Dr Ian Cooper FANZCA B.Med.Sci.(Tas), M.B.,B.S.(Tas) Dr Ian Cooper Dr Cooper is a director and founding member of South East Brisbane Anaesthesia Service. Dr Cooper graduated as a doctor from the University of Tasmania in 1990 before completing specialist anaesthesia training in Tasmania, South Australia, Queensland and the United Kingdom. As an undergraduate he won a number of awards in pharmacology and therapeutics. He then spent several years working as a Staff Specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care for Queensland Health before commencing full-time private practice in 2003. He has previously been vice-chairman of the Queensland Committee for the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, a Supervisor of Anaesthesia Training for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and a Clinical Associate Lecturer with the University of Queensland. Dr Cooper’s anaesthesia practice encompasses most surgical specialties and age ranges. His special interests are obstetric anaesthesia and anaesthesia for weight-reduction surgery. He has completed a course in Anaesthesia for Third World and Remote environments and worked briefly in Nepal. In what passes for spare time Dr Cooper is a keen sailor, bushwalker, badminton player and occasional golfer.