Dr Matthew Rikard-Bell Research Medical Officer

Dr Matthew Rikard-Bell is a current Intensive care (ICU) trainee at the Townsville University Hospital with a special interest in orthopaedic trauma and sports medicine. Prior to becoming an ICU trainee Matthew was an orthopaedic PHO with the ORIQL group and at the Townsville University Hospital.

Matthew is originally from Sydney but has called Townsville home for the past 10 years. He studied medicine at the James Cook University. As a post-grad Matthew has continued his education with a graduate diploma in surgical anatomy and a Masters in Traumatology.

Prior to Medicine Matthew completed a degree in Health & Exercise Science at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) with Honours Class I in cardiovascular physiology.

Matthew has a keen interest in sports performance and prior to moving to Townsville played semi-professional Football in Sydney for the St George Football Club.

Matts other interests include travelling, languages, and olympic lifting.