Laura McArthur


Laura is a GP trainee in Cornwall in the UK, having enjoyed a variety of specialities and still sometimes working as an emergency registrar, but is more likely to be found running or doing triathlons in challenging locations, sailing or skiing.

She has additional training in orthopaedics, emergency medicine and obs & gynae.

She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare from Plymouth Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and studied Health in Humanitarian Emergencies in Liverpool, the first tropical institution in the world. She is also trained as an RYA Dinghy Instructor and Day-skipper.

Laura has worked with expedition groups and local populations in a variety of locations including; rural Tanzania; on a medical ship in Western province, Papua New Guinea; in Costa Rica, designing and delivering an expedition medicine course for Gapforce UK; and covered the BBC The One Show’s Sports Relief ‘Mother of All Challenges’. She is also passionate about enabling those who are less able to get into the wilderness, having a younger sister with disabilities, (who has sailed the English Channel more times than she has!)

She has worked in a variety of locations in Australia, including tropical Darwin and rural base hospitals in New South Wales. Despite getting altitude and sea-sickness, she enjoys high altitude climbs in beautiful places such as Borneo and Ecuador, and navigating the seas.