Dr Kevin Fong is a Consultant in Anaesthesia at University College Hospital in London and holds degrees in Astrophysics, Medicine and Engineering. He is also a science and medical broadcaster and writer.
He is an honorary senior lecturer in physiology at University College London where he runs an undergraduate course in space medicine and extreme environment physiology. He has a long-standing interest in human space exploration and space medicine and has completed training rotations at Johnson Space Center, Houston and Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral.
In 2000, Kevin founded the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment (CASE) Medicine at UCL. This group has a special interest in the parallels that exist between critical illness and the physiology of extreme environments. CASE's membership includes physicians and scientists with expertise in mountaineering, scuba diving, space flight, human performance and remote medical care.
The award of a five-year fellowship from NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts) allowed Kevin to continue his work with NASA. During this time he participated in the NASA Artificial Gravity Pilot Study.
Kevin has presented a number of acclaimed radio and TV programmes including Channel 4's Extreme A&E, BBC2's To Boldly Go, two editions of Horizon (Back From the Dead and How to Mend a Broken Heart) and most recently the Radio 4 documentaries Scott's Legacy and Hurricane Rash. He has also appeared on Channel 4's Ascent of Mars Mountain, and Superhuman, and the BBC's The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. His first book is titled Extremes: Life, Death and the Limits of the Human Body.
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