My name is Barry Hicks. I am a retired surgeon who worked as a surgeon for 50 years – half that time in Australia and half in Africa, mainly Ethiopia. I have thoroughly enjoyed my life as a surgeon. In Ethiopia I was associated with a Christian mission but worked most of the time in a government hospital or as an Associate Professor in two of their Universities. We saw many things not commonly seen in Australia.
I have been married for 57 years to Robin. We have 7 children including 2 ex-Ethiopian, now Australian, young men. I retired from Arba Mintch University at the end of 2017 and we now live in North Queensland on a small farm.