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nathan burns

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Nath is a Director of Austere Risk, a Registered Paramedic and the Founder of Backpacker Medics. He has spent the majority of his adult life on the road and in the outdoors, either travelling, guiding expeditions or working in Outdoor Education. Somewhere along the line he decided a change of career was needed and he became a Paramedic- working in metro, rural and austere settings for more than 10 years. He has led countless volunteer medical trips to Nepal (including the 2015 DRG Earthquake Response) and deployed to Bangladesh in 2017 for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. He holds university degrees in Paramedicine and Journalism and has formal training in Major Incident Management, Burns Assessment and Advanced Wilderness Life Support. He has a deep interest in the physiology, psychology and dynamics of teamwork and leadership and is always looking for ways to further his understanding in this area. He is slowly trying to master the intricacies of woodworking, is an avid mountain biker, a life-long surfer, a coffee-nut, a doting father/husband and a proud Tasmanian.