Professor Lipman is also the Director of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, and also Head of the Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care for The University of Queensland's medical program. He has been instrumental in developing the anaesthesiology & critical care component of the graduate medical program for Queensland and continues to lecture to medical and postgraduate students. He is site Principal Investigator for numerous multi-national and international trials. Research interests include all aspects of management in intensive care, resuscitation of burns and pharmacokinetics of antibiotic dosage. His research into antibiotic usage in acute situations has received international recognition whilst he has received multiple national and international awards. Professor Lipman is involved in most research projects, oversees the direction of the research centre, mentors staff and supervises 9 postgraduate students.