Prof. Anthony FT Brown
Professor Anthony Brown trained in general medicine in the UK, before immigrating to Australia in 1987 and completing emergency medicine training in Perth. He moved to Brisbane in 1991 and is now Senior Staff Specialist (Pre-Eminent) in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He was appointed inaugural Professor of Emergency Medicine in January 2009 in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, at the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine.
He has particular interests in medical writing and editing, and is the recent past Editor-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine Australasia Journal. He has written several small books on emergency medicine including Emergency Medicine Diagnosis and Management, Marshall and Ruedy’s On Call – Principles and Protocols; and Pocket Prescriber Emergency Medicine. Professor Brown is also senior editor / author for Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine, the core, and multi-author Australasian emergency medicine textbook.
Professor Brown’s research interests are in the epidemiology of anaphylaxis (authored the chapter on ‘Anaphylaxis’ in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 4th – 6th editions); chest pain risk assessment, medical education and sepsis.
He is passionate about teaching – an audience of one is plenty – and focusing on the patient experience, including ‘random acts of kindness’ such as personally making a cup of tea or finding a pillow or magazine for a patient. He also believes in karma, so hopes that when the time comes around, someone reciprocates this sort of compassion and care!