Beth Healey

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Beth Healey (born 1986 or 1987) is a British medical doctor who spent a year in Antarctica at Concordia Station, a French-Italian base, as a Research MD. She worked for the European Space Agency, researching the effects of physical and psychological isolation on a group of people. Concordia has been called "The White Mars", the nearest equivalent on earth to the kind of isolation which would be experienced by long-distance space travellers.[1][2][3]

Healey grew up in Ballingham, Herefordshire, and attended Hereford Sixth Form College before studying medicine at Bristol University.[4]

In August 2017 she appeared on BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity. Her hypothetical donation to this imaginary museum was the International Space Station.[5]


  1. ^ Butterly, Amelia (22 September 2016). "Spending nine months in Antarctica when there's no way out". Newsbeat. BBC. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  2. ^ George, Alison (27 October 2015). "The doctor in Antarctica creating medicine fit for space". New Scientist. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ Urwin, Rosamund (8 September 2016). "Beth Healey: meet the doctor who braved remotest Antarctica in the name of space exploration". Evening Standard. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Dr Beth Healey (2003-2005)". Alumni. Hereford Sixth Form College. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  5. ^ "The Museum of Curiosity: Series 11, episode 3". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 27 August 2017.

External links[edit]

  • "Beth Healey". Chronicles from Concordia. Healey's blog postings from Concordia