREF Flying Doctors. With a particular love for air sports, Matt is currently pursuing a PhD looking at altitude, cold and cognition in free fliers.

Rowena Clark

Dr Rowena Clark MBBS FRCA FICM

Director

rowena@theadventuremedic.com

Rowena is a Consultant Anaesthetist in Edinburgh. An avid traveller, Ro has a love of literature, music and local culture. She has worked in Australia, been a member of the AAGBI International Relations Committee and can be found at festivals all over Europe and beyond.

Patrons

Professor Chris Imray

Professor Chris Imray PhD FRCS FRCP

Adventure Medic Patron

Chris Imray is a Consultant Vascular and Transplant Surgeon at UHCW NHS Trust, and an academic at both Coventry University and Warwick Medical School. He has traveled the world as a climber and researcher, summiting both Cho Oyu and Everest and publishing over 130 peer reviewed papers.

Chris is a member of both the Alpine and the Climbers’ Club and sits on the Mount Everest Foundation Screening Committee. He is an acknowledged expert in cold injuries and runs the UK Frostbite Advice Service for the British Mountaineering Council.

Edi Albert

Professor Edi Albert MBChB MSc MRCGP FRACGP FACRRM Dip Mtn Med

Adventure Medic Patron

Edi Albert is generalist in rural and remote medicine, based in Tasmania, but regularly working in various remote locations around Australia including aero-medical retrieval with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, at Perisher Ski Resort, and has previously deployed to Antarctica. He is director of the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments Program at the University of Tasmania and a founding director of the pre-hospital care charity Sandpiper Australia. He travels widely and enjoys climbing, kayaking, hiking, skiing and sailing.