// Dr. B, MBChB, FRGS, DiMM, FAWM

 

Dr. B is a Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, a UK qualified Doctor with a particular interest in Pre Hospital, Expedition and Hyperbaric Medicine, as well as extensive experience and qualifications as an Expedition Medic. Prior to becoming a Doctor, he was an outdoor instructor and qualified Mountain Leader, operating from an outdoor activity centre based on a remote island off the west coast of Scotland - specialisms included Survival training. With cave diving experience, Everest ascent expeditions, qualifying as a Doctor and receiving his Diploma in Mountain Medicine, he spent a year with the British Antarctic Survey where he was station medic on South Georgia, a stone's throw from Antarctica. In preparation for deployment he spent an intensive 6 months undertaking remote area medical training with the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit - probably the most thorough remote area medical training course in the world. Dr. B sits on the Wilderness Medical Society Expedition Medicine Committee and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the prestigious Explorer's Club.

Qualified Mountain Leader and avid traveller (with experience of Jungle, Desert, Mountain and Arctic environments). He has worked as an expedition leader, including taking clients to Everest basecamp. His later, personal, ascent of Everest took him to within 500m of the peak when he decided to halt the ascent due to a health issue relating to one of the Sherpas and, to his credit, prioritised the safe return of the guide.

 

Since beginning training as a Doctor, he has continued with his passion for the outdoors, re-establishing the wilderness medical society at this university, being one of the founders of the Student Wilderness Medicine Society UK and, after qualifying, completing the Diploma in Mountain Medicine.

 

Dr. B is also a cave diver, dive medic with hyperbaric experience, extreme event medic and avid traveller who has spent time at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on research audit projects including poster projects on travellers Diarrheoa and Ciprofloxacin use, written and published in conjunction with co authors, Dr. Lisa Ford and Professor David Lalloo, as well as Malaria related projects. He has also completed the LSTM Travel Health and Expedition Medicine course which Doctors and Nurses complete to run travel health clinics.

 

Dr. B has also trained with and operated as Team Doctor for a Search And Rescue team, expedition medic for an Arctic Circle expedition and provided remote area medical support for expeditions to both Poles. Peter has also spent time working in South Africa in a busy ER department where he had experience of treating burns, trauma and gunshot wounds in an Emergency Room context.

He has completed the Royal Geographical Society Off Site Safety Management qualification.