Dr Dipti Patel
Dr Dipti Patel is a consultant in occupational medicine and a travel medicine physician. She is Director of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), and the Chief Medical Officer at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). She is also an honorary lecturer in occupational medicine at the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health at Manchester University.
Previous roles include being a non-executive director at the Health Protection Agency, the director of clinical services at the Medical Advisory Service for Traveller’s Abroad, consultant occupational health physician at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and honorary clinical senior lecturer in occupational medicine at the Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dipti is an associate editor for Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and co-editor of the ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
She is a member of the UK Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention, the Travel Subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, and is on the WHO roster of experts in Travel Medicine.
Dipti has a special interest in complex travellers, travel health education, medico-legal issues, and occupational travellers.