Aldon is a South African trained Emergency Care Practitioner with 20 years of experience working in remote, austere and conflict environments. Before moving to Australia in early 2017 Aldon worked as an academic at a South African university where he taught technical rescue and critical care para-medicine. Aldon currently works at a large regional Australian university where he recently developed the first Australian postgraduate qualification in tactical medicine. Aldon’s interests lie in the extrapolation of evidence-based military medicine into the civilian sector.
Tim is Critical Care Paramedic by training and currently works with BC Emergency Health Services in Vancouver Canada as the Manager of Critical Care Operations where he recently moved with his family. Prior to working in the civilian sector, Tim served as a Medic in the Australian Army for 8 years before taking up a position in the Queensland Ambulance Service.
He holds an academic position with a large Australian university, as well as a Senior Instructor position with TacMed Australia.
Tim was the former founding Secretary of the Australian Tactical Medical Association and has recently transitioned to a Consultant role providing support to the Executive Board.
He has an interest in paramedic led practice, tactical medicine and trauma medicine and is eager to facilitate and contribute to the body of research in these fields.
Dr. Benjamin Mackie
Dr Benjamin Mackie is a Registered Nurse, Fellow of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (FACCCN), and member of Menzies Health Institute, Queensland. Dr Mackie is currently posted to the Army School of Health, Latchford Barracks, and holds the adjunct position of Associate Professor at Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery. With specialist qualifications in critical care and disaster management, Ben was an invited speaker at the World Congress for Critical Care Nursing and is a peer reviewer for several nursing and healthcare journals.
Dr Mackie’s work focuses on team decision making, hospital disaster preparedness, and promoting patient and family participation. Ben is currently collaborating on funded research [Weber, S., Mackie, B., Ranse, J., Mitchell, M., Crilly, J., Watkins, N. Reactions of Emergency Services Upon Disasters (RESPOND) Study – Emergency Medical Foundation, $62, 959 (2019)]. Further, he has published several peer reviewed journal articles (h-index of 5) and has over a decade of military experience serving overseas in austere environments.