Dr Eric Walker

MBE; FRCP; and Hon DSc (Madras) and FFTM (RCP&S Glasgow); FRCGP; Dip Phil. Health and Science (Cambridge)

Currently, Honorary Associate Clinical Professor (University of Glasgow) in Travel Medicine and Global Health in the Department of Primary Care.

  • I have responsibility for Global Health and Travel Medicine special study modules and Intercalated BSc teaching for medical students.

Previously in the UK, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Health Protection Scotland in Glasgow responsible for creating TRAVAX and the Fit for Travel websites during the 1980s.

  • During this time I was Honorary Senior lecturer with Glasgow University in Infectious Diseases
  • Retired from clinical practice in 2004 to help establish the Faculty of Travel Medicine in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). First Dean of the Faculty in 2006. I returned to part-time General practice during this time.
  • Established the Diploma in Travel Medicine in 1995, which is now awarded by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). I have had various external examiner posts including for Madras, Sheffield Hallam, East Sussex and currently for Aberdeen University.
  • Books include the ABC of Healthy Travel, Diseases of Infection, the Textbook of Travel Medicine and Migrant Health an autobiography ‘A Doctors Reflections on Change’ available through Amazon.

Overseas roles have included physician and lecturer with Madras University, based in the Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, South India during the 1970s.

  • Also was principle collaborator for a 10-year link project between Glasgow and Madras on Hepatitis and HIV supported by the British Council.
  • We are establishing a formal travel medicine educational partnership with Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai based on the BGTHA’s new comprehensive e-learning course in Travel Medicine.

I am an enthusiastic sustainable gardener based on permaculture principles, abee keeper and play the viola in the Stirling Orchestra.