History and Heritage Expert Reference Panel

The History and Heritage Reference Panel reports to the CEO and sits within the ANZCA committee framework and structure. It works on matters relating to the history and heritage of the college, and the specialties of anaesthesia and pain medicine.

Meet the members of the History and Heritage Reference Panel.

Dr Christine Ball, AM

FANZCA, is an anaesthetist, a Monash University lecturer and the honorary curator of the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History. Dr Ball has a keen interest in preserving and promoting the college historical collections and ensuring they are available as a resource to all in the profession of anaesthesia and pain medicine, as well as the general public.

Professor Barry Baker, AM

FANZCA, FCICM, is the college's honorary historian. A former dean of education and executive director of professional affairs at ANZCA, he was formerly the Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics, University of Sydney and chairman, Department of Anaesthetics, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney. He has a long-standing interest in history and has been involved in college activities for many years.

Dr John Williamson

AM, FANZCA, is a retired anaesthetist. He has worked in the area of marine envenomation and became director of the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Unit in Adelaide. He made important contributions to the Australian Patient Safety Foundation, was a member of the RAAF reserves, deputy director of training at St John’s and has held an open water SCUBA diving instructor’s certificate.

Dr Peter Featherstone

FRCA, FFICM worked in Australia at the Alfred Hospital with Dr Chris Ball, ANZCA’s honorary curator before returning to the UK in the middle of 2014. He has been an active member of the History of Anaesthesia Society in the UK since 2009. He continues to serve as the society’s webmaster with a particular interest in increasing public engagement in the history of anaesthesia through social media.

Dr David Jones

FANZCA, FFPMANZCA, is a past dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. He is an anaesthetist and clinical senior lecturer at Dunedin Hospital and University of Otago, also clinical leader for the pain service there. Major interests include neurogenic pain, best practice opioid treatment, chronic pelvic pain and post surgical pain conditions. He is interested in history especially of intravenous anaesthesia, and pain medicine.

Ms Nola Anderson

BA Arts, Dip Education (Art), has been appointed to a number of boards and committees including the International Council of Museums (Australia) and Canberra Glassworks. She attended the Getty Museum Leadership Program in the US in 2005 and was awarded the Smithsonian Institution International Fellowship in Museum Studies, Washington US, in 1998.

Mr Peter Haynes

BA (Hons) Archaeology, BA (Hons) Fine Arts, MA English Literature, has held many positions including being a lecturer at several universities, curator, Parliament House Art Collection, director/curator Nolan Gallery and university art curator at the University of Canberra. He has held numerous board and committee positions and has published a large number of papers.

Mr Nigel Fidgeon

ANZCA Chief Executive Officer.

Last updated 09:07 30.06.2020