Core Faculty

A/Prof Joseph Mathew

Deputy Director, Trauma Service, The Alfred

A/Prof Mathew has substantial experience in facilitating and organising trauma education & resuscitation courses in Australia and overseas. He is the founder convenor of The Alfred’s Trauma Resuscitation Workshop and founder facilitator of the Emergency Trauma Management (ETM) course. He is also a founding member of the Alfred's Shock, Trauma and Resuscitation (S.T.A.R) Program. 

A/Prof Mathew has also been actively involved in co-ordinating the development of the Masters of Trauma and the Masters of Emergency Medicine in the NTRI and the Alfred Emergency department.

Dr Mathew’s focus on research is in the development and efficacy of technological interventions in the setting of trauma resuscitation in developing countries. He is currently involved in research related to diagnosis and treatment of spinal, vascular and chest injuries.

Core Faculty

Dr Chris Groombridge

Emergency and Trauma Physician, The Alfred Hospital

Chris has a particular interest in the prehospital management of trauma and has worked as a retrieval specialist with Sydney HEMS & CareFlight NSW, as well as London HEMS in the UK.

He is also a co-founding faculty member of Alfred's Trauma Resuscitation Workshop and Shock, Trauma and Resuscitation (S.T.A.R) Program.

Chris’ current research interests focus on optimising airway management outside of the operating theatre and has previously published work on preoxygenation for rapid sequence intubation (RSI) and prehospital RSI induction pharmacology. He is also currently completing his PhD on the human factors of resuscitation.

Core Faculty

Dr Mike Noonan

Emergency and Trauma Physician, The Alfred

Mike has been working at the Alfred since 2014, having previously trained and worked in QLD, NSW and the United Kingdom. He completed a fellowship with the Alfred Trauma Service over this period. 

Mike has a strong interest in Medical Education, having competed a post-graduate qualification in Medical Education from the University of Dundee (UK) and being involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education through honorary roles with Bond and Griffith Universities (Gold Coast). 

Mike is currently involved in developing the Masters of Trauma and Masters of Emergency Medicine program; a joint venture of the Alfred, NTRI and Monash University, as well as being a founding faculty member of the Alfred's Shock, Trauma and Resuscitation (S.T.A.R) Program.

Core Faculty

Dr Amit Maini

Emergency Physician at The Alfred Hospital

Amit has a special interest in emergency medicine education especially as it relates to trauma reception in the emergency department. He is a founder and co-creator of the Emergency Trauma Management (ETM) Course based in Melbourne, Australia, as well as a founding faculty member of The Alfred’s Trauma Resuscitation Workshop and Shock, Trauma and Resuscitation (S.T.A.R) Program.

Amit is also the Australian Editor of Emergency Medicine Review & Perspectives (EMRAP), a global monthly emergency medicine audio programme.

Core Faculty

Dr Francis O'Keeffe

Emergency Physician and Trauma Lead, Mater Hospital, Dublin.

Fran has been extensively involved in emergency and trauma education throughout his training. He regularly instructs on Advanced Life Support (ALS) courses throughout Australia as well as being an instructor on the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) course. Fran is a founding faculty member of the Alfred's Shock, Trauma and Resuscitation (S.T.A.R) Program.

Dr O’Keeffe’s main areas of clinical interest are in critical care and trauma resuscitation. He remains an Honorary Consultant with the Alfred Trauma Service as well as Research Fellow with The National Trauma Research Institute, Australia. Dr O’Keeffe is actively involved in medical education and regularly teaches all aspects of critical care and emergency procedures to doctors on courses throughout Ireland, Australia, the Middle East and China..