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Dr Beth Hall-Thompson

Lecturer in Mountain Medicine
School of Medicine

Dr Beth Hall-Thompson is a GP, and alongside this clinical role she works as a Lecturer in Mountain Medicine at UCLan. She qualified as a GP in North Cumbria, with a particular interest in pre-hospital care and time with BASICs and Penrith Mountain Rescue Team.

Her route to Medicine had been via 4 years as a Medical Support Officer with the Army in varied worldwide locations and scenarios. She interspersed her training with years out working in resource poor locations in Africa or Nepal. She also worked as an expedition doctor, climber and often leader in cold, high and remote locations.

As a lecturer at the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine at our Westlakes Campus in Whitehaven, she is responsible for supporting the delivery and ongoing development of the MSc Mountain Medicine programme

Beth's military training was in leadership and organisation of personnel and equipment to meet a task under pressure. She has used that alongside clinical training as a pre-hospital doctor and GP into challenging situations with the military in Afghanistan, on mountains, on the roadside and in resource poor contexts around the world.