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.

ASDMAC BIOs

Dr White AM — Chair

MBBS (Hons), FACSEP, HonFellowMonash

  • Chair, World Anti-Doping Agency TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) - Expert Group
  • Selection Advisory Committee, National Sports Tribunal 
  • Chief Medical Officer and Director of Performance Health, Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Sports Physician, Australian Open Tennis
  • 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
  • Chief Medical Officer, Netball Australia 2019-2022, 2003-08

Dr Anik Shawdon – Primary Panel Member

MBBS, FACSEP, Dip Sports Med (Lond)

  • Medical Director, Talent Pathways and Community, AFL
  • Consulting Sports Physician, Victoria Institute of Sport
  • Player Sports Physician, Australian Open Tennis
  • Chief Medical Officer, A-League Football
  • Independent Medical Officer, National Basketball League (NBL)
  • Headquarters Doctor, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020
  • Member Australian Football League Tribunal (anti-doping)
  • Member ICC TUEC
  • Member FIBA TUEC
  • Medical Director, Melbourne Victory Football Club 2005-2013
  • Deputy Medical Director, Melbourne Commonwealth Games, 2006

A/Prof Carolyn Broderick – Primary Panel Member

MBBS (Hons), FACSP, PhD

  • Medical Director Australian Olympic Team, Paris Olympic Games 2024
  • Chief Medical Officer Tennis Australia & Australian Open
  • Staff specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences UNSW Sydney
  • Team physician Australian women’s tennis (Billie Jean Cup) team
  • Member National Sports Tribunal
  • Member Medical Commission Australian Olympic Committee
  • Deputy Medical Director Australian Team, Rio Olympic Games 2016
  • Medical Director of the Australian Youth Olympic Team Nanjing 2014
  • Team Physician Australian Olympic Team, Sydney 2000 & London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Member IOC panel on Age Determination in Elite Adolescent Athletes

Dr Larissa Trease - Primary Panel Member

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

  • PhD Candidate, La Trobe Sport & Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM) & Australian IOC Research Centre
  • Sport & Exercise Physician, Australian Institute of Sport (ongoing)
  • Team Doctor, Australian Cross-Country Ski Team (ongoing)
  • World Rowing, Sports Medicine Commission, Member (ongoing)
  • Player Health Team Member, Australian Open (2024)
  • ASADA / Sport Integrity Australia Medical Advisor (2019-Jan 2021)
  • 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 David Humphries OAM – Primary Panel Member

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

  • Medical Officer Tasmanian Jockeys Association
  • Medical Officer Tasmania Jack Jumpers NBL 
  • Casual Clinical Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania
  • Past President ACSEP
  • Editorial Board Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine

Dr Peter Steele – Primary Panel Member

MBBS, FACSP, FRACGP, Dip MSM (Otago)

  • Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician, Perth WA
  • Chief Medical Officer Hockey Australia
  • Sports physician to WA Institute of Sport
  • Team Doctor Perth Lynx basketball
  • Team Doctor Western Force rugby team 2006-2008
  • Team Doctor Fremantle Dockers AFL team 2009-2020
  • Australian Commonwealth Games team doctor Melbourne 2006 (Hockey)
  • Australian Olympic team doctor Beijing 2008, London 2012 (Hockey)
  • Australian Olympic team Medical Headquarters doctor Rio 2016

Dr Warren McDonald – Primary Panel Member

BSc MBBS, FACSEP, GCACE(Sprt), HonD(University of Canberra)

  • Australian Institute of Sport 1990 – 2000, 2020 – present
  • Private practice 2001 – 2019
  • Australian Men’s Water Polo team doctor 1994 – 2000
  • Olympic Games Australian team doctor 1996, 2000
  • Brumbies Super Rugby team doctor 1997, 1999 – 2009
  • Wallabies team doctor 2005, 2006, 2008 – 2013
  • Wallaroos team doctor 2022
  • Chief Medical Officer Australian Rugby Union / Rugby Australia (Rugby AU) 2010 – present
  • World Rugby Medical Commission 2011 – present
  • Oceania Rugby SSSM Advisory Group Chair 2013 – 2016, Member 2017 – 2019
  • Oceania Rugby Medical Injury Prevention Group / Player Welfare Committee Chair 2019 – present
  • SANZA(A)R Medical Commission Chair 2013 – 2016, Member 2017 – present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Canberra 2008 – present
  • World Rugby Medical Educator, Senior Medical Educator, Medical Trainer, Course Director 2014 – present
  • Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians Management of Sports Trauma Course Educator 2019 - present
  • Board Member, ACT Physical Activity Foundation 2011 – present
  • Member, Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee 2022 – present

Dr Kylie Shaw – Review Panel Member

MBChB (Otago), MSpMed (Melb), FACSEP

  • UC Capitals WNBL Medical Officer
  • 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 Men's 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 Mark Young – Review Panel Member

MBBS, FACSP, FFSEM (UK), DRCOG

  • Sports Physician and co-director Qsports Medicine in Brisbane
  • ICC Chief Medical Officer T20 Women's World Cup Australia 2020
  • ACSEP Registrar QLD Training Supervisor 2000 – current 

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.
  • Consultant Sport and Exercise Physician at New South Wales Institute of Sport
  • 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 Birmingham 2022, 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
  • Previously Chair, International Netball Medical Commission
  • Previously Member, COVID-19 Sport and Advisory Committee, Australian Government Dept of Health
  • 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
  • Netball Australia Hall of Fame, General Member, inducted 2012
  • Netball NSW Hall of Fame and Life Member
  • Awarded Australian Sports Medal 2000
  • Awarded Medal of the Order (OAM) for services to Sports Medicine and Community 2008