Brad is an Aboriginal man of the Kamilaroi people of North West NSW and currently owns a private general practice on the outskirts of Bundaberg, Queensland with a focus on Veteran and Indigenous Health as well as mainstream general practice.
Brad joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Junior Recruit at the age of 15 and served for six years reaching the rank of Leading Seaman Medical before advancing his career as an Intensive Care Paramedic and ultimately pursuing a career in medicine at the age of 35.
He has been involved in many activities within his career to advance aspects of healthcare for the rural/remote, indigenous and veteran and family communities. He has been actively involved in the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Mental Health Pilot of DVA and has a passion for the general and mental health and wellbeing of veterans and those who support them.
He holds various posts in leadership roles within the medical community including Chair of the Wide Bay Clinical Council, Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health at Bond University and Founding Chair and current Provost of the RACGP National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. He is the proud recipient of the 2016 Indigenous Doctor of the Year and in 2003 as a medical student was awarded the AMA Best Individual Contribution to Healthcare in Australia.