Paddy is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Trauma Team Leader based in Bristol (UK) where he is also a Pre-Hospital Critical Care Doctor with Great Western Air Ambulance.
Prior to his medical studies Paddy worked summer seasons as a surf lifeguard, and went onto to instruct and mentor at a national level, retaining an active role in flood/swift water rescue He is the honorary medical advisor to Surf Lifesaving GB, member of the UK governments Search and Rescue (UKSAR) Advisory Medical Group, previously sat on the Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s Medical & Survival Committee and is a member of the International Life Saving Federation’s (ILS) medical advisory committee.
As a post graduate student and independent medical officer for the Extreme Environment Laboratory at the University of Portsmouth his areas of research interest include drowning, the cardio-respiratory responses to immersion and submersion in cold-water, hypothermia and the response of the human body in extreme environments. He has lectured internationally and has several publications related to these subjects.
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