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Dr Richard Sekel


Occupational Medical Practitioner


  • MB BS (Sydney University, 1969)
  • Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management (1987)
  • FIAIME: Fellow, International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (1996)
  • CIME: Certified Independent Medical Examiner (ABIME – American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 2000)
  • Fellow, Australian Medicolegal College (AMLC)
  • MAS Assessor for Motor Accidents Authority 2001-2007
  • SIRA Authorised Health Practitioner (CTP)
  • NSW SIRA Injury Management Consultant
  • NSW SIRA Authorised Medical Practitioner


  • Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Current Chairman, Education Committee, Australian Medicolegal College (AMLC)
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM)
  • International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (IAIME)
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)
  • Australian Medical Association


  • Occupational medical practitioner since 1976
  • >20,000 independent medical examinations and reports (IMEs) since 1976, involving motor accidents, workers compensation, public liability and personal injury
  • Occupational medical treatment of injured workers
  • Injury management consultations (IMCs)
  • Weekly attendance at QBE office for file reviews with claims officers since 2003
  • Preplacement medical examinations
  • Previous weekly orthopaedic operation surgical assistant, 15 years
  • Australian Medical Association medical delegate on the WorkCover committee involved in the writing NSW Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act
  • Occupational health and safety worksite visits
  • Previously medical assessments on referral from Australian Government Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Previous Chairman of Comcare Medical Assessment Panels

Professional Interests:

  • Medical evaluation of musculoskeletal impairment
  • Faculty lecturer, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
  • Editorial Board Member, International Disability Journal
  • Guest speaker at many seminars including Australian Orthopaedic Association, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australian Medicolegal College, The Employer’s Federation of NSW, Labour Council of NSW, NSW College of Law, Australian Insurance Institute, Australian Industry Group
  • Trained and supervised in excess of 50 medical consultants to undertake Independent Medical Examinations
  • Peer Reviewer, American Medical Association Publishing, 2018
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Official Disability Guidelines, 2002 and 2003
  • Previous clinical lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Syd University
  • Previous UNSW Medical Faculty Clinical Attachment student supervisor


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