Bob McCarron is recognised worldwide for his contribution to the film industry.
For more than 25 years he has worked in more than 30 countries taking care of international film crews, mining corporations and contributing to humanitarian causes.
He was the medical supervisor for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
He has worked on over 20 major international films including The Matrix, Superman Returns, Mad Max and Mission Impossible 2, caring for both crew and actors.
He is well known to the audiences of the TV shows I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! as “Medic Bob” and the German show Ich Bin Ein Star-Holt Mich Hier Raus where he is known as “Doctor Bob”.
Bob is not a medical doctor, he is a pre-hospital care practitioner and intensive care paramedic. His training is extensive. He was the first and only civilian to be accepted into the Royal Australian Navy being one of only 6 annual students taken from the Tri-Forces into the highly sought-after course in Underwater Medicine.
He holds degrees in Paramedicine, Nursing, and Pre-hospital Medicine as well as Wildlife Biology which goes hand in hand with his life-long love and study of wildlife. He lectures in both medicine and wilderness rescue work at many training and educational institutions.
Bob is also well known artistically for his expertise in special effects makeup. You will see his name appear for designing the make-up on such films as The Matrix, The Piano, Queen of the Damned, Vertical Limit and a list of more than 25 other credits.
In 2004 he was honoured with the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) as recognition for his ongoing work both in Australia and overseas as a paramedic.