Associate Professor David James Heslop
Associate Professor

Associate Professor David James Heslop

  • Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FAFOEM)
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (USyd)
  • Master of Public Health (USyd)
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (USyd)
  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced) Honours 1 (USyd)

 

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

I am an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW.

I am a practicing vocationally registered General Practitioner (FRACGP), an Occupational and Environmental Physician (FAFOEM) with RACP, and a fellowship candidate for the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

My doctoral research focussed on the central autonomic anatomy and integrative neurophysiology relating to the cardiovascular response to noxious inescapable physiological stimuli such as severe haemorrhage and visceral pain. Utilising my research background and subsequent clinical training, through the Australian Defence Force I have been fortunate to have extensively deployed into a variety of complex and austere combat environments, and have gone on to undertake advanced training in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Medicine and Senior Medical Officer training. Consequently I was appointed as Senior Medical Officer for Special Operations Command for 2014, and was the Officer Commanding and Senior Medical Officer to the ADF CBRNE medical incident response element at Special Operations Engineer Regiment from 2012-2015, Senior Medical Officer CBRNE in Special Operations Headquarters 2016-2019, and now undertake researve work as Staff Officer Grade 1 Public Health and Occupational Medicine at Army Headquarters.

I have extensive experience in the conception, design, planning, delivery and operations of health support systems and capability in remote and austere contexts; incorporating the management of exotic or novel hazards and risks. Extensive experience in planning for and management of major disasters, mass casualty and multiple casualty situations. I also have extensive overseas and domestic operational experience in command, personnel management, force protection, health protection systems, resilient systems design and test and evaluation. Direct responsibility and experience with leading deployable expeditionary medical support.

I am regularly consulted and participate in the development and review of national and international clinical and operational CBRNE policy and doctrine. I am additionally a peer reviewer for the journals Military Medicine (AMSUS) and Journal and Military and Veterans Health (AMMA). I also continue to conduct CBRNE medical, and general medical education and ADF GP Registar training within my military capacity, along with civilian instruction of the Major Incident Medical Management System (MIMMS) framework with MIMMS Australia.

Phone
0293858339

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ; MacIntyre RC; Gerber B, 2021, 'The adaptability and resilience of cities to major epidemics', in Inoculating Cities, Elsevier, pp. 171 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-820204-3.00010-3
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Bhattacharjee S; Bahl P; De Silva C; Doolan C; Chughtai AA; Heslop D; Macintyre CR, 2021, 'Experimental Evidence for the Optimal Design of a High-Performing Cloth Mask', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 2791 - 2802, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00368
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Cartwright AK; Pain T; Heslop DJ, 2021, 'Substitution, delegation or addition? Implications of workforce skill mix on efficiency and interruptions in computed tomography', Australian Health Review, vol. 45, pp. 382 - 388, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH20118
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Jones B; Heslop D; Harrison R, 2020, 'Seldom heard voices: a meta-narrative systematic review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples healthcare experiences', International Journal for Equity in Health, vol. 19, pp. 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01334-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Costantino V; Heslop DJ; MacIntyre CR, 2020, 'The effectiveness of full and partial travel bans against COVID-19 spread in Australia for travellers from China during and after the epidemic peak in China', Journal of Travel Medicine, vol. 27, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/JTM/TAAA081
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    MacIntyre CR; Heslop DJ, 2020, 'Public health, health systems and palliation planning for COVID-19 on an exponential timeline', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 212, pp. 440 - 442.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50592
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    MacIntyre CR; Costantino V; Heslop DJ, 2020, 'The potential impact of a recent measles epidemic on COVID-19 in Samoa', BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 20, pp. 735, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-05469-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Harrison R; Hinchcliff RA; Manias E; Mears S; Heslop D; Walton V; Kwedza R, 2020, 'Can feedback approaches reduce unwarranted clinical variation? A systematic rapid evidence synthesis', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 20, pp. 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4860-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Chen X; Bahl P; De Silva C; Heslop D; Doolan C; Lim S; MacIntyre CR, 2020, 'Systematic Review and Evaluation of Mathematical Attack Models of Human Inhalational Anthrax for Supporting Public Health Decision Making and Response', Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, vol. 35, pp. 412 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X20000734
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ; Blain PG, 2020, 'Threat potential of pharmaceutical based agents', Intelligence and National Security, vol. 35, pp. 539 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2020.1750158
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Vassil JC; Winn L; Heslop DJ, 2020, 'The Sun Herald Sydney City-2-Surf Fun Run - Historical Injury Patterns and Factors Influencing Injury Type and Frequency', Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, vol. 35, pp. 189 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X20000175
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ, 2020, 'Disaster preparedness to exotic and emerging infections', Microbiology Australia, vol. 41, pp. 123 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MA20032
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    MacIntyre R; Valentina C; Biswajit M; Devina N; Mohana Priya K; David H, 2019, 'Epidemic size, duration and vaccine stockpiling following a large-scale attack with smallpox', Global Biosecurity, vol. 1, pp. 74 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.31646/gbio.13
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    MacIntyre R; Heslop D; Nand D; Schramm C; Butel M; Rawlinson W; Baker M; Kiedrzynski T; Nelson C; Fotualii L; Yeo K; Elsgaard J; Fonua L; Lane M, 2019, 'Exercise Mataika: White Paper on response to a smallpox bioterrorism release in the Pacific', Journal of Global Biosecurity, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.31646/gbio.10
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ, 2019, 'Waxing CBRNE, Waning humanity', Global Biosecurity, vol. 1, pp. 174 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.31646/gbio.19
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop D, 2019, 'Beyond traditional CBRN force protection – a future of CBRN hardened super-soldiers?', Global Biosecurity, vol. 1, pp. 162 - 168, https://jglobalbiosecurity.com/articles/10.31646/gbio.3/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop D; Vassil J; Winn L, 2019, 'The Sun Herald Sydney City-2-Surf Fun Run: Historical Injury Patterns and Development of a Predictive Model to Inform Health Service Planning', Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, vol. 34, pp. s41 - s41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1049023x19000992
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Armstrong J; Adam D; Kunasekaran M; MacIntyre R; Nand D; Heslop D, 2019, 'Themes and correlations of participant experience and evaluation of an interactive bioterrorism release exercise – a mixed methods study', Journal of Global Biosecurity, vol. 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.31646/gbio.20
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop D; Westphalen N, 2019, 'Medical CBRN Defence in the Australian Defence Force', Journal of Military and Veterans' Health, vol. 27, pp. 66 - 73, https://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=191235888839493;res=IELHEA
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    David H; MacIntyre R, 2019, 'Germ line genome editing and the emerging struggle for supremacy in the Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) balance of power', Global Biosecurity, vol. 1, pp. 169 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.31646/gbio.18
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Harrison R; Manias E; Mears S; Heslop D; Hinchcliff R; Haye L, 2018, 'Addressing unwarranted clinical variation: A rapid review of current evidence', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 25, pp. 53 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12930
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Raina MacIntyre C; Engells TE; Scotch M; Heslop DJ; Gumel AB; Poste G; Chen X; Herche W; Steinhöfel K; Lim S; Broom A, 2018, 'Converging and emerging threats to health security', Environment Systems and Decisions, vol. 38, pp. 198 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10669-017-9667-0
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Currie J; Heslop DJ, 2018, 'Operational systems evaluation of a large scale multi-agency decontamination exercise', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 31, pp. 1054 - 1061, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.03.027
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Yew YY; Delgado RC; Heslop D; Gonzales PA, 2018, 'The Yew Disaster Severity Index: A New Tool in Disaster Metrics', Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, vol. 34, pp. 98 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X18001115
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Ashraf MM; harrison ; Hinchcliff R; *Agaliotis M; Balasooriya C; Meyer L; Heslop D, 2018, 'Optimising the use of Technology Enhanced Learning And Teaching (TELT) in Health Services Management Education', Education for Health, http://www.educationforhealth.net/
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ; Chughtai AA; Bui CM; MacIntyre CR, 2017, 'Publicly available software tools for decision-makers during an emergent epidemic—Systematic evaluation of utility and usability', Epidemics, vol. 21, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epidem.2017.04.002
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Awadh A; Chughtai AA; Dyda A; Sheikh M; Heslop DJ; MacIntyre CR, 2017, 'Does Zika Virus Cause Microcephaly - Applying the Bradford Hill Viewpoints.', PLoS Curr, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/currents.outbreaks.2fced6e886074f6db162a00d4940133b
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Muscatello DJ; Chughtai AA; Heywood A; Gardner LJ; Heslop DJ; Macintyre CR, 2017, 'Translating real-time infectious disease modeling into routine public health practice', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 23, pp. e1 - e6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2305.161720
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Currie AJ; Heslop DJ; Winter SM, 2011, 'H1N1 in the field: The impact on Australian Defence Force Field Exercise Talisman Sabre 09', Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, vol. 14, pp. 103 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aenj.2011.03.002
    Journal articles | 2004
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ; Bandler R; Keay KA, 2004, 'Haemorrhage-evoked decompensation and recompensation mediated by distinct projections from rostral and caudal midline medulla in the rat', European Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 20, pp. 2096 - 2110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2004.03660.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Troy BP; Heslop DJ; Bandler R; Keay KA, 2003, 'Haemodynamic response to haemorrhage: Distinct contributions of midbrain and forebrain structures', Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, vol. 108, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1566-0702(03)00152-8
    Journal articles | 2002
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ; Keay KA; Bandler R, 2002, 'Haemorrhage-evoked compensation and decompensation are mediated by distinct caudal midline medullary regions in the urethane-anaesthetised rat', Neuroscience, vol. 113, pp. 555 - 567, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0306-4522(02)00161-6
    Journal articles | 2002
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Keay KA; Clement CI; Matar WM; Heslop DJ; Henderson LA; Bandler R, 2002, 'Noxious activation of spinal or vagal afferents evokes distinct patterns of fos-like immunoreactivity in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray of unanaesthetised rats', Brain Research, vol. 948, pp. 122 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0006-8993(02)02959-1
    Journal articles | 2000
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Keay KA; Henderson LA; Heslop DJ; Potas JR; Bandler R, 2000, 'The caudal midline medulla mediates state dependent cardiovascular responses', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, vol. 12, pp. 419 - 419, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000088236602394&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 1999
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Shepherd VA; Beilby MJ; Heslop DJ, 1999, 'Ecophysiology of the hypotonic response in the salt-tolerant charophyte alga Lamprothamnium papulosum', Plant, Cell and Environment, vol. 22, pp. 333 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3040.1999.00414.x
  • Reports | 2018
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Dawson P; Lau TWM; Heslop D; Unsworth N, 2018, Outcomes from a Q Fever Biological Attack Scenario Exercise, from the 6th Annual CBRN International Symposium, Defence Science and Technology Group - Australia, Fisherman's Bend, Victoria, Australia, DST-Group-GD-1025
  • Conference Presentations | 2017
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ, 2017, 'A Review of Civil-Military Cooperation and Response During Epidemic and Pandemic Events', presented at Australasian Military Medicine Conference 2017, Brisbane, Australia, 06 October 2017 - 08 October 2017, http://www.amma.asn.au/amma2017/
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ, (ed.), 2017, 'A Review of Civil-Military Cooperation and Response During Epidemic and Pandemic Events', in Journal of Military and Veterans' Health, Australasian Military Medicine Association, Brisbane, Australia, Vol. 25, pp. 9 - 9, presented at Australasian Military Medicine Conference 2017, Brisbane, Australia, 06 October 2017 - 08 October 2017, http://www.amma.asn.au/amma2017/
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Ashraf MM; Harrison R; Hinchcliff R; Agaliotis M; Balasooriya C; Meyer L; Heslop D, (ed.), 2017, 'Optimising the use of Technology Enhanced Learning And Teaching (TELT) in Health Services Management Education', in SHAPE Symposium 2017, SHAPE of Healthcare: Outcomes, Research, Actions, Curriculum, University of New England, Parramatta Future Campus, 232 Church Street Parramatta, Sydney Australia, presented at SHAPE of Healthcare: Outcomes, Research, Actions, Curriculum, University of New England, Parramatta Future Campus, 232 Church Street Parramatta, Sydney Australia, 19 July 2017 - 21 July 2017, http://www.shape.org.au/shape-symposiums/shape-symposium-2017/
    Conference Posters | 2016
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    MacIntyre CR; Kirk M; Clements A; Komesaroff P; Heslop DJ; Wang Q; Sakar S; Rawlinson W; de Barro P; Baker M, (ed.), 2016, 'The NHMRC CRE for Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER)', Melbourne, Australia, Vol. 24, pp. 67 - 68, presented at Australasian Military Medicine Conference 2016, Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2016 - 16 October 2016, http://amma.asn.au/amma2016/
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ, 2016, 'ADF Forward CBRN Medical Capabilities - Preparing for Black Swans', presented at Australasian Military Medical Association 2016, Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2016 - 16 October 2016, http://amma.asn.au/amma2016/
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    MacIntyre CR; Kirk M; Clements A; Komesaroff P; Heslop DJ; Wang Q; Sakar S; Rawlinson W; de Barro P; Baker M, (ed.), 2016, 'The NHMRC CRE for Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER)', in Journal of Military and Veterans' Health, Australasian Military Medicine Association, Melbourne, Australia, Vol. 24, pp. 68 - 69, presented at Australian Military Medicine Conference 2016, Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2016 - 16 October 2016, http://amma.asn.au/amma2016/
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Heslop DJ, (ed.), 2016, 'ADF Forward CBRN Medical Capabilities – Preparing for Black Swans', in Journal of Military and Veterans' Health, Australasian Military Medicine Association, Melbourne, Australia, Vol. 24, pp. 10 - 11, presented at Australasian Military Medical Conference 2016, Melbourne, Australia, 14 October 2016 - 16 October 2016, http://amma.asn.au/amma2016/
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Associate Professor David James Heslop
    Ashraf MM; Hinchcliff R; Agaliotis M; Narasimhan P; Pardosi J; Asante A; Harrison R; Heslop D; Meyer L; Balasooriya C, 2016, 'The role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Health Management education: a global perspective', in The role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Health Management education: a global perspective, 10th annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program Workshop, Sydney, presented at 10th annual Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Program Workshop, Sydney, 28 October 2016 - 01 October 2016

Awards

Grants

  • NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence. Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER). Chief Investigator. $2,500,000 over 5 years. 2016-2021.
  • Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group). Chimaera Evolution – An experiment by simulation framework to support CBR medical planning, preparedness and operational response. Bioterrorism Stream collaborative research grant. Chief Investigator. $575,000 over 3 years. FY 17-19
  • 2x Industry funded reseatch grants totalling $210,000.

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