Professor Charles Deakin is a Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Cardiac Intensive Care at University Hospital Southampton where he was appointed in 1999. He is also Professor of Resuscitation and Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at the University of Southampton. He has been involved with pre-hospital care since 1993 and is the Medical Director of South Central Ambulance Service, clinical lead for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Honorary Civilian Consultant Advisor in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine to the British Army.
Charles has until recently chaired the ALS Committee for the European Resuscitation Council and was the Co-Chair of the ILCOR (World) ALS Committee for the 2005 and 2010 resuscitation guidelines. More recently he was a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Expert Consensus for the Resuscitation of Patients Who Arrest After Cardiac Surgery . His research interests include pre-hospital airway management, drugs and mechanical devices in ALS, and defibrillation.