Dr Christopher Morrey


Orthopaedic surgeon and co-founder of Adept IME

Cairns, Far North Queensland and Brisbane

Christopher Morrey

Specialty area:

General orthopaedics, with a special interest in trauma, pelvic and acetabular trauma and reconstruction, primary and revision joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee, sports injuries and spinal surgery.


  • orthopaedic trauma
  • trauma salvage
  • primary and revision arthroplasty of the hip and knee
  • spinal surgery
  • sports injury
Christopher completed post graduate fellowship training in Bristol, UK, in the areas of trauma, pelvic and acetabular trauma and reconstruction, complex revision arthroplasty of the hip and knee and spinal surgery.

Private practice:

Christopher has worked in both private and public practice in Cairns and Far North Queensland for almost twenty years. He is currently a Senior Visiting Medical Officer at the Cairns Hospital, a position he has held since 2003.

Current and recent positions:

  • Director of Orthopaedics, Cairns Hospital 2003-2005
  • Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Dentistry at the James Cook University
  • Elected member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Board
  • Chairman of the Specialist Orthopaedics Clinical Advisory Group
  • Vice Chairman of the AO Trauma International Board 2014-2015 and board member from 2012-2015. The AO group is a swiss-based orthopaedic trauma research and teaching organization, with over 60 years of worldwide recognition and standing.
  • Past Chairman of the AO Trauma Asia Pacific Board
  • Examiner for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons FRACS fellowship examination.

Medico-legal experience:

Christopher has over eighteen years’ experience in providing medicolegal reports on behalf of claimants, insurers and self-insurers in Workers Compensation, compulsory third party and other personal injury matters. He has also provided professional opinions in medical negligence matters.

Other professional memberships/ roles:

  • Member of the editorial boards of both the World Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Reviewer for the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
  • A regular teacher and presenter at national and international conferences and workshops, in the field of orthopaedic trauma.


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