My background is in sport & health sciences/medical publishing, in addition to applied sports science with elite and amateur athletes. I am the Founder and CEO of the ‘Adventure Science Platform’, which focuses on preparing amateur extreme athletes to execute their activities safely and competently in challenging and remote environments. I spent 15 years overseas working with kitesurfers, windsurfers, skiers and snowboarders across Eygpt, Greece, Turkey and the Italian Alps in various environments (desert, winter mountain, ocean). I love being in the water and snow equally as much as the clients, but currently, the company is concentrating on the U.K market. We specialise in translating science and medicine (relating to challenging environments) into understandable content and usable information for the everyday adventurer. In addition, we help businesses associated with outdoor learning to attach an evidence-based to their methodology and ensure their clients benefit as much as possible from blue and green spaces.
What is your main area of research / clinical expertise?
I am enthusiastic about ensuring professionals, such as sports scientists and physiotherapists, who work in non-traditional sporting settings (e.g. ocean-based environment) have the necessary knowledge, attributes and secondary skill-sets to keep themselves and those around themselves safe. I am currently writing a thesis on interventions to up-skill sport & health scientists accordingly.
What is your motivation to be a member of the BOSEM team?
I am keen to add value to this brilliant journal by exposing the exciting research taking place in extremes.
What is a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?
Carving a niche for myself in human performance and challenging environments 20 years ago before it was mainstream
Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?
My parents – their work ethic, pragmatism and optimism are useful attributes I’ve gained (although admittedly, I didn’t appreciate it as much when I was told to get a weekend job alongside studies at 15…)
What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
Surf followed by rum & coke works pretty well!