keep-calm-and-writeWriting makes me relaxed (as long as the deadline is sufficiently far away) and I have written or edited travel medicine chapters in various books – see below for a bibliography. In 2014 I was a student of narrative non-fiction at City University, studying under Marcelle Bernstein and Peter Forbes, where I focussed on writing about travel in various forms.

Most writers procrastinate and I spent several evenings absorbed in building this website as a way of avoiding doing my writing homework.


Read All Things Ethiopian for my articles on Ethiopian culture.


Ethiopia Travellers Handbook by Trevor Jenner.  I contributed the health section.


The Overlander’s Handbook: Worldwide Route and Planning Guide, Chris Scott, published by Trailblazer.

The Oxford Handbook of Expedition Medicine, Oxford University Press. Edited chapters on pre-travel screening and psychological/psychiatric conditions for the forthcoming edition 2014.

Essential Travel Medicine, edited by Dr Jane Zuckerman. Chapter on Long Term Travellers (in conjunction with Dr Ted Lankester). Publication pending by Wiley.

Contributor to Roam Alone, an anthology of reluctant solo travelers published by Bradt Guides.