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A/Prof Joseph Mathew is the Deputy Director of Alfred Health Trauma services and the Head of International Programs (South Asia) at The National Trauma Research Institute. 

A/Prof Mathew has been successfully involved in Trauma systems development across Asia in countries like India, Sri Lanka, China and Saudi Arabia. He was the Australian lead of the successfully completed Australia- India Trauma System Collaboration which involved systems development, registry development and technology development. He is done work as a consultant in trauma systems development.

A/Prof Mathew’s research interest has been in the use of nanotechnology in haemorrhage control and bone healing. He recently won a MIME-CSIRO grant for the same. His other research interests are the role of hypocalcaemia in haemorrhage control. The other special interests have been in AI based decision making and deep learning algorithms to identify and treat critically deteriorating patients in head injured patients, aged care residents and bespoke disease groups. He has also been instrumental in creating mobility app systems for prehospital notifications/registry/trauma quality improvement programs and rehabilitation assistance. He recently co created the successful AI backed Pandemic intervention and monitoring system (PIMS) for remote monitoring CoVID-19 

A/ Prof Mathew has been the founder and co- creator of multiple trauma educational programs including the highly successful cadaveric Trauma Procedures course, Emergency Trauma Management course and the Trauma Team Training Program

A/Prof Mathew is a reviewer for multiple international journals and is the past Chair of the Trauma subcommittee of Australasian College of Emergency medicine and is also member of the Trauma Verification committee of the RACS

A/Prof Mathew has been an invited speaker in multiple national and international conferences in the field of Trauma care.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Nanotechnology
  • Haemorrhage control
  • Bone healing
  • Hypocalcaemia
  • AI
  • Trauma medicine

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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