Jon Baines Tours​Dr Paul Luckin

Dr Paul Luckin AM MB.BCh.(Rand.), D.A.(S.A.), F.F.A.(S.A.),   M.MED.ANAESTHESIA (Natal), FANZCA is an anaesthetist in Brisbane. He started training in rescue as an ambulance paramedic in Tasmania before studying medicine in South Africa, where he spent 8 years in a Mountain Rescue Team. Paul served on the Tasmanian Ambulance Service Medical Advisory Council, was Director of the Advanced Airway Management Training Program and was President of Royal Life Saving Society Tasmania Branch.

Paul teaches Search and Rescue at the state and national level and is on the directing staff of the National Police Search and Rescue Managers Course. He provides advice on survivability during Search and Rescue operations to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, and Police Search and Rescue teams across the nation, in PNG and the Solomon Islands.

As a Captain in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, Paul has served in Bougainville, East Timor, the Solomon Islands, in the Resuscitation and Retrieval Team for the victims of the Bali bombs, in the first medical team into Banda Aceh following the tsunami, and in Afghanistan.  He is Medical Director, Medical Services Branch, St John Ambulance Queensland, and has been invested as a Commander of the Order of St John (CStJ).   For his work in SAR, in 2006 Paul received the Australian National Search & Rescue Award, and in 2015 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia, AM, for significant service to the community through emergency medicine, and as an authority on survivability in search and rescue operations.

​Dr Paul Luckin has previously led these tours

  • Medical Military History in Vietnam & Cambodia

    17 Jan - 2 Feb 2019 (Mekong Cruise now full. Land tour from 17 - 24 January is still available to book)

    Travel through the languid, beautiful lands of the Mekong as you learn about the multi-faceted history and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia, while experiencing the vibrant contemporary culture and...
    • Cultural Tours
  • Blyde River Canyon

    Medical and Military History in South Africa

    16 - 29 Jan 2018 (Tour Full)

    South Africa is a spectacularly beautiful country. This study tour, led by Paul Luckin, shows you the many faces of this beautiful and diverse land while giving you fascinating insight into its...
    • Medical & Professional Tours