Meet Our Team
Professor Jeffrey M Hamdorf AM
Professor Hamdorf is an Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon with special interests in upper GI surgery including laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypasses for the management of morbid obesity, pancreato-billiary & oesophago-gastric surgery, diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopic anti reflux surgery and general surgery.
Professor Hamdorf was the inaugural Professor of Medical Education at The University of Western Australia and is a former Head of the School of Surgery at the University. He also has an active involvement in the affairs of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
He is a founding Director of the Bariatrics Australia Research Centre and founding Director of the Australian Institute of Weight Control. He established Western Surgical Health in Perth which is regarded as a leader in the team approach to morbid obesity.
He has many contemporary research and training interests both nationally and internationally. Academic interests include management of upper gastroinestinal malignancies as well as a prominent interest in surgical education, in particular skills training.
In 2019 Professor Hamdorf's significant service to medical education, and to medicine, in the field of bariatric surgery was recognised by his appointment as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
Clinical Associate Professor Hairul Ahmad
Clinical Associate Professor Hairul Ahmad is a Consultant Upper GI and General Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor with CTEC and The University of Western Australia’s Medical School.
Associate Professor Ahmad has been extensively involved with surgical education over several years and has designed, convened and instructed on a number of CTEC’s laparoscopic surgery workshops for junior doctors and surgeons-in-training. He is also involved in teaching final year medical students at The University of Western Australia. Associate Professor Ahmad is interested in the role of AI and mobile devices in surgical education, as well as non-technical skills in surgical education.
A graduate of Monash Medical School in Victoria, Australia, Associate Professor Ahmad is an Australian fellow in:
Emergency Medicine – with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
General Surgery – with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Associate Professor Ahmad has also completed sub speciality training in:
Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery – with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons with further training in England.
Endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic) – with the Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA).
Associate Professor Ahmad has completed his Master In Surgery programme in the topic of Laparoscopic Surgical Courses at The University of Western Australia. His dedication to surgical education at CTEC was recognised recently with the conferral of CTEC Diamond Convenor status.
Dr Anand Trivedi
Dr Anand Trivedi is a Senior Lecturer with CTEC and a Consultant General and Acute Care Surgeon, with extensive experience gained working in various WA public hospitals.
Dr Trivedi arrived in Australia from India in 2008 where he had completed his early medical training. Initially Dr Trivedi worked as a fellow in the Acute Surgical Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth. After finishing two years of post-fellowship training in acute care surgery he also works as a consultant surgeon at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospital Group. He also gained valuable experience at Rockingham Hospital and Bunbury Hospital and also spent time at various WA Country Health Services Hospital as a Consultant Surgeon.
Before commencing General Surgery training, Dr Trivedi spent time in various surgical sub-specialties like Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Neurosurgery as an unaccredited registrar. These specialties helped Dr Trivedi gain invaluable experience adding to his overall expertise as a General Surgeon.
Recently Dr Trivedi helped found Hollywood Urgent General Surgeons (HUGS) at Hollywood Private Hospital to coincide with the opening of Hollywood Private Hospital’s ER department in late 2021.
- Surgical Examiner at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) for Clinical Examination, UWA and Notre Dame University
- Recipient of “Excellence in Surgical Teaching” award by General Surgeons Australia (GSA)
- State teaching conveyor of surgical teaching of all surgical trainees in Western Australia
- Member of AusPEN (Australian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition) with a special interest in preoperative nutrition of surgical patients
- Member of the ANZ Hernia Society, with a special interest in complex hernia management
- Member of Australia and New Zealand Association for Surgery of Trauma (ANZAST)
Maggie Cowie manages the team who run over 200 workshops and educational events a year at CTEC. She is involved with workshop development and evaluation and liaises with industry for partnership development at CTEC.
Nathan Brouwer provides specialist technical support within the Hill Medical and Surgical Workshop and ensures compliance with regulations and standards. Nathan also liaises with industry contacts to provide specialised equipment and experimental models for CTEC workshops.
Lorna Christie coordinates Master Classes and organises educational meetings and workshops for clients in the medical device industry to ensure they meet educational expectations and professional development requirements.
John Linehan has over 25 years of experience in medical education in Australia and the United Kingdom. He is responsible for coordinating all aspects of CTEC's Core Skills and Cutting Edge workshops for medical professionals, including the development of workshop program material and evaluation processes, liaison with workshop Convenors, Faculty and the medical industry, and overseeing the smooth running of workshop programs. John also works with key medical Colleges to facilitate CPD approvals and accreditations for Core Skills and The Cutting Edge workshops.
Shellen Redman is a UWA graduate with 5 years experience teaching Human Anatomy to undergraduate and postgraduate health science students.
Shellen coordinates all the technical aspects and specimen dissections required for running CTEC’s medical and surgical workshops and ensures that they are conducted efficiently and ethically. She works with Convenors and industry partners to ensure that specific quality surgical equipment and instrumentation is available for attendees attending the workshops. Shellen also assists in teaching surgical anatomy and supports academic staff at The University of Western Australia with research projects that are conducted in the Hill Surgical Workshop.
Jody Salter has wide ranging experience in marketing and communications for the tertiary education sector. She coordinates CTEC workshop and event promotional campaigns, direct marketing initiatives and communications activities at CTEC.
Seng Sengsourinho liaises with the Department of Health WA and the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network's Clinical Implementation Unit regarding CTEC activity reports and funding initiatives.
Sam Thompson has an extensive background in training, assessment and quality assurance in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Sam coordinates the UWA Master of Surgery and the Medical Student Associates Programs at CTEC. Sam also manages CTEC's administration requirements and provides executive support to senior management.