DR Louise Mallam
BMBS BA MPhil MA (Cantab) FRGS
Lou is a PADI Divemaster and has worked extensively supporting and leading remote dive expeditions throughout Asia, Central America and the South Pacific. She is hoping to combine a career in Anaesthetics/Intensive Care with Dive and Expedition Medicine. In 2017 Lou has been appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society allowing her to combine her passion for the outdoors and medicine in one.
In 2014 Lou was the manager of a dive live aboard research boat surveying the Sulawesi Tenggara Province in Indonesia whilst teaching local and international students about sustainable marine conservation. She is passionate about teaching and has previously designed and delivered a Medicine summer camp which nows runs annually for international students in Oxford.
Prior to retraining as a Doctor, Lou studied at Cambridge University and worked for the United Nations, in addition to a very short-lived spell in the finance and corporate world! She is a keen skier, sailor and rider and previous expedition experience includes working with displaced Burmese migrants in a clinic on the Thai border, researching child labour in the Bolivian altiplano, climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo and jungle and altitude trekking in Central and South America. Next stop - the Mongol Derby!