About the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee

The Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC) is an independent statutory body established under Part 7 of the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020 (Cth) which prior to 1 July 2020, was established by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006 (Cth).

The ASDMAC members are directly appointed by the Federal Minister for Sport and it operates independently of Sports Integrity Australia.

ASDMAC performs its functions in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code), the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, the Sport Integrity Australia Act 2020 and the NAD scheme.

ASDMAC consists of a Chair, 6 Primary Panel Members and 3 Review Panel Members. The members are senior specialist doctors who are all trained in Sport and Exercise Medicine and have broad experience in professional, Olympic and Paralympic sports as well as anti-doping medicine. This group is responsible for the assessment of TUEs and provision of anti-doping related medical advice to Sport Integrity Australia, sporting bodies and doctors.

Members of ASDMAC

Dr Susan White AM — Chair

MBBS (Hons), FACSEP, HonFellowMonash

  • Member, World Anti-Doping Agency TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) - Expert Group
  • Selection Advisory Committee, National sports Tribunal
  • Member, PGA TUE Committee
  • Chief Medical Officer, Netball Australia
  • Chief Medical Officer, Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Sports Physician at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, Melbourne
  • Sports Physician, Australian Open Tennis
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Monash University
  • Editorial Board - Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 
  • Medical Director, Australian Paralympic team Atlanta 1996, Madrid 1992 (intellectually disabled)
  • Medical Executive, Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006
  • Team Doctor, Australian Olympic Team, Beijing 2008
  • Medical Director Australian Team, Youth Olympics, Singapore 2010
  • Deputy Medical Director Australian Olympic Team, London 2012

A/Prof Carolyn Broderick – Primary Panel Member

MBBS (Hons), FACSP, PhD

  • Staff specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW
  • Chief Medical Officer Tennis Australia & Australian Open
  • Member Medical Advisory Panel NRL
  • Team physician Australian women’s tennis (Fed Cup) team
  • Member National Sports Tribunal
  • Deputy Medical Director Australian Team, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020/21
  • Deputy Medical Director Australian Team, Rio Olympic Games 2016
  • Medical Director of the Australian Youth Olympic Team Nanjing 2014
  • Headquarters Doctor Australian Team London Olympic Games 2012
  • Member IOC panel on Age Determination in Elite Adolescent Athletes

Dr David Humphries – Primary Panel Member

MBBS (Hons), CCPU, DRACOG, FRACGP, FACSP, FFSEM (UK)

  • Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician, Hobart, Tasmania
  • Editorial Board Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
  • Medical Officer AFL Tasmania
  • Medical Officer Tasmanian Jockeys Association
  • Medical Officer WTA Hobart International
  • Clinical Lecturer, Clinical School of Medicine, University of Tasmania
  • Convener International Syllabus in Sport and Exercise Medicine Group
  • Examiner ACSEP
  • Past President ACSEP

Dr Andrew Potter – Primary Panel Member

MBBS, DRCOG, FACSP, FASMF

  • Sport & Exercise Physician, Orthopaedics SA, Ashford, SA
  • Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide
  • Past President and Member of Executive, AFL Doctors Association
  • Medical Advisor, AFL Players Association
  • Member, AFL Players Association Risk Management Committee
  • Member, AFL Players Association Injury Hardship Board
  • Member, AFL Illicit Drug Medical Panel
  • Member, AFL Healthcare Oversight Committee
  • Independent Sideline Sport & Exercise Physician, AFLW Competition
  • Tournament Physician, Adelaide International Tennis Tournament

Dr Anik Shawdon – Primary Panel Member

MBBS, FACSEP, Dip Sports Med (Lond)

  • Sport and Exercise Physician, Brighton, Victoria
  • Talent Pathway Medical Officer, AFL
  • Consulting Sports Physician, Cabrini Hospital ED Sports Injury Clinic
  • Player Sports Physician, Australian Open Tennis
  • Independent Medical Advisor, Big Bash League
  • Chief Medical Officer, National Basketball League (NBL)
  • Headquarters Doctor, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020
  • Member Australian Football League Tribunal (anti-doping)
  • Member ICC TUEC
  • Medical Director, Melbourne Victory Football Club 2005-2013
  • Sports Medicine Consultant/Acting Medical Convenor Victorian Institute of Sport 2000-2015
  • Deputy Medical Director, Melbourne Commonwealth Games, 2006

Dr Larissa Trease - Primary Panel Member

BMedSci(Hons) MBBS(Hons) FACSP Cert ED (ACEM)

  • Sport and Exercise Physician (Canberra)
  • Sport Integrity Australia, Medical Advisor
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania School of Medicine, Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments
  • ASADA Medical Advisor (2019-June 2020)
  • Team Doctor, Australian Olympic Team (Rowing, Rio 2016)
  • Principal Medical Officer, Rowing Australia (2012-2016)
  • Olympic Winter Institute of Australia & NSWIS Winter Medical Provider (ongoing)
  • Team Doctor for the 2014 Australian Olympic Winter Team (Sochi 2014)
  • Medical Director Australia Youth Olympic Winter Team (Innsbruck 2012)
  • Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Paralympic Team (2008 Beijing Games)
  • Oceania National Olympic Committees Medical Commission (2013-2016)

Dr Mark Young – Primary Panel Member

MBBS, FACSP, FFSEM (UK), DRCOG

  • Sports Physician and co-director Qsports Medicine in Brisbane
  • Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Diving Team. 
  • State Medical Officer to the Queensland Cricket (Bulls, Heat and Fire).
  • ICC Chief Medical Officer T20 Women's World Cup Australia 2020
  • ACSP Registrar Training Supervisor
  • Honorary Research Fellow at the Stem Cell Laboratory, Translational Research Institute (QUT), Brisbane

Dr Grace Bryant OAM – Review Panel Member

MBBS, Grad Dip Sports Science, FASMF, FACSP

  • Sport and Exercise Physician in private practice at Sports Medicine at Sydney University.
  • ASDMAC Member since 2007
  • Medical Officer Australian Olympic Team at Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Belling 2008 and London 2012
  • Medical Director Australian Commonwealth Games Team Gold Coast 2018 and Glasgow 2014; Deputy Medical Director Melbourne 2006 and Beijing 2010; Medical Officer Manchester 20220 and Kuala Lumpur 1998.
  • Medical Director Australian Commonwealth Games Youth Team at Samoa 2015
  • Chair, Performance and Healthcare Advisory Group, Commonwealth Games Australia
  • Chair, International Netball Medical Commission
  • Member, COVID-19 Sport and Advisory Committee, Australian Government Dept of Health. 2020
  • Previously Chief Medical Officer Netball Australia
  • Previously Chief Medical Officer Australian Women’s Water Polo
  • Previously President Sports Medicine Australia (NSW)
  • Sports Australia Hall of Fame, General Member, inducted 2017
  • Awarded Australian Sports Medal 2000
  • Awarded Medal of the Order (OAM) for services to Sports Medicine and Community 2008

Dr Kylie Shaw – Review Panel Member

MBChB (Otago), MSpMed (Melb), FACSEP

  • ACT Cricket State Medical Officer 2016-present
  • Canberra Raiders NRL Club Doctor 2006-2007
  • Prime Ministers Australian XV Rugby Union Team, Japan Tour 2006
  • Stitching Doctor Brumbies Rugby Union Super 14 Rugby 2006-2007
  • Australian Provincial Rugby Championship (ACT Team Doctor) 2006-2007
  • Chief Medical Officer for Basketball, Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006
  • Australian Under 22 Mens Basketball Team 2004-2005 (Basketball Australia)
  • Melbourne University Blues Football Club (ARF) 2002-2003
  • Melbourne University Sport Team Physician, Australian University Games 2002-2003
  • World University Games Australian Team Physician, World University Games 2003 Daegu, South Korea
  • Commonwealth Games 2006 Polyclinic Coverage Athletes Village
  • Arafura Games 2005 Darwin
  • World Deaflympic Games 2005 Melbourne
  • Youth Commonwealth Games 2004 Bendigo, International Rugby Sevens Tournament
  • Australian Masters Games 2004 Alice Springs
  • Inter-Collegiate Rugby Tournament, Melbourne University 2003
  • World Masters Games 2002 Melbourne
  • Netball National Championships 2003 Doctor Available for Consultation
  • Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians
  • Content Writer ACSEP Module Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport
  • Clinical Examiner for ACSEP Fellowship Exams 2018-present

Dr Geoffrey Thompson – Review Panel Member 

MB BS, FACSP

  • 2020 Northern Territory Australia of the Year
  • Sports Physician at Territory Sportsmedicine
  • Chief Medical Officer, Australian Paralympic Team
  • Medical Director, Central Australian Masters Games
  • Tennis Australia – Northern Territory
  • Cricket Australia – Northern Territory
  • Medical Officer – Territory Thunder AFL (NEAFL)