Colonel Isaac Seidl is a specialist medical administrator and general practitioner. He completed his medical degree at UWA, then undertook a variety of Army appointments across all military environments, before being appointed to Qld Health. Following a period of study sabbatical, he returned to the Australian Army. He holds the rank of Colonel. Colonel Seidl has published in the literature and presented at national and international conferences. His academic interests include crisis leadership, clinical governance and ethics. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in Public Health at James Cook University.