Dr Gardiner was born in Brisbane, studied medicine at the University of Queensland and moved to the United Kingdom in 2002. In 2005 he became a Consultant in Adult Intensive Care Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.
Through an interest in ethics, the diagnosis of death and deceased organ donation he accepted the role as local hospital Clinical Lead for Organ Donation in Nottingham in 2009 and Regional Clinical Lead for Organ Donation in the Midlands in 2011. In June 2013 he gave up the local and regional roles to became the UK Deputy National Clinical Lead for Organ Donation for NHS Blood and Transplant.
Dr Gardiner is co-chair of the deceased donation working group for ELPAT (Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of organ Transplantation as part of the European Society for Organ Transplantation) and deputy chair of the Nottingham University Hospital’s Ethics of Clinical Practice Committee. He served for four years as a member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee until its closure in 2016.
14:00 - 15:30
|Plenary Session — Donation as Part of End of Life Care / ISODP-EDTCO||Working with the donor family||Room 2|