Meet our Endeavour Medical Fellows.
Our fellows help us plan and teach on expedition medicine courses, work with our Education Hub team, and keep our social media up to date. If you love being out in the wilderness and want to be part of our team, then see our Fellows job description page for details on how to apply for an Endeavour fellowship.
DR LUCY LONGBOTTOM
- BMBS BSc
Lucy is a foundation doctor in Cornwall and has a keen interest in emergency & expedition medicine.
Having trained at Plymouth Medical School and completed an intercalation in urgent & emergency care in Glasgow, Lucy has made the most of opportunities to develop skills in both coastal & mountain environments. She holds a mountain leader qualification and is a keen climber & trail runner. Whilst on the coast, she pursues swimming, surfing, sailing, kayaking & triathlon and volunteers as a lifeboat crew member.
Before working as a doctor Lucy worked on the beaches as an RNLI surf lifeguard for 8 summers. Her lifeboat & lifeguard experience have ignited her interest in remote expedition medicine yet she states the most interesting first aid experiences have not been at sea, but when working as an event medic at festivals across UK!
Spanish language skills led Lucy to pursue several expeditions in central & South America; highlights inc coast to coast trek in Costa Rica and a community focussed trek through Andes. Lucy is keen to promote sustainable expeditions with a positive impact for local communities. She enjoys teaching to share first aid skills & knowledge within these communities and non-medical patient groups.
Lucy has just returned from Sardinia where she was facilitating our Marine Medicine Course for a group of international sea kayak leaders and now looks forward to running similar courses in Cornwall next summer! She is lucky to be only at the start of her medical career and has her sights set on many more expeditions and exciting opportunities!
Dr Claire Hall
- BSc BMBS PhD
Claire is an F3 Doctor currently based in London. She is driven to explore the world and is always looking to take on new challenges, both personally and in her career.
She has an extensive academic background, having studied undergraduate Biochemistry before completing a PhD in Molecular Neurology, both at University College London, and then going on to study Medicine as a graduate in Southampton. Along the way she has dedicated a lot of time to, and remains extremely passionate about, scientific research, particularly in the field of Neurology.
Meanwhile, her love for exploring the outdoors has led to multiple adventures including climbing an active volcano in Guatemala and many many skiing trips across the US, Canada and Europe. She also has a love for endurance sport, completing several ultramarathons and road cycling trips. When not participating in the race she wants to be involved and help others to achieve their goals, so spent part of this summer working as a medic with UltraX.
Long term she strives to combine a career in the NHS with her love of adventure and extreme environments – thus she is currently taking some time out of training to gain further experience in expedition medicine and global health and has just returned from an epic adventure in Argentina!
Claire shares the endeavour ethos that healthcare should be equitable, inclusive and sustainable, and so hopes to share and use her vast research skills to improve health care across the globe, including making it more accessible to remote communities and environments. This leads on to her to her next adventure planned with Endeavour Medical in Kenya – watch this space to find out more!
Dr Persia Bowater
- MBBS MRes
Persia Bowater is a foundation doctor currently working in Glasgow, who was recently a successful applicant for the 2023 International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine with the Glasgow Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. She plans to spend her F3 (and beyond) completing this, traveling around Scotland in her campervan, and working towards a combined career in expedition medicine and anaesthetics.
Whilst at Newcastle University, Persia was a committee member for the wilderness medicine society, which included helping to organise the Northern Wild Trials, where university teams from across Northern England come together in the Lake District to share knowledge of wilderness medicine through scenario based teaching.
She has completed an intercalated Masters of Research in Global Health, and spent part of her elective conducting health improvement research for a Zanzibar based charity. She shares Endeavour’s ethos surrounding global equity, sustainability, and preserving the planet for future generations, and would like to continue her involvement with global health research in her future career.
In her spare time, she is happiest up a hill, and is a keen runner, hiker, skier, climber, wild swimmer, and general aspiring wilderness explorer. In her role as an Endeavour fellow so far she has been involved with the education team, creating free resources for social media and the new Endeavour Education Hub.