Speaker – Rochelle Velho
Medical doctor, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
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Rochelle Velho is a medical doctor specialising in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (ICM). She has completed an NIHR Academic Foundation Program (AFP) in Public Health and the NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) in ICM. In addition to her clinical role, she is also the Chief Medical Officer for the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) and has participated in expeditions to test space suits in extreme environments like the Dhofar Desert in Oman (AMADEE-18). The culmination of her clinical and research experience has resulted in her recent election as co-chair of the SGAC Space Medicine and Life Sciences Project Group; a global platform for young professions to present space-based solutions to the United Nations to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Her ultimate aspiration is to source space-based solutions to solve terrestrial health challenges.