Hugh combines a carreer in both General Practice as well as a Specialist Sports Physician. Hugh has also enjoyed an extensive career working with athletes in the world of elite professional sport.
In 2017 Hugh was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his work in the prevention and management of sports injuries for footballers in the AFL. Formerly the Geelong Football club doctor, Hugh is now a Director on the Geelong FC board. He was CEO of the AFL Doctors Association for 15 years and is a life member of the AFL. Hugh has also worked closely with Australian representative teams at multiple Commonwealth games competitions and has been a conjoint senior lecturer in the school of medicine at Deakin University since 2016.