Emma Figures


In her life before medicine, Emma worked as a healthcare assistant, hiked in the Himalayas, studied Geography at Cambridge, volunteered in Nepal, China, India, Sri Lanka and Zambia (in schools, tsunami camps, orphanages and hospices) and undertook an internship at the UN in Geneva.

After studying Graduate Medicine, she has pursued a colourful career in education, expedition medicine, humanitarian work and is now a GP trainee with an enthusiasm for lifestyle medicine.

Her expedition work has taken her to Kilimanjaro, Iceland, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the US and Sri Lanka, on charity hiking and biking challenges. She also worked in Fiji with the WEM team on the US reality TV show ‘Survivor’.  She has also worked with the WEM Event Medical Support Team on the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge helping to raise over £25M!

Closer to home, her Event Medic work has taken her from a BBC Children in Need Ramble to an Ironman medical tent.

Emma worked as an Assistant Professor with Saba University School of Medicine in the Caribbean and continues to pursue her passion for teaching. She returned from volunteering in Moria refugee camp earlier this year and is now trying to find a new place and purpose in this ever-changing COVID landscape.