Dr Peter Harcourt OAM

  • Dr Peter Harcourt OAM

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Medical Director, Australian Football League


Peter is a medical doctor and specialist sports and exercise physician with particular interest in anti-doping, illicit drug abuse and concussion. He is the Medical Director of the Australian Football League (AFL), Chief Medical Officer to Basketball Australia and Anti-Doping Medical Officer to Cricket Australia. His other current appointments include Chair of the Federation of International Basketball Associations Medical Commission and Anti-Doping Committee (FIBA), Chair of the International Cricket Council’s Medical Advisory Committee (ICC), member of the Prohibited List Expert Group of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and member of the Commonwealth Games Federation Medical Commission.

He was Chief Medical Officer to the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games and has attended several Olympic and Commonwealth Games as a team medical officer. For 25 years he was the doctor to the Boomers (the Australian men’s basketball team). He has been the Chair of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association Medical Commission, Chair of the WADA TDSSA Expert Group and a member of the Australian Government’s Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel and the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee.

He has published and presented widely on general issues in sports medicine, concussion and anti-doping.