The Team

 

Ellie Heath

Dr Ellie Heath BSc MBChB DRH DFSRH DRCOG MRCGP

Lead Editor

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, Cambodia and China and has volunteered in Ghana, Cameroon, Belize and Venezuela. Ellie holds the Diploma in Reproductive Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Matt Wilkes

Dr Matt Wilkes MSc MCEM FRCA FAWM FRGS

Senior Editor

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

Senior Editor

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.

Savini Wijesingha

Dr Savini Wijesingha BSc MBChB FRCA Dip Mtn Med

Senior Editor

sav@theadventuremedic.com

Sav is a registrar 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.

Luke Summers

Dr Luke Summers MBChB MRCEM

Video Editor / AM in Australasia

luke@theadventuremedic.com

Luke is an Emergency Medicine trainee from Scotland who followed his love of the waves to the north coast of New South Wales. A surfer, skier, snowboarder and kayaker, he has worked in New Zealand, Australia, Tanzania and Iceland.

Hannah Phelan

Dr Hannah Phelan MBChB MRCP DTMH

Senior 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.

Greg Cranston

Dr Greg Cranston MBBCh FRCEM FIMC

Webmaster

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.

Dental

Burjor Langdana

Burjor Langdana MDS FDSRCS NZDRex IQE

Resident Expedition Dentist

expeddental@gmail.com

Burj is a Consultant Dentist at the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit, author of WildernessExpeditionDentistry.com and contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. He has run remote dental camps in India, worked as a VSO Dentist in Malawi and with Mobile Surgical Services in New Zealand. Burj has extensive teaching experience in the dark arts of Expedition Dentistry and has offered advice to many medics in the field.

Editors

Calum Stannett

Dr Calum Stannett BSc MBChB

Editor

calum@theadventuremedic.com

Calum completed his Foundation in 2017 and is currently taking time out of program to travel and work. His plans change on a daily basis but currently revolve around a bikepacking trip along the length of the Andes. Interests are broad and varied and include everything from spoon carving to paragliding. Career-wise, he hopes to become a rural GP in Scotland with some Emergency Medicine/pre-hospital work on the side.

Shona Main

Dr Shona Main BSc MBChB

Editor

shona@theadventuremedic.com

Shona is a junior clinical fellow in Emergency and Expedition Medicine in Bristol, having worked in New Zealand for a year. Her expeditions have taken her to South African mountains, Sri Lankan jungle, the Mediterranean & Atlantic seas and she also led the APEX4 Expedition in Bolivia. In between further voluntary work in India, Uganda & the Philippines, she has developed a keen passion for cycle touring, wild swimming, sailing and hiking alpine mountains.

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.

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.

Editorial Assistants

Naomi Heller

Dr Naomi Heller BSc MBChB

Editorial Assistant

naomih@theadventuremedic.com

Naomi is a trainee in paediatrics in Edinburgh. During her undergraduate Neurosciences and MBChB degrees she developed an interest in paediatric palliative care, and has recently returned from South Africa as part of her diploma in paediatric palliative care. Naomi is passionate about youth work and travel, and would consider herself a ‘professional volunteer’. When not working you can find her developing her yoga practice, learning to ride the waves or the snow.

Patron

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.