Dr Simon Mitchell is a diving and hyperbaric physician from the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. He has a 30-year history of involvement in sport, scientific, commercial, recreational, military and technical diving. In addition to his medical degree, Dr Mitchell holds a PhD awarded for research in to cerebral arterial gas embolism. He is widely published in the diving medical literature and is author of two chapters in the next edition of Bennett and Elliott's Physiology and Medicine of Diving. Mitchell is a previous vice president and a current executive committee member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. He is an enthusiastic technical diver and, with Trevor Jackson, recently completed the first dive to the wreck of SS KYOGLE in 178m off Brisbane.
He is now a team member of the Sydney project Dive team and when not looking after patients or giving lectures, you can find him exploring new wrecks up and down the NSW coastline.