Associate Professor Peter Haertsch was interviewed in 2012 as part of a 60 Minutes segment on the amazing story of Turia Pitt. She was caught in a bushfire whist competing in an ultra-marathon race through the Kimberley in Western Australia and suffered horrific burns to most of her body. She was air flown to Concord Hospital where she was under the care of Associate Professor Peter Haertsch.

60 Minutes: The Longest Run May 06, 2012

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"Prof, what will you take from this, i mean mentally, what have you learnt from this awful situation ???

Peter Haertsch: The indominatable spirit of the human being is what I would have learnt from this."