SPEAKER ANNOUNCED: Tim Jones
Tim Jones is an Intensive Care Flight Paramedic currently working for Careflight on a level one search and rescue helicopter based in Broome, Western Australia. Tim has worked for CareFlight and Medical Rescue on helicopters in Broome, Darwin and Katherine for the past 3 years and has also worked with the Queensland Ambulance Service for approximately 10 years. Tim has also worked a number of roles as paramedic/ health and safety related jobs in the resources sector including in coal, minerals and oil and gas as well as delivering community education and training.
Tim has also been involved with expedition medicine work for the past 5 years, working as a trek medic in Papua New Guinea on the Kokoda trek for several expeditions as well as leading expeditions to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Mongolia.
Tim completed his Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) in 2009 when he graduated from Queensland University of Technology. He has also since completed studies in Aeromedical Retrieval and Intensive Care Paramedicine through James Cook University and Charles Sturt University respectively. He is currently enrolled in the final subjects of his masters and has applied to enroll at the University of Adelaide through the Johanna Briggs Institute to undertake his PhD in Medicine whereby he hopes to develop protocols for expedition medics to be used both nationally and internationally.
Tim has spent the last 12 months working as a full-time academic and lecturer for Australian Catholic University in Brisbane, while also doing casual lecturing at the University of Sunshine Coast.
Tim and his wife, Hayley started a training company in 2014, helping the community develop skills in health care, which they continue to grow. At present they have 10 courses on scope from CPR to advanced resuscitation. He is one of four brothers, two of whom are also paramedics and one who is a police officer as well as being married to an Emergency Department Clinical Nurse.