The Pioneers Lecture Series - Dr Kevin Fong
- The Great Hall, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham
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.
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 The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. His first book is titled Extremes: Life, Death and the Limits of the Human Body.
The Pioneers Lecture Series provides a forum in which speakers are able to discuss new ideas, introduce cutting edge developments and challenge thinking.