Justine is an adventurer, former senior NHS critical care physiotherapist and volunteer aid worker, who is currently working for the World Health Organisation in Copenhagen. Specialising in trauma, complex long-term rehabilitation, as well as acute and critical care, Justine worked at the Royal Free, London for 10 years. Prior to joining the Royal Free, she worked as a physio at West Ham United FC and Wasps RFC.
Away from the wards, Justine has a love for cold weather climates and has led multiple cross country ski, kayak and hiking expeditions in the Canadian and European Arctic, including a ski expedition to the abandoned Soviet mining town of Pyramiden, as well as expeditions scaling Arctic mountains, which remains one of Justine's major passions.
With a deep appreciation of science and history, Justine hopes to engage people in those subjects through her many adventures. These include a 200 mile Tudor Run, a solo 3,500 mile cycle ride across 15 countries of the former Iron Curtain, a 1000 mile walk exploring the entire length of Finland in 43 days and a Via Ferrata climbing adventure along the WWI front line of the Dolomite mountains.
The combination of Justine’s medical and travel background has led to volunteer work as an emergency responder, providing care and physiotherapy in locations such as Greece, supporting fleeing Syrian refugees, in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew and in Louisiana following the catastrophic floods.
In May 2019, Justine completed a month-long expedition in the Canadian Arctic skiing 450km across the fabled North West Passage from Cambridge Bay to Gjoa Haven, King William Island. Justine followed in the footsteps of great British explorers such as John Franklin, who in 1846 sought a navigable passage along the northern Canadian coast, and a potential trade route to Asia.
Justine is also an ambassador for The North Face and currently hatching plans for a cold weather expedition in late 2020.