Claire is an Emergency Medicine doctor with a passion for expedition and remote medicine. She has provided medical support for expeditions in many environments, but most enjoys working in cold & polar regions. Covid 19 has seen her working on the NHS frontline in the last 6 months.

Claire is working with Professor Chris Imray to help set up the Global Polar & Altitude Metabolic Research Registry at the Human Metabolic Research Unit, and is a member of the Medical Advisory Group at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Claire was recently working in Antarctica, where she was the doctor for the Weddell Sea Expedition 2019, an international scientific expedition that explored the area around the Larsen C ice shelf and Antarctic Peninsula.

She enjoys spending time in the Arctic, and has worked as Ship’s Doctor for a polar expedition cruise to 81 degrees North, has been part of expeditions in the Trollheim of North West Svalbard, and has crossed Finnmarksvidda & Hardangervidda plateau’s in Norway.

Claire completed a 583km ski crossing of the Greenland Icecap, the 2nd largest ice sheet in the World. The expedition saw a team of 5 cross from West to East in 25 days.

In 2015, whilst working at a high altitude rescue post in the Everest Region of Nepal, she was caught up in the 7.8M earthquake that struck the region and joined a relief team from Australian Himalayan Foundation to deliver Aid and carry out a reconnaissance and needs assessment in a remote mountainous region of the Lower Solukhumbu.

After completing her medical degree in London and a BSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, she went on to complete the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes (DMCC), and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.