Daniel is one of the two Deputy Research Leaders on the Caudwell Xtreme Everest 2007 expedition and part of the climbing team carrying out medical research at Everest base camp and higher on the mountain. He will be working with medical equipment and testing protocols.
In 1994 he received his first class degree in Molecular Biology at Leicester University. He is a member of the UCL (University College London) Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE). His research interest is in the study of high altitude medicine and physiology. Daniel has recently started a PhD based at the University College London Institute of Human Health and Performance looking at oxygen transport and the microcirculation at altitude. Much of his work is centered on the expedition to Everest.
Daniel is currently a Research Fellow at UCL as well as an intensive care registrar at the London Clinic hospital. He is an anaesthetic trainee at the Central London School of Anaesthesia. Before entering into anaesthetic training Daniel gained experience in cardiology and general medicine.
Daniel teaches students at University College London on the extreme environment physiology BSc course and has lectured at a number of international conferences and meetings. He has published several original research manuscripts including work on the role of the Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) gene polymorphism in cardiovascular disease.
Daniel has a keen interest in hiking, ice climbing and mountaineering. He has climbed in the Alps, the Rockies and Himalayas. He is a Channel yachtsman, a qualified Royal Yachting Association dingy sailor and PADI open water scuba diver. Daniel enjoys running and completed the London marathon in 2005.