Name: Malcolm Vernon.
Nicknames: Doc Mal.
Where are you From: Perth W.A.
Previous seasons? Numerous since 2012.
Job title: Expeditionary Medical Officer.
Describe your role in two sentences: Care & support in a remote location.
What did you do before your joined the AAD? Generalist G.P. in suburban Perth.
What is your favourite part of your job here at Macca? It’s a generalist paradise with a broad skill set required.
If you were not a Doctor, what would be your dream job? A performer.
How does this season at Macca compare to your previous seasons down south? All good,comparisons are invalid & futile.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Sing and try to play the guitar.
What song sums up your Macca experience so far? Midnight Oil's “Best Of Both Worlds”.
What actor would play you in a film version of our 73st ANARE season here at Macca? Matthew McConaughey.
What is your favourite spot here at Macca and why? The front porch of the mess – a great view of Hasselborough Bay & Anchorage Rock .
Favourite piece of Australian Antarctic Division kit? Mont raincoat
What is your favourite book / movie (or both) and why?
Movie – Pulp Fiction, I love the relationship between Vinnie (John Travolta ) & Jules (Samuel L Jackson)
Book – Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, a wonderful insight into power play.
What is your typical 'Slushy FM' genre? Do you have a particular favourite? Indie workout by Spotify.
Describe your Macca experience with: a sight, a smell, a sound, a feeling and a taste.
Sight – weaners on the Beach
Smell – elephant seal wallow
Sound – weaners barking, king penguins calling.
Feeling – satisfied exhaustion post field trip.
Taste – Arvid’s fruit bread.
Do you have a favourite quote that you’d like to leave us with?
“Don’t wish to be a good man, be one.”