Executive Committee & Portfolio Managers
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Matt served 7 years in the Australian Army before becoming a paramedic. With over 13 years as a Paramedic across multiple Ambulance services, Matt is a Special Operations/Intensive Care Paramedic in Sydney. Matt is a member of the first full time Tactical Paramedic Team in Australia, and is the first ever dedicated Tactical Medicine Clinical Training Officer in the country.
With a range of instructional roles he teaches tactical medicine to various government agencies, the ADF and emergency services.
Matt was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2015 to study tactical medicine and prehospital terrorism response with various agencies through the USA, UK and Canada. He was also the Ian O'Rourke Scholarship recipient in 2018, exploring collaboration and interagency cooperation in high threat medical response.
He has a Masters of Philosophy researching the characteristics of the prehospital response to terrorism, is on the editorial board of the Journal of High Threat and Austere Medicine, and works for numerous universities as a lecturer, tutor and curriculum developer.
Ben is in his 16th year of service in the Australian Army where he serves as a medic. During this time, he has worked with some of Australia’s most elite forces and has served on operations in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Ben’s professional interests lie in the development of TCCC for military first responders, and the cross over of lessons learnt on the battlefield into the domestic law enforcement spectrum.
Since transferring to the reserve forces he has joined the NSW Ambulance Service where he currently practices as an ALS Paramedic.
Lee has been serving with NSW Ambulance for over 10 years. Lee has gone on to complete his Intensive Care Paramedic training, Special Operations training and Remote Area Access training, as well as being a member of Australia's first full-time Tactical Paramedic Team.
As well as his role with ATMA and NSW Ambulance, Lee is also an Instructor with TacMed Australia where he provides high quality medical training to various agencies in both Tactical and Remote Area first aid.
Lee has a keen interest in furthering Australia's medical capability in the world of high threat care and bringing Australia in-line with the world leaders in this space, particularly around the confluence of wilderness, austere and tactical medicine.
Dave joined the Queensland Police Service at 23 and was appointed to the elite Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) in 2006 where he has served in roles as a Marksman, Dog Handler, Search and Rescue Coordinator and most recently, the units Medic and Medical Portfolio Manager.
Dave also served in the Australian Army Reserves for 15 years.
Dave has a keen interest in bringing together Police Tactical Group Medics from across Australia and developing standardised training and clinical practice guidelines.
Dr Marty Graves
LTCOL. Graves is an Anaesthetist in the Australian army. He has an interest in Anaesthesia for Trauma Surgery, prehospital care, draw-over anaesthesia and military medical history. His current anaesthetic practice includes anaesthesia for head and neck surgery, difficult airways and regional anaesthesia.
He has deployed with the Australian Army to East Timor and Afghanistan including four tours of Afghanistan as the Medical Officer for the Special Operations Task Group and as an anaesthetist at the Multinational Role 3 Military Hospital in Kandahar. In 2007 he received a Commendation for Distinguished Service for his actions during a mass-casualty event resulting from a suicide IED. He developed and is currently the senior lecturer of NATO’s Special Operations Surgical Team Development Course.
LTCOL. Stuart Baldwinson
Stuart started his military career as a Combat Engineer in 1992 and then transferred to the Royal Australian Army Corps as a Physical Training Instructor. In 2000, he took commission as a General Service Officer in the Medical Corps. He has served in a variety of roles including the Officer Commanding 2nd Close Health Battalion and more recently as the Officer in Charge of the Soldier Recovery Centre in Townsville, QLD and Commanding Officer and Chief Instructor of the Army School of Health.
Katie is an officer in the Australian Defence Force who has extensive experience working for the Department of Defence, and currently works as a training operations specialist for TacMed. She has a background in Nursing and has worked her way through many different roles in a Defence capacity from Nursing officer right through to instructor and practice manager. Katie has a Masters of Advanced Practice in Acute Care and particularly enjoys new challenges & working within a multidisciplinary team.