Barry Hicks is now approaching his 82nd year and thoroughly enjoyed his life. During that time he worked as a surgeon for more than 50 years in both Australia and in Ethiopia. Barry also spent time in India, and a number of other central and west African countries. In Ethiopia he was associated with a Christian mission but generally worked in government hospitals or as an Associate Professor in two Ethiopian Universities where he taught Surgery.
He has been married to his wife Robin for 57 years. They have seven children (two adopted Ethiopian lads), a fair number of grandchildren and even a few great grandchildren.
He retired from Arba Minch University in Ethiopia at the end of 2017 and now lives in North Queensland on a small farm raising sheep, writing and preaching.