Dr Richard Harris SC OAM

Dr Richard Harris SC OAM

Leadership Speaker  |  Motivational Speaker  |  Inspirational Speaker  |  Teamwork Speaker
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“Dr Richard “Harry” Harris  was one of the 2018 Thailand Rescue diving team who saved 13 people from the flooded Tham Luang cave.He is the joint 2019 Australian of the Year with his dive partner ...”

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. His passion for cave diving goes back to the 1980’s and has taken him to the corners of the globe in search of new adventures.

Harry and his colleagues have explored the Pearse Resurgence in New Zealand to 229m depth, Daxing Spring in China to 213m and Song Hong Cave in Thailand to 196m to name a few.

He is an enthusiastic but inferior UW photographer and videographer who is resigned to capturing opportunistic images via helmet cams.

Harry has a professional and voluntary interest in search and rescue operations, establishing the first sump rescue training course in Australasia. By building relationships with emergency services locally he has been preparing for such an event. The 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue was an opportunity to put this training to work.