Associate Professor Joseph Mathew

Head, International Programs (South Asia), National Trauma Research Institute
Deputy Director, Trauma Service, Alfred Health
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University Centre for Software Innovation, Deakin University

About Joseph Mathew

A/Prof Joseph Mathew is the Deputy Director of Alfred Health Trauma services and the Head of International Programs (South Asia) at The National Trauma Research Institute. 

A/Prof Mathew has been successfully involved in Trauma systems development across Asia in countries like India, Sri Lanka, China and Saudi Arabia. He was the Australian lead of the successfully completed Australia- India Trauma System Collaboration which involved systems development, registry development and technology development. He is done work as a consultant in trauma systems development.

A/Prof Mathew’s research interest has been in the use of nanotechnology in haemorrhage control and bone healing. He recently won a MIME-CSIRO grant for the same. His other research interests are the role of hypocalcaemia in haemorrhage control. The other special interests have been in AI based decision making and deep learning algorithms to identify and treat critically deteriorating patients in head injured patients, aged care residents and bespoke disease groups. He has also been instrumental in creating mobility app systems for prehospital notifications/registry/trauma quality improvement programs and rehabilitation assistance. He recently co created the successful AI backed Pandemic intervention and monitoring system (PIMS) for remote monitoring CoVID-19 

A/ Prof Mathew has been the founder and co- creator of multiple trauma educational programs including the highly successful cadaveric Trauma Procedures course, Emergency Trauma Management course and the Trauma Team Training Program

A/Prof Mathew is a reviewer for multiple international journals and is the past Chair of the Trauma subcommittee of Australasian College of Emergency medicine and is also member of the Trauma Verification committee of the RACS

A/Prof Mathew has been an invited speaker in multiple national and international conferences in the field of Trauma care.

Key Publications

Hypocalcemia in trauma patients: a systematic review

The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2021 Feb. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003027

Mayank Vasudeva, Joseph K Mathew, Christopher Groombridge, Jin W Tee, Cecil S Johnny, Amit Maini, Mark C Fitzgerald

Emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy at an adult major trauma centre: Outcomes following a training programme with standardised indications.

Mark C Fitzgerald, Matthew S Yong, Katherine Martin, Adam Zimmet, Silvana F Marasco, Joseph Mathew, De Villiers Smit, Meei Yeung, Gim A Tan, Marc Marquez, Zoe Cheung, Ellaine Boo, Biswadev Mitra