Nigel Griffiths heads the Marine Advisory Medical Service ably supported by his team of Dr Peter Chinneck, Alison Hutchins, Albert Venman and Patrick Hunter. Nigel is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Glasgow, holding a specialist Masters Degree in Medical Law. Nigel is also a Nurse, holding registrations in both general and psychiatric nursing and the Diploma Aeromedical Nursing from the Royal College of Nursing in the UK.
PROFESSOR ALAN BITTLES
Professor Alan Bittles works as our geneticist and plays an important role in body identification and all matters related to DNA and genetics. Alan Bittles is Professor of Genetics at Murdoch University in Western Australia.
DR FAITH HOLDSWORTH
Dr Faith Holdsworth is our Medical Director based in our UK office. Faith has a science degree in addition to her medical degrees and has worked in general practice, being practice chair for many years.
In her spare time Faith plays the harp in an orchestra and enjoys travelling and mountain climbing, having been both in Tibet and the Everest Base Camp expedition.
DR PETER CHINNECK
Dr Peter Chinneck is a graduate of University of Southampton Medical School. Both a physician and a commercial pilot, Peter holds the Diploma in Aviation Medicine and is a licensed aviation medical examiner for the CAA.
DR PHIL MARTIN
Dr Phil Martin heads our Australian office and has done so for the past 20 years. Dr Martin is involved in intensive care repatriations. He holds a diploma in aviation medicine, and is also licensed to perform diving medicals. He is a medical examiner for the Australian Civil Aviation Authority, and has served as an airline medical officer for western Australia.
Alison Hutchings has worked with The Marine Advisory Medical Service for the past 20 years. She was previously employed as the Trauma Nurse Coordinator at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. She has extensive experience in aeromedical repatriations and traumatology. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Nursing and a Diploma in Orthopaedic Nursing.
Elaine Chan heads the China Coordination Department. Elaine is a Graduate of the University of Bradford, and is fluent in Chinese, both orally and written. Elaine has extensive experience in liaising with hospitals in China and is able to give accurate appraisal of treatment regimes, management plans, and also expresses our preference with regards to the way forward.
Albert Venman has worked for The Marine Advisory Medical Service for several years, following retirement as a Superintendent Nursing Officer in The Royal Air Force. He has seen operational duties in many countries and has actively undertaken aeromedical missions for the last 30 years. Albert has a dual registration in both general and psychiatric nursing and addresses his work with determination and enthusiasm.
Patrick Hunter heads the transportation department of the Marine advisory Medical Service. He has controlled and been involved with non-emergency transport of a large health authority covering both general and psychiatric services for over 20 years.