Charlie is one of Australia’s leading Intensive Care Specialists and past President of the College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand.
Charlie undertook medical training at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London. He completed training as a physician and then trained as an anaesthesist. Finally he completed a third specialty program and commenced a career in intensive care.
After working in Hong Kong Charlie came to Australia, initially working as Director of Intensive Care at the Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne. In 1991 he became Director of Intensive Care in Geelong. In 2008 he stepped down as Director to concentrate more on his diverse medical interests.
Charlie is regional clinical lead for the Advance Care Planning program and is the originator of the MyValues approach to advance care planning (www.myvalues.org.au).
He lectures widely on medical communication and end-of-life decision-making. Charlie was featured on the ABC in the film ‘In the End’ and is a regular contributor to radio.
Charlie is a strong proponent of systems to detect and respond to acute clinical deterioration and the important role of intensive care plays in this.