New Zealand, 2013
Current Place of Residence: Dunedin
University: University of Otago
Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (2009)/ Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Edward will complete his medical studies in the coming year. During the course of his medical degree, he took a year out to undertake research on Bone Banking, graduating BMedSc with First Class Honours. A keen sportsman, he was invited to join the New Zealand Rowing Squad but declined in favour of his studies. Instead, he joined the Territorial Army where he was promoted, this year, to Lieutenant. He continues his sporting involvement, hiking, running and playing rugby; this year he won first place in the Army’s Twin Peaks Battle Tab. Alongside competitive sport, he is a jazz trumpeter. He hopes to continue medical research at Oxford and, longer-term, he envisages a career in medicine, with the aim of influencing national approaches to preventative medicine and public health.