21 - 22 February 2019
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Dr Paul Luckin

Dr Paul Luckin

Defence Health Services, Australian Defence Force
Australia

Paul started training in rescue as an Ambulance Paramedic in Tasmania before studying medicine in South Africa, where he spent 8 years in a Mountain Rescue Team.

Paul served on the Tasmanian Ambulance Service Medical Advisory Council and was Director of the Advanced Airway Management Training Program, and President of Royal Life Saving Society Tasmania Branch.

Paul teaches medical aspects of Search and Rescue at state and national level, and is on the directing staff of the National Police Search and Rescue Managers Course. He provides advice on survivability during Search and Rescue operations to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority,  Police Search and Rescue teams across the nation, and to Australian Federal Police in PNG and the Solomon Islands.

As a Captain in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, he is a member of the Submarine Escape and Rescue Medical team.  Paul has served in Bougainville, East Timor, the Solomon Islands, in the Resuscitation and Retrieval Team for the Bali bombs, in the first medical team into Banda Aceh following the tsunami, and in Afghanistan.

He is Medical Director, Medical Services Branch, St John Ambulance Queensland, and has been invested as a Commander of the Order of St John (CStJ).

For his work in SAR, in 2006 Paul received the Australian National Search & Rescue Award. 

In 2015 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia, AM, for significant service to the community through emergency medicine, and as an authority on survivability in search and rescue operations.

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