Dr Jackson Harding MB, BS, FANZCA, Grad Dip Def Mgt


Jackson attended medical school at Monash University and then completed anaesthetic training in South Australia.  He held a post as a consultant anaesthetist at Adelaide's Queen Elizabeth Hospital as well as a clinical academic position at the University of Adelaide and concurrently worked as a consultant on the aeromedical retrieval service based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital until 2003.

In 2003 he relocated to Bendigo.  He holds clinical appointments at Bendigo Health Care Group, St John of God Bendigo, Bendigo Day Surgery, and Mt Alexander Hospital.  As well as anaesthesia he also works in the Intensive Care Units at both Bendigo Health and St John of God Bendigo.  He is a Senior Instructor of the Early Management of Severe Trauma course, a Course Director of the Care of the Critically Ill surgical Patient course, and an instructor on the Basic Skills and Assessment in Intensive Care Course.  He regularly teaches both undergraduates and postgraduates in Bendigo and elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand.

Jackson is an active member of the Australian Army Reserve.  He currently holds the rank of colonel and is the Director of Clinical Governance for Army's 17th Combat Service Support Brigade.  In this role he has technical oversight over most of Army's field deployable health assets.  He is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College.  He was the recipient of a Prince of Wales Award in 2000, with this he examined total intravenous anaesthesia at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and military field anaesthesia.