Dr Jonathan Hopkinson



Area: Anaesthesia


  • MBChB   University of Manchester (1986)
  • DA(UK)   Diploma of Anaesthesia (1988)
  • FRCA Fellow Royal College of Anaesthetists (1993)
  • FANZCA   Fellow Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (2004)

Medical Registration

Medical Practitioner with specialist registration
AHPRA: MED0000965831

Formal Teaching

  • Primary and final exam courses (FRCA/FANZCA)
  • Instructor, Paramedics Airway Course (Manchester)
  • APLS Instructor (UK/Australia/New Zealand)

Current Positions

  • Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Examiner, Final Examination, Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Previous Positions

  • Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Clinical Director and Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Bolton Hospital, UK
  • RBH Group Private Practice, Beaumont Hospital, Bolton, UK
  • Consultant Anaesthetist, Salford Royal Hospitals, NHS Trust, UK
  • Anaesthetist, Flying O&G Service, Roma, Queensland

Invited Lectures/Teching

  • The Principles of Obstetric Anaesthesia, Primary FRCA Course, UHSM, Manchester, UK
  • Assisted Ventilation during Anaesthesia, Operating Theatre Nursing Module, University of Salford, UK
  • Post-Operative Analgesia for Children, UK Acute Pain Nurse Group Annual Meeting, Manchester, UK
  • Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy, Final RANZCOG Course, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide
  • Emergency Management of Anaesthetic Crises, GP Anaesthetists Education, Barossa, South Australia
  • ‘Post-operative Care’ and ‘Pre-eclampsia Monitoring and Fluid Management’, Midwifery Education Programme, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide

Meeting Presentation

  • The Flying O&G Service of Queensland. Postgraduate Medical Centre – Ormskirk General Hospital, UK
  • Dose-response and effective time to satisfactory intubation conditions following Rocuronium in children. AAGBI Annual Scientific Meeting – Bournemouth International Conference Centre, UK
  • Obstetric Anaesthesia PBL – Moderator ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting – Brisbane, Queensland
  • GP Anaesthetists Simulation Workshop Facilitator – ANZCA Annual Scientific Meeting – Adelaide, SA

Maintenance of Professional Standards

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists Continuing Professional Development Program 1997-2003
  • ANZCA Overseas Trained Specialist Assessment process 2003-2004
  • ANZCA Maintenance of Professional Standards programme 2005-2007
  • ANZCA Continuing Professional Development programme 2008-date


  • ATLS Provider course                      Ladybridge Hall, Bolton, UK 1994
  • Management Training                       University of Manchester, UK 1996
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop           Gateway House, Manchester, UK 1998
  • How to Examine Workshop              University of Manchester, UK 1999
  • How to Teach Workshop                  University of Manchester, UK 1999
  • Anaesthetic Simulator Training        Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK 2000
  • APLS Provider course                      ALSG Salford, UK 2001
  • ALSG Instructor course                    ALSG Salford, UK 2002
  • Final ANZCA Exam course              ANZCA, Brisbane 2004
  • Point of Care Ultrasound course     Coolum, Queensland 2006
  • MOET Provider course                     ALSG Salford, UK 2009
  • EMAC course                                    Auckland, New Zealand 2012
  • Obstetric Anaesthesia                      San Francisco, USA 2012
  • PROMPT course                               WCH, Adelaide 2017

Membership of Societies, Professional Bodies & Committees

  • Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK
  • Member of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association
  • Member of Group producing NHS UK Executive Regional Guidelines (2002/03)
  • ANZCA South Australia and NT Regional Committee Member (2006-2010)
  • ANZCA accreditation team visits Darwin and RAH (2006/2010)
  • SA/NT Anaesthetic Training Scheme: shortlisting and interview panel member (2006-2009)
  • South Australia Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Committee Member (2007-2010)

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