Richard Harris | Australian hero involved in the Thai cave dive rescue, Anaesthetist, South Australian of the Year 2018
Dr Richard Harris | Australia

Richard Harris, Australian hero involved in the Thai cave dive rescue, Anaesthetist, South Australian of the Year 2018, Dr Richard Harris

Who better to talk to us about working under pressure, team work, problem solving, resilience, risk assessment and hard work?
This is a keynote you won’t want to miss!
Dr. Richard “Harry” Harris works in anaesthesia and aeromedical retrieval medicine in Adelaide, South Australia. He is notable for his efforts in leading the rescue of a soccer team of 12 boys and their coach in the Thailand’s Tham Luang cave in 2018.

Harry has a professional and voluntary interest in search and rescue operations, establishing the first sump rescue training course in Australasia. By building relationships with emergency services in Australia, he has been preparing for an event like the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, which presented an opportunity to put this training to work. 
Harry has expertise in diving, wilderness and remote area health. His passion for cave diving goes back to the 1980’s and has taken him to the corners of the globe in search of new adventures. 
Among their many dives, Harry and the Wet Mules have explored some of the world’s deepest caves, including the Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand to 229m depth, Daxing Spring in China to 213m and Song Hong Cave in Thailand to 196m.
He is an enthusiastic underwater photographer and videographer, capturing his adventures from his helmet’s camera.
This is your opportunity to meet, learn from, and be inspired by a true Australian hero.

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