About Us

Your faculty consists of experts in Intensive Care education, simulation and communication training, and includes CICM examiners.

We are passionate about teaching. Our mission is to help ICM trainees to achieve excellence, not just pass the exam.

We therefore interact with course participants in a longitudinal fashion, rather than just meeting you on the day. In this way, we can assess your learning needs and tailor the course to suit you.

Jon dual trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in the UK before coming to Australia. He is now a Staff Specialist in Intensive Care at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Jon has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and is a trained simulation instructor. He likes to take sim out of the Sim Centre, preferring to run in-situ simulation training, such as the program he runs in the RNSH ICU.

Jon has extensive experience teaching communication skills. He has been faculty on the CICM Communication Course, is a member of the Organ and Tissue Authority Family Conversation Steering Group, and was co-creator of the Designated Requester Simulation program, which trained over 100 Organ Donation Specialists in end-of-life and organ donation discussions.

He has extensive experience in airway management training and runs the popular Critical Care Airway Management Course.

Jon is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and regularly teaches medical students.

Jon is also interested in quality and safety in healthcare and is a member of the Clinical Best Practice Working Group at the Agency for Clinical Innovation’s Intensive Care Coordination and Monitoring Unit.

              

Naomi completed a large bulk of her ICU training in the western suburbs of Sydney at Nepean Hospital, she moved to RNSH as an Advanced Trainee in 2014. Attaining her fellowship during a subsequent Fellow Year she began 2016 as a Staff Specialist.

Naomi has an interest in post-graduate and intra-professional education and training and is currently undertaking a Masters of Clinical Education. She has completed the NHET-Sim Program and is developing these skills within the RNSH in-situ simulation program. Naomi is involved in a number of multi-disciplinary education programs within RNSH and other hospitals including ICU Trainee education, BASIC,  CAP for Nurses and the JMO Education Program.  Naomi also co-coordinates the ICU Trainee Roster.

She considers her biggest achievement to be completing ICU training whilst producing a household of Y chromosomes, though she credits an incredibly supportive family who do most of the work for that success! She enjoys Keeping up with the Kardashians, is a closet Belieber and a foundation member of the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Arvind is an Intensivist at Nepean Hospital. He has been an examiner for the FCICM for several years. He is the convener of the popular Strategic Approach to the Final Examination (SAFE) Course and has extensive Fellowship teaching experience.

Gordon Flynn MRCP(UK), FRCA(UK), FCICM, FANZCA, FICM(UK) is an intensive care physician and part time anaesthetist. Trained in London, he now works in Sydney and Orange. Gordon has a strong interest in medical education and adult learning having completed a Post grad cert in Medical Education from Dundee. He is a Senior lecturer at UNSW and affiliate with the school of rural medicine Sydney University. He has a strong interest in ethics and law around end of life care and an unusual passion for health economics.

        

Matthew is an emergency and intensive care physician. Originally from Dublin, he now lives in Sydney and works in Wollongong. Matthew has had a long involvement in motorsport medicine and rescue at a variety of levels. He has also contributed to several online critical care educational projects including the Intensive Care NetworkRollcage MedicLife In the Fast LaneSMACC and the Jellybean Podcast. He is a POCUS enthusiast, 3D printing tinker and fledgling drummer.

              

Clive works as a Senior Intensive Care Specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and as an Anaesthetist at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital. He has a keen interest in education and is an examiner for the Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He regularly teaches airway and ventilation stations on the BASIC courses and remains frustrated by the inappropriate use of the pillow in airway management and how difficult it is to teach 6 and 7 year olds times tables!

Anthony is a Senior Staff Specialist at RNSH ICU, with a special interest in Neurosurgical Intensive Care.

He is the Deputy Supervisor of Training and Deputy Director of Research.

He combines these skills in his role as the supervisor of Trainee research projects.

He is a member of the CICM Fellowship Examination Committee, and is actively involved in the Fellowship teaching program.

Anthony has a growing research portfolio, is finishing off a PhD and was a lead investigator on the ARISE trial.

Sarah is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care and the Supervisor of Training.

She is responsible for recruitment and co-ordination of junior medical staff at RNSH ICU.

She is also the Director of the Intensive Care Unit at North Shore Private Hospital.

She has a Fellowship in ICU Echocardiography, and enjoys teaching, especially in the field of cardiothoracic intensive care.

She is a member of the FRACP written examinations committee.

She enjoys doing anything the kids want to do!!

Stuart graduated Medical School at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. He is a clinical academic, with his academic roles being Coordinator of Clinical Studies and Chair of the Personal and Professional Development theme (PPD) for the Sydney Medical Program.

His clinical role is as a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Nepean Hospital. He has a strong passion and decorated record for teaching and has developed a national and international reputation in researching human experience using qualitative methodologies.

He is a part 1 and part 2 examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM), CICM Supervisor of training, and deputy chair of the NSW CICM regional committee.

Stuart is a keen ocean swimmer and in 2017 he swam the English Channel, raising $12,500 to assist research into chronic critical illness (CCI).

Claire is currently undertaking an ICU Education and Simulation Fellowship at RNSH. She is a born and bred Victorian having grown up in Mildura before completing a Physiotherapy degree in Melbourne. She then moved to Canberra where she completed her medical degree. Her love for the country life took her to Wagga Wagga for internship and resident years before being drawn to the big city lights for her husband and to train at the RNSH and RPAH ICUs.

She has a special interest in bariatric medicine, innovative medical education and retrieval medicine (she is also apparently an expert in all things related to faecal matter courtesy of two public ICU talks). Aside from expanding her knowledge in these niche ICU areas, Claire is a passionate John Farnham fan and a loyal Geelong AFL supporter.  She has little baby boy that has also independently developed the same passions.

Carole graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995 and completed dual fellowships in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. She completed a full-time degree in International Health Management at Imperial College London and has worked in a number of healthcare services around the world.

Her major clinical interest is post-operative ICU, particularly the care of the cardiothoracic surgical patient. She is part of the core management team that set up and runs the RNSH Rapid Response Service for recognition and care of clinically deteriorating patients throughout the hospital.

Carole’s non-clinical interests include education, particularly teaching professional development and non-technical skills including leadership and management topics to medical students and ICU doctors.

She created the Consultant Intensivist Transition Course for newly qualified Australasian Intensivists, is the Director of the RNSH Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) and is responsible for a weekly multidisciplinary Critical Care teaching session for ICU and hospital staff.

She is the author of several textbooks, including Examination Intensive Care Medicine, Examination Emergency Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging in Critical Care and Medical Crisis Management (a DVD/workbook multimedia package).

She is a board member of The Northcare Foundation.

Carole is passionate about her family and friends and personal interests include filmmaking, travel and creative writing.

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Pierre is a French born Intensivist who initially trained in Anaesthetics at the University of Liege in Belgium. He subsequently obtained the Belgian Diploma in Intensive Care. He has worked at RNSH since early 2008, with a brief spell at St Vincent’s Hospital, and became a fellow of the CICM in 2013.

Pierre’s special interests include echocardiography, especially in critical care. He teaches echo to the trainees at RNSH and is a member of the faculty of several echo courses.

He also has a special interest in infectious diseases, having completed a one year fellowship in the speciality.

Pierre’s other interests include music and fine wine.

Oli is an Intensivist at Royal North Shore Hospital, runs the popular Intensive Care Network website and ICU Podcasts, and co-convenes the SMACC conference.

He has an interest in innovative teaching and education and has taught on airway courses at the Bedside Critical Care conference and is faculty on Richard Levitan’s Yellowstone Airway course.

Oli is developing a research and publication portfolio and has significant involvement with the CICM Fellowship teaching program at RNSH and in Sydney.

He loves being a Dad, doing martial arts, painting and traveling (not all at once).

     

Lewis has extensive experience as an Emergency physician, when he rose through the ranks to become the Director of Royal North Shore Hospital Emergency Department, Director of Emergency Medicine Training, and Director of Trauma at St George Hospital. He then re-trained in Intensive Care Medicine.
Lewis worked in retrieval medicine for many years, managing challenging airways, and teaches at cadaver airway workshops

Roger was a Specialist in Emergency and Retrieval Medicine before moving into Intensive Care. He has extensive experience with airway management in sick patients and challenging environments, and is a member of the Faculty on the Levitan Yellowstone Airway Course.

Roger is a co-convenor of the highly successful Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC) and Bedside Critical Care (BCC) conferences, is co-founder of C4 (Centre for Critical Care Collaboration): a charitable not-for-profit trust, and also on the board of directors for the Northcare Foundation: a registered charity supporting Intensive Care research and education on the North Shore of Sydney.

His other interests include keeping up with his wife and 5 kids and cattle farming.

 

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