Dr Chew qualified from the University of Cambridge and spent his early postgraduate years in London before relocating to Australia, where he completed Basic Physician Training in Darwin and Cairns. His Advanced Training in Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases was carried out in a variety of settings including the Gold Coast University Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Mater Hospital Brisbane, University Hospital Geelong, St John of God Pathology, and Alice Springs Hospital.
Dr Chew has been involved in a number of trainee selection processes for various physician roles and has good knowledge of the Queensland system.
To augment his rich, well-rounded specialist training Dr Chew also undertook further study in Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Public Health. He holds a Bachelor of Medical Sciences with First-class Honours from the University of Nottingham, a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene with Distinction from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, a Master of Science from the University of Oxford, and a Master of Public Health with Excellence from the University of New South Wales. He is also interested in the medical humanities and possesses a Diploma in the History of Medicine from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.
Dr Chew’s clinical and research interests are in tropical and travel medicine, HIV, respiratory infections including mycobacterial lung disease, lung cancer, occupational and environmental lung disease, and quality improvement in healthcare. He also maintains a keen interest in indigenous, migrant, and global health, and is particularly interested in the use of routinely collected data and clinical trials to answer clinically-relevant questions. He is a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland Medical School, has authored numerous peer-reviewed research publications and monographs, presented at international meetings and postgraduate courses, and won competitive scholarships and awards.
Dr Chew’s spare time is devoted to physical fitness, food and drink, art, volunteer work, and good books.