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Professor Mark Fitzgerald is Director of Trauma Services at The Alfred Hospital; Director of the National Trauma Research Institute; Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School, Monash University; and Honorary Professor, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University.

Professor Fitzgerald credentials include MBBS (University of Melbourne) 1981; Fellowship Australasian College for Emergency Medicine 1987; MD (Monash) 2015 (Computer Assisted Decisions Support for Trauma Resuscitation); Global Clinical Scholar - Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Harvard Medical School)  2015; and Grad. Cert. Internet Communications (Curtin University) 2019. He is an Ambulance Victoria Medical Advisor, a Victorian State Trauma Committee member and the Director of the Trauma Reception & Resuscitation Project.

His research themes are trauma systems improvement, error reduction and standardization of resuscitation care. Professor Fitzgerald has led the establishment of Trauma Systems in China, India, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. He has delivered 179 major presentations, 254 publications in peer reviewed journals, 12 book chapters and has achieved Au$10m in research funding and Au$16m in development funding.

Professor Fitzgerald’s honours include the Ambulance Service Medal 2003; the Foundation Medal, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine 2003; Honorary Life Membership, Neurotrauma Society of India 2010; and the Gordon Trinca Medal for services to trauma, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2013.

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

External positions

Medical Advisor, Ambulance Victoria (AV)

National Trauma Research Institute

Research area keywords

  • Trauma
  • Trauma in emergency services
  • Resuscitation

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • MUARC - TAC 2016 Road Safety Seminar

    Michael Fitzharris (Organiser), Claes Tingvall (Keynote/plenary speaker), Michael Lenne (Invited speaker), Ray Bingham (Invited speaker), Rodney Thomas Judson (Invited speaker), Samantha Cockfield (Invited speaker), Ian Johnston (Session chair), David Healy (Session chair), Anders Lie (Invited speaker), Andrew Morris (Invited speaker), Hampton Clay Gabler (Invited speaker), Bruce Corben (Invited speaker), Diana M. Bowman (Organiser), Mark Fitzgerald (Invited speaker) & Eric Howard (Session chair)

    3 Mar 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course