I am a medical doctor working at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), and have been involved with RFHG for many years. As well has helping with conference organisation, I have research interests in medical problems and responses in Far East imprisonment, particularly on the Thai-Burma Railway.
How did you become interested in FEPOW history?
My work at LSTM has involved medical care and clinical research on the many ex-Far East POWs (over 4,000 since late 1945) who have attended the School. In more recent years my interests have moved to the medical history of the Far East POW experience.
Work outside RFHG
Outside RFHG, I am involved with teaching and research at LSTM on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in tropical countries – in particular diabetes and hypertension, and their relationship with HIV infection and its treatment.
External orgnisations / memberships
I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine. I am also a member of the Historical Association, and the Oral History Society.
I have published many research papers concerning the ongoing health effects of Far East imprisonment. In recent years I was co-author (with Meg Parkes) of “Captive Memories” (2015), lead author (again with Meg) of “Burma Railway Medicine” (2017), and co-author (with Meg and Jenny Wood) of “Captive Artists” (2019).