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Winchester Health

The Team


The Winchester Travel Health clinic is situated in the heart of the historic city of Winchester, close to the High Street.

Winchester Travel Health
1 Stockbridge Road, Winchester
Hampshire, SO22 6RN
Tel: 01962 856646

Dr Matthew Dryden MA, MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCPath, FRGS

Matthew Dryden is a consultant specialising in microbiology and communicable disease and has been based at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester since 1991. He is the Medical Director of Winchester Travel Health and Wessex Diagnostics. He has a long-term interest in travel and tropical medicine.

In the past he has been an expedition doctor on expeditions in varied parts of the world including Africa and Central America. He has worked as a doctor in Sudan and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a founder member of its Medical Cell. He has published extensively on travel medicine, microbiology and infectious disease.

Joanna Lowry RN, DTN

The clinic is managed on a daily basis by Joanna Lowry. She is an experienced Travel Nurse Specialist who has travelled extensively throughout Northern Africa, South East Asia, Australasia and Europe. She has a Diploma in Tropical Nursing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has worked overseas for The Travel Doctor (TMVC) in New Zealand.

Joanna is passionate about travel medicine education and regularly teaches other healthcare professionals intravel health and immunisation.

Poppy Spens RGN, DTN

Poppy Spens spent 30 years working as a health visitor and practice nurse. She obtained a Diploma in Tropical Nursing in 2005 and has worked in South Sudan since 2006 setting up Primary Care facilities. Her passion has been to see improvements in healthcare in South Sudan, a country with the highest maternal mortality and lowest uptake of child immunisations in the world.

She enjoys helping people travelling abroad, in particular fellow foreign aid workers. Poppy joined the team as Deputy Clinic Manager in September 2011 but has worked for Winchester Travel Health for a number of years.

Susie Parry

Susie Parry has worked as a travel health nurse at Winchester Travel Health since 2009. Susie is a qualified nurse and midwife and has completed the short course in Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Susie worked for nine years for four British Airways Travel Clinics and worked as a midwife in Hong Kong. She loves to travel and has extensive travel experiences.

Kate Jones

Kate Jones qualified as a registered nurse in 1995 at University College Hospital London. Kate spent the majority of her nursing career working in Melbourne Australia. Kate began working in travel health in 2011, initially at The Travel Doctor in Melbourne and then at The Fleet Street Clinic in London.

This year Kate completed the Diploma in Tropical Nursing at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Kate also had experience working for an Air Ambulance company, arranging medical repatriation and liaising with foreign medical staff and sometimes escorting patients back to England.

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