On Tuesday 27 August 2019 Dr Richard Harris SC OAM was interviewed by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM for Flinders University’s Investigator Lecture, the University’s annual flagship public lecture. Under Pressure, hosted by Flinders Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Robert Saint, was an exclusive insight into the Thai cave rescue that shook the world in July 2018.
The man whose name has become synonymous with professionalism and bravery, Dr Richard Harris SC OAM (BMBS '89), was joint 2019 Australian of the Year. He is also a Flinders University graduate and received a 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award – which he accepted on the night.
The event was well-received, concluding with a standing ovation, followed by a cocktail reception that included a ‘diving’ birthday cake to celebrate Dr Richard Harris’ coinciding birthday.