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Expedition & Wilderness Remote Medicine Faculty Team

Meet the Team

Expedition Medicine - Medical Director - Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Dr Andrew Peacock Medical Director - Australia

Andrew is an Australian nationally registered Medical Practitioner with wide ranging emergency and general medical experience.  His passion for the outdoors began in 1996 when he took two voluntary positions.  He worked initially as a doctor at the Tibetan Refugee Hospital in Dharamsala, India and then for the Himalayan Rescue Association in Manang, Nepal.  During that time he was responsible for the medical treatment of international trekkers and local villagers as well as the delivery of daily lectures about altitude illness while living at 3500m on the popular Annapurna trekking circuit.  Since that time Andrew been been fortunate to combine his climbing, trekking, mountaineering and other outdoor adventure passion with work as an Expedition Medical Officer on numerous occasions

Andrew is also an award winning adventure travel photographer and member of the Aurora Photos Select worldwide photographer network.

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John Apps Polar Medicine Course Director New Zealand

John is UK trained GP, with extensive pre-hospital emergency care experience, who upgraded to New Zealand 6 years ago, where he has been happily experimenting with self sufficiency on the West Coast of the South Island. He initially worked in rural general practice before transferring to Emergency Medicine at Greymouth.

He has worked eight seasons with Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions (ALE) in Antarctica, plus five Himalayan tours, been the chief MO on the Everest and North Pole marathons, as well as serving with the military in Afghanistan. Last century, he blazed mountain bike routes across Iceland before mountain bikes were invented, was arrested several times in Europe for climbing buildings and worked for a bush air ambulance service on the Labrador coast.

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Luanne Freer Mountain Medicine Course Director Nepal

Luanne is a board-certified emergency physician and Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine who practices in her hometown of Bozeman, Montana. She is a past president of the Wilderness Medical Society, and is the medical director for Yellowstone National Park and Midway-Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. 

Luanne has worked as a volunteer physician in Nepal for the Himalayan Rescue Association (USA) since 1999, and in 2003, she founded the first-ever medical clinic at Mount Everest base camp, which she continues to direct and staff every spring climbing season, along with heading up Expedition & Wilderness Medicine's Mountain Medicine medical training course in Nepal's Khumbu Valley.

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Mark Hannaford FRGS FRSA Managing Director - UK

Mark is the founding director of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine and Across the Divide Expeditions and helped in the setting up of the orginal Expemed course established by Dr Stephen Hearns. A Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts, Mark has been involved with expeditions for over 27 years and has led and organised expeditions to all of the world's continents, both in desert  and marine environments but also in both polar regions, at altitude and in the world's most remote corners.  Mark is also an award winning photographer with images regularly published in the Sunday Times and Telegraph and National Geographic.

Mark worked for a brief spell in an office but knew this was not for him. So he entered a Special Forces Regiment with the TA having completed numerous wet and windy treks in the Brecon Beacons. Mark was with the TA for just under three years and many of the skills he learnt with the TA were easily transferable to the work he now does at Expedition and Wilderness Medicine: leadership, expedition skills, medical safety back-up, night navigation, practical skills and casualty management in remote areas.  Mark is passionate about integrating best practice in expedition leadership and management with wilderness medical training, and developing stimulating medical training packages which are both innovative and contribute positively to the development of remote medicine.

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Roger Alcock Expedition Medicine Course Director & Lecturer

Dr Roger Alcock MBChB, BSc(Hons), MRCP, DCH, FCEM. 
Roger is a Consultant Emergency Physician sub-specialising in Paediatric Emergency Medicine who has trained in the UK, New Zealand and Sweden. He instructs on Advanced Trauma, Paediatric and Cardiac Life Support courses and has lectured and developed modules and courses for medical and nursing staff up to Masters Degree level. 
Since his first foreign cycle tour in France aged 8 Roger has been exploring, enjoying independent cycle tours throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, the Caribbean, Central and South America. In 2003 he studied Spanish in Guatemala, before cycling ‘La Ruta Maya’ through Honduras, Guatemala and Belize.
He was Chief Medic with Raleigh International in Namibia and has worked as an Expedition Doctor for Across the Divide Expeditions in Cuba, Peru, China, Nepal, Tanzania, and throughout the UK and Europe including Arctic Norway.
His passion for hiking, windsurfing and cycling, together with his new interests in sea kayaking and climbing led him to move back to Scotland where he and his wife Chrissy plan to combine Edinburgh city living with their love of the outdoors.
Expedition and Wilderness Medicine courses provide medical training for Expedition Doctors - Dr Sean Hudson MSc MBBS FAWM

Sean Hudson FAWM Medical Projects Adviser

Sean is a former Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was the first person in the UK to become a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He has been involved in a wide variety of expeditions over the last 20 years. During this time he has trekked across the Darien Gap and the Thar Desert; worked as a trekking guide and Chief Medic for Raleigh International in Namibia and Zimbabwe; a trauma medic in Columbia; a ski field doctor in New Zealand and spent a season in the Antarctica for ALE.

In 2004 he became a medical consultant to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and works throughout the Middle East. Since 1998 he has worked for Across the Divide Expeditions as medic and expedition medicine advisor, providing medical cover on expeditions in 21 different countries. In 2002, he co-founded Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, which seeks to provide comprehensive training for medical professionals working as expedition medical officers in a variety extreme and remote environments.


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