Dr Joseph Mathew


Consultant, Trauma Service / Emergency, The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre

Head, International Programs (South Asia), National Trauma Research Institute

With a passion in the advocacy and establishment of trauma systems internationally, Dr Mathew is actively involved in the development of trauma systems in South Asia, particularly in India and in Sri Lanka. Currently, he is the Australian program leader and Co-Principal Investigator of the Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration (AITSC) and a consultant for major projects in Uttar Pradesh and Kerala in India. Dr 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. 

Dr 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.