Brain injury community: seeking action on Royal Commission findings

I was an anaesthetist and intensive care specialist, commissioning Western Australia’s first non‐tertiary intensive care unit and becoming the State Medical Director of DonateLife WA. On 16 September 2018, I broke my neck, lumbar spine, jaw, multiple ribs and both hands in a cycling accident during a charity race in Melbourne. Worst of all was the diffuse axonal brain injury that ultimately ended my medical career. That trauma paved the road to a new life for me, writing about my own experiences as a survivor and working as a researcher and advocate for vulnerable Australians, especially those who are members of the brain injury community.

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violence, Abuse and Neglect

The Medical Journal of Australia

Date published:
Wed 13th Dec, 2023