I live in Launceston, Tasmania, having spent my childhood years in Tasmania, then living for 20 years in Victoria and moving back to Tasmania in the 90’s. I am currently employed as an intensive care paramedic with Ambulance Tasmania at Scottsdale station, and have worked for over 30 years within the ambulance profession in both metropolitan and rural areas of Victoria and Tasmania. Prior to my ambulance career I was a Registered Nurse working at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the Royal District Nursing Service. Whilst working in ambulance I have obtained a psychology degree and both a Master of and PhD in Medical Science (Rural Health). During my ambulance career I have previously been involved as a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team for several years. I have worked on the Aeromedical section of Ambulance Tasmania with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and as both an intensive care and extended care paramedic. I am currently a member of the Ambulance Tasmania Research Committee and a Mentor with the Australasian College of Paramedicine’s Research Mentoring Program. In my part time I have been involved in the sport of archery for over 40 years and have had success in both National and International competition.