Marcus Kennedy is a medical practitioner and service leader, who is retired from operational roles and now spends part of his time as a consultant and in advisory and coaching roles. He was a health manager and director with broad experience in health systems management, clinical governance, emergency care, retrieval medicine and critical care. As an expert in systems design, development and improvement, he has had a successful career in management, consulting and administration.
Marcus has worked across the health sector, in rural, regional, metropolitan and tertiary settings and in clinical, administrative and executive roles. He worked since 2008 as founding Director of Adult Retrieval Victoria, retiring in 2018 after establishing the service as a high performance organisation, and initiating a progressive approach to education, evidence based practice, information systems, tele-health and clinical governance.
He developed and applied interest and expertise in broader health governance contexts including system consulting and health service boards.
Marcus is also a keen writer, traveller, and manages a shared rental apartment in Paris.
MBBS, FACEM, MHlthServMt (Monash), GAICD (Australian Institute Company Directors), Dip IMC (RCSEd), DA (UK), FRACGP
Professional Registration: AHPRA / Medical Board of Australia
Publications & Presentations
Academic publications: Authored or significantly contributed to more than 50 published, peer-reviewed papers ranging from clinical emergency medicine, to systems research to review and perspective pieces. In recent years publication themes have included retrieval medicine, clinical governance and quality management.
Textbook publications: Co-editor of the Oxford Specialist Handbook of Retrieval Medicine. Published in 2016 this is the first comprehensive international textbook in retrieval medicine.
Chapter contributor to several texts in emergency medicine.
Presentations: Over a career in management and emergency medicine from the mid 1990’s to present, presentations, key note addresses, workshop hosting and chairmanship of academic events runs to hundreds of events: ranging from health department collaboratives across state wide systems to international conferences on quality management.