The field of Hyperbaric Medicine is regarded with great suspicion by many medical graduates. This is due at least in part to both widespread ignorance of the effects of high doses of oxygen, and a poor clinical research base. In this regard, and working with colleagues from the USA, UK and Germany, we have collated, appraised and performed a number of meta-analyses of comparative clinical trials in the area. The current focus of my work is now to perform a series of randomised clinical trials in order to investigate those areas we have identified as promising.
In Anaesthesia we have an active research group and are members of the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network and the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA).
Broad Research Areas:
Clinical Research, Epidemiology, Evidence Based Medicine, Biostatistics
MB BS (UNSW), DA (Lond), MM (Clin Epi) (Syd), FFARCSI (Dublin), FANZCA, MD (UNSW), ANZCA Dip Adv DHM, SPUMS Dip DHM, FUHMS
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Secretary, Australia and New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group. August 1994 to August 1996., , President, South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society, 2007 to 2014, Vice President, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, 2007 to present., , Chairman, Australia and New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group. August 1997 to September 2001., , Member, South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society, 1993 to present., Member of Executive Committee 2003 to present, , Member, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, 1993 to present., , Fellow, Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, 1999 to present., , Member, Australian Society of Anaesthetists, 1996 to present., , Member, Supporting Committee for MSAC application 1018-1020,Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, for Medicare Services Advisory Committee 2000., , Convenor, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, 2004., , Member, Scientific Committee, World Congress of Hyperbaric Medicine, San Franscisco, 2002, , Member, Education Committee, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, 2000 to present., , Member, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, 2000 to present., , Member, Australian Standards Committee SF046- Standards for work in compressed air environments. 1998 to present., , ANZHMG representative on ANZCA SIG in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Executive. 1999 to present., , Member of the Editorial Review Board, Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group. 1999 to present., , Vice-President, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society 2002., , Australasia representative, Executive Committee of the International Congress of Hyperbaric Medicine 2002- present.
Specific Research Keywords:
Anaesthetics, Clinical Epidemiology, Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine
My Research Supervision
2 PhD candidates