Dr Malcolm Russell MBE
Actively practicing pre-hospital immediate care for over twenty years, Dr Malcolm Russell has served most of his career as a doctor in the British Army including some of the UK's most elite military units. He was central in the development of concepts of combat casualty care and held the prestigious post of Senior Lecturer in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at the UK Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. Dr Russell has extensive operational experience in desert, arctic, temperate and jungle environments, and in rural and urban settings.
As a civilian, Dr Russell has worked with several ambulance services including the London Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and been involved in training paramedics and emergency care practitioners. He remains actively involved in pre-hospital emergency medicine and is Medical Director for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust. In May 2010, Dr Russell was appointed as an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons' Diploma in Immediate Medical Care and he is the Royal College of General Practitioners' representative on the Curriculum Training and Assessment Sub-committee of the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine. Dr Russell is also Medical Incident Officer for West Midlands Ambulance service NHS Trust (one of five doctors on-call to provide a Medical Incident Officer role to Major Incidents). In 2014, Dr Russell was awarded an MBE for his services to Emergency Medicine.
In his spare time, Dr Russell volunteers for Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS), a charity providing advanced pre-hospital emergency support in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Dr Russell is also Medical Director for UK International Search and Rescue (ISAR) team and UK representative to United Nations Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG). He has planned and managed medical support to various expeditions including the Army Everest West Ridge expedition, 2006.