My qualifications include: MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRACGP, Grad. Dip. Tertiary Ed., Grad. Dip. Further Ed., FAFPHM, FACLM, FRCP, FACBS, B Leg. S, MHL and FFFLM (Hon). I am trained as a consultant neurologist and practice as such, as well as being accredited as a sleep physician. I am a Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, Queensland; a Conjoint Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales; am on the council of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, having been its Past President; am the Australian Governor and Secretary General of the Board of Governors of the World Association for Medical Law; and past Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Health Law and Ethics. I am a member of the Academy of Forensic Sciences and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London).
Within the neurological domain, I am a Member of the Australian & New Zealand Association of Neurologists and a Corresponding Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. I am a member, and have been both an Executive Member and a Committee Member, of the Epilepsy Society of Australia and have served on the Commission for the International Bureau for Epilepsy, dealing with epilepsy and the law, and the Commissions for the International League Against Epilepsy dealing with the economic aspects of epilepsy and the burden of epilepsy. I have completed training as an assessor of permanent impairment re Workcover, NSW and the Motor Accident Authority of NSW. I currently hold the rank of Commander in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve and am an approved ‘Designated Aviation Medical Examiner’ (DAME).
I have contributed approximately 275 papers, letters or book chapters within the scientific literature; have presented approximately 335 papers at national and international scientific meetings; and have written or edited 15 books, dealing with issues relating to neurological and legal matters. I serve on the editorial boards of a number of local and international journals.