• Location: Sports House Training Room - 375 Albert Road, Albert Park 3206

For this evening event, we are joined by four sports medicine professionals from different disciplines and sports. Simone Muscat, Dr Kade Paterson, Dr Ryan Timmins and Dr Liam West, will share their career stories and provide their top tips for finding work in sports medicine. An event not to be missed by sports medicine students due to graduate this year!

A short panel discussion will be held at the end to give attendees an opportunity to ask their own questions.


Simone’s keen interest in the biomechanics of the body and sporting injuries, especially those of the shoulder and knee, has led her to pursue a career as a Sports Physiotherapist.

Simone’s unique skill-set allows for accurate patient diagnosis and rehabilitation back to all levels of performance, with her passion for improving patient treatment outcomes, performance and quality of life being second to none.

Simone is currently completing her Masters of Sports and Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at La Trobe University, having recently completed her Postgraduate in Sports Physiotherapy in 2016. She is currently working with Carlton AFLW & VFLW teams, Victorian and Australian Hockey teams and has a special interest in treating aerial artists.

Simone is also a member of the Victorian Council of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) & frequently tutors on APA courses.

Dr Kade Paterson is a Certified Sports Podiatrist with Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine at the University of Melbourne. Kade’s clinical career has spanned 15 years, where he works widely with professional and recreational athletes and clubs from around Australia, including his current role with Melbourne United in the National Basketball League. Kade’s research expertise is in lower limb biomechanics during walking and running, and he has a special interest in the clinical and biomechanical effects of foot-based interventions for musculoskeletal conditions. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, is a co-author of a biomechanics textbook and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. He is currently the Victorian director and executive board member for the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and is on the Victorian Council for Sports Medicine Australia.

Ryan Timmins is a Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne) as well part of the High Performance team at the Melbourne Victory Football Club. Prior to moving to Melbourne, Ryan held various roles with the Queensland Academy of Sport Mens Football Program, Brisbane Strikers and Brisbane Roar. During his now 10 years in elite sport, Ryan has been mainly working on athlete injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as facets of strength and conditioning. Ryan completed his PhD at the Australian Catholic University in 2016, focusing on factors which are associated with an increased likelihood of injury and potential interventions to mitigate these risks. Ryan is also a Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association. Ryan continues to undertake research within injury prevention and rehabilitation, with a focus now being on programs which can be implemented in elite sporting environments.

Dr Liam West is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar based at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre.

After completing a Sports Science degree with first class honours, Dr Liam West graduated in Medicine from Cardiff University (Wales, UK) in 2013. He then worked in Oxford for two years as a junior doctor and during this period completed a Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine. He developed his passion for sports medicine working in various environments including as Team Doctor for the U16 England Football (Soccer) team at the Cerebral Palsy Soccer World Cup and for Birmingham City Ladies FC in the Premier League.

He is currently working with teams which include Hawthorn FC, VIC Country AFL Academy and Melbourne Victory.

Dr West is also a Senior Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) and in 2017, was elected the President of the Victorian Council of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). He has multiple publications in respected medical journals, has presented at several international conferences and produces regular BJSM podcasts & blogs with sports and exercise experts from around the world.

Registration is essential as spots are limited

SMA Members – FREE

Non-Members – $20