Dr Jack Carlson

Research Interests

  • Trauma
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Multiple organ failure


Jack is interested in trauma systems and novel approaches to managing the polytrauma patient. Jack obtained his MBBS with first class honours and the University Medal in 2021 from Western Sydney University. During this time, he participated in broad research topics in lumbar spinal surgery, artificial anterior cruciate ligament repair, cataract molecular pathogenesis and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health.

Why did you get into research?

I got into research to be at the cutting edge of medical advancement. I love finding out how a system works and then taking it to the limits and seeing if what we think should work actually does.


What would be the ultimate goal for your research?

The ultimate goal of my research is to be part of a team that produces studies that change practice. Figuring out a better or new way of doing things is a way for me to have the largest impact on the most amount of people.

There is no set end point for my research, and I am excited to see where it goes.

Future Focus

Presently, Jack works with the HNE Trauma Research Group to further the research of critically injured patients with a focus of respiratory failure within the context of trauma induced multiple organ failure.

Specialised/Technical Skills

  • Data collection
  • Collaboration
  • Microsoft Excel