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Associate Professor Peter Steadman
From Townsville, Associate Professor Peter Steadman gained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1986. He undertook and completed his orthopaedic training in Queensland, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1995 and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2000. He has CIME accreditation which is certification for the use of the AMA Guides from the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) and he is known as a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). He has been appointed as an Associate Professor in Orthopaedics of the University of Queensland from March 2008. Professor Steadman is registered in Queensland and NSW and practises in orthopaedic surgery.His additional experience includes 10 months as a Visiting Fellow to the Mayo Clinic (USA).From 1998 to 2000, he was the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.He is currently in private practice in Brisbane, and a Visiting Specialist at both the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and Children's Hospital. He has been the Bone and Joint Decade Chairman in Queensland and is a Senior Medical Officer with Queensland Health. He is a Federal Director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association's governing board and Secretary of the Queensland branch and the National Secretary of the Australian Sarcoma Group. Professor Steadman has presented on medical assessment issues at several legal seminars for the Queensland Law Society, LexisNexis Butterworths and the Australian Insurance Law Association. He has advised on the Queensland CTP legislation medical issues to Justice Thomas, and the Law Council of Australia on Comcare medical issues. On numerous occasions, Professor Steadman has been required to stand as an expert witness at court, presenting unbiased Evidenced based material evidence.
Associate Professor Richard Williams gained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1988. He undertook his orthopaedic training in Queensland, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1997 and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2001. He has CME and CIME accreditation. Associate Professor Richard Williams is registered in Queensland and practises in orthopaedic surgery. In 2001, he held the position of Acting Director of Orthopaedics at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He is currently a Visiting Specialist to the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Dr Williams special interest is in spinal surgery.
Dr Brett Halliday is a Queensland trained orthopaedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1988. He received his FRACS (Orth) in 1997, becoming a full fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA) in 2002. In 2002 he completed his ABIME accreditation and is a certified independent medical examiner. He is a Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Holy Spirit Northside Hospital, Brisbane Private Hospital and the St Andrew's Hospital in Brisbane. Since finishing his training as an orthopaedic surgeon in Queensland, Dr Halliday has been employed as a Deputy Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital for twelve months, specialising in joint replacement and trauma management. He then completed additional training in joint replacement and trauma at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital in the United Kingdom before returning to Australia to take up the position of the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery in January of 2000. He remained as the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital with interests in orthopaedic trauma management, hip and knee replacement until mid 2002, when he left the full time public position to undertake a private practice. He continues to work as a Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Brisbane Hospital with interests in trauma and limb reconstruction, as well as joint replacement. Dr Halliday is an active participant in post graduate medical education. He is involved with the training of medical students, resident medical officers, and is the supervisor of orthopaedic registrar training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Training Committee for the Queensland Branch. He is also a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association State Committee, Queensland Branch. In the past he has been a member of the Road Trauma Committee of Queensland (a branch of the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons 2000-5), and a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Holy Spirit Northside Hospital from 2003 to 2005.
Simon Journeaux gained his medical degree from the University of London (UK) in 1986. He undertook his orthopaedic training in the UK, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995. He came to Australia in 2003 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2004. He has CME and CIME accreditation. Dr Simon Journeaux is registered in Queensland and practices in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. Since 2003 he has held the position of Director of Orthopaedics at the Mater Health Services. He is also a visiting medical officer. Dr Journeaux's major orthopaedic elective interest is in lower limb joint replacement including hip and knee arthroplasty with a special interest in revision hip surgery. Dr Journeaux also practices in adult and paediatric trauma and is a member of the AO Faculty teaching in Australia and internationally. He practices both in public and private practice. He currently prepares in excess of 400 independent reports a year for a variety of clients.
Prue FitzPatrick gained her medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1986. She undertook her orthopaedic training in Queensland, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1999. Dr FitzPatrick completed a 15 month fellowship in Oxford, England in hip and knee arthroplasty and became a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. She has CME and CIME accreditation. Dr FitzPatrick is registered in Queensland and practises in orthopaedic surgery. From 2001 to 2005 she held the position of Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the QEII Hospital. Dr FitzPatrick has a particular interest in hip and knee surgery including arthroplasty and sports injuries.
Dr Peter Boys practices as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Brisbane having gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1989 and Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 1992.
Dr Alan Hopcroft is able to assess a variety of orthopaedic injuries and general surgical complaints. He is an accredited Motor Accident Authority NSW and WorkCover NSW Assessor in the spine, and upper and lower limbs. Dr Hopcroft has over 30 years experience as a practicing general surgeon. His major area of practice has been in orthopaedic trauma surgery, but he has also maintained an interest in general surgery. For the past 22 years he has held the position of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Manning River District Hospital, NSW. Dr Hopcroft is also involved as a lecturer/tutor in orthopaedics and general surgery for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Newcastle. The emphasis of his teaching is on the anatomy and surgical pathology of the upper limbs.
Having been educated in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr Alfred Chung continued on to achieve many benchmarks in the field of psychiatry. He is currently involved in Private Practice close to the city in the suburb of New Farm. He is accredited with formal training qualifications in assessment criteria as defined by the Psychiatric Impairment Rating Scale. He has produced independent medico-legal reports for legal, insurance, government, superannuation and workers compensation sectors with an upstanding reputation maintained over a marked period of time. He has particular interest in Anxiety Disorders as well as Mood Disorders including depressive and Bipolar Disorders. He has extensive experience, also, with eating disorders and ADHD (affecting both adults and children).
Dr Anand Gundabawady graduated from Karnatak University in India in 1999 with MBBS and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He has extensive experience in forensic psychiatry having trained at Oxford Clinic and Broadmoor High Secure Hospital in the United Kingdom. He is a fully qualified consultant psychiatrist having previously worked with The North Queensland Secure and Forensic Mental Health Service in Townsville. He is a member of the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry of the College and currently works in private practice. He has extensive experience in medico-legal assessments and is regularly called to attend Mental Health Tribunals, Mental Health Court and District Court matters. Dr Gundabawady has experience in all aspects of forensic psychiatry, Workcover and personal injury claims. He has formal training in risk assessment and in the evaluation of permanent impairment using PIRS.
Dr Benjamin Erzetic graduated from the University of Queensland in 1989 with a Bachelor of Dental Science (1st Class Honours) with further qualifications of MBBS from the same institution in 1997. He is a specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He currently works in private practice at Greenslopes Private Hospital and is a Senior Lecturer within the Health Sciences, Medical and Dental Faculties of The University of Queensland.
Bruce Martin gained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1961. He undertook his Orthopaedic training in Qld and the UK and become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons(Eng) in 1967. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1971. He has CME and CIME accreditation. Dr Martin is registered in Queensland and has a strong interest in the medico-legal aspects of orthopaedic surgery.
Barney gained his qualifications from the University of Queensland in 1983 and he became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1998. At his Noosaville private practice, Dr Kann consults with clients in general psychiatry. His interests include assessment and treatment of affective and anxiety disorders, psychiatric disorders associated with medical/surgical conditions and treatments, and independent psychiatric/medico-legal reporting.
Dr Zappala worked within the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps as a Reserve Regimental Medical Officer taking care of the health of deployable officers including aspects of preventative health and exercise planning. He held command of medical assets at unit level. He continued on to do further advanced training in Thoracic and Sleep Medicine with the Royal Brisbane Hospital involving patient consultations and multidisciplinary clinics. There was also a strong emphasis on student and junior medical officer teaching. In 2005 he undertook a Fellowship involving clinical research with a sub-specialised inpatient, outpatient and consultation service component with The Royal Brompton Hospital in their Interstitial Lung Diseases Unit. This position was followed with a further Honorary Research Fellowship involving further data collection and collegiate interaction. Dr Zappala is currently involved in an examination of the effects of posture change in obesity on respiratory function with the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Associate Professor Rowan gained his medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Queensland. Associate Professor Rowan is a Specialist Physician in Addiction Medicine & Pain Management. He has completed Fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians' Chapter of Addiction Medicine as well as the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine. He is a member of the Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. Associate Professor Rowan is currently employed as the Executive Director of Medical Services at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital. He is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Wesley Hospital's Rehabilitation Centre - Pain Management & Back Rehabilitation Programs. He also has private rooms located in the Wesley Medical Centre. Associate Professor Rowan has previously completed reports for the Queensland Government's Drug Court Program. He is a licensed methadone, subutex and suboxone prescriber.
Dr Dale Rimmington is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1995 and went on to complete Advanced Training in Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons since 2004. He has experience in shoulder and knee surgery with special interests in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, joint replacement and ligament reconstruction. Dr Rimmington is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Currently he has private practices at Spring Hill and Nundah in Brisbane. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer at the QEII Hospital and Prince Charles Hospital.
David Lewis gained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1965. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 1972 and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1993. He has CME and CIME accreditation. Dr Lewis is registered in Queensland and practises in orthopaedic surgery. He has held the position of medical officer for the North Qld Cowboys Rugby League team. He is currently a Senior Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Redlands Hospital. Dr Lewis has a particular interest in trauma and medico-legal orthopaedics.
Erik Eriksen has over 25 years experience as a practicing general surgeon with particular experience in orthopaedic surgery. He is able to assess a variety of orthopaedic injuries and general surgical complaints. He has had extensive experience acting as an expert witness and as a consultant at the Pasminco Broken Hill mine assessing and advising injured workers and determining impairment. Dr Eriksen is AMA 4th and 5th Edition accredited. He is a registered impairment assessor/examiner for the Motor Accident Authority NSW and accredited in South Australia as an Independent Medical Examiner. Currently, Dr Eriksen is holding a position as a Rehabilitation Consultant in orthopaedic injuries, the management of chronic soft tissue injuries and pain management at the Prince Alfred Rehabilitation Centre, Adelaide. Dr Eriksen qualified as a surgeon in 1972 and has held a number of senior medical positions in Adelaide. He has particular experience in orthopaedic surgery and is able to assess a variety of orthopaedic injuries and general surgical compalints.
Greg Ohlrich gained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1963. He undertook his neurology training in Brisbane and also in the UK, becoming a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1968 and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 1969. He was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1974. He has CIME accreditation (2000 and 2005) from the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He is trained in assessment of impairment using both the AMA4 and AMA5 Guides. Dr Ohlrich is registered in Queensland as a neurologist. He has been a Visiting Neurologist to the Royal Brisbane Hospital from 1975 to 2005. He has a particular interest in medico-legal and workers' compensation aspects of neurology, including disorders of the spine, whiplash and head injury.
Hugh gained his qualifications from the University of Queensland in 1991 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2000. He is currently a Visiting Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. As well, Dr Daniel practices general psychiatry in private practice in Brisbane.
Dr John Baker obtained his MBBS qualification through the well known and highly regarded University of Queensland. He also holds a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons under a Neurosurgery and has produced independent medico-legal reports for legal, insurance, government, superannuation and workers compensation sectors. Within his career path he has encountered and continues to hold an interest in head injuries, particularly in the areas of intracranial pressure monitoring. Dr Baker also has experience with and expertise in the area of Transsphenoidal surgery. Currently Dr Baker worked as a visiting neurosurgeon across multiple institutions in the Greater Brisbane area including both the Mater Private and Greenslopes Private Hospitals.
Dr John Cohen is a highly distinguished and respected surgeon with over 40 years experience as a General Surgeon. As well as specializing in vascular and colorectal surgery, Dr Cohen has an interest in hernias and other common internal injuries usually resulting from multiple trauma. Dr Cohen graduated from the University of Queensland in 1961 and gained his FRACS (Eng) in 1968 and FRACS in 1971. Dr Cohen is currently the Clinical Director of Queensland Audit Surgical Mortality. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Queensland and former Chair of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Colorectal Unit.
Karen Chau is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Karen is presently serving as the continuing professional education coordinator and assistant secretary of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (QLD Branch).
Dr Megan Andrews gained her medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1989. She continued postgraduate studies in dermatology through the Australasian College of Dermatologists, completing her Fellowship in 1997. Megan has a professional interest in paediatric dermatology and medico-legal practice.
Dr Michael Robertson is one of Australia's most highly qualified and respected forensic toxicologists. Dr Robertson consults and evaluates matter of forensic concern associated with Pharmacology and Toxicology of drugs, alcohol and other poisons to private and public organisations, law enforcement personnel and other interested groups. He has professionally reviewed scientific and analytical documents in relation to matters of law A graduate of Monash University and holder of a PhD in Forensic Medicine, he also holds Post Doctorate Qualifications from National Medical Services Inc of the United States. Dr Robertson has consulted widely both within Australia and overseas.
Nicholas Burke gained his medical degree from the University of Tasmania in 1978. He completed the Masters of Public Health (Occupational Medicine) at the University of Sydney in 1994, becoming a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine in 1995. He has CIME accreditation. Dr Burke is registered in Queensland and practises in occupational medicine. He is currently a consultant to major companies such as Telstra, Shell, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. Dr Burke has a special interest in toxicology, musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation.
Dr Andrew Jeremijenko attained his MBBS at the University of Queensland in 1991, Masters of Applied Epidemiology at the internationally regarded ANU in 1996 & Masters of Health Administration at UNSW in 2004 (see CV for full qualifications). He joined the Fellowship of General Practioners (FRACGP) in 1998 and the fellowship of occupational and environmental medicine (FAFOEM) in 2008. Dr Jeremijenko boasts an impressive array of experience including positions such as Chief Health & Medical Officer at Woodside Energy Ltd, influenza consulting for the World Bank, Influenza Surveillance Project Leader at NAMRU2, Medical Advisor for Vico in Indonesia, Coordinating Medical Officer for International SOS, Royal Flying Doctor Medical Officer & most recently, Chief Medical Officer/Director of TeleDr.
Dr Pankaj Relan attained his MBBS qualifications before continuing on to complete a Medical Doctorate in Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has produced independent medico-legal reports for legal, insurance, government, superannuation and workers compensation sectors. Having worked with the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in India in addition to positions within Intensive Care Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, he has garnered a wealth of knowledge across a variety of different areas under within the psychiatric field. He currently holds a position as a Consultant Psychiatrist at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane which he has held since 2007. He is also a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland.
Having studied in the United Kingdom initially Dr Paul Belt is currently a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon working in private practice. Whilst in the United Kingdom he lectured at Oxford University and became a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as the Australian Medical Association along with other notable affiliations. He has used his extensive knowledge and skills to train up and coming medical students at a graduate level. He remains a visiting medical officer with the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Dr Paul Pun gained his MMBS from the University of Queensland in 1991. He is currently a Consultant Liaison with Psychiatric Services with The Princess Alexandra Hospital providing psychiatric consultation and liaison to palliative care, renal, acquired brain injury, neurology and maternal units. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist since 1991. He is also involved in lecturing at a Senior level within the Department of Psychiatry for the University of Queensland. He is current Chair of the Queensland Branch Training Committee, the body which oversees the RANZCP psychiatrists-in-training in Queensland. Dr Pun is particularly involved in consultation-liaison psychiatry, perinatal psychiatry, psychiatric teaching and ethics.
Dr Riccardo Caniato graduated from the University of Queensland in 1993 with MBBS and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He is a member of both the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry and the Neuropsychiatry Section of the College. He has previously worked as the Director of the North Queensland Secure and Forensic Mental Health Service and currently he has a private specialist psychiatric practice in Townsville. He has conducted research and published papers in the areas of schizophrenia, depression, substance abuse, chronic pain and forensic psychiatry. Dr Caniato has experience in most aspects of forensic psychiatry including fitness for trial, mental health defence, assessment of malingering, testamentary capacity, personal injury assessment, risk assessment and risk management. He has formal training in risk assessment (HCR-20) and in the evaluation of permanent impairment using PIRS as well as having attended University of Sydney training in evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
Robert Parkes gained his qualifications at the University of Tasmania completing his studies in 1975. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. Several of Dr Parkes areas of speciality are musculoskeletal trauma/medicine, internal medicine - liver, kidney, spleen, lungs, toxicology - exposure to chemicals, pain management, sports injuries, endocrinology, cardiology, and chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia.
A general physician is a specialist in internal medicine who diagnoses and manages complex medical problems. Physicians complete at least six additional years of training after their basic medical degree and internship to specialise in a particular area of medicine. Their focus is on the management of adult medical problems. Dr Ronald Kerr gained his qualifications at the University of Queensland completing his studies in 1964. MRCP (UK) Dr Kerr is a Member of Australian Medical Association, Northside Local Medical Association (Brisbane) & Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom). Several of Dr Kerr's areas of speciality are musculoskeletal trauma/medicine, internal medicine - thoracic, joint disease, whiplash, soft tissue, carpal tunnel, dvt, brain injury, stroke, liver, kidney, spleen, lungs, chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia, respiratory, cardiology, infectious disease & anxiety/depression.
Dr Ross Phillipson graduated from the University of Queensland in 1973 with MBBS. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with over 20 years experience in private practice. He has Master of Social Science (Counselling) from the Queensland University of Technology and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2002. Dr Phillipson is currently in private practice in Toowoomba. His special interest is forensic psychiatry and he is a member of the Q-Comp General Medical Assessment Tribunal and the Psychiatrist Panel Doctors Health Advisor Services in Queensland
Dr Sarah Watts is an orthopaedic surgeon. She completed her medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1998. She underwent her advanced training in orthopaedic surgery in Queensland. She has been a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 2009. She has interests in trauma surgery, arthroplasty, and lower limb orthopaedics. Dr Watts is currently registered in Queensland, and is an associate member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. She is a staff surgeon and Deputy Director of Orthopaedics at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and has a private practice at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital. She remains involved in orthopaedic education and research.
Sharon Kelly gained her medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1987. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 1995. Dr Kelly is registered in Queensland as an otorhinolaryngologist. Her current position is as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Brisbane.
Dr Stephen Stening is a Urologist currently holding a position as a visiting Consultant Urologist for the Brisbane Private, Holy Spirit, Wesley and St Andrews Hospitals in Brisbane. He is also the standing Deputy Chair for the QComp Medical Tribunal as well as a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the Department of Surgery within the University of Queensland. Dr Stephen Stening has produced independent medico-legal reports for legal, insurance, government, superannuation and workers compensation sectors within his capacity. He maintains a keen interest in the medico-legally related areas of impairment assessment within the field of Urology.
Having completed his MBBS qualifications in Minipal, India, Dr Shaikh continued on to earn his MRCPsych, having move to the United Kingdom. Following these achievements he continued on to Australia where his reputation for leadership continued to grow. He ascertained a Scholarship from the Mental Health Directorate to attend an Australian Mental Health Leadership Programme 2010-2011. Dr Shaikh is currently Clinical Director for the Continuing Care East and South Teams Department within the Princess Alexandra Hospital. His position covers overall clinical responsibility for delivery of efficient mental health services through a multidisciplinary biopsychosocial best practice model. He is also charged with the responsibility of supervising Consultants, Registrars and Team Leaders whilst also fostering a reflective learning environment.
General Physician, Internal Medicine, Rheumatologist
Dr William Douglas
Dr Douglas graduated in medicine ( University of Queensland) in 1956. He gained membership of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1961, Fellowship of that college in 1971 and he has been a Life Fellow since 2002. He gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians London in 1963 and Fellowship of that college in 1993. Dr Douglas specialises in rheumatology and general medicine in Brisbane. He has a special interest in medico-legal medicine and has prepared medico-legal reports for legal firms, insurers and Q Super since 1984. He has frequently appeared in Court as an expert witness. Dr Douglas is Assistant Chairperson for QComp Medical Tribunals.
Mr Peter Perros gained his degree in 1978. He went on to achieve his Masters (Psychology) in 1987. He is a Member of the College of Forensic Psychologists and a Member of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists and the Australian Psychological Society. Peter is currently a consultant psychologist in private practice.
Ms Angela McNamee gained her Bachelor of Ocuptaional Therapy Qualificaitons through the University of Queensland. She has gone on to achieve certifications in other related areas which broaden her capabilities as an Occuptional Therapist, including Workplace Rehabilitation and Workplace Training and Assessment. She is currently holding a position as a Director of Workwise Safety and Rehab. She is professionally affiliated with The Australian Association of Occupational Therapists as well as The Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland. Her areas of expertise include medico-legal assessments, workplace evaluations, return to work/suitable duties programs, functional capacity evaluations and home assessments for The Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Anne White has over 24 years experience as an Occupational Therapist and 17 years experience conducting medico-legal assessments. Her range of experience and expertise covers all aspects of functional assessment in both the home and the workplace. Ms White has conducted medico-legal assessments for clients in the plaintiff, defendant, insurance, superannuation, government and defense sectors.
Ms Kathryn Frame gathered her Occupational Therapy Bachelors Degree with the University of Queensland. She went on to collect further professional certifications including an accreditation as a Workplace Rehabilitation Coordinator and Q-Comp Workplace Trainer. Her areas of expertise include medico-legal assessments, workplace evaluation, return to work/suitable duties programs and functional capacity evaluations. She holds Workplace Health and Safety Officer Certifications and has worked in various locations throughout both the United Kingdom and Australia.
Assesses: activities of daily living, functional capacity for work. Vanessa Aitken gained her degree in occupational therapy in 1986 and completed a Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics in 1992. Her experience includes six years as the principal of an occupational health consulting business, managing personal injury rehabilitation cases, assessing functional capacity for work, preparing medico-legal reports and giving expert testimony. She is registered in Queensland and practises in occupational therapy and ergonomics.
Professor Michael Schuetz is a highly credentialled Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon. Having started his career gaining firstly an education, followed by experience and a broad career base in Berlin, Germany, Professor Schuetz has gone on to assess and treat patients using both surgical and conservative methods in relation to traumatology. He specialises in areas such as soft tissue injury, fracture of the upper and lower extremity, pelvic and spinal injuries and severely injured patient management. He is also very knowledgeable with Eurpoean patient communications and organisation of healthcare in the European Union. He currently holds a position as an orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon with the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Wesley Hospital in Auchenflower.
Dr Andrew McGee is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Birmingham in 1993 and went on to complete Advanced Training in Orthopaedic Surgery. He joined the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England in 1999 and subsequently the Royal Australasian college of Surgeons in 2006. He specializes in knee and shoulder surgery with particular interests in arthroscopic, trauma or joint replacement related surgeries. Dr McGee is currently a visiting orthopaedic surgeon at the Hervey Bay & Maryborough Hospitals & also has private practice at St Stephens Maryborough. Dr McGee is happy to assess all orthopaedic injuries.
Dr. John Joyce graduated from the University of Queensland in 1995 and is now a highly regarded and experienced Dentist with over 15 years of clinical dental practice and his own business “Dental Space”. With an interest in Reconstructive and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Joyce is happy to examine most dental conditions.
Dr Trevor Gervais is a Brisbane-based Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Adult and Paediatric Hand Surgery (as well as general adult & pediatric orthopaedic trauma). Dr Gervais completed his medical degree from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1998 before moving to Queensland to complete his surgical and advanced surgical training (FRACS). He subsequently undertook further fellowship training in hand and peripheral nerve surgery in Sydney and is currently a practicing Hand and Upper Limb surgeon at St Andrews Hospital in Brisbane. Dr Gervais is happy to examine all hand and upper limb conditions as well as general Orthopaedic conditions.
Dr Michael Coroneos is a senior and experienced Brisbane Neurosurgeon trained in Brisbane and Edinburgh. He holds a plethora of specialist qualifications in Neurosurgery from both countries. He is pleased to see claimants with neurosurgical conditions including lumbar conditions (e.g. sciatica, radiculopathy), cervical conditions (e.g. brachial neuralgia, radiculopathy), brain conditions (e.g. brain tumours, cerebral bleeds, hydrocephalus, stroke), pain conditions (e.g. trigeminal neuralgia, neuropathic pain), spinal tumours (both benign and malignant) and peripheral nerve entrapments (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, meralgia paraesthetica etc). Among other committees, Dr Coroneos is on the WorkCover PI assessment and M.A.P.S panel and is also is a clinical examiner and mortality review officer for R.A.C.S.
Dr Ben Duke completed his medical studies from the University of Newcastle in 1999 and his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2008. He has also completed Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health degrees. Dr Duke is currently a Consulting Psychiatrist at the PA Hospital in Brisbane and is Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
Brad graduated from UQ in 1982 and has 30 years of clinical and operational experience. Brad is also legally qualified with advocacy experience, and is a recent past President of the Australian Dental Association (Qld Branch). Brad ha presented extensively on the management of dental business throughout Australian and contributes articles concerning, law, business and dentistry. Dr Wright has been providing Independent Medical Examinations since 2003 and completed the ACLM Expert Witness program in 2005. Additionally, Dr Wright has severed as a Workcover External Dental Office from 2007.
Dr Siddle is a Brisbane-based psychiatrist who has special interest in Psychiatry of Old Age, and General Adult Psychiatry. Dr Siddle studied Medicine at the University of Queensland receiving her degree (MBBS) in 1994. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP) in 2005 and a Member of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age (MFPOA) in 2006. Dr Siddle has since worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, the Princess Alexandra Hospital and The Park – Centre for Mental Health at Wolston Park. She has been working in private practice at New Farm Consulting Suites since 2009.
Dr Isailovic joins Medilaw with a strong background in independent medical reporting, supported by the completion of Comcare training for permanent impairment assessment and the achievement of PIRS certification in 2006. Dr Isailovic currently holds the position of Associated Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Queensland and is a practising consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Isailovic's assessment specialties include but is not limited to, brain (impaired cognition), pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety and adjustment disorder.
Dr Frasers surgical interests include lower limb joint replacement, arthroplasty surgery, joint and ligament reconstruction and musculoskeletal trauma. Dr Fraser has extensive medico-legal experience and is highly practiced with conducting medico-legal assessments. He has completed the permanent impairment assessment training through Comcare and is experienced across the 4th, 5th and 6th editions of the AMA. In addition, Dr Fraser is also a registered specialist on the Workcover panel and an experienced Qcomp tribunal chairman. Dr Fraser is available for consultations in regional Queensland.
Dr Hope is a Staff Specialist in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Gold Coast and Robina Hospitals. Dr Hope is currently an appointed Senior Lecturer at Griffith University and takes an active role in the education and training of junior doctors. In addition, Dr Hope is an accredited instructor for the Early Management of Severe Trauma course and has taught in the UK, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. He has a background in Orthopaedic research and is currently developing a role in rural Orthopaedics in Vanuatu. His general Orthopaedic training was completed in Scotland which was then supplemented by post-graduate sub-speciality training in Foot and Ankle Surgery.