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Prof Charles Deakin
Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital Southampton
Divisional Medical Director, South Central Ambulance Service
Honorary Professor of Resuscitation and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, University of Southampton
Professor Deakin qualified from Cambridge University in 1988 and completed his higher medical training in London and Bristol before transferring to Southampton in 1994, where he was appointed to his current clinical post of Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital Southampton in 1999. He was appointed as Medical Director for Hampshire Ambulance Service in 2004 and subsequently Assistant Medical Director, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust in 2008 when it was amalgamated.
He also holds an Honorary Chair at Southampton University where he is Professor of Resuscitation and Prehospital Emergency Medicine in addition to an Honorary Chair at Surrey University. Professor Deakin’s academic interests are focused on pre-hospital trauma and resuscitation. He has published extensively in these areas and is a regular speaker at national and international meetings. He chaired the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Committee of the European Resuscitation Council from 2001-2012 and was ALS co-chair of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation for the 2005 and 2010 resuscitation guidelines revisions. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and is lead for adult resuscitation for the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee, which sets the standards for paramedic practice. Professor Deakin founded the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance where he is the clinical lead, and also chairs the Medical and Survival Sub Committee of the RNLI.
Professor Charles D. Deakin MA MD FRCP FRCA FERC FFICM
Honorary Professor of Resuscitation and Prehospital Emergency Medicine
Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Dept. of Anaesthetics
University Hospital Southampton