Associate Professor Tony Walker
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ambulance Victoria
A/Prof Tony Walker is a qualified Intensive Care Paramedic with an extensive career working in a range of senior clinical governance, education and operational roles in rural and metropolitan areas. He holds a Bachelor of Paramedic Studies, Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health and Master of Education. He chairs the Australian Resuscitation Council (Victorian Branch) and is Deputy Convenor of the Australian Resuscitation Council National Advanced Life Support Committee. Tony is a recipient of the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) for his outstanding contribution to the development of ambulance services at a state and national level and a recipient of the Heart Foundation’s President’s Award in recognition of his significant contributions to their work in improving cardiovascular health.
A/Prof Walker currently holds the position of Acting Chief Executive Officer with Ambulance Victoria where he is responsible for state wide operational service delivery and approximately 5000 operational paramedics, volunteers and support staff. He also holds and adjunct appointment as Associate Professor, Paramedic Sciences in the College of Health and Biomedicine at Victoria University. Tony is published in an extensive range of literature relating to advancements in paramedic care and has been involved in research into pre-hospital thrombolysis, cardiac arrest, pain relief and landmark research into pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation for traumatic brain injury. He is currently involved in research into pre-hospital stroke management and therapeutic hypothermia for traumatic brain injury
A/Prof Walker provides expert pre-hospital advice to the Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration, assisting with the development, training, and implementation of a notification system between Indian hospitals and ambulance providers.