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Alex chose medicine as a means to explore the globe. Emergency medicine training proved initially to be a rather strict travel companion, but alllowed significant adventures into the wild and wonderful.
As an Reservist in the Royal Army Medical Corps she has provided Medical Support for Military summer adventure training in the Canadian Rockies and the Army Snowboard Championships in Austria. She deployed to Afghanistan on a four month Operational tour in 2010.
In her civilian life she has worked with the Banff Ski patrol and provided support to charity adventure events in and around the UK. She was the Venue Medical Manager for the Basketball Arena for The London 2012 Olympic Games. More recently she has worked with Syrian Refugees in Northern Greece.
On terra firma she is an Emergency Medicine Consultant in Exeter and PreHospital consultant with the Devon air ambulance. She loves Devon so much that travelling to further flung places has seemed less necessary lately. The Moors can be quite wild don’t you know? She still commutes to work from the Alps as much as possible during the ski season though, where her preference is to be anywhere where a piste is not, and where her beloved hound can tag along behind her lines.
Alex loves teaching and regularly assists on formal life support courses as well as being an honorary lecturer on an MSc in critical care, retrieval & transfer medicine. Her passion is for well-run medium-fidelity simulation and human factors training (which is partly why she loves teaching on Faraway Medicine courses so much). She is commonly found sat cross-legged, surrounded by artificial body parts and latex, creating frankensteinesque cas-sim. Her hound thoroughly approves of any creation involving sheep carcass….