Major Natalie Taylor
Lecturer of Military General Practice, Academic Department of Military General Practice (ADMGP) and General Practitioner, British Army
Major Natalie Taylor is the lecturer of Military General Practice based at the Academic Department of Military General Practice (ADMGP) . A GP in the British Army who has deployed to Afghanistan, Oman, Uzbekistan, Estonia and other remote locations around the globe providing medical support to NATO forces and host nations. Being passionate about delivering quality patient care in any environment Natalie trains fellow medical staff in the army in Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support. While working as a full-time military GP Natalie co-organised and was assistant leader on Ice Maiden, the first all-female team to cross Antarctica coast to coast using muscle power alone. Natalie is on the Wilderness Expedition Medicine (WEM) Faculty and has been on expeditions around the globe. Naturally Natalie’s research interest has gravitated to optimistic soldiers’ performance in extreme environments to combine her knowledge of the extreme environment and interest in wearable technology. Natalie is a Nordic ski instructor and was fortunate enough to captain the Army Medical Services (AMS) Ladies team at the British Biathlon and Nordic Championships where they won the AMS first ever silver wear including gold in the team 10km classic race. Alongside Nordic skiing Natalie is also a Mountain Leader and training to become an Alpine Mountain Leader. Outside of work Natalie competes in Adventure racing with Team Endurnacelife and has won several ultra-marathons including the 6633, a 350 mile foot race in the Canadian Arctic. Having gained her expeditionary spirit and thirst for adventure as a Girlguide Natalie is a Girlguide leader and ambassador of Guirlguides in Powys, and developing a leadership training through challenges in the Arctic.
Natalie is most at home in the great outdoors and is working towards her Alpine Mountain Leader qualification in the army so she can enthuse more soldiers to get the bug for the wilderness.