Chris is currently an academic registrar at University College London Hospital in Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine and has extensive experience of remote medicine and will be joining the Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Desert Medicine course in Namibia in early May.
Chris has been the medical consultant and location medic for more than 12 documentary series including BBC’s Tribe, Amazon and Human Planet. He has also presented several documentaries about humanitarianism, science and remote indigenous societies.
Filming with remote populations in Congo, Peru and Russia lead to humanitarian work. Chris is a Patron of the medical aid agency Merlin and is also on their Emergency Response Team. He has worked as a Medical Coordinator in emergencies in Burma, Central African Republic and Pakistan.
After many years of climbing Chris was part of the team on the 2008 Caudwell Xtreme Everest Research expedition to Cho Oyu. A trip to Uganda to study worms in Chimpanzees lead to his current interest at UCL in primate viruses.