Becky Swadling

Becky in an Independent Travel Health Specialist Nurse, currently working with Health Team Ltd to support an app used to provide guided travel health consultations and provide training to Pharmacists new to Travel Health. She completed the diploma in Travel Medicine in 2006 and is an associate member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine.

Becky started her career in travel medicine in 2000 when her interest was sparked after a few years of independent travel across the globe. She experienced first hand many tropical diseases such as Dengue, Giardia, Dysentery, Bed bugs and tropical ulcers as a result of naivety and no pre travel health consultation or advice.  She still travels where possible and this year embarks on a months trip backpacking round Sri Lanka with her 2 children aged 7 and 9.

Beckys’ experience includes working in oncology, medical admissions and as a practice Nurse for Student Health. She has worked in a management role for many years and specialises in clinical policy and travel health education.  She was the Head Nurse, then Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist for Nomad Travel Clinics for 16 years. She has devised and implemented an in house certified and assessed training programme for Travel Health for all Nomad Nurses, delivered via webinars and has created interactive E-Learning modules in travel medicine. She writes and reviews PGDs and has a history of policy review.

Becky has regularly delivered lectures to Practice Nurses/ school Nurses, GPs and the general public in the past and currently delivers face to face training days for Pharmacists in Travel Health. Becky is also a medical trainer for VSO volunteers for the ICS programme.