Dr Mike Stroud BSc, MD, FRCP, DSci qualified in 1979 and then spent 10 years in a variety of hospital posts interspersed with far reaching expeditions. In 1990, he entered full-time research on endurance performance, nutrition and survival, working at both the RAF Institute of Aviation Medicine and the Army Personnel Research Establishment. He then became the Head of Applied Physiology at the UK Centre for Human Sciences.
In 1995, he returned to hospital medicine in Southampton where in 1998 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Medicine & Nutrition and a Consultant Gastroenterologist with an interest in clinical nutrition support.
In the expedition world, Mike is best known for his record-breaking Polar expeditions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and his long distance endurance events including the ‘Marathon of the Sands’ (a trans-sahara multi-marathon), the ‘Eco-Challenge’ adventure races, and completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.