James Moore RGN, BSc, MFTM RCPS (Glasg)
After his nurse training James spent a number of years working in Emergency Departments both in Bristol and more recently in the Southwest. Combining his love of emergency care with a passion for travel he began to take part in expeditions, either as a leader or medic. His emergency care work and first-hand experience of expedition life lead him to teach expedition and wilderness medicine to medics and lay people alike. These include individuals such as Bruce Parry and Stephen Venables, along with organisations such as the London Zoological Society and the Royal Geographical Society. His expeditions have taken him to some of the most amazing locations on the planet and with some quite incredible individuals, from the depths of the Papua New Guinean jungles with Ben Fogle, to the Deserts of Sudan with Joanna Lumley.
Having obtained diplomas in tropical nursing and travel medicine and a degree in emergency care, his passion for combining the academic with the practical lead him to contribute to both the Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine and more recently Paul Auerbach’s ‘Expedition Medicine’.
Along with working as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, James runs an independent travel clinic in Exeter and continues to provide advice and support for a number of expedition companies across the UK. He is a member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and continues to delay searching for that illusive cure for itchy feet!