Becky in an Independent Travel Health Specialist Nurse, currently working to support an app used to provide guided travel health consultations and provide training to Pharmacists new to Travel Health. She also regularly develops and delivers Travel Health Training days to Student, Practice Nurses and Pharmacists. 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 in the last couple of years has taken her 2 young children backpacking around both Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Beckys’ experience includes working in oncology, medical admissions and as a practice Nurse for Student Health. She worked in a management role for many years and specialising 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 and continues to write and review PGDs.
She is the editor of Travelwise: Journal of the BGTHA