Dr Barry Gilbert Specialist Public Health Physician

and Occupational Medicine Consultant

June 2017

As a specialist public health physician, I trained in epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health at Monash University. However throughout my career I have maintained active clinical practice in Primary, Acute, Emergency and Hospital based care.

I continue to practice in the primary, acute and emergency medicine clinical environment as well as practice in public health and occupational medicine. I undertake continuing professional development with the RACP and completed the 2014-2016 triennium for the RACGP (see attached).

I have been the Federal President of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) and a counsellor, and current member, of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), Member of the Australian Pain Society (APS), and Member of the Tasmania State Committee of the RACP. I am an active Member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)

I advise regarding chronic pain management and musculoskeletal medicine. I undertake independent medical assessments for the purpose of rehabilitation and return to work, including fitness for duty, worksite assessments, and consult on return to work plans for injured workers.

Based in Launceston, Tasmania I also consult in Victoria, ACT, Queensland and South Australia.

To ensure ‘best practice’ in pain management I attend regular professional meetings as both speaker and participant, and attend the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society, and collaborate with Pain Australia.

I am a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow in Preventive Medicine (USA, Canada, UK and Northern Ireland), Companion of the Australian Rotary Health Research Foundation, and Paul Harris Fellow.


Barry Gilbert - Specialist Public Health Physician and Occupational Medicine Consultant.


MB, BS. University of Melbourne

MPH, Monash University (Occupational Medicine stream)

Fellow, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) Fellow, Safety Institute Australia

Fellow, Australian Institute of Management.

Professional Memberships:

AFPHM, Royal Australasian College of Physicians No 8318 Member of Tasmanian State Committee RACP

Member, Australia and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (Federal President 2002-2004) Member RACGP No 521019

Member Australian Pain Society No 102829 Member, National Rural Faculty, RACGP

Member & past-councillor of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) Member, International Congress of Occupational Health (ICOH)

Ambassador, Club Melbourne

Specific Experience:

Credentialed and clinical privileges rural, health service inpatients and emergency care Queensland and Tasmania.

Member Tasmanian State Committee, RACP

Emergency medicine, acute and primary care, aeromedical evacuation.

Independent Medical Examiner VWA/TAC Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia Impairment Assessor AMA4/5, WCT3

Designated Medical Practitioner QLD

Medico-legal Reporting and Expert Witness (Occupational Medicine – Safety Critical Industries) Qualified as a Presiding Member, Medical Panels, Victoria

Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow in Preventive Medicine

Risk communication – chemical & biological exposure and infection control.

Editorial Board and peer reviewer for Journal of Health & Safety Research & Practice Specialist consulting for government, business and the community.

Accredited for Impairment Assessment - Core, Spine, Upper and Lower Limbs, Haematological and Infectious Occupational Diseases.

Fitness for Duty, Worksite Assessments

Experienced presiding member for Medical Panels, Victoria; independent medical examiner; impairment examiner (AMA 4,5 and WCT3); fitness for work examiner and return to work advisor.

Until 2007, the principal founding partner of Public Health Management Pty Ltd in Melbourne, and the most experienced and longest serving occupational medical adviser to Emergency Services in Australia. In 1990 awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship in Preventive Medicine.


Primary location: 83 Frankland Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250


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