Dr Steve Reid started his career in Sport and Exercise Medicine in New Zealand in the mid-1990s and worked for five years with the Chiefs Super Rugby Team. Between 2004 and 2022 he was a Sport and Exercise Physician in Hobart. Steve was the Medical Director for the Hobart International WTA Tennis Tournament from 2005 to 2020 and has been a member of the Australian Open Tennis Medical Team since 2018. He has been a doctor for the Australian Rowing Team since 2013. In 2016 Steve was a Rio Headquarters Doctor for the Australian Olympic Team, and in 2022 he was the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Paralympic Team that attended the Winter Games in Beijing. During his time in Hobart Steve was the Chief Medical Officer for the Tasmanian Institute of Sport.
Steve has held numerous governance roles for the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, including completing two terms as national Chair of Training. He is a firm believer that “exercise IS medicine” and that maintaining an active community is a fundamental aspect of Sport and Exercise Medicine. His research interests are hydration and electrolyte disturbances in endurance athletes.
Outside of work Steve enjoys cycling and bushwalking. He and his wife have moved to Newcastle from Tasmania to be closer to their family.