Medical Advisory Board
Sir Professor John Tooke
Sir John is the Chair of Collaboration for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI) UCL and Chaired the Oversight Group for the Academy of Medical Sciences project ‘How we best use scientific evidence to judge the benefits and harms of medicines’. He is a Non-Executive Director, BUPA Chile and was recently a Non-Executive Director of the BUPA main Board and the Chair of the Medical Advisory Council.
He also served as an Independent Advisory Member for Google DeepMind Health (UK). Sir John was Head of the School of Life and Medical Sciences at University College London (UCL) as Vice Provost (Health) and Academic Director of UCL Partners. He is the Immediate Past President of the Academy of Medical Sciences in the UK.
Dr Philip Finch
Dr Finch is an anaesthetist and pain specialist. He is the Medical Director of the Perth Pain Management Centre in Western Australia. He has worked in the field of pain medicine since 1978.
His particular interests are those of intervention using nerve blocks and radiofrequency lesioning in a number of spinal and other structures. In particular, he is interested in the intervertebral disc as a possible origin for spinal pain and methods for treating this condition. He has been instrumental in developing equipment for radiofrequency lesioning including curved radiofrequency electrodes and the discTRODE.
More recently, he has studied the association between implanted intrathecal opioid pumps and the development of hypogonadism in male patients, with related loss of bone density and onset of osteoporosis. He is also interested in the field of neuropathic pain, specifically Complex Regional Pain.
Dr Richard Magtengaard
Richard is Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Marian Centre Hospital and a member of St John Ambulance Expert Advisory Group. He remains an active member of the Australasian Military Medical Association (AMMA) and has developed lasting affiliations with ADF Joint Health Command (JHC), Returned Services League WA (RSLWA), St John Ambulance (SJA), West Australian Police (WAPOL), Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Australian Federal Police (AFP) and numerous other Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs).
Dr Jennifer Morgan
Dr Morgan is an anaesthetist and pain specialist. She established the first private pain services at St John of God Hospital and Hollywood Hospital in Western Australia. Her interests include the prevention of acute pain developing into chronic pain and chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain.
Dr Nik Zeps
Dr Zeps is the inaugural Group Director of Research for Epworth HealthCare in Melbourne, Australia. In 2017 he was the recipient of the biennial Ethics award from the NHMRC.
Previous roles include Director of Research at SJOG HealthCare (2012 to 2016), a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee (2006-2012) and the Research Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (2009-2015).