Dr Lachlan McIver is a medical doctor, writer, activist and musician. He specialises in rural & remote medicine, tropical medicine and public health, and has a PhD in global health. Originally from Millaa Millaa in Far North Queensland, his travels to date have spanned almost one hundred countries. Lachlan has treated patients in some of the most isolated, volatile, resource-deprived communities on the planet, while grappling with complex health challenges such as climate change and antibiotic resistance. He has co-authored close to fifty scientific publications in medical journals and textbooks on topics ranging from environmental health and infectious diseases to anaesthetics and emergency medicine. He is an adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University in Australia and the co-founder of the international non-profit organisation Rocketship Pacific Ltd, which focuses on improving health in Pacific island countries through stronger primary care. Lachlan and his wife live in Switzerland, where he is the Tropical Diseases & Planetary Health Advisor at the Geneva headquarters of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). In his spare time, Lachlan writes and records cheeky, ironic punk-rock music in his basement under the pseudonym The Serpent’s Nest. His first book, Life & Death Decisions, an explosive memoir that combines Lachlan’s personal journey with an urgent call to arms for action on some of the greatest but neglected health crises of our time, was published in September 2022.