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ADF Military Surgery

Australian Defence Force Chair of Military Surgery and Medicine

The Australian Defence Force Chair of Military Surgery and Medicine was established in 2011 as a joint venture between the University of Queensland, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Defence. Integrated within the Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre of the University of Queensland (http://www.uq.edu.au/uqresearchers/unit/btccrc.html).

The roles of the ADF Chair are:

  • to lead the development of a research program in trauma medicine and surgery relevant to the Australian Defence Force; and
  • to guide the translation of modern trauma research into practice within the ADF.

The aims of the ADF Chair coincide with those of the University of Queensland Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre:

  • to improve both the survival and outcome of patients by conducting high quality research in the area of Burns, Trauma, and Critical Care, particularly in relation to military trauma;
  • to provide a research-driven evidence base that informs clinical practice and policy in Burns, Trauma, and Critical Care;
  • to establish local, national and international collaboration in these areas thus increasing research opportunities and productivity; and
  • to enhance the research training and knowledge base of Australian Defence Force and other postgraduate students and staff in these clinical areas.

Principals

Professor Michael Reade, MBBS BSc MPH DPhil DIMCRCSEd DMCC FANZCA FCICM ADF
Chair of Military Medicine and Surgery

Professor Jeffrey Lipman, MBBCh MD DA FFA(SA) FFA(Crit Care)(SA) FCICM
Co-director of the Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre

Dr Michael Rudd, OAM MBBS PhD FRACS
Co-Director BTCCRC, Director of Burns Unit, RBWH

Dr Jennifer Paratz, MPhty FACP PhD Grad Cert Ed (Medical & Health Sciences)
Chair BTCCRC

Address

The Defence Professor of Military Surgery and Medicine
Level 9, Health Sciences Building
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Herston QLD 4029 Australia

7 December, 2011