Posts By: Fil

Royal Australian Airforce Specialist Reserve

Nicola feels very privileged to be a Specialist Reservist in the Royal Australian Airforce, attached to 1st Expeditionary Health Squadron at Amberley Airforce base. Nicola provides specialist orthopaedic services to the RAAF whilst in barracks or deployed.  This has included an orthopaedic clinic at Amberley Airforce Base once a fortnight and several deployments within Australia. … Read more

Videoconference Your Follow Up Appointment

Nicola can call you on a video chat for your follow up appointment.  This service is secure and super convenient.  Please let Amber know if you would like to have your appointment via videoconference; you’ll get a text message when it’s time to chat, and need an internet connection.

Lautoka Hospital in Fiji

Nicola has recently had the privileged opportunity to volunteer her skills as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Lautoka Hospital in Fiji as part of the Orthopaedic Outreach Programme.  She performed surgery and supervised local surgeons which included fractured hips and patella tendon reconstructions, as part of a busy and very fulfilling week.

Teaching Junior Surgeons

Nicola recently spent two days at James Cook University in Cairns teaching young surgeons the finer points of anatomy & surgical approaches.  It was an excellent educational opportunity for the junior doctors, and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone involved.  Nicola is a Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the University of Queensland.

Nicola is leading research into the use of 3D printing for patients

Nicola is leading research into the use of 3D printing for patients with pelvic fractures at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. This involves creating a 3D model of the patients fractured pelvis from CT scans, to allow for better planning prior to surgery, providing a valuable education resource for training surgeons, and improving patient outcomes through… Read more