Tracy Callanan was born in UK, moved to Australia aged 4, and grew up in the Northern suburbs. She undertook hospital training for RN and RM at TQEH from 1985, then to LMHS from 1992 to 1996.

Tracy commenced paramedic training in 1996 and worked in the Northern suburbs for 15 years, currently working at Barossa Ambulance Station.

She is also a Member of AusMAT (Australian Medical Assistance Team) and has been deployed on training trips to Maningrida and Timor Leste, and on disaster response to Typhoon Haiyan in Phillipines. Tracy received the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) in 2015.

Her professional interests include, emergency obstetric care, creation of formal guidelines for obstetric management in pre-hospital setting for SAAS, teaching of undergraduates (Flinders Uni), and post graduates / career paramedics / volunteers for SAAS; and disaster management response.

Topics being presented at EMSA 2018: Home Birth Challenges for a paramedic