#StEmlynsWILD: The faculty

We have assembled an amazing team of clinicians to support the event. Check back here regularly to hear more about our team.

Prof. Simon Carley

Consultant in Emergency Medicine. HEMS doctor with North West Air Ambulance.

Professor Simon Carley is editor in Chief of the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast. He is visiting Professor of Emergency Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University and a consultant in adult and paediatric emergency medicine in Manchester. He is co-founder of the BestBets website, St.Emlyn’s social media learning platforms and the MSc in emergency medicine at MMU. He is an Education Associate with the General Medical Council and Dean of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. He is a BASICS doctor working in the North West of England with NWPCCC and a HEMS consultant with NWAA. His research interests include diagnostics, Medical Education, Major incident management & Evidence based Emergency Medicine.

Social Media Links twitter – @EMManchester Instagram – St Emlyn’s Facebook – St Emlyn’s

Dr. Iain Beardsell

Consultant in Emergency Medicine. HEMS doctor with HIOWAA Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Iain qualified in 1998 from University of Birmingham Medical School and over the past 25 years has trained in and practised medicine in major teaching hospitals both in the UK and overseas. He has been a consultant at University Hospital Southampton for the past twelve years, including a three year term as the unit’s Clinical Director. UHS is the main Major Trauma Centre for the South Coast region of England as well as the eighth largest hospital in the UK. An acclaimed speaker, Iain has spoken at international conferences in Australia, USA, Ireland, Austria and Germany as well as across the UK. He has a passion for medical school education and is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Southampton and the founder of the St Emlyn’s Medical School

Social Media Links Twitter – @docib Instagram – St Emlyn’s Facebook – St Emlyn’s

Rusty Carroll

Director of An-Turas

Rusty is an ACP with paramedic background, multi decade military veteran with leadership experience across military, health and private sectors.  He operates as a medical educator and leadership consultant with a passion for driving system improvement through individual development.  Often to be found on mountains & in cold water.

Dr Natalie May

Consultant in Emergency Medicine St George Hospital, Sydney. Retrieval consultant with Sydney HEMS.

Natalie trained in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric EM in the UK before moving to Sydney where she now works half time as a Specialist in Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine with Sydney HEMS, quarter time in Emergency Medicine at St George Hospital in South East Sydney and occasionally in the Trauma service at Royal North Shore Hospital. She is a medical education enthusiast and has been an editor and regular contributor to the St Emlyn’s blog and podcast since 2012. She is proud to be part of the faculty of Resuscitology, a multidisciplinary course for keen resuscitationists, and the University of Sydney’s Masters in Critical Care Medicine.

She loves running, tea and karaoke; she lives with her husband and toddler near one of Sydney’s beautiful beaches.

Social Media Links twitter – @_nmay Instagram – St Emlyn’s Facebook – St Emlyn’s

Dr Vytautas Aukstakalnis

Emergency Physician (Lithuania)

Vytautas is an emergency medicine physician in the Hospital of Lithuanian university of health sciences. He is one of the first 5 emergency medicine physicians in Lithuania, founding the specialty there in 2013. He recently completed his PhD in trauma team technical and non-technical skills improvement (the first EM PhD in the country). He was previously an emergency medicine residency coordinator at the Lithuanian university of health sciences and developer of the emergency telemedicine project in Lithuania. He is the principal author of the first Lithuanian textbook of emergency.

Toby Rowland

Toby is a senior leader, board member and chief executive with over 28 years’ experience in the Defence Medical Services. With core skills grounded in operational delivery, planning and training, his most recent appointments have included Chief Executive for Deployed Hospital Care, Head of the Defence Medical Academy and, a secondment to the National team of NHS Health Education England.

Eimhear Quinn

Dr Eimhear Quinn

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and HEMS Doctor

Eimhear is an Emergency Department Consultant at Salford Royal Hospital and flies with the Northwest Air Ambulance. She has extensive experience in major trauma as a trauma team leader in Salford, and has worked across several UK air ambulance services.

Social Media links twitter – @eimhearquinn Instagram – @eimhear_quinn

Dr Dan Horner

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

Dan Horner is an editorial board member on the St Emlyns blog and podcast. He is a consultant in emergency medicine/intensive care at a major trauma and neurosciences centre in the North West of England and outgoing Professor of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. He has research interests in the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease, coagulopathy and early sepsis management in the critically ill. He is a topic expert for several NICE guidelines and accompanying quality standards.  Dan is medical director for the TEAM course at Salford and has given national talks on airway management in the critically ill patient. He occasionally blogs (stemlynsblog.org) and infrequently tweets (@exRCEMProf).


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Dr Oli Harrison

Consultant in Anaesthetics and Senior HEMS doctor

Oli is an Anaesthetic Consultant at Salford Royal Hospital and flies with the Northwest Air Ambulance. His training has taken him to Australia and across the UK. He has extensive expertise in the management of critical illness and injury in the prehospital environment and will be bringing these and other skills to #stemlynsWILD.

Dr Halden Hutchinson-Bazely

Intensive Care Medicine & PHEM Doctor

Halden is a senior registrar in Intensive Care Medicine, and a PHEM doctor working for both HEMS and BASICS organisations. He has worked in 4 of the UKs MTCs (and counting!) and has experience delivering critical care in a wide variety of hospital and pre hospital settings.  With several years of military experience, and many adventurous hobbies, he is well suited to the WILD aspects of the conference. He is very active in medical education, in particular trauma simulation, as one of the medical directors for the ATACC course.

Ashley Liebig

Division Chief for Clinical Performance and Education for Travis County

Ashley Voss‐Liebig RN, BSN, CCRN, NREMT, CCISM Ashley is a US Army Veteran, former flight nurse/ rescue specialist and current Division Chief for Clinical Performance and Education for Travis County overseeing clinical education and training for 400+ providers. Ashley rotates weekends in hospital between the ICU and Sexual Assault/Child Protection team.

Ashley’s passions include, communication, human performance, critical care and teaching. Ashley delivers lectures around the globe, is a frequent podcast guest and is a contributing author for the St. Emlyn’s Blog and Podcast.

She lives in Central Texas on a modest farm with her beautiful daughter, giant Great Dane and bee colonies.

Cite this article as: Simon Carley, "#StEmlynsWILD: The faculty," in St.Emlyn's, February 6, 2023, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/stemlynswild-faculty/.

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