Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Team

Prof Steve Davies

Prof Steve Davies
Founding Director

Prof Davies is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the University Hospital Wales. He has an established reputation in medical education particularly online learning, having been the founder of OnExamination.com and having set up other diploma courses. He has also been involved in establishing training courses for weight management in community pharmacy. His clinical interests include hypogonadism, growth hormone deficiency and obesity. He has published over 100 peer reviewed publications and his research interests include the application of novel technologies in delivering medical education.


Dr Ruth Davis

Dr Ruth Davis
Academic Director

After completing a nursing degree in Cardiff, Dr Davis worked in Torbay Hospital, Torquay, before moving to Southampton where she set up the diabetes nursing service. While there Dr Davis undertook diabetes research, co-founded the Wessex Diabetes Nurses group and served on the RCN Diabetes Nursing Forum. She returned to Cardiff to teach in the College of Medicine. Following a strategic review of services Dr Davis became Diabetes Care Coordinator for Bro Taf Health Authority, managing diabetes specialist nurses, establishing Local Diabetes Service Advisory Groups, advising government on policy, developing clinical guidelines, establishing the all Wales retinal screening programme and setting up a Diabetes Centre. She moved to the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales) and developed a variety of courses, teaching and researching in diabetes and managing the School of Care Sciences. Dr Davis now works freelance on a variety of projects maintaining my links with diabetes and the University.


Dr Meinir Jones

Dr Meinir Jones
Programme Lead

Current posts: Associate Medical Director Transformation & VBHC & Clinical Lead MIU Prince Philip Hospital Llanelli

Dr Jones has partaken in a number of expeditions, including a five-day training expedition in Northern Norway; a 30-day expedition across Greenland as team medic for amputee (world record as first amputee to cross Greenland); and a 12 day crossing of the Pyrenees on bike as team medic for a group of injured ex-servicemen, including amputees and PTSD sufferers. She has also published online with Adventure Medic and has presented at the Extreme Medicine Conference, London.


Dr Ian Davis

Dr Ian Davis
Deputy Programme Lead

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