SPECIALISTS

SPECIALIST OPPORTUNITIES

MAG continually recruit new specialists/allied health professionals to ensure we continue to provide concise and quality reports.  There are no restrictive contracts or exclusivity.  The latter is entirely your choice.

MAG are also happy to fit in with your busy schedule and lifestyle, that is, you determine the amount of consultations and your availability.  You also have the opportunity to travel to any location for medico-legal sessions, our staff taking care of travel arrangements, should you choose to consult regionally or interstate.

At MAG we pay our specialists promptly — in fact, well ahead of the market standard.  We also invest by arranging for your accreditations and professional development, such as hosting the Motor Accidents MAA course, sponsoring attendance for Work Cover WIA, GEPI and COMCARE courses.

We can also promote your reputation by identifying speaking engagements, publishing articles and coordinating internal medical seminars.

MAG is a team, and we regularly host social events including golf days, vineyard trips, opera and sports events.

Please contact us today if you are interested in joining our team.

OUR SPECIALISTS

Dr James Bodel

Dr Bodel is a respected Orthopaedic Surgeon, highly regarded in the medico-legal profession and with expertise in all aspects of general orthopaedics including hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, back, neck and spinal conditions, and orthopaedic trauma. With over 30 years experience in the medicolegal arena, Dr Bodel has vast kn owledge in conducting permanent impairment assessments and reports, independent medical examinations, disability evaluations and dispute resolution. He was involved in the development of the WorkCover NSW guidelines and works with the NSW Workers Compensation Commission to resolve disputes regarding the evaluation of permanent impairment.

Dr Sam Calvin

Dr Sam Calvin is an experienced psychiatrist trained in Melbourne. He has held senior appointments at Forensicare, Victoria and more recently in the ACT where he was the Clinical Director of Acute Psychiatry at Canberra Hospital. He specialises in forensic psychiatric assessments, treatment and rehabilitation of highly complex individuals in the justice system. Dr Calvin has considerable experience providing expert psychiatric testimonies in Victoria, and is now available for Section 32 assessments and fitness for work assessments in Sydney.

Dr Neil Cochrane

Dr Cochrane is a Consultant Neurosurgeon consulting in Southport, Gold Coast and operating at Sunnybank Private Hospital in Sunnybank, Brisbane in Queensland. He is Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and he is committed to providing his patients the very best health care and spinal surgery.  Dr Cochrane has a particular interest in comprehensive spine surgery at all levels of the spine.  He specialises in minimally invasive spinal surgery, lateral and posterior lumbar fusion, cervical fusion and artificial disc replacement. While fully qualified in neurosurgery, Dr Cochrane has focused his practice on spinal surgery.

Dr Ashani Couchman

Dr Ashani Couchman is a reconstructive urologist with a subspecialty interest in Neuro- urology and Transitional urology. She leads the urodynamics service for the Central Adelaide Locum Health Network – South Australia and is the neuro-urologist for the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. As the only Transitional Urologist in the state, she takes a lead role in the transfer of patients with a congenital or acquired urological anomaly from the paediatric to adult setting. Available for face-to-face in Adelaide and telehealth otherwise (upon consultation on the nature of the injury).

Dr John Crock

Dr Crock began medical training at Melbourne University in 1978. In addition to the required six year degree, he spent an extra year working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the Kimberley Ranges – the farthest reaches of North West Australia – working with the local community and the indigenous population. Mr Crock was then elected a staff consultant Plastic Surgeon to Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia as well as having a private practice in Perth. Extensive experience was gained in the area of skin malignancies as well as reconstruction of hand and orthopaedic injuries. Mr Crock moved back to Melbourne in 1997 and has been in practice here since that time.

Dr Nathan Donovan

Dr Nathan Donovan MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA, is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Geelong, specialising in lower limb including reconstructive surgery, joint replacement, adult and paediatric trauma and injury management.

Dr Evan Dryson

Dr Evan Dryson is an experienced occupational medicine specialist of some 30 years standing. He is a previous President of the Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. His interests cover chemical toxicity, occupational cancer, occupational stress and musculoskeletal injuries including occupational overuse syndrome.

Dr Robert Edwards

Dr Robert (Bob) Edwards MBBS, FRACP, FCCP, is a Thoracic Surgeon, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist with significant expertise in Dust Diseases, chronic inflammatory conditions of the lungs and lung cancer. He has significant medicolegal experience working with clients from diverse industries and occupations.

Dr Hugh English

Dr Hugh English is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon who has been working in Queensland for over 30 years. He is involved in ongoing research in arthritis treatments, particularly of the hip and knee, as well as robotic and computer assisted surgery. Dr English has extensive industry experience and has a keen interest in medico-legal report writing. He is also an honorary Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedics at the University of Queensland and is available for consultations in Brisbane.

Dr Todd Gothelf

Dr Todd Gothelf is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in shoulders, ankles and feet. Trained at the prestigious Mt Sinai Medical Centre in New York, he has completed fellowships in Shoulder Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr Gothelf is actively involved in treating and research, is the current VMO at Concord Repatriation Hospital and has extensive training in Australia and overseas. Dr Gothelf is available to write reports for both workers compensation and motor vehicle accident claims.

Dr Peter Gray

Following specialist Orthopaedic training, Dr Gray undertook Fellowships in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgery; Arthroscopic and soft tissue Knee Reconstructive Surgery; and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. Over the next 30 years his principal area of practice involved the operative and non-operative management of disorders of the hip and knee. In addition, Dr Gray has had appointments at Public Hospitals (Ryde and The Children’s Hospital) and Private Hospitals (Norwest and Sydney Adventist) with Emergency Departments that required an on-call Trauma commitment mainly dealing with pelvic and lower limb injuries.

Dr Peter Grossberg

Dr Grossberg is a General Surgeon and Endoscopist. He has a special interest in Laparoscopic Surgery (keyhole) in particular Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs. He is experienced in all facets of general surgery including bowel surgery, breast surgery and gall bladder surgery. Dr Grossberg has also practiced as an endoscopist performing colonoscopies and gastroscopies.

Dr Graham Gumley

Dr Gumley is a surgeon working with hands, wrists and microsurgery. He works in all areas of adult and paediatric hand surgery, with a particular interest in peripheral nerve surgery, reconstructive wrist surgery and and arthroscopy. He has extensive international experience, including training in the US and Australia, and has conducted clinical training in Cambodia.

Dr David Hayes

Dr David Hayes was educated in Brisbane and received his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1989. He completed his Orthopaedic training and was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1999. Dr Hayes research interests are directed to knee surgery and hip arthroscopy. He regularly lectures nationally and internationally. His practice focus is knee surgery, sports injury, joint replacement and arthroscopy including hip and knee arthroscopy.

A.Prof Nigel Hope

A.Prof Nigel Hope is an experienced medico-legal Orthopaedic surgeon with a clinical practice in the heart of Sydney. With more than 20 years’ experience as a surgeon and IME assessor, he delivers timely, clear and credible reports. A popular GP educator, media commentator and University Lecturer, he is at the forefront of Orthopaedic clinical practice, research and innovation. With in-depth understanding of medico-legal issues including public liability, impairment, workplace and MVA cases, he provides comprehensive, unbiased reports where a medical opinion is needed.

Dr Yuk Kai Lee

Dr Yuk Kai Lee is trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. He is an experienced report writer for both Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accidents in NSW. He focuses on upper limbs, lower limbs and the spine, and more specifically on hips and knees. His sub-specialties are the hip, knee and shoulder.

Dr Justin Lewis

Dr Justin Lewis MBBS, BMedSci, MPsychMed, FRANZCP is a consultant psychiatrist in private practice in Melbourne. He also has an extensive medico-legal practice specialising in personal injury matters and a longstanding interest in providing care for compensation patients. His areas of expertise include adjustment disorders, post traumatic stress disorders, abuse, chronic pain, anxiety and depression.

Dr Robin Mitchell

Dr Mitchell is an occupational physician who specialises in musculoskeletal injuries, specifically those of the spine, upper limbs and lower limbs. Dr Mitchell is an experienced report writer for Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fitness for Work and Employment reports.

Dr Mark Ridhalgh


Dr Mark Ridhalgh is an expert orthopaedic surgeon, having trained at the University of Sydney, Harvard University Affiliated Hospital and is accredited to the Prince of Wales Private Hospital. Dr Ridhalgh specialises in joint replacements of the hip, knee and shoulder as well as arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr Ridhalgh is interested in sports injuries and arthritis prevention programs. He has extensive experience writing medico-legal reports, and is available for consultations in Canberra, Newcastle and Sydney.

Dr Thomas Robbins

Dr Tom Robbins is one of Melbourne leading Plastic Surgeons, uses a top team of surgical support staff and operates at accredited major hospitals in Melbourne and Frankston. He is highly patient-focused and sets realistic & achievable expectations. His surgical follow-up and aftercare are exemplary.

Dr Simone Scovall (Ryan)

Dr Simone Scovall (Ryan) is a well-respected Consultant Occupational Physician with wide experience in general occupational medicine. Dr Ryan is one of our most used specialists, focusing on 130-week, work capacity and eligibility reports for VWA work. In 2021, her report turnaround time from time of assessment and back in the hands of the referring client is under 2 days from time of assessment. Dr Ryan has been responsible for developing workplace health and safety procedures, and risk assessment policies for major employers in Australia, including QANTAS, Jetstar, and Sydney Water.

A. Prof Michael Shatwell

A.Prof Shatwell has wide interests in Orthopaedics including hip and knee replacement surgery as well as hand, foot and ankle problems. Further Orthopaedic experience included 5 years as a Lecturer in Orthopaedics at Liverpool University with clinical duties at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, Halton General Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. A/P Shatwell worked as Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wanganui Hospital for 15 years.

Dr John Sheehy

Dr Sheehy is a prominent neurosurgeon who has performed in excess of 12,000 Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Operative cases. He has extensive experience in trans sphenoidal surgery for Pituitary Tumours and has been at the forefront in the evolution of surgical techniques for these tumours.

Dr Glen Smith

Dr Smith has experience in medicolegal psychiatry having prepared reports for criminal and civil matters and the NSW Coroner.Dr Smith has an interest in the assessment and management of addictive disorders and ADHD. He has a special interest in the treatment of alcohol use disorders and has experience with prescription of medications such as Naltrexone (Revia, including using the Sinclair Method), Acamprosate (Campral), Disulfiram (Antabuse) and Baclofen. Dr Smith is able to provide followup appointments with video conferencing for people who live in rural / regional areas, after initial assessment in Sydney.

Dr Ronald Thomson

Dr Ronald Thomson is a General Practioner who has been practicing for over 60 years, including in general surgery and trauma across NSW. Dr Thomson is an experienced medico-legal report writer and has provided over 40,000 assessments since he began writing reports in 1986. He has had extensive practical rehabilitation and occupational medicine experience associated directly with trauma and orthopaedics. Dr Thomson can write on a wide range of matters, including all musculoskeletal injuries, fitness for duty and worksite assessments.

MAG ISO 9001 Accreditation

MAG is proud to announce that we are now an ISO 9001 accredited organisation. ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized certificate for the recognition of exceptional quality management systems. Our quality management system covers the entire medicolegal report process, and we are please to continue to deliver exceptional service to our clients. MAG is committed to constantly improving our systems and processes to provide an easy experience for our clients.