Professor Charles Deakin

Honorary Professor of Resuscitation and PreHospital Emergency Medicine

University of Southampton, UK

Prof Charles Deakin is consultant in cardiac anaesthesia and cardiac intensive care at University Hospital Southampton, Divisional Medical Director for South Central Ambulance Service and Medical Director for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.  He is also Honorary Professor of Resuscitation and Prehospital Emergency Medicine at Southampton University where his main academic interests are cardiac arrest, major trauma and resuscitation. Charles is a lead author for UK paramedic, national and European resuscitation guidelines and is a fellow of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and European Resuscitation Council. He co-chaired the ILCOR ALS guidelines in 2005 and 2010 and remains a member of the ALS working Group where he is also the ILCOR domain lead for defibrillation. He was a member of the Trial Management Group for the recently published PARAMEDIC2 and AIRWAYS2 studies.