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National Executive

President - Dr Kate Martin

Vice-President - Michael Parr

Immediate Past-President/Media Liaison - Dr Tony Joseph

Treasurer - Andrea Herring

Assistant Treasurer - Sarah Adams

Secretary - Alicia Jackson

Jowett, Melissa Webb, Belinda Gabbe, Trish McDougall, Rebekah Ogilive and Michael Reade.

Organising Committee: Kate Curtis (Chair), Tony Joseph, Alicia Jackson, Helen Jowett, Michael Parr, Ian Civil, Melissa Webb, Belinda Gabbe, Rebekah Ogilive.

Publication Committee: Ian Civil, Rebekah Ogilive and Michael Reade

Website Committee: Melissa Webb and Rebekah Ogilive

Research Committee: Kate Martin, Belinda Gabbe, Kate Curtis


President - Dr Kate Martin

Kate is a full-time General and Trauma Surgeon and has been at the Alfred Hospital since being awarded her fellowship in 2009.

Her trauma-specific interests are resuscitation, abdominal, pelvic and chest trauma. She is the supervisor of General Surgical Education and Training for the Alfred Hub, as well as Director with the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) and Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) faculties.

Kate is the secretary of ANAST - The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma and has been om the Australasian Trauma Society Executive since 2013.

Immediate Past-President - Dr Tony Joseph

Dr Joseph is the Director of Trauma (Emergency) and an Emergency Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He was the chairperson of the Steering Committee for the formation of the Australasian Trauma Society in 1007.

Dr Joseph's interests include the use of ultrasound in trauma and other emergent situations. He was involved in the drafting of the ATS' policy and credentialing guidelines for the use of ultrasound in trauma patients, which are in use state-wide. He has been the Chairperson of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Ultrasound Subcommittee and is the current Chair of the NSW Faculty of the ADEM as well as a member of the ACEM Council and the current chair of the ACEM Standards Committee.

Dr Joseph's research interests include use of Ultrasound in the Emergency Department, venous thrombo-embolic disease, the development of trauma systems, trauma resuscitation and Trauma Service Verification.

Dr Joseph is also involved in teaching emergency ultrasound to other doctors and teaches emergency medicine trainees and medical students. He has also been a supervisor for medical students doing an honours year.

Dr Joseph is currently an EMST Instructor and Course Director and is involved in the teaching of Introductory Trauma Ultrasound Courses. He is also an Instructor on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CRISP) Course.






Secretary - Alicia Jackson

Alicia Jackson is a registered Nurse with over 26-years experience in Critical Care in the Public Health System.

Alicia trained in Waterford Ireland, working in the County & City Infirmary and later in Waterford University Hospital, both Adults and Pediatrics. Working also in critical care in the UK and later in Australia.

Her true passion over the last 15-years has been in trauma and the co-ordination of care of the multi-injured trauma patients in order for the best patient outcome.

Various roles in Trauma have included:

  • EMST/ATLS Senior Coordinator
  • Tiny Tots Founder and Faculty
  • Ultrasound workshops, Introductory and Advanced Coordinator

  • Clinical Fellow UTS (post Graduate Critical Care)
  • Trauma Team Training Faculty
  • National & International Nurse speaker, Trauma Around the World
  • ATS members since for formation of the Society
  • ATS Secretary since 2014

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