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Dr Jon Williamson
MBChB BSc DipEWM FRCA
Specialising in Anaesthetics, with a background of general rotations, including Emergency Medicine and General Practice. Up to date courses in Advanced Life Support and European Paediatric Advanced Life Support, in which Jon was selected as an instructor, as well as Advanced Trauma Life Support. These skills, combined with an International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, make Jon well placed as an Expedition Medic. Jon teaches as faculty on multiple expedition medicine focused courses, with Endeavour Medical, as well as bespoke training for the UK military in Kenya. Expedition experience and skills include: trekking at high altitude in cold and warm climates, PADI Rescue Diver, Rock climbing, Kite Surfing, bike packing, Skiing and Ski Touring. Jonathan has relevant publications in this field, including High Altitude Medicine, featured in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Jon is in his third year as an official Nikon Creator with Nikon Europe, with interests in Medical and Adventure Photography. Photography in the healthcare environment is a nuanced and sensitive field, in which Jon utilises his skills as a doctor, familiar with the complex environments and patient interaction, to shoot in a non-intrusive and safe fashion.
His unique photo-documentary work and writing has been widely published onine: The Guardian, Tortoise Media, Photo London 2020, NBC, Sky news and The Radiotimes. As well as features on broadcast: BBC,ITV london, Channel 4 news, Channel 5 news and Sky news.
Links to work can be found in 'News' section.
He has given a number of talks on his work, including PhotoLondon 2021 and PhotoLondon 2022.
Jon has produced internationally distributed educational material on safe anaesthetic practise (University College Hosptial, London).
Ongoing work can be viewed at @drjdwilliamson (Instagram)
"Altitude sickness and Acetazolamide"
J Williamson et al. 2018
"Health, healthcare access, and use of traditional versus modern medicine in remote Peruvian Amazon communities: a descriptive study of knowledge, attitudes, and practices"
J Williamson et al. 2015
"Floating Healthcare in the Peruvian Amazon"
T Wingfield and J Williamson 2014