About me

I'm an anaesthetist and intensive care specialist working at both the Gold Coast and Brisbane. My qualifications include MB BS QLD, FANZCA, and FCICM. You can view my AHPRA profile here.

After six years of medical school I spent many years as a junior doctor working in a variety of positions, including in rural aboriginal health.

I grew up in Brisbane the son of an accountant and a teacher. Three of my siblings are Medical Specialists, one of whom is also a Rhodes Scholar. I'm married and have three children, one a doctor.

I cycle and surf and played Premier Grade Rugby when young. I'm a Reds fan and committed rugby union tragic.

Special interests

  • Anaesthesia for complex abdominal surgery
  • Military service: served overseas five times
  • Currently Wing Commander
  • Aid work: assistance in the provision of superseded medical equipment to third world countries


  • Undergraduate — Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Uni of Queensland
  • Postgraduate Anaesthesia Training (ANZCA) — Royal Brisbane Hospital
  • Postgraduate Intensive Care Training (CICM) — St Vincent's Hospital Sydney & Jackson Memorial Hospital / Uni of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA

Previous positions

  • Director of Adult Critical Care (public and private) Mater Hospital, Brisbane
  • Assistant Professor, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Current positions

  • Visiting Medical Officer in Anaesthesia
  • Royal Australian Airforce Specialist Reserve
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland

Lindy Olive

Where possible, Lindy contacts patients preoperatively to discuss their background and health issues, particularly those of relevance to anaesthesia.


  • Registered Nurse (Bachelor Degree 2002)
  • Qualifications is Midwifery, Child Health and Breast Care Nursing.
  • Trained in Perioperative Assessment
Lindy Olive

Patient information

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