Consultant in Travel & Expedition Medicine
Jim was born and brought up in Zambia, completing his medical training both in the UK and South Africa. He has worked in a number of African countries as a rural general hospital practitioner and public health doctor. Since returning to Scotland in 1998, he has worked in HIV palliative medicine, infectious diseases, public health and occupational medicine.
Jim has practised specialist travel medicine in Edinburgh since 1999. Together with his specialist travel nurse practitioner colleague, he has run a successful, independent travel clinic in the city for the past ten years. He also teaches, mentors and examines students on the Foundation, Diploma and Membership courses at the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the RCPS of Glasgow.
In parallel, Jim has also trained and worked as an ethnobotanist and led/acted as expedition doctor to a number of research, adventure and community artwork expeditions since 1996 to Belize, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania and the Peruvian Amazon.
His long-term career interests include doing more community-led rabies and bilharzia elimination work back in his beloved, native continent.