Society Chair

Dr Robin Barraclough is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice. He practices a mixture of general practice and rural hospital medicine in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Although less active than he used to be, he still think of himself as a climber and mountaineer, having travelled widely with the sport over the last 30 years.

As Robin says: The New Zealand Society For Mountain Medicine is a new space where those who are passionate about healthcare in the outdoors can flourish and collaborate, and I’m truly excited to be a part of this project.

Society Secretary

Dr Malin Zachau has a 25-year career in emergency, prehospital and general practice behind her.  She has been running avalanche medical rescue and accidental hypothermia management workshops for snow industry and the SAR sector in New Zealand at NZ Moutnain Safety Council Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conferences. Malin is the Tactical Medicine New Zealand civilian “Outdoors and hunting” representative.

She has wide research interests in emergency medicine with particular focus on Accidental Hypothermia. Malin has a rare genetic muscle ion channelopathy which has forced her to retire from  practicing medicine. Yet, she still shares her skills and knowledge giving talks and presentations at conferences as well as meet-ups run by outdoor enthusiasts.

See Malin's website and find her on Twitter @WildernessEMC .