Dr Catherine Field

BSc (Med) MB BS (Hons), Post Grad Dip AvMed, GCOH, FAFOEM

Position:
Consultant Physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science (Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery MB BS (Hons UNSW)
  • Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FAFOEM RACP)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine, University of Otago NZ
  • Graduate Certificate of Occupational Health, Monash University
  • WorkCover Authorised Medical Practitioner
  • WorkCover Accredited Injury Management Consultant (IMC)
  • Accredited Health Assessor for Rail Safety Workers
  • WorkCover NSW Trained Assessor of Permanent Impairment
  • CASA Designated Aviation Medical Examiner
  • Medical Review Officer for workplace drug and alcohol testing
Affiliations:
  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM)
  • Member of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
  • Member of the Australasian Medical Review Officer Association
Skills/Experience:
  • Extensive experience in Fitness for Work Assessments (work related and non-work related medical conditions); all aspects of Injury Management and rehabilitation in the workplace (private and public sectors); Pre-employment Assessments
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Travel medicine and work-related immunisation
  • Assessments of, and issues related to, Commercial Vehicle Drivers and Rail Workers
  • Experience in the development and implementation of occupational health surveillance programs and health promotion programs
  • Experience in risk communication with employers and employees
  • Workplace assessments
  • Primary care of work-related injuries and illnesses
  • Solid background in hospital-based medicine for 6 years, prior to commencing work in occupational medicine in 2001
Industry Experience:
  • Construction
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport
  • Emergency Services
  • Public Service
  • Waste Management
  • Agriculture
  • Hospitality
  • Mining
  • Municipal Council
Professional Interests:
  • Pregnancy and work
  • Travel Medicine
  • Aviation Medicine
  • Occupational Dermatology
  • Fitness for Work
  • Employment Law

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