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Anaesthesiologist and trauma consultant, The National Trauma Research Institute

Simon trained in anaesthesiology at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, where he continues to work as an anaesthesiologist and trauma consultant. He is also a retrieval physician and coordinator with Ambulance Victoria (Adult Retrieval Victoria). Simon has recently been appointed a Melbourne (Metro) Field Emergency Medical Officer within the Victorian Department of Health Field Emergency Medical Officer Program – the agency responsible for medical field response for major incidents.

Since 2016, Simon has been a lecturer at Monash University, where he co-coordinates the trauma and acute medicine module of the Masters of Perioperative Medicine. He is also a consultant in the National Trauma Research Institute, where he is involved in a range of trauma projects. Simon remains an active instructor in the Definitive Anaesthesia Trauma Course, Effective Management of Anaesthesia Crises course, and the Alfred Trauma Procedures Course.

Simon has completed sub-specialty fellowships in paediatric anaesthesia at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne (including 6 months as a senior registrar in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit), and in prehospital retrieval medicine with LifeFlight Queensland.

Simon holds the rank of Major in the Australian Army reserve and has deployed in support of overseas and domestic operations on a number of occasions – including in surgical teams and forward aeromedical evacuation units.

Simon has postgraduate qualifications in journalism and has worked in a number of freelance media roles, including most recently as the medical advisor for the ABC television series - Ask The Doctor.

His interests include anaesthesia for major trauma, trauma team training and pre-hospital systems for trauma response.