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The Independent: Embedded with medics in Afghanistan, I witnessed the fall out of the war


Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School, reflects on his time at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. “During the first of a six-week tour of duty with a surgical team at Camp Bastion’s field hospital, I witnessed 174 casualties taken into the emergency room. My embedded deployment, as an academic keen to understand how high-performing individuals solve problems collectively under difficult circumstances, took place in the summer of 2011, or one of the bloodiest periods of the war.”

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