Eilidh Thomson is a London-based Associate Security Consultant at Healix International & HX Global, a leading provider of global travel risk management and international medical, security and travel assistance services. Her professional work is primarily focused on the Middle East and Africa regions, and she is responsible for the management of security escalations and the delivery of consultancy tasks. Prior to her four years at Healix, Eilidh spent three years working in the development sector, working first in a research capacity before moving into risk analysis. During this period she worked in Palestine and Bolivia. She has a BTEC Level 5 in Security Risk Management, a Master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development and an MA Honours degree in French and Italian. Eilidh also speaks Spanish and is learning Arabic, and is a reservist with the British Army.