Adam Castricum became a Fellow with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in 2008 after successfully completing 6 years of training in Melbourne and Sydney. He was appointed Chief Medical Officer for Athletics Australia soon after and headed up the medical team for the successful Australian Track and Field team at the 2012 London Olympic Games. In 2014 he joined the excellent medical and conditioning team at Hawthorn Football Club. In 2015, he joined the ACSP Board as Vice President, sitting on the Continuing Professional Development and Accreditation Committees. In 2016 he was elected to President of the newly named Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians.
His professional areas of interest include athletics, all codes of football, alpine skiing, lower limb injuries, exercise prescription, adolescent injuries, fatigue in athletes and exercise induced asthma, on which he completed his Masters Research in 2008.
Jon Watson was born and educated in the UK. He attended Cambridge University for his undergraduate degrees in medicine (BA and MA in Medical Sciences), and Oxford University for his clinical studies (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).
He trained as a physician and gastroenterologist in Oxford, London and Newcastle upon Tyne. Whilst working in Newcastle upon Tyne he was awarded a PhD for studies into Hepatitis C Virus infection and liver disease. He was awarded the European Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 1998.
He then migrated to Australia, with his family. He has practised, researched and taught in Ballarat, Stawell, Newcastle, and Geelong. He is now Professor of Medicine and Dean of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Geelong. He has clinical appointments at Geelong Hospital, Geelong Private Hospital, St John of God Hospital (Geelong and Ballarat), Ballarat Day Procedure Centre, Epworth Hospitals and Stawell Hospital. He has maintained an active research interest in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) related liver disease, having published on HCV in peer reviewed journals, presented on HCV at national and international meetings for the last 20 years, and has been Meeting Organiser twice for the Australian Gastroenterology Society's annual meeting.
He was appointed in 2012 to the National Examining Panel of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. In 2014, he completed a Graduate Certificate in Medical Education with the University of Dundee Medical School, Scotland.
He serves as a Board Director for both Kardinia Health Geelong, and the National Centre for Farmer Health in Hamilton, Victoria. In January 2016 he was appointed as National Board Chair for the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians.
Paul Blackman gained fellowship of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians in 1996, winning the college medal for the best candidate. He has extensive experience in Australian Rules football working with North Melbourne Kangaroos and Richmond, then Collingwood from 1997 to 2010 as chief medical officer. He is currently medical director at Melbourne FC. Paul also has interests in athletics and is currently medical officer for the Australian track and field team. Other team attachments have included the Australian Socceroos, Judo Victoria, Swimming Victoria and the Victorian Weightlifting Federation.
Paul has particular expertise in ultrasound guided procedures such as shoulder hydrodilatation and hip joint injection in addition to exercise induced leg pain, knee, shoulder and hip/groin pain.
Currently Paul serves on the Board of Directors at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre and the ACSEP. He is also a member of the ACSEP's Board of Censors and is actively involved with Registrar training.
Hamish Osborne is a graduate of the University of Otago. He spent nearly 13 years living and doing his Sport and Exercise Physician training in Perth, Western Australia. He completed a Masters of Medical Science by thesis with a double blinded randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial of treatments for plantar fasciitis. He worked in private practice in Perth developing techniques for rehabilitation of chronic shoulder conditions gleaned from his travelling fellowship in 2000 to the USA to visit Ben Kibler. This research interest in tendonopathy and clinical interest in exercise prescription by sports physicians has led to an intense clinical interest combining evidenced based and experienced-based medicine into his private practice.
He is half time in clinical practice working as a Sport and Exercise Physician at his Dunedin clinic. He is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Otago. He is academic convenor of the Post Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine. He the lead clinician developing a Post Graduate Diploma in Obesity Prevention and Management. His research interests include redefining what is normal gluteal strength, concussion prevention and treatment and functional motor control of the shoulder.
David is currently the Head of Distribution (CSB) within the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group. He is the Chairman of the New Palm Court Orchestra and also a Non-Executive Director of the Bendigo Community Bank® Network, General Practice Registrars Australia and the Intensive Care Foundation.
David brings to the team a strong financial management, marketing and governance background having also previously held roles at Dimensional Fund Advisers and Macquarie Bank. He was the Founding Chairman of the Dry July Foundation, the Australian Corporate Ambassador to UNICEF and an advisory board member at the ATO representing the not-for-profit sector.
David is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Financial Services and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David holds degrees in Finance and Business Law from ESC Rouen, France and the University of Technology, Sydney along with post-graduate studies in Strategy Management at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
A highly commercial Senior Executive with over 30 years’ experience and a proven track records of building and transforming business performance gained within some of Australia’s leading organisations. Joe has extensive experience in financial and Accounting Treasury, Change and Project Management including Mergers/ Implementation, Risk and Compliance, Board Governance and conducting independent investigations.
Andrew Aldous was appointed Registrar Representative in 2016. Andrew completed his undergraduate medical degree in 2008 at the University of Melbourne. He spent five years working in Western Australia gaining experience within the specialties of Orthopaedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine. Andrew commenced his training with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians in 2014.
Andrew completed his Masters of Sports Medicine in 2013 with a focus on concussion management and education, injury prevention through exercise and high altitude medicine. Andrew is determined to assist the general public to achieve their greatest sporting, physical and mental peak through regular and safe physical activity.
Louise has been practicing sport and exercise medicine for over 20 years.
She values a holistic approach to patient care and works within a bio-psycho-social framework where possible, understanding that people are complex and that the individual brings their own unique set of circumstances to each problem. In this way, she tailors management plans in a bespoke fashion- for the elite, the recreational, the worker and the inactive.
In addition to treating all general musculoskeletal conditions, Louise has particular interests in female athletes; fatigue in athletes (especially endurance athletes); persisting pain (knee, pelvis, back and neck) and issues regarding lifestyle, stress, eating psychology and weight management.
Louise obtained her specialist Fellowship in 1999 after training with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP), being awarded the College Medal.
Over the space of her career, she has worked with various teams (Balmain RLJFC , Warringah Rugby Club and Manly Warringah RLFC) and covered numerous events (notably the 2000 Sydney Olympic games, and the last 6 series of The Biggest Loser). She continues to lecture widely to various groups including GPs, physios and other health professionals, athletes and the general public.
Louise is currently involved in leadership roles within the ACSEP, sitting on the Board of Directors and is current Censor in Chief, overseeing the College examination process.