Kevin Fong

Kevin Fong, MIR Flight 001, Star City, Russia, 2001
Kevin Fong, MIR Flight 001, Star City, Russia, 2001.

Dr Kevin Fong is co-director of the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme environment medicine, an honorary senior lecturer in physiology at University College London and a Consultant Anaesthetist at UCL Hospitals. He had a special interest in the medical and physiological challenges of long duration human space missions.

Kevin has worked with research groups and senior figures at European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA’s Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office, forming part of their artificial gravity pilot study team. He has also worked as part of the NASA team developing medical procedures for the X-38 Assured Crew Return Vehicle (ACRV ) – a spacecraft that was once set to become the world’s first space ambulance.

Kevin is also a passionate science communicator and is a regular on Horizon and BBC productions as well as delivering the 2015 Christmas lecture at Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Back in 2001 Kevin travelled with Arts Catalyst to Star City in Russia along with a line up of London and Russian artists, scientists and philosophers, to undertake projects in zero gravity, utilising the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre's parabolic flight programme.