James chats with Commander Chloe Ryan from the Royal Australian Navy about underwater medicine. As a result, you will learn more about diving medicine and what a career working as a medical officer in the Navy can look like.
Summary Writer: Eloise Sobels
Script Writer: Carla Roscoe
Editor: Angus Pagett
Interviewee: Chloe Ryan
Commander Chloe Ryan joined the Navy in 2004 as an Undergraduate Medical Officer. Subsequently, she graduated from James Cook University in 2007. Moreover, Chloe has enjoyed a range of postings both at sea and ashore. For instance, she has deployed extensively in both RAN ships at sea and in the joint land environment.
Chloe has served as:
She is currently the Senior Clinical Advisor to the Director of Navy Health and SO1 Health Policy and Governance.
Furthermore, Chloe’s qualifications include:
Chloe is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College. Further, she is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She is currently working toward attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. Additionally, Chloe has developed deep expertise in Diving Medicine during her career as a Navy Medical Officer. And she also holds qualifications in Aviation Medicine.
In addition, Chloe is a recipient of the following medals:
With Dr Chloe Ryan, Commander in the Royal Australian Navy, Underwater Medicine specialist and General Practitioner.
Underwater Medicine is a multifaceted career that involves diving, submarine, and hyperbaric medicine sub-specialties. Whilst diving and submarine medicine are predominantly based in the military landscape, hyperbaric medicine is more accessible in the civilian community. Despite this, the military work closely with civilian specialists to share knowledge and accumulate the understanding required of the multi-faceted underwater medicine specialty.
This podcast discusses the various aspects of underwater medicine, the opportunities and latest innovations that are being led by the Royal Australian Navy.
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