WELLINGTON MEDICAL HISTORY SOCIETY

Jenny Visser BSc, MBChB, FRNZCGP, MTravMed

Jenny is Senior Lecturer in Travel Medicine in the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice, University of Otago, Wellington.   She teaches and convenes the University's postgraduate qualifications (PG Certificate and PG Diploma) in Travel Medicine enjoying the stimulation that teaching brings.   Her research interests include the travel health needs of long term expatriates and expedition medicine.   She also works half time in clinical travel medicine at The Travel Doctor TMVC in Wellington where her clinical roles include being medical advisor to New Zealand Police for overseas deployments and to Volunteer Services Abroad.

Jenny's background is in general practice having then specialised in travel medicine.   She has worked in many roles and places, including being a full time general practitioner in Wellington for 12 years, medical advisor to New Zealand Land Search and Rescue, medical officer on the research vessel Tangaroa (spending four summers in Antarctica), a season as a volunteer doctor at a high altitude rescue post in Machermo, Nepal and most recently, spending two months on set in a remote village in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea as film crew doctor.

She is a keen mountain biker and tramper, enjoys many other outdoor sports and loves to put travel medicine into practice by travelling as often as she can.

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