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Prometheus Team Medic Course Instructors

Professor Richard Lyon
Course Director - MBChB(Hons), MD, MRCP, FCEM, DipIMC, (RCS Ed)

Prof Lyon is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, HEMS Consultant and Director of Research for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Prof Lyon is Professor of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Care at the University of Surrey.  He has an established research portfolio in pre-hospital resuscitation, trauma care and emergency medicine with an extensive publication record. He has won numerous international awards including the top research award from the European Resuscitation Council. Prof Lyon was a lead doctor for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and takes leading role in Event Medicine. He is an active member of the UK International Search & Rescue Team and has previous experience in the British Armed Forces. Prof Lyon is a current member of the Resuscitation Council (UK) Executive Committee and author of several international pre-hospital guidelines. 

Dr John Chatterjee

Dr Chatterjee is an Anaesthetic Consultant at Kings College Hospital with an interest in difficult airway and major trauma management. He is a Major incident Medical Advisor for London Ambulance Service and has worked for air ambulance services in Australia, New Zealand and in the UK as well as BASICS, motorsport and event medicine. Dr Chatterjee provides advice to companies involved in Pre-Hospital Care and education. And as a clinical tutor for the Institute of Pre-Hospital Care he is proud to be involved in mentoring the next generation.

Dr Alex Cross

Dr Cross is an Emergency Medicine Doctor at Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge.  She completed the National Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine training scheme and, having worked full time for both Magpas charity and East Anglian Air Ambulance Services for over a year, she continues to work with them on a regular basis in her spare time. In 2012 Alex was seconded, for the duration of the Olympics and Paralympics, to the role of Venue Medical Manager, where she set up and ran the medical centre.  This included training and managing a team of 130 medical professionals to support elite athletes and spectators throughout the games. With more than 10 years’ experience in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Reservist, she has seen deployment to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan and provided medical support to military exercises worldwide.  Experience in pelvic trauma in this setting lead to a research interest that has seen her publish and present work in both military and civilian settings.  Dr Cross was also the Medical Adviser for the Army Snowboarding Championships in Austria. Her passion for travel, extreme sports and the wild, has seen her work in North & South America as well as East Africa, in challenging & difficult environments.  She is a swift water and rope rescue technician and wilderness medicine instructor.  

Ms Kate Owen
Senior Instructor

Kate is a Senior Instructor for Prometheus Medical and has 17 years of experience responding to pre-hospital medical emergencies. She has been involved in instructing and mentoring clinical and non-clinical staff for several years. Currently Kate is a HEMS/Critical Care Paramedic for Wales Air Ambulance - Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service, providing advanced clinical treatment regimes to patients in traumatic situations. She also assists in the transfer of critically ill or injured patients from remote areas or smaller hospitals within Wales. Kate has recently completed the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2012, Kate was appointed as a medic for the Mongol Derby medical team in Mongolia, looking after horse riders and members of crew in the remote environment. Kate enjoys outdoor adventures, jogging and learning new practical skills both in and out of work