Charlie is one of Australia’s leading Intensive Care Specialists and is immediate 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 is immediate past President of the Collehe of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand – and is Deputy Chair of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board.
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. He is author of ‘Letting Go’ published by Scribe and is a strong advocate of patient-centred care.