Executive Board – Profile

Prof Marc Shaw

Prof Marc Shaw

Dean of the Faculty of Expedition & Wilderness Medicine

With life-experiences in both medicine and travel, Marc Shaw is able to feed his other passions in life – the theatre and fine humour.

A Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practice, he was a Family Practitioner for 15 years before specialising in travel and tropical medicine. A Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine from Glasgow, he is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and of the Faculty of Travel Medicine and Expedition Medicine from the same College.

In 2008 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was a recipient of the Inaugural Award for Travel Medicine from the Australasian Society of Tropical Medicine.

He has interests in travel, the theatre and in expeditions to remote regions. Currently he is both Medical Director of the Worldwise Travellers Health Centres of New Zealand, and an Adjunct Professor College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia.

He writes poetry, creates sculpture and can definitely tell the difference between a glass of Château d’Yquem and a bottle of gin!