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.


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.


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.

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!!

Claire is a Staff Specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital ICU. She previously undertook 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.

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).


Marija is an ICU Clinical and Simulation Fellow at Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre. She is passionate about medical education and participates regularly in critical care course delivery and multidisciplinary health care teaching. Marija has supported CICM Fellowship education since completing the exam in 2020 via local trainee teaching, the Sydney Long Course and the online CICM Fellowship VIVA Program. She is looking forward to taking on the role of the CICM Advisory Co-Chair of the General/Fellowship Online Education Program Steering Committee in 2023.

Maddi is an ICU and Simulation Centre Fellow at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. She has a keen interest in education, mentorship and improving educational equity in the medical sphere. She has taught at multiple courses through both the ICU and the Simulation Centre, and is involved in the weekly fellowship teaching sessions at RNSH.

Maddi is also the co-creator of the ICU Primary and the ICU Fellowship Prepcast, podcasts aimed at helping ICU trainees study for their exams and hopefully lessening the horror of the preparation process.

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