Consultant Occupational Physicians​


Senior Occupational Physician

Dr Low is OccuMED’s Founding Occupational Physician and WorkCover Approved Medical Specialist (AMS) with over 20 years of experience in the specialty.

Special interests include:

  • Complex independent medical evaluations
  • Complex fitness for work assessments
  • Absenteeism management
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO)
  • Rail safety medicals – AHP
  • OGUK Examining Doctor
  • 24/7 mine site support
  • Oversight of pre-employment medical assessments and other medical services for organisations (Chief Medical Officer)
  • Designing and implementing occupational health programs

Senior Occupational Physician

Dr Lai is a Senior Occupational Physician, WorkCover Approved Medical Specialist (AMS).

He also consults under contract to:

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health
  • WA Police

Dr Lai is actively involved as an AFOEM examiner. He is also a clinical adjunct associate professor at Curtin University.

Special interests include:

  • Injury management
  • Fitness for work
  • Health surveillance
  • Independent medical/ permanent impairment assessments
  • ‘Upstream’ human capital investment; Design and implementation of integrated health protection and health promotion
  • Mental health programs
  • Drug and alcohol testing programs – Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO)

Occupational Physician

Dr Tan is an Occupational Physician and a WorkCover Approved Medical Specialist (AMS).

Special interests include:

  • Independent medical examinations / medico-legal opinions (including non-musculoskeletal)
  • Complex fitness for work assessments
  • Risk consulting and communication
  • Health surveillance program development, implementation and monitoring
  • Drug and alcohol testing programs – Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO)
  • Case management file review
  • Rail safety medicals – AHP
  • Aviation medicals – DAME
  • Diving medicine
Dr Mukti Biyani MBBS (USyd), FAFOEM, GradDip OMHS, MIPH, MHM, GradDip Bus, AHP

Occupational Physician

Dr Biyani is an Occupational Physician with an expansive vision – “Healthy & Empowered Workers create Healthy Workplaces, Communities & Nations”.

She is a mindful practitioner and her clinical practice is based on a “wholistic” care model incorporating body-mind complex.

Special interests include:

  • Industry expertise: healthcare, FIFO, local government, transport, hospitality
  • Early intervention reviews
  • Proactive injury management
  • Fitness for work assessments
  • Independent medical assessments (IMEs)
  • Health surveillance
  • Site visits & periodic medicals
  • Health promotion, workplace related stress disorders, conflict resolution, multi-disciplinary reviews, case management file reviews
  • Risk consulting & communication
  • Rail safety medicals (Authorised Health Professional – Rail Doctor)
Dr James Provan MBBS Hons (UWA), FRACGP, FAFOEM, GDip (OccMed), DAME, AHP, AMS

Occupational Physician

Dr Provan is an Occupational Physician and WorkCover Approved Medical Specialist (AMS).

He is also a medical consultant to the Department of Defence (over 20 years). He holds qualifications in diving / underwater and aviation medicine.

Special interests include:

  • Independent medical and permanent impairment assessments
  • Fitness for work assessments
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO) services
  • Overseas placement – fitness
Dr Ming Guo Li MD, Grad Dip OH, M.Med (ortho), PHD (ortho) AHP FAFOEM

Occupational Physician

Dr Li is an Occupational Physician who has worked with OccuMED since 2012. He is also an in-house medical consultant at Alcoa.

His years of experience from previously working as a spinal surgeon in China and an orthopaedic registrar in Australia enhances his understanding of musculoskeletal injuries and their management. His research background and PhD in orthopaedics enables him to utilize up-to-date medical evidence in assessing and managing medical conditions.

Special interests include:

  • Independent medical and permanent impairment assessments
  • Fitness for work assessments
  • Injury management
  • Medical assessments in Chinese/Mandarin
  • Health surveillance; program design, implementation and monitoring
  • Rail safety medicals (Authorised Health Professional – Rail Doctor)
Karen Van EdenMPsych (Clin. Neuro), University of Melbourne. MSoc Sci, Grad Dip (Counselling)

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Karen assesses workers who require a diagnosis, characterisation of cognitive deficit to organic or non-organic pathology, or mental illness, presenting as behavioural and performance impairments in the workplace.

The results assist with the determination of fitness for work and formulation of a management plan for such workers in the work environment.

Karen holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Melbourne and is a full member of the Australasian Psychological Society and a member of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Karen currently divides her time between private practice and pubic health in the areas of Geriatrics, Neurology and Psychiatry.

Augustine HweeBA (Hons),
M Psych (Clinical)

Clinical Psychologist

Augie has worked as a registered clinical psychologist in mental health organisational settings and private practice for more than 20 years.  

Augie’s broad experience includes :

  • Pre-employment interviews and psychometric screening
  • Fitness for work assessments
  • Workplace stress and conflict
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Workplace counselling
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy

Across these industries :

  • Mining, Healthcare, Security, Facilities Management whilst with OccuMED
  • Transport Authority (Public Transport Authority) with Health Services Australia
  • Government sector (including Health Department of WA, Fremantle Hospital and WA Police)