Department of Sport and Exercise Science


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Dr Matt Wilkes

  • Qualifications: MSc MCEM FRCA FAWM FRGS
  • Role Title: PhD Researcher
  • Address: Extreme Environment Laboratory, Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2ER
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5163
  • Email:
  • Department: Department of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I qualified in medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 and since then I have worked predominantly in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Remote Medicine.

My professional interests lie in remote medicine and extreme physiology. I completed the Master of Clinical Sciences (Mountain Medicine) in 2016, investigating cerebral altitude illness in the Bolivian Andes. I have been the Lead Doctor and/or Medical Advisor to several large international expeditions, practiced anaesthesia in New Zealand and Nepal, and flown all over East Africa with the AMREF Flying Doctor Service. I spent the 2017 post-monsoon season as a volunteer physician at the IPPG(UK) high altitude clinics at Machermo and Gokyo in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

I am the founding director of Adventure Medic, an online wilderness, humanitarian and travel medicine magazine (


The Free Flight Physiology Project: investigating the effects of the environment on the safety and performance of paraglider pilots.