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Dr Peter Archer

Jodie Williams

medical director disaster

Peter Archer is an Emergency Physician and Disaster Medical Director at the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) at the Royal Darwin Hospital.

He has recently commenced at the NCCTRC in January 2018 after being an emergency medicine director at Eastern Health in Victoria for 16 years. He has had longstanding roles as a paediatric emergency physician at Royal Children’s Hospital, a retrieval physician with Ambulance Victoria and a field emergency medical officer in Victoria.

He has deployed with disaster medical teams to the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, the Philippines in 2013 after Typhoon Haiyan, Liberia in 2015 working in an Ebola treatment centre, Fiji in 2016 post Cyclone Winston, and recently to Tonga after Cyclone Gita. He was awarded the National Emergency Medal in 2017.