Steve completed diverse clinical training in intensive care, training in units in the United Kingdom, Queensland and the Northern Territory. He has completed a paediatric intensive care fellowship at the Mater Children’s Hospital, in Brisbane. He has also worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Northern Queensland. In addition to intensive care he is an infectious diseases specialist and continues to work in this capacity at the Alfred and has completed a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Steve’s specific research and clinical interests include infections in critically ill patients and sepsis. He is critical care lead for the National COVID-19 Evidence Taskforce as well as the lead author for the Australian Therapeutic Guidelines chapter on Severe Sepsis. His other interests include intensive care workforce planning, staff stress and patient engagement. He leads a collaboration between the Alfred ICU and Colonial War Memorial Hospital ICU in Fiji to assist in providing educational medical and nursing teams to Fiji. He has also completed a Masters of International Health Leadership at McGill University. Steve was appointed Director of Intensive Care in 2017.