Tropical, Naval, Aviation and Underwater Medicines #ID1919

ID1919 enjoyed an extensive career as a reservist Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Navy, where they reached the rank of Captain.

ID1919 has been a primary medical officer involved in military and humanitarian campaigns across the Pacific and the Middle East. This expert was involved in the response to the 2005 Nias–Simeulue earthquake off the coast of Sumatra and during the 2006 East-Timorese Crisis. They also served as a medical officer following the 2005 crash of the Sea King Shark 02 helicopter and in the Iraq Campaign.

They graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery, and worked in various general practice roles before joining the navy.

ID1919 has also worked in a range of commercial and academic posts. They were a medical consultant to the Reserve Bank of Australia. They were an Organising Committee Member of the Military Medicine Symposium in Sydney and a Guest lecturer for NSW Health.

Career Highlights

  • Captain

    1990-2015
    Royal Australian Navy Reserve

  • Principal / General Practitioner

    1982-present
    Private Practice

  • Lecturer

    2001-2003
    Royal Australian Navy

    Royal Australian Navy Medic’s Course

  • Award Recipient

    2008
    Australian Defence Force

    Iraq Medal

Education Highlights

Education and qualification highlights include:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Masters of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • GP Radiology Certificate
  • OH&S Certificate – WorkCover NSW
  • Medical Officers Underwater Medicine Course – Royal Australian Navy School of Underwater Medicine
  • Early Management of Severe Trauma Course – Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Acute Burn Life Support Course – Australian & New Zealand Burn Association
  • Health Specialist Officer Course Phase 2 (Occupational and Environmental Health) – Royal Australian Air Force
  • Health Specialist Officer Course Phase 3 (Aviation Medicine) – Royal Australian Air Force
  • Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Course – Australian Defence Force
  • Conversions Course (Weapons Training) – AusSteyer
  • 9mm Pistol Qualification – Royal Australian Navy
  • Health Aspects of Disaster Management Course
  • Helicopter and Underwater Escape Training

Employment Highlights

  • Principal / General Practitioner – Private Practice
  • Captain – Royal Australian Navy Reserve
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Medical Consultant
  • Facilitator / Presenter
  • Lecturer
  • Travel Medicine & Occupational Medicine Consultant
  • Resident Medical Officer

Membership Highlights

Membership highlights include:

  • Australian Medical Association
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Australian Military Medicine Association
  • South Pacific Underwater Medical Society
  • Aviation Medical Society of Australia & New Zealand
  • Eastern Sydney Division of General Practice
  • Australian & New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine
  • Australian & New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine, NSW/ACT Branch
  • Australian & New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine, NSW/ACT Branch
  • Editorial Board ADF Health Journal
  • Medical Advisory Board – Medical Observer
  • Invivo Communications Advisory Panel
  • NSW Health Department Working Party

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