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Dr Robert Ivers Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Darwin, Alice Springs
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Dr Robert Ivers completed his surgical and orthopaedic training in Brisbane and Great Britain. In 1986 he became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and is also a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He has secondary qualifications in Information Technology.

After working in Toowoomba for over 30 years in the public and private sector,
Dr Ivers is currently appointed as a Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon under Metro South in Brisbane and working in the public sector at Redland Hospital. He has vast experience in the assessment of orthopaedic injuries and conditions.

Dr Ivers is fully accredited for assessment under AMA 4, 5 and 6 and GEPI. He is accredited as an assessor for Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Northern Territory WorkCover and Comcare. Dr Ivers is an approved Medical Specialist for the New South Wales WorkCover Commission and is also Deputy Chairmen of the Queensland Medical Assessment Tribunal.

Dr Ivers is a qualified and experienced assessor of musculoskeletal conditions affecting the spine and the extremities. These conditions include those that are congenital and those acquired through disease or trauma. Dr Ivers is available for assessment of patients in Brisbane and in several Queensland regional towns.
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Dr Rodney Marsh Psychiatrist Brisbane
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Dr Marsh completed training in Psychiatry and subsequently subspecialty training in old age psychiatry in 2000 and 2002 respectively. He is a member of the faculties of old age and forensic psychiatry. For over a decade, he has worked as a Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist in private practice and at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, specializing in the mental health of patients with medical and neurological disorders.

He has extensive experience in the provision of reports for WorkCover Queensland, as well as the assessment of impaired medical practitioners for the medical board of Queensland. Dr Marsh is highly experienced in the clinical care of the patients who have psychiatric concomitants of medical illness and trauma. This has included patient populations with: burns, orthopaedic, neurosurgical, spinal and head injuries; along with degenerative neurological disorders, oncology, and general medical conditions.

He is a committee member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ local neuropsychiatry section, and has previously co-ordinated the continuing medical education program for Queensland psychiatrists. He regularly lectures medical students, psychiatry trainees, and local neurologists on neuropsychiatry topics.
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Dr Sanjay Joshi Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane, Melbourne
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Dr Joshi is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He is GEPI accredited and is also an Impairment Assessor. His impairment assessments are provided for WorkSafe Victoria, South Australia, WorkCover Queensland ReturntoWork SA, WorkCover Western Australia and MAIAS. Additionally, he is a member of the Queensland Medical Assessment Tribunal (MAT) and the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET).

Dr Joshi migrated to Australia in 2005. He took a position as staff specialist with Queensland Health. He also qualified as a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Prior to migrating to Australia, he worked in private practice in South Africa as a general orthopaedic surgeon for 10 years. Currently, Dr Joshi is serving as a Visiting Medical Officer at Kingaroy Private Hospital, Sunnybank Private Hospital and Mater Private Hospital.

Dr Sanjay Joshi is an accomplished Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. He completed his medical degree at Bombay University. Following this he undertook his orthopaedic training and education at several leading hospitals in India, South Africa and Australia. His specialities include arthroscopic and arthroplasty surgery of the knee and shoulder, trauma and general orthopaedics.
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Dr Sarah Watts Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Sarah Watts completed her medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1998. She underwent her advanced training in orthopaedic surgery in Queensland, specialising in the lower limb. She has been a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 2009. In 2012, Dr Watts attained CIME accreditation which is certification for the use of the AMA Guides from the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). Dr Watts has also completed the Comcare permanent impairment training to conduct Comcare assessments. She has also participated in the Guidelines to Evaluate Permanent Impairment in October 2014 and is accredited to conduct permanent impairment assessments.

Dr Watts is currently registered in Queensland, and is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. She has previously been the Deputy Directory and Director of Orthopaedics at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She now works as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Watts has a private practice at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and visits North West Private Hospital. She remains actively involved in orthopaedic education and research.
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Dr Sharon Kelly Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist Brisbane
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Dr 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.
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Dr Simon Journeaux Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville, Sunshine Coast
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Dr Simon Journeaux is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon experienced in Adult/Paediatric trauma, General orthopaedics, Pprimary and Revision hip and knee arthroplasty. Dr Journeaux currently serves as Visiting Medical Officer at Mater Health Services, treating both public and private patients.

Additionally, Dr Journeaux also has considerable expertise in medicolegal work both in preparing assessments and reports for Workcover/Personal Injury, and Medical Negligence cases. He has undertaken medicolegal work since 1997 both in the UK and Australia.

After gaining his medical degree at the University of London, Dr Journeaux commenced orthopedic training and worked at leading hospitals in Bristol, Yorkshire and London in the United Kingdom. He also completed Fellowship training in complex hip and knee replacement as the Bone and Cartilage Transplantation Fellow at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in 1996. Prior to moving to Australia in 2003 he was a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Liverpool, UK for five years. From March 2003 to June 2014, Dr Journeaux held the position of Director of Orthopaedics at Mater Health Services in Brisbane.

In a teaching capacity, Dr Journeaux has consistently provided supervision and teaching for medical students and Registrars. He is currently Honorary Senior Lecturer and examiner of medical students at the University of Queensland. Dr Journeaux also teaches and directs on the ASSET course run by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Journeaux has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in Medical and Orthopaedic journals across a range of subjects relating primarily to lower limb orthopedic surgery. He also attends and presents at Learned Society conferences and meetings both nationally & internationally and participates fully in Continuing Professional Development, Medical education and Research.

Dr Journeaux is currently serving as Commander in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve. He holds GEPI accreditation with WorkCover Queensland and is a Member of Medical Assessments Tribunal, SIRA Authorised Health Practitioner Panel and WorkSafe Victoria Panel. He is also accredited with Comcare and certified with American Board of Independent Medical Examiner in AMA Guides 4th, 5th and 6th Editions.
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Dr Stephen Coleman Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder - Upper Limb) Brisbane
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Dr Stephen Coleman has over 25 years’ experience as an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hand and wrist conditions, including microsurgery, joint replacement, and hand trauma. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Queensland and completed Orthopaedic Surgery training in 1983.

Dr Coleman did post fellowship training in UK, USA and Brisbane. He was a Senior Orthopaedic Consultant at Princess Alexandra from 1983 – 2002. Dr Coleman was a foundation member of the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb clinic in 1996 and is still a member of that clinic, the largest group of Upper Limb specialists in Queensland.
Dr Coleman lectures nationally and internationally on aspects of hand surgery.

His practice is restricted to surgery of the hand, wrist and micro surgery. His particular interests are arthritic surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand trauma and Dupuytren’s contracture. Dr Coleman consults at Brisbane Private Hospital. His surgery is conducted at Brisbane Private Hospital. He is a certified American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) and conducts Independent Medical Examinations for WorkCover Qld.
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Dr Terry Saxby Orthopaedic Surgeon Brisbane, Townsville, Melbourne
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Dr Terence Saxby is an Orthopaedic Surgeon, with over thirty years’ experience having
graduated from the University Of Queensland in 1981 with first class honours. Dr Saxby
specialises in Foot and Ankle injuries and completed a fellowship in Foot & Ankle surgery at
the Duke University Centre and also at the Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr Saxby currently works from a private practice and performing surgery’s at the Brisbane
Private Hospital, Brisbane City.

Dr Saxby continues his research and is actively engaged in Education having published over 40
articles, he is currently a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and held
the position of President of the Australian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society from 1999 to
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Dr Tony Kostos Rheumatologist Melbourne
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Rheumatologist Dr Tony Kostos is as an experienced medico-legal consultant with an interest in musculoskeletal medical, occupational injuries and general rheumatology.
He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, he is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Dr Kostos has extensive medico-legal experience and is highly practiced with conducting medico-legal assessments. Currently, he is involved in private practice at St Vincent’s Private and the Blackburn Specialist Suites.
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Dr Tony Menz Orthopaedic Surgeon Melbourne
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Dr Anthony Menz graduated with his Bachelor or Medicine and Bachelor or Surgery from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1976. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1986, and in 1991 he became a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Dr Menz is currently a Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Ashford Hospital and Parkwynd Private Hospital in Adelaide. His previous positions include being a Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon in Darwin Private Hospital, Darwin and Mildura Private Hospital, Victoria. Dr Menz was also a Principal Practitioner in the Department of Orthopaedics, SPORTMED SA Hospital.
Per year Dr Menz performs approximately 150 total knee replacements (including revisions) and approximately 650 knee arthroscopies. He also performs a significant number of total hip replacements, ankle arthroscopies, anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions and autologous chondrocyte grafting per year.
Dr Menz has been awarded AMA5 and Comcare accreditations. He has a number of professional interests including, but not limited to, knee and ankle arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, chondral grafting and hip and knee arthroplasty. His assessment specialties include lower limb, upper limb and spinal injuries.
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Dr Wasim Shaikh Psychiatrist Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Melbourne
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Dr Wasim Shaikh has been consulting for Medilaw across multiple locations for the past 5 years. Dr Shaikh is a Specialist Psychiatrist and Certified Independent Medical Examiner. He has completed over 1,700 Independent Psychiatric Assessments over the last 5 years, including for Statutory and Common Law claims, insurance claims, federal/ defence claims, and fitness for duty examinations

Dr Shaikh completed his psychiatric training in the United Kingdom, and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Psychiatrists. Having previously worked as a Clinical Director with Queensland Health, he is now a Private Psychiatrist / TMS therapist practicing in North Brisbane.

Dr Shaikh has trained in assessments according to the AMA Guides (including AMA6) and the PIRS/ GEPI. He is a Comcare trained assessor of permanent impairment, and an approved examiner for Worksafe Victoria and Workcover NSW. He has a special interest in secondary psychiatric Injuries and psychiatric permanent impairment. In 2014, he travelled to the USA and acquired training on the DSM - 5, the most recent edition of this classification system. Dr Shaikh is a trained expert witness and has ample experience of attendance at court hearings.
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Dr Zarrar Chowdary Psychiatrist Melbourne
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Dr Zarrar Chowdary completed his Medical Degree from Ayub Medical College, Pakistan in 1999. He gained MRCPsych from the Royal College of Psychiatry in 2006 and subsequently FRCPsych in 2018 in England, UK. Dr Chowdary went on to further become a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2012. He has also obtained ABAM (USA) 2015 and AFRACMA.

Dr Chowdary is currently involved in private practice in Melbourne. Additionally, he is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Dual Diagnosis for Monash Health and an Adjunct Lecturer at Monash University. Dr Chowdary is a member of The Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry and an examiner for both the Australian Medical council and Royal Australian College of Psychiatrists. He has previously held the positions of Staff Specialist for alcohol & drug services and community psychiatry both in Australia and England.
Dr Chowdary has authored chapters for text book in Addiction psychiatry and was editor for Registrars for a quarterly newsletter.

He has a particular interest in alcohol use disorder, mental disorders, depression and chronic pain. His assessment specialties include general adult psychiatry, addiction, PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, bipolar disorders and panic disorders.
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Mr Peter Perros Neuropsychologist Brisbane
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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. Mr. Perros is currently a consultant psychologist in private practice.
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Mr Sven Roehrs Occupational Therapist Brisbane
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Mr Roehrs is a highly regarded occupational therapist with an extensive history of functional assessment and occupational and MVA rehabilitation. He has been providing assessments for courts for 20 years and has made expert appearances on multiple occasions. Mr Roehrs undertook his occupational therapy degree at the University of Queensland, completing one of his practicums in Vancouver, Canada. He initially worked for Veterans' Affairs after graduating and then went on to work in London's Ealing Hospital. On returning to Australia, he worked in the area of head injury rehabilitation, managed a research project in relation to stroke patients, and then ran center-based rehabilitation programs. He has since been engaged primarily in work-based rehabilitation programs and safety and ergonomic assessments. He has been a guest lecturer at both the University of Queensland and the Australian Catholic University.
A standard report from Mr Roehrs' will clearly outline any physical limitations, functional reduction, and impact of functional loss on work capacity, activities of daily living and leisure. His reports also address the potential of prior injury on current function, the likelihood of improvement and treatment needs, gratuitous care, the need for ongoing personal or domestic assistance and the requirement of aids or home equipment. Also, if the plaintiff is not in employment, the possibility of gainful employment and any training requirements.
Mr Roehrs has treated or been involved in the rehabilitation of numerous conditions, including: whiplash, back strain, disc injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, degloving, amputations, fractures, joint injuries and replacements.
Mr Roehrs' vast knowledge of functional job demands as an occupational therapist has been gained over many years of undertaking ergonomic, and safety and rehabilitation on-site is a significant advantage when providing expert opinion on an individual's ability to perform work roles.
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Ms Marlene Graham Psychologist Brisbane
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Ms Graham has been a medico-legal consultant since 2000 with a keen focus on psychological and vocational assessments. Her occupational areas of expertise include clinical assessment and counselling, rehabilitation coordination, counselling, career transition, organisational psychology and workplace mediation.

Ms Graham obtained her Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of Queensland, in addition she has completed a Major in Psychology. Ms Graham is a qualified Mediator with a practitioners Certificate in Mediation & Conciliation through the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia.

Ms Graham holds membership with the Australian Psychological Society the APS special interest group of Rehabilitation Psychology. She is also a registered member or APRHA.

Trauma, Stressor-Related Disorders and Phobias, as well as Neuroplasticity and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Techniques are her special interest areas.
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