Not only is Darryl one of our Paramedic Science lecturers based in Brisbane, his volunteer work earned him an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2008. An accident in 1993 changed his life for the better and he works tirelessly to share his outlook on community and health with as many people as he can.
What do you love most about your role?
The opportunity to do work that I enjoy so much and have such great support while I do it. Also teaching paramedic students is awesome because you are helping make the world a little safer.
Why should people study at CQUni?
It is just such a great University. It is there for the students, to help them achieve. It has great people and great resources and just such a nice learning environment.
What was a recent highlight of your life?
Starting at CQUniversity of course! And I do mean that. I’m also very honoured over the past few years to receive some community recognition and awards. I also think 2008 was very special as I received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) from the Governor.
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
I would get everyone in the world to be tolerant and to get along. I hope my little part in changing the world that way is living my life that way and leading by example.
What is the unluckiest/luckiest thing that has happened to you?
Unluckiest thing – being in a bad car accident in 1993 where I was hit by a truck, it started a spiral of health issues, but I survived so that was good! Luckiest thing – working for CQUniversity and having the opportunity to do what I am so passionate about.
If you were down to your last $10, what would you buy?
A good coffee, so I could sit and ponder how to gain back world domination!
If you had no responsibilities, where would you be right now?
Sitting in a good coffee shop enjoying a few nice minutes… before I go off and volunteer somewhere!