From an early age, Nathan had a passion for photography, regularly staying up late at night learning how to photograph the stars, or how to edit photos on a rainy evening. He then went on to study medicine at Cambridge University where he developed a passion for emergency and pre-hospital medicine, setting up the University’s first Emergency Medicine Society.
A few years ago, he discovered the existence of expedition medicine and since then, he has shifted his entire career towards expanding his experience in remote environments. When not working in London in a busy emergency department, Nathan is photographing his adventures as an expedition doctor. He has a particular interest in high altitude mountainous regions, but also has experience in desert and jungle environments. However, more recently, Nathan has become increasingly aware of the dangers that are facing our planet; climate change is affecting us more than ever and the global wealth divide is growing rapidly.
Nathan believes that the role of the expedition medic is no longer confined to just human health, but also to the health of our planet. He will be hosting a breakout session on Saturday 2.15pm titled: Sustainability in Extreme Medicine: Are we doing more harm than good? Join this talk to get involved in debating some of these incredibly important issues!
If you can’t make it, then make sure to follow him on instagram @expedition_doctor to check out some of his photos.