Rosie Baker

EXPEDITION DOCTOR

Dr Rosie Baker BA (Hons) Cantab BMBS (Hons) FRGS

Rosie came to medicine through the outdoors. Growing up abroad she developed a taste for adventure and aged 16 went on her first Arctic expedition. It proved to be a life-changing one; close involvement with a fatal accident led Rosie to pursue a career in medicine outdoors.

First though, she studied Geography at Cambridge alongside volunteering with the RAF Reserves, teaching her to fly and join and lead further expeditions. After graduation, she worked for an endurance race start-up exploring new race routes, the WHO as an Intern and at a pub in the Peak District. She has worked in Operations for diverse events from Cliff Diving Championships to London film sets

Rosie studied Medicine at Southampton University alongside volunteering with the South Central Ambulance Service and working with Enhanced Care Services at UK events as a First Responder. She graduated in 2020 in the turbulence of a pandemic and moved to Jersey, Channel Islands, for her Foundation Training.

She is currently working in ITU and Anaesthetics with jobs in A&E and GP before finishing in Jersey in Summer 2022. Alongside her day job she has trained as a Flight Doctor with the Jersey Emergency Transfer Service and helps transfer patients by air to the UK for further treatment.

Beyond the hospital walls, Rosie loves sea swimming, cycle touring and skiing. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a PADI Rescue Diver and BSAC Sports Diver. She is an enthusiastic and sometimes off-beat ukulele player, a curious photographer and eclectic artist dabbler. She first volunteered with WEM in 2016 at their Edinburgh Conference and joined the WEM Faculty in October 2021.