Dr. Brooks is an Associate Professor in emergency medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where he is working with the Scottish government to optimize public access defibrillation and explore new community first responder models for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
He conducts research in the areas of cardiac arrest and resuscitation with a specific focus around innovative technology solutions. He is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Research Group which is an interdisciplinary group of physicians, prehospital care providers, health economists, ethicists and scientists developing a national research agenda for ECPR in Canada.
He represents the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada as a member of the Basic Life Support Taskforce of the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation. Dr. Brooks has participated in the creation of international cardiac arrest guidelines for over a decade and continues to play a leadership role in synthesizing evidence to practice. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife Marie and sons Nathan, Malcolm and Bradley.