ASADA's Office Bearers

President - Dr Geoffrey Hawson

Secretary - Dr Kimberley Bondeson

Treasurer - Dr Peter Stephenson

Associate Professor Geoffrey Hawson - President

Dr Hawson brings a wealth of experience to the role of President. He is a registered Clinical Oncologist, Haematologist and Palliative Care Physician. He has worked in the public and private health settings and contributed to professional associations and advisory committees for many decades. He is also the Retired Doctors Craft Group Representative on AMAQ - a unique position in Australia as only Qld has this Craft Group.

-Foundation Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine
-Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
-Member of the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (1994-2002)
-Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia  (1976-2012)

-Associate Professor, Griffith University (2019 on)
-Associate Professor, University of Qld (2001 -2019)
-Clinical Associate Professor, University of Qld (1993-2001)

-Eminent Specialist Queensland Health (2008-2017)
-Haematologist and Oncologist, Nambour General Hospital (2001-17)
-Director of Cancer Services, Nambour General Hospital (2003-06)
-Director of Oncology and Palliative Care, The Redcliffe & Caboolture Hospitals (1995-99)
-Director of Haematology and Oncology, The Prince Charles Hospital (1986-1995)
-Director of Palliative Care, TPCH (1994-95)
-Director of Pathology, TPCH (1991-93)
-Acting Director of Pathology, TPCH (1990-91)
-Director of Haematology TPCH (1982-86)
-Visiting Haematologist/Oncologist, TPCH (1980-81),Relieving Haematologist, Royal Brisbane & Mater Hospitals (1980-81), Locum -Haematologist/Oncologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital. (1980)

-AMAQ Council (Retired Doctors Craft Group) (2016 on)
-AMAQ iEMR (Electronic Medical records) Subcommittee (2018 on)
-FRACP Representative, Pathology Committee, Australian Digital Health Agency (2017-18)
-Medical Oncology Group of Australia Representative, Medicines Australia Advisory Committee (2011-12)
-Medical Advisory Committee, Australian Lung Cancer Trials Group (2006-10)
-Management Committee, Sunshine Coast Cancer Support Centre (Bloomhill) (1999-2006)
-Oncology Services Advisory Committee to Queensland Health (1996-2002)
-Palliative Care Advisory Committee to Queensland Health (1997)
-Palliative Care Theme Map Group, Uni of Qld (new medical course) (1997)
-AMAQ Full Time Medical Staff Committee (1997-99)
-AMA Palliative Care Working Party (1996)
-Qld State Executive, College of Medical Administrators (1994-95)
-Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service Committee (1992-95)
-Research Grant Clinical Assessment Panel for Queensland Cancer Fund (1992)

-President, Australian Senior Active Doctors Association (2019 on) (Secretary, 2013-15)
-Secretary, Redcliffe and District Local Medical Association (2018 on)
-President, Redcliffe and District Local Medical Association (2000-02)
-Chair, Pain Subcommittee, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (1993-95)
-Chair, Lung Group of Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (91-94); Deputy Chair (1988-90)
-Officer Commanding (Major), Medical Company 7th Brigade Admin Support Battalion (1993-94)
-Officer Commanding (Major), Medical Company 2IC,  Two Field Hospital (1990);Officer Commanding, Pathology, Two Field Hospital (1988-89)

- Chair, The Prince Charles Hospital Ethics Committee (1982-91)
- Chair, Medical Advisory Board, Riverview Private Hospital (1999-2002)
- Medical Observer, Hospital Board, TPCH (1982-88)
- Postgraduate Education Committee TPCH (1992-95)
- Chair, Lung MDT (2002-08) and GIT MDT (2002-06) Meetings, Nambour Hospital
- Chair, Pulmonary Malignancy Conference (1981-95), Blood Transfusion Advisory Committee, (1990-95), Private Practice Group (1992-95) TPCH.

-Medical Oncology & Clinical Haematology, Brisbane,Redcliffe, Sunshine Coast
-Medical Oncology & Clinical Haematology, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane (1981-1982)
-Laboratory Haematology, Sullivan, Nicolaides & Partners (1976)

Medical Oncology Group of Australia; American Society of Clinical Oncology; International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer; Australasian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group; Australian Medical Association

Genomics and liquid biopsies in directing cancer treatments; Use of the iTOOLS paradigm in communicating survival statistics to patients; Reviewing and auditing treatment paths and outcomes for patients with malignancy; Management of cancer-related and treatment-related symptoms in patients with malignancy; Effective communication approaches with patients, including ‘breaking bad news’.

Investigator on 30 trials; 8 as Principal Investigator, 22 as Co-Investigator; Author on 41 publications and 31 conference presentations in oncology, haematology, palliative care; Co-supervisor for 2 PhD and 2 Research Masters students;Over 80 invited talks, grand rounds, presentations.

-Certificate in Health Economics, Monash University (1995)
-Management Workshops, College of Medical Administrators, with Kings College (London) (1994)
-Management for Clinicians - Australian Institute for Management (1992)
-Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine, McMaster University, Canada (1996) (Co-tutor)
-Graduate of Intermediate Course of the Reserve Command and Staff College (1990)
-Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis, Australian Society of Hypnosis (2012)
-Certification in Clinical Hypnosis, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (2015)
-National Breast Cancer Centre Communication Skills "Train the trainer" (2000), Facilitator Training for Breaking Bad News (1997)Communication in Cancer Care: Ethics Research and Practice Psychology Group, COSA and Uni of Sydney (1996)


Dr Kimberley Bondeson BSc (Hons) MBBS FRACGP DAME - Secretary

Dr Bondeson is a passionate advocate for doctors and has worked for many years to ensure that doctors' voices are heard. She contributes her expertise to local medical associations (President, Redcliffe and District Local Medical Association) and the AMAQ (Greater Brisbane Area Rep), and is a Director on the Medical Benevolence Association of Qld.


Dr Bondeson graduated from the University of Queensland in 1996, and spent five years working in rural and remote Queensland. This included 12-month stints in Emerald, Warwick and Doomadgee. After completing the accident and emergency basic training, Dr Bondeson returned to Brisbane, where she worked as an after-hours doctor for three years, before attaining her FRACGP.

BSc (Hons) (1990) - James Cook University - Honours in Biochemistry by research thesis
MBBS (1996) - University of Queensland
Certificate in Aerospace Medicine (2003) - Griffith University
FRACGP (2004)


Special interest in aviation medicine and Coal Mine Medicals.
Dr Bondeson is Principal in a group practice in Margate on the Redcliffe Peninsula where she works full-time.


Dr Bondeson is:

- President of the Redcliffe and District Local Medical Association

- Director, MBAQ (Medical Benevolence Association of Queensland)

- Greater Brisbane Area Representative on the AMAQ Council

- Member on the Council of General Practice.

- Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME)

- Approved doctor with Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME)

Dr Peter Stephenson M.B.,B.S. (Lon.), L.R.C.P. (Lon.), M.R.C.S. (Eng.) - Treasurer

Dr Stephenson has wide experience as a General Practitioner over many, many years and understands the needs of GPs as they manage their practices and transition towards retirement. He is very passionate about retaining the expertise and knowledge of senior doctors in the health system to benefit the community.

Dr Stephenson is the Treasurer of the Redcliffe and District Medical Association.

Peter was born in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, and left there for the UK where he completed his high school education in Edinburgh, Scotland and attended St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London University, qualifying in 1974 with M.B.B.S.(Lon.) L.R.C.P.(Lon), M.R.C.S. (Eng) degree and Diplomas. His hospital internship in Medicine and Surgery was at Black Notley Hospital near Braintree Essex England.

In early 1976, Peter migrated to New Zealand with his wife Gabrielle and two children to Tokoroa Hospital as Senior House Officer for rotations in Casualty, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medicine and Surgery. In January 1977, migrated to Australia for a three month GP locum in Grafton NSW followed by General Practice in Strathpine, Queensland.

He opened his solo practice in mid 1977 also in Strathpine and moved to Narangba in 1986, now with four children and opening another practice beside his home and relinquishing Strathpine. He moved practice to existing premises in 1993.

Interests: Medical Information Technology, first Beta Tester for Medical Director, flying sailplanes at Caboolture Gliding Club and now an Instructor.