Jonathon Webber, DProf – New Zealand

New Zealand Herald photograph by Michael Craig.

Jonathon Webber is an advanced qualified lifeguard (ret.) and life member of the Piha Surf Life Saving Club and Surf Life Saving Northern Region (NZ). A senior lecturer in the Department of Anaesthesiology and director of the Simulation Centre for Patient Safety at the University of Auckland, he is a corresponding member of the International Life Saving Federation Medical Committee. He was formerly a resuscitation officer at Auckland City Hospital, and outside of his code-team experience in this role, his clinical background is in pre-hospital emergency care, including surf rescue, first response, ambulance, and event medical services. Jonathon has authored and co-authored several lifeguarding, water safety, first aid and resuscitation texts, national surf lifesaving policies and drowning resuscitation guidelines. He has presented and published work on drowning detection and response by lifeguards, leisure-related injuries at NZ beaches, lifeguard perception and performance of CPR, bystander rescue, body recovery times on the NZ coastline, human factors in lifeguarding, airway management in drowning, and first aid training and resuscitation in the aquatic environment.

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