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Dr Richard Brown

Sports Physician - Co-Medical Director Qsportsmedicine
Richard is a Sports Physician specialising in sports, musculoskeletal and exercise medicine.  He graduated from medicine at the University of NSW in 1996 and following further study became a fully qualified GP in 2001. In 2005 he completed his fellowship with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. He received the award for the most outstanding candidate in 2004.

Richard is trained in the management of all sporting injuries with a personal interest in the football codes (Soccer, AFL, Rugby Union and Rugby League), Basketball and the Performing Arts. He is currently consultant to the New Zealand Warriors rugby league team. He has completed research in Aprotinin for the management of tendon injuries and this is one of Richard's interest fields.


Dr Mark Young

Sports Physician - Co-Medical Director Qsportsmedicine
Mark qualified in London in 1984. He spent 7 years in rural general practice in Alice Springs, before undertaking his specialist fellowship training for the Australasian College of Sports Physicians and Exercise Medicine (ACSEP) at the AIS in Canberra.

Mark is an experienced Medicare recognised specialist in sports, complex musculoskeletal and exercise medicine. Mark is further sub-specialised in non-operative spinal conditions and is skilled in CT guided spinal injections. Mark receives spinal referrals from GPs, spinal/neurosurgeons, pain management specialists and physiotherapists.

Mark is also an expert in diagnosing and treating complex non-operative musculoskeletal conditions such as pelvic, hip and shoulder pain. He is trained in interventional ultrasound guided interventions, to complement the management of most musculoskeletal pathologies.

Current Appointments:

  • Committee Member - ASDMAC (Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority), Commonwealth Govt., Canberra
  • Registrar Clinical Training Supervisor- ACSEP
  • Specialist Sports Physician - Cricket Australia Cardiac Panel.

Past Appointments have included:

  • State Medical Officer - Queensland Bulls, Queensland Fire and the Brisbane Heat.
  • Medical Director - National Cricket Centre, Brisbane.
  • Chief Medical Officer - The Australian Diving Team
  • Medical Director - ICC Women's World Cup Cricket (2020)
  • Australian Men's Team Doctor - Australia v Pakistan (2018), Dubai.
  • Australian Men's Team Doctor - T20 Triangular Series - Australia, NZ and England (2018).
  • Australian Men's Team Doctor - Australian ODI World Cup Cricket Team (2016), India.
  • Medical Director (QLD) to the Cricket World Cup (2015)
  • Team Doctor - Triathlon Australia, Rio Olympic Games (2016)
  • Chief Medical Officer - Australian Triathlon Team (2008-2016) and the Australian Softball Team (2000-2016).
  • Senior Honorary Research Fellow - Musculoskeletal stem cell therapies, the Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane.
  • Honorary Research Fellow - Translational Research Institute (QUT) and Brisbane & Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane.
  • Team Doctor - Brisbane Roar Football Club, Queensland Reds Rugby Union team, and Queensland Firebirds Netball Team.
Dr Martin Smith

Sports Physician

Dr Smith graduated from the University of Nottingham in the UK, before completing his initial two post-graduate years working in the NHS. He then moved to Australia to pursue a career in Sports Medicine and was initially based on the Gold Coast. He spent time training in Emergency Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery to give him vital skills required for Sports Medicine, before enrolling in the Australasian College of Sports and Exercise Physicians training program.

Martin is actively involved in education and research. He is currently undertaking research into exercise prescription for patients following cardiac events, as well as the management of ACL injuries and has previously conducted research into inherited cardiomyopathies, as well as sports-related hand and ankle injuries. He coordinates regular educational programs for Queensland-based physiotherapists and doctors on musculoskeletal conditions.

Current Appointments:

  • State Medical Officer - Queensland Bulls, Queensland Fire and the Brisbane Heat.
  • Medical Director - National Cricket Centre, Brisbane.
  • Chief Medical Officer - Queensland Academy of Sport Rowing Program
  • Chief Medical Officer - Queensland Firebirds
  • Chief Medical Officer - Young Socceroos (Australia under-20s Soccer Team).

Past Appointments:

    • Queensland State of Origin – Assistant Doctor 2017-2019
    • Gold Coast Titans - Team Doctor 2018-2019
    • Queensland Reds Academy Doctor – 2019-2020
    • The Wallabies – Concussion and Head Injury Assessment Doctor 2017-present
    • Queensland Reds – Concussion and Head Injury Assessment Doctor 2017-present
    • Indigenous All-Stars Women’s Rugby League Team - 2019
    • Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 – Rugby 7s Tournament Doctor
    • Brisbane Bullets Basketball – Team Doctor 2016-2018
    • Brisbane International Tennis Tournament – Assistant Doctor 2017
    • Brisbane Global 10s Rugby Union – Tournament Physician 2018
    • Brisbane City NRC Rugby Union – Team Doctor 2017-2018
    • Easts Rugby League – Team Doctor 2018
    • Easts Rugby Union – Team Doctor 2017
    • Morningside Panthers Australian Rules Club – Team Doctor 2016

Martin enjoys helping anyone to rid themselves of their musculoskeletal problems, from athletes to those who don’t regularly exercise, but are prevented from doing what they want by pain or dysfunction. He specialises in the management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, as well as low back, shoulder and knee pain.

He is looking forward to helping you on your way to recovery today.

Sports Medicine Registrars

Dr Anna Topping (Currently on leave)

Anna is a Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrar on the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) Specialist Training Program. Dr Topping graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011 and  gained experience in Emergency and Orthopeadics before beginning her fellowship in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She has trained at Westmead Children’s Hospital Institute of Sports Medicine and the Australian Institute of Sport and has now returned to her home base in Brisbane.

Dr Topping has experience working with all levels of football, rugby union and league including feeder teams for the Manly sea eagles and the team doctor for NRLW bulldogs. Dr Topping was the CMO for the Warriors NRL in 2022. She has enjoyed team travelling with rowing Australia and most recently providing travel medical care for Para archery Australia accompanying them to their world competitions leading up to the 2024 para-Olympic games.  In addition, Dr Topping continues to provide support for motorcross Australia.

She has an interest in all aspects of sports and exercise medicine and enjoys helping you with your journey to recovery from musculoskeletal issues.

Dr Danielle Jacobs

Daniëlle is a Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrar on the Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians (ACSEP) Specialist Training Program who has joined the team at Qsports in 2023.

After obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree, where she Double Majored in Psychology and Sport & Exercise Science, Daniëlle was awarded a Summer Research Scholarship and subsequently obtained her Medical Degree all through the University of Auckland in New Zealand. She then gained experience working at all of Auckland’s tertiary public hospitals in a variety of medical and surgical specialties before transitioning to working in the community as a contracted Doctor in General Practice and Urgent Care.

Whilst working Daniëlle has completed further training and courses through World Rugby and the American Spinal Injury Association on immediate pitch-side assessment, player welfare and team-based care, and has also attained her Diploma in Football Medicine through FIFA.

Daniëlle’s passion and early exposure to Sport and Exercise Medicine grew from her own love for and participation in a variety of sports from a young age. Daniëlle represented her age-group regionally at the New Zealand National High School Athletics Championships in both track and field, and represented Auckland at National competitions in field hockey for over a decade. Her sporting career highlights include the honour of being selected for the New Zealand Under 16 Women’s Hockey team as well as representing the Auckland Women’s team in the National Hockey League whilst still at high school.

With a strong background working in contact sport, Daniëlle has an interest in concussion assessment and management. She is currently undertaking research alongside experts in the field to help contribute towards improving outcomes in sport-related concussion. Daniëlle has a strong belief that exercise has great benefits for all both as medicine in acute injury and chronic disease prevention and treatment, but also in maintaining good mental health and social connectedness in our everyday lives. As such, Daniëlle will work with you to tailor care to help you reach your health, well-being, and fitness goals; whether you’re a casual exerciser or an elite athlete. Daniëlle is bilingual (fluent in English and Afrikaans), and outside of work loves hiking, trying new cuisines, and attending art and sporting events.

Sporting team and event appointments:


  • University of Queensland (UQ) RFC (Club Doctor)


  • Auckland Rugby Union: Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) Women's Storm Rugby Team (Team Doctor)
  • New Zealand Universities Rugby Football Inc. Women's Team (Team Doctor)
  • Vantage Blacksticks New Zealand Women's (VBSW) Hockey Team (Trans-Tasman series Match Day Team Doctor)
  • Oceania Rugby Women's Championship Competition (Match Day Doctor)


  • Auckland Rugby Union: Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) Women's Storm Rugby Team (Team Doctor)
  • New Zealand Universities Rugby Football Inc. Men's Team (Team Doctor)
  • New Zealand Universities Rugby Football Inc. Women's Team (Team Doctor)
  • Vodafone Warriors: Junior Warriors New Zealand Under 15 & Under 17 Teams (Match Day Doctor)


  • Netball NZ ANZ Netball Premiership Competition (Match Day Doctor)
  • Softball New Zealand FASTBALL 45 series (Match Day & Event Doctor)
  • NZ Rugby Mitre Ten Cup National Provincial Competition (NPC) (Inbound Auckland-based Team Doctor for Tasman Mako Men's Rugby Union Team)
Dr Jack Cookson

Jack is a senior Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar moving to Qsports in 2024. He has experience covering a range of sports at the elite level and is passionate about using exercise to optimise outcomes for all patients.

After completing his foundation medical training in Geelong, Jack moved to Canberra to commence specialty training at the Australian Institute of Sport. In this role, he provided care to elite and talent pathway athletes in sports including basketball, volleyball, rowing, triathlon and swimming, as well as para-athletes.

Jack has since spent time in private practice at Specialist Sports Medicine Centre under the supervision of Dr Kylie Shaw, and has been team doctor for the Australian Men’s Cricket Team, Canberra Raiders (NRL), Canberra United (A League Women) and Geelong Cats (VFL). He has provided event coverage at the Australian PGA Golf Championship, the Canberra International Tennis Tournament, and the Canberra Marathon.

Outside of work, Jack is a single figure golfer, enjoys keeping fit and remains actively involved in community sport. His sporting highlight is representing Australasia in Gaelic football at the 2019 GAA World Games in Ireland.

Team/Event Experience

  • Team Doctor – Australian Men’s Cricket Team (Tour of South Africa 2023, Home Series vs West Indies 2024)
  • Event Doctor – Canberra International Tennis Tournament
  • Team Doctor – Canberra Raiders NRL (2022-2023) – Dr Ken Crichton NRL Fellowship
  • Event Doctor – Australian PGA Golf Championship (2023)
  • Team Doctor – Australia A Men’s Cricket Team (Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, Tour of New Zealand 2023)
  • Team Doctor – Canberra United A League Women (2022-2023)
  • Program Doctor – Australian Volleyball Academy, AIS (2021)
  • Program Doctor – Basketball Australia Women’s Centre of Excellence, AIS (2021)
  • Event Doctor – The Canberra Marathon Festival (2021)
  • Team Doctor – Geelong Cats, VFL (2019-2020)
  • Match Day Doctor – Hyundai A-League / Westfield W-League (2019-2020)
  • Doctor – AFL Academy (Allies) U18 (2020)
  • Team Doctor – Geelong Falcons U18 TAC Cup (2018)


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) – Monash University


  • Bone stress injuries in Centre of Excellence basketballers at the Australian Institute of Sport from 2015-2020: a cohort study (in progress)