Dr Clare Wood

Consultant Occupational and Environmental Physician
Dr Clare Wood

Dr Clare Wood is a Consultant Occupational and Environmental Physician (OEP) with more than five years’ industry experience. She graduated from medicine in Birmingham, UK in 2004 and that year was awarded the Arthur Thompson Prize for Services to the Medical School. Prior to this, she gained her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Sports and Exercise Science at the same university. 

Dr Wood moved to Australia in 2007, initially working at the Royal Brisbane Hospital as an Emergency Registrar with Queensland Health. It was during her work with Medibank Health Solutions that her interest in occupational health began and she went on to further her skills and knowledge by training to be a Fellow in Occupational Medicine.

In 2016, she was appointed to the position of Occupational Health Physician with the Department of Natural Mines and Resources in Queensland and her role included working on the implementation of the recommendations from the Monash Review to improve the respiratory health surveillance of coal mine workers. She is currently a consultant Occupational and Environmental Physician with OccPhyz Consulting, consulting across Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Dr Wood holds a membership with AMROA as a MRO. She is a tutor with Griffith University in clinical skills to medical students. She is currently a member of the Human Research and Ethics Committee (HREC) for Ramsay Health Care. Dr Wood recently completed her SIRA NSW (MAA) course for providing independent medical examinations. She is currently undertaking further courses in permanent impairment to assist her in private practice.

QUALIFICATIONS
FAFOEM (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) Australia (2017)
Graduate Diploma, Occupational Medicine, Health & Safety, Edith Cowan University (2014)
MBChB, University of Birmingham, UK (2004)
BSc (Hons), Sport and Exercise Science, University of Birmingham, UK (1999)

MEDICO-LEGAL ACCREDITATION
SIRA NSW (MAA) Assessor (2017)
Authorised Health Professional – National Rail (2013-present)
Accredited Medical Inspector of Seaman – Australian Maritime Safety Authority (2012-present)

COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Medical Representative – (HREC) Ramsay Health Care, Brisbane (2016-present)
Trainee Representative on Education Committee – AFOEM (RACP) (2013-2015)
Co-Chair of ATM Organising Committee – AFOEM (RACP) (2014-2015)
Australasian Medical Review Officers Association Member, Medical Review Officer (2013-present)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Tutor Clinical Skills – Griffith University, Brisbane (2015-present)
Occupational Medicine Registrar – Resile Brisbane (2015-2016) / Sonic Health Plus Brisbane (2013–15)
Senior Clinic Doctor – Medibank Health Solutions, Brisbane (2012-2013)
Medical Advisor – Medibank Health Solutions, Brisbane (2010-2012)
Emergency Registrar – Queensland Health, Brisbane (2007-2009)
Junior Doctor – NHS, Birmingham, UK (2004-2007)

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
Occupational Medicine | Health Surveillance | Drug & Alcohol | Respiratory Health

ASSESSMENT SPECIALITIES
Fitness for Work Assessments | Worksite Assessments | Health Surveillance