I’m a GP working in South London with a keen interest in international health, expedition medicine, refugee health and infectious disease.
I recently took part in Channel 4's "Mutiny" in which we faithfully recreated the famous maritime survival voyage that Captain Bligh made in 1789. Nine men, one 23 ft boat.... 4000 miles of open ocean (one stressed out doctor)!
During the 2013-2016 Ebola Crisis, I volunteered as part of the NHS/UK Government response working for Doctors of The World as a clinical doctor in an Ebola Treatment Centre. Working with inspiring Sierra Leonean health care workers is something I will never forget.
After my foundation programme at Newham General Hospital in East London, I completed the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. I then spent time working for a non-profit agency in Cambodia helping to co-ordinate a large study on emerging malaria resistance to standard treatments.
I trained at King’s College, London, after reading Biological Sciences at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Throughout my higher education and junior doctor years I have tried to gain as much overseas experience as possible. I started by becoming a minor expert on Indonesian sea urchins (!) before experiencing work as a Hong Kong paediatric trainee and obstetric doctor in a busy Bangkok hospital. I spent my elective on the infectious disease ward in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border.