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Dale wears glasses and smiles, wearing a blue collared shirt with a tie.

Dale Trevor (he/him)

Burns, ICU, Pain Management, Allied Health


Place of Birth: Brisbane, Australia
Current location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Age: 61 years old
Language/s: English only
NDIS Participant: No
Diagnoses: Severe burns in 2016
Healthcare Access: Primary Health Care, Allied Health, Secondary and Tertiary care


In December 2016, Dale's life changed after experiencing burns to 33% of his body, requiring a long hospital stay, 9 skin grafts and more than 2 years in a compression suit. This experience invigorated Dale's passion for health, nutrition and a drive to nurture others in the community who experience adversity - leading to an extensive list of achievements and experiences. Dale is an enthusiastic, captivating and moving speaker, whose genuine care for others shines through. He is passionate about empowering others to take responsibility for their safety, health and social wellbeing, and loves to tantalise his audience into creating changes to their current existence. In Dale's spare time - if he is not busy leading positive change in the health system, research or people's lives - you will find him spending time with his loving wife, children and grand children, growing and fermenting organic food, cooking up a storm, fishing, socialising, exercising and enjoying the great outdoors.


  • Experienced Keynote Speaker

    • Heartfelt Dinner (Fundraising BTCCR 2018)

    • Herston Biofabrication Conference

    • TERMS Conference 2018

    • Caltex Brisbane

    • Men's sheds, community groups, hospital departments

    • Julian Burton/Burnslife National Burns Forum

  • Consumer advisor for STARS hospital plans & blueprints

  • Presenter and Partner in Co-design for RBWH Research Symposium

  • Consumer representative on:

    • RBWH Partnering with Consumers Committee 2021

    • RBWH Consumer Advisory Group 2021

    • Metro North Medicines Management Board 2020/21

    • Hospital Fellowships Panel 2020

    • Seed and LINK Grant Funding 2020

    • Hospital Excellences Awards 2020

    • QLD Statewide ICU Network

  • Co-lead and participant in research; Burns Mental Health, POSAS Scar Study, hand burns study, expert consumer compression suits, virtual reality in burns, arterial catheters in ICU

  • Media interviews - Channel 9TV, Brisbane Times and more

  • Contributor for National Burns Forum Newsletter

  • Organiser and speaker at Burnslife bimonthly Forums

  • Participant Hospital of the Future Fashion Parade QUT Robotics Conference 2019

  • Burnslife Christmas gift distribution in Burns Ward 2018-20

  • Life skills educator for new humanitarian entrants (refugees) facilitated by interpreters (10 years experience)

  • 17 years experience Primary School Teaching


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