Doctor Claire Grogan
Claire is a doctor in emergency medicine with a special interest in expedition and remote medicine, paricularly in cold-weather and polar environments. Having completed her medical training in London in 2011, and a BSc in Sports Medicine, she has continued to support expeditions in desert, jungle, high altitude, mountainous and polar environments alongside her NHS work.
Claire was the expedition doctor for the Weddell Sea Expedition 2019 in Antarctica, and has completed a 585km Greenland traverse, as well as ski crossings of the Hardanger and Finnmark Plateaus. She regularly teaches on expedition medicine courses throughout the UK and abroad, and enjoys developing high-fidelity simulation scenarios as part of the educational content.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and sits on the RGS Expedition Medicine Advisory Group. She recently contributed to the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Updated Guidance for medical provision for wilderness medicine document that was released in March 2020.