Dr Stephen Walker is Associate Medical Director of the Cognitive Institute.Prior to joining the Cognitive Institute Dr Walker held the positions of Director of Clinical Training, Deputy Director of Medical Management and Emergency Physician at Mater Health Services Brisbane.
His previous appointments have included Deputy Director of Emergency Medicine at Mater Hospital, Deputy Director and Director of the Emergency Department at Ballarat Health Services and Emergency Department Director at St John of God Hospital Ballarat.
Dr. Walker is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University of Queensland, is a Senior Instructor for Emergency Life Support Inc, and serves on their Committee of Management. He has been an accreditor and member of the Accreditation Committee for the Post Graduate Medical Council of Queensland and is a trained Facilitator of the Teaching on the Run programme. He has served on the Primary Examination Committee and Fellowship Examination Committees of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Walker has special interests in clinician prevocational education, the role of simulation as a teaching tool and process improvement in clinical settings. He has published on trauma care efficacy and patient communication. In 2004 he was the recipient of the Mater Health Services Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award and in 2013 Dr Walker was named Queensland Clinical Educator of the Year.