Will Duffin discusses bandwidth, the risks of cognitive overwhelm and how extreme environments can impact performance.
Will is a passionate GP, educator, innovator and adventurer.
He balances inner city General Practice with teaching roles for World Extreme Medicine Bristol University and NB Medical Education.
He has provided medical cover for well over a dozen overseas expeditions, from commercial high-altitude treks, to working with UNICEF in Myanmar, to reality TV in remote Pacific islands, through to working as a Transiberian train doctor. He thrives in newly formed teams operating in low resource and remote environments that require camaraderie and grit.
Will takes great pride in his work as a medical generalist and seeks to provide the best possible care to his patients through a journey of continuous personal and organisational improvement underpinned by knowledge-sharing and innovation. He wants to help other clinicians to be the best version of themselves and prepare them to operate in extreme and unconventional environments. He believes in clear, concise educational resources that are truly relevant to the coalface practitioner.