Simon Erickson is a staff specialist in intensive care at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Western Australia.
He trained in paediatric intensive care at Princess Margaret Hospital, Westmead Children’s Hospital, NSW and the Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto and adult intensive care at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA.
He is immediate past-chair chair of the Paediatric Study Group of ANZICS and is also on the board of examiners for the College of Intensive Care Medicine.
His work-related interests are in clinical research (ARDS and sedation strategies), use of echocardiography in PICU and acute care teaching (PALS, EMAC).
He has published several original papers and acts as reviewer for several journals including Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
One of his main interests is the role that intensive care units in developed countries can play in assisting the under-resourced intensive care units in developing countries and he has been involved in teaching in several Asian countries including India and Indonesia.
He has also been involved in volunteer work and has made 14 consecutive trips to Papua New Guinea with Operation Open Heart.