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Profile: Dr Sarah Richardson


GEM Role: Medical Director

Main interests: Emergency care management in resource poor settings, pre-hospital care, remote medicine

Current GEM Projects: Uganda co-lead, Zambia co-lead, Operational response advisor

Twitter: @docsrichardson

Sarah has had an interest in medicine in low resource settings since the beginning of medical school in 2006. Over the following decade she has spent time travelling to a variety of areas of Africa, working in Tanzania, Uganda, Morocco and Oman. As well as visiting Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia and South Africa. She has completed a post graduate certificate in remote and offshore medicine alongside a number research projects abroad. 


In the UK she is a specialist trainee with Edinburgh Emergency Department, having gained her membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in 2014, she is now studying towards a masters in public health. 


Sarah has been involved in a number of research projects over the last 8 years, including research studies into cardiac arrest, acute heart failure, shock and malaria. She has a particular interest in global health research applied to emergency settings. 

Outside of work Sarah is an avid white-water kayaker, spending much of her spare time in Uganda paddling (and ending up upside-down a lot) on the white Nile. 


She has aspirations to kayak the zambezi, as well as spending time on scottish rivers. 



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