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Professor Michael Reade

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Professor Reade is an intensive care physician and anaesthetist appointed to the University of Queensland in 2011 by Joint Health Command of the Australian Defence Force as the first Professor of Military Medicine and Surgery. He holds a DPhil in applied molecular biology from the University of Oxford, and his postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh focussed on clinical trials and the analysis of observational datasets. In 2021 he was appointed the Mayne Professor of Critical Care at UQ, with oversight of teaching and research in anaesthetics, intensive care and emergency medicine. He continues to lead the expanding ADF trauma research program based at UQ
Professor Reade’s research covers trauma systems design, blood and fluid resuscitation in trauma, and traumatic brain injury. His frozen platelet trial program, conducted with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood, aims to improve worldwide access to this vital component of trauma resuscitation. As a Brigadier in the Australian Army, Professor Reade is currently the Director General Health Reserve, with oversight of specialist clinical personnel and capability development. He was appointed a Member of the Military Division of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of his leadership of the Regular Army’s deployable field hospital.