In addition to the faculty below, we have numerous guest lecturers from around New Zealand.
Jeff is the convenor of the Waikato Primary Exam Course, as well as a Primary Examiner. He is a specialist anaesthetist and neuro-anaesthetist who came to this course as a participant early on in this century. He trained in Waikato as well as in Australia before a neurosurgical anaesthesia fellowship in Canada. He has a special interest in simulation based training and in education of anaesthetists.
Jeff is responsible for much of the course planning and behind-the-scenes arrangements and will also be lecturing and examining on the course.
Aidan is our main showrunner. Originally from the UK, he has called New Zealand home for the last ten years. Aidan is an Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia, and the author of Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction, and has a special interest in obstetric anaesthesia. You will see Aidan for much of the day-to-day running of the course.
John is almost ridiculously clever, having won both the Renton Prize and the Cecil Gray Prize from ANZCA – one of only a handful of people to achieve this extraordinary feat. He is a cardiac anaesthetist at Waikato Hospital and is actively involved in teaching and simulation with an interest in clinical informatics. As such, he not only lectures on the course but also runs most of the IT behind the scenes.
Tom is a paediatric anaesthetist, who assists with the day-to-day running of the course. He is responsible for coordinating the weekly Primary Exam teaching at Waikato Hospital, as well as being heavily involved in Simulation teaching and Final Exam teaching at Waikato. He has completed a Diploma in Clinical Education and will soon be a primary examiner.
Peter is the Emeritus Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics at Sydney University, and former chairman and head of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Department of Anaesthetics, and the author of the well-known textbook Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist, which has recently been updated to a new edition. Peter is a former Part 1 examiner of many years’ experience, and an academic with an international reputation. Without doubt Peter is one of the great strengths of this course