Dr Andrew porteous résumé

Dr Andrew Porteous

Occupation Physician | MB ChB, FAFOEM, FFOM, FRNZCGP, PGDipTravMed, PGDipPharm, CIME

Dr Andrew Porteous is a Consultant Specialist Occupational Physician experienced in all aspects of occupational injury/illness and musculoskeletal medicine. He is skilled in providing a range of fitness for work assessments, return to work programmes and injury management strategies.

Dr Porteous also specialises in rehabilitation reviews, worksite hazard and risk consideration, and preparation of permanent impairment assessments and reports. Further, he is qualified in Travel and Tropical Medicine, Health Impact Assessments, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy.

Previously, Dr Porteous trained and worked in New Zealand and the UK. In Australia he has worked for Rio Tinto and was Chief Medical Officer at Kellogg Joint Venture Gorgon. Currently in private practice, Dr Porteous also serves as Chief Medical Advisor for Roy Hill Iron Ore. Dr Porteous holds several accreditations in provision of Permanent Impairment Assessment across multiple states in Australia. Additionally, he is accredited as a Certified Independent Medical Examiner, ABIME. Dr Porteous maintains Continuing Professional Development and attends conferences and meetings, nationally and overseas.

Current position

  • Consultant Occupational Physician, ASSESS Medical Group

Special areas of expertise

  • Occupational Injury and Illness
  • Fitness for Work Assessment
  • Functional Capacity
  • Musculoskeletal Impairment Assessment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Independent Medical Evaluations

Professional associations

  • Fellow, Royal Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Fellow, Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians (Ireland)
  • Fellow, Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

Qualifications, accreditations and awards

  • WorkCover NSW SIRA – Permanent Impairment Assessor
  • NSW Motor Accident SIRA – Authorised Health Practitioner
  • WorkCover WA – Approved Medical Specialist
  • WorkCover Tasmania – Approved Medical Specialist
  • WorkSafe Victoria – Independent Impairment Assessor
  • GEPI 2 – Guidelines for Evaluation of Permanent Impairment – Office of Fair and Safe Work Qld Dept of Justice and Attorney-General
  • AMA 4th Edition
  • AMA 5th Edition

Consulting areas

  • QLD
  • NSW
  • WA