Dr Richard Harris

Dr Richard 'Harry' Harris SC OAM works in anaesthesia and aeromedical retrieval medicine in Adelaide, South Australia.

He has expertise in diving, wilderness and remote area health. Harry has a professional and voluntary interest in search and rescue operations, establishing the first sump rescue (deep, scary caves) training course in Australasia.

The 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue was an opportunity to put this training to work. He was the joint 2019 Australian of the Year with his dive partner Craig Challen. Richard is a captivating speaker and speaks passionately about resilience, problem-solving and how to focus on a goal no matter how insurmountable the odds.


Collaboration & Teamwork - Compassion - Respect - Integrity - Accountability