Principal Director, The George Institute for Global Health
Board Member, The George Institute for Global Health
Professor of Cardiovascular medicine at Sydney University
Professor of Medicine at Oxford University
Stephen is one of the founders of The George Institute for Global Health, an architect of its global expansion and currently holds the position of Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health (worldwide).
He also holds professorial appointments in medicine at both the University of Sydney (Australia) and the University of Oxford (UK), where he is a James Martin Professorial Fellow. Stephen is an international authority on the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and has a special interest is the management of chronic and complex conditions in resource-poor settings, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health
Board Member, The George Institute for Global Health
Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney
Professor of Global Health at the University of Oxford
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Robyn is Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney Medical School (Australia), and Professor of Global Health and James Martin Professorial Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK). Together with Stephen MacMahon, Robyn founded The George Institute for Global Health.
Vlado Perkovic is Executive Director of The George Institute, Australia and George Clinical, and a Professor of Medicine at The University of Sydney. He is a Staff Specialist in Nephrology at the Royal North Shore Hospital and has led the development of George Clinical, the global clinical trials arm of The George Institute.
Anthony Rodgers is a Professor of Global Health at The George Institute. After graduating in medicine in the United Kingdom he trained in epidemiology and public health in New Zealand. He was the Principal Author of the 2002 World Health Report, the main annual publication for WHO.
Chief Scientist, The George Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Anushka is a Professor of Medicine at The University of Sydney and a cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. She undertook her medical training at the University of Queensland, with subsequent postgraduate research degrees from Harvard University and the University of Sydney.
Chris is a Professor in the Sydney Medical School. He also holds a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Senior Research Fellowship. Chris leads a program of research focusing on the management of musculoskeletal conditions in primary care and community settings.
Clara Chow is Director of the Cardiovascular division of The George Institute, Program Director Community Based Cardiac Services, Westmead Hospital and Associate Professor with the Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney.
Senior Director, Neurological & Mental Health Division
Craig Anderson is Professor of Stroke Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney and the Institute of Neurosciences of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Having led several major international stroke studies, Craig is widely acknowledged as a leader in his field.
Head, Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Chief Scientist
Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
Fiona is a Senior Lecturer in the Sydney Medical School. She completed her undergraduate medical training at the University of Otago and her training in public health medicine (leading to Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine) in New Zealand.
John Chalmers AC FAA has an outstanding record in hypertension research, both fundamental and clinical. His groundbreaking research on the role of the brain in the development of hypertension led to his election to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science and helped establish Flinders University as a leading international centre in hypertension and neuroscience research.
Professor John A Myburgh AO, is Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at the George Institute for Global Health, Professor of Critical Care at the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales and senior intensive care physician at the St George Hospital, Sydney. He holds honorary professorial appointments at University of Sydney and Monash University School of Public Health.
John joins the George Institute from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, where he was Head of Information Technology Services. There he led a major IT capability upgrade and technology refresh as the Institute doubled in size.
Laurent is Director of the Statistics Division at the George Institute and Principal Research Fellow at The University of Sydney. He is an accredited statistician by the Statistical Society of Australia. Laurent has a master degree in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of South-Brittany (France) and an advanced degree in Public Health and Biostatistics from the University of Paris V.
Martin is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Concord Hospital Clinical School (part of the Sydney Medical School), Senior Director of the Renal and Metabolic Division in the George Institute and Head of the Renal Dept at Concord Repatriation and General Hospital. He is also Chair of the KHA-CARI Guidelines Steering Committee, the group that leads renal guideline development in Australia and New Zealand.
Norbert Berend is Head of Respiratory Research at the George Institute for Global Health and a member of the physiology group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research of which he was the Director from 2000 to 2012. He holds the academic title of Professor Emeritus at the University of Sydney and is a Visiting or Honorary Professor at three Chinese Universities.
Dr Parisa Glass is the Deputy Director with Critical Care and Trauma Division of The George Institute. In her capacity as the Deputy Director, Parisa leads the operations of the Critical Care and Trauma Division as well as contributes to the academic activity and student supervision.
Peter Dolnik is the Director of Research Services at The George Institute. His career has spanned both the academic and research management sectors. For a number of years, he had taught philosophy at various universities in Sydney and since 2000 he has worked in the area of research management at senior levels.
Professor Rebecca Ivers is the Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute. She is an injury epidemiologist who holds a Masters degree in Public Health and PhD in injury epidemiology from the University of Sydney. She has an appointment as Professor at the University of Sydney, is a member of the NSW Road Safety Advisory Council and has published widely in the peer reviewed literature in the fields of road traffic injury and falls prevention.
Richard Mills joins the George Institute from the World Bank, where he was most recently Director of Corporate Communications. There he helped lead efforts to tell the story of a World Bank that more than doubled its support to developing countries during the financial crisis while becoming more focused on openness, results and accountability. He spearheaded the use of new and creative tools across social media, marketing and outreach.
Sarah has over twenty years of Human Resources experience in Europe, North and South America, as well as the Asia Pacific region. Some of the organisations she has worked for include Baxter Healthcare Inc, ResMed Ltd and The Australian Diabetes Council.
Tim is the current COO & CFO of The George Institute for Global Health. He has extensive experience in the construction, property and services industries, including as former COO of top 50 ASX-listed Mirvac Group, CEO of TJS Services, Commercial Manager for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Professor Alan Cass is a leading Australian kidney specialist with extensive experience in Indigenous health and Indigenous communities, developed through his wide-ranging career as a kidney health researcher.
Dr Alexander Clark’s research focuses on psychosocial, behavioural, and organizational dimensions of Coronary Heart Disease (heart failure/ acute coronary syndromes) with a special interest in vulnerable populations. He draws on complexity and critical realist theory.
Dr Martiniuk is an Associate Professor (Epidemiology) in the Faculties of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Toronto and Scientist at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Research Institute in Canada. She is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health at The University of Sydney, and a Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health, as well as Special Advisor on Health Systems Research at the Nigerian National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Associate Staff at the Menzies Center for Health Policy and Consultant to the AusAID Health Systems Knowledge Hub Sydney.
Aliki is a Research Associate in the Injury Division at the George Institute working on several global injury projects including a drowning reduction program in Bangladesh and a community-based rehabilitation program for burn injuries in South Asia.
Anders Aneman is a senior staff specialist and director of research in the ICU at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney. He is a conjoint associate professor at the University of New South Wales and a clinical associate professor at the Macquarie University.
Anders Perner is a senior staff specialist in Intensive Care, Rigshospitalet and professor in intensive care at Copenhagen University Hospital. He chairs the Scandinavian Critical Care Trials Group and the strategic research programme ‘New resuscitation strategies in patients with severe sepsis’.
Angela is an occupational therapist with experience working in occupational rehabilitation, acute hospital and community rehabilitation settings. Angela recently project-managed a series of rehabilitation research projects at a local health service. Angela commenced teaching with Discipline of Occupational Therapy at the University of Sydney in 2012.
Anna Palagyi is a Research Fellow in the Injury Division at The George Institute. She manages the FOCUS study – a national collaborative project investigating the risk of injury associated with falls in older people with cataract.
Anne is a Senior Research Fellow in the Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute. She has a background in physiotherapy, and is responsible for managing the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro).
Anne is a Research Fellow at The George Institute and at the University of Sydney. She is also an Honorary Research Associate at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute. Her research focuses on risk factors for falls in older people and the development and implementation of falls risk screening and assessment tools for use in clinical settings.
Aron is a chiropractor with 20 years clinical experience, and lectures at Macquarie University in psychomotor acquisition. His research interests include diagnostic test accuracy, recovery from low back pain, and why back pain often re-occurs.
Bala Venkatesh is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Queensland, a Pre-Eminent specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Deputy Director of Intensive Care Medicine at the Wesley Hospital.
Dr Bette Liu is a medically-trained epidemiologist who specialises in the design and analysis of large-scale prospective studies and record linkage studies. She has a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Oxford and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Sydney.
Betty Ramsay is a Research Associate at The George Institute and an Honorary Research Physiotherapist at Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute. She has worked as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom and Australia specialising in community health and older people. Betty's research focuses on strength and balance exercises to prevent falls in older people.
Beverley is a Research Fellow (Health Economics) at The George Institute for Global Health and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney where she conducts Health Systems and Health Services Research.
Bindu Patel is a Project Manager within the Cardiovascular division at The George Institute for Global Health, and full time PhD student at the University of Sydney.
Her current research focuses on the process evaluation of the impact of a computerised multifaceted quality improvement intervention to improve CVD management. This research aims to help us to understand the knowledge translation considerations for use of computerised QI interventions in clinical practice, and to develop implementation strategies to be applied in non-trial settings.
Blake is investigating the economics of Indigenous health in Australia. He has an undergraduate degree with honours in economics and completed a Master of Public Health degree prior to starting research for his PhD.
Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy at São Camilo University Centre
Master Degree (MSc) in Physiotherapy (sports and exercise) at City University of São Paulo
Bruno Saragiotto is a PhD student at The George Institute and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Bruno's PhD is sponsored by CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development), an agency under The Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil.
Research and Administration Coordinator, Office of the Chief Scientist
BMedSci (Hons I)
Carlyn is Research and Administration Coordinator for the Office of Chief Scientist. Carlyn coordinates the day-to-day operations of the division while also providing administrative assistance to the Chief Scientist, Director of Research Services, Director of Statistics, Head of Strategic Initiatives and other program heads within the Health Services Research group. In her role, Carlyn also has responsibility in the implementation of academic risk management processes.
Carolyn Broderick is a research fellow at The George Institute, and a staff specialist in paediatric sport & exercise medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She is also a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales.
Catherine has worked as a research assistant / physiotherapist for the past six years on studies involving exercise and falls in older populations, one in-hospital and one with community-dwelling stroke survivors.
Head, Ageing and Physical Disability Program, Musculoskeletal Division
Cathie is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute and at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on the design and evaluation of exercise programs for the prevention of falls and disability in older people. Recent and current studies include clinical trials, systematic reviews and cohort studies.
Dr Celine Foote is a research fellow in the Renal Division in The George Institute. Celine is interested in the outcomes of elderly patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) and particularly those patients managed on the supportive non-dialysis pathway.
Cheryl is a clinical research fellow and research coordinator at The George Institute for Global Health. She is also a medical officer in the Department of Neurology in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She holds a specialist medical qualification in neurology in the Philippines and has undergone a one-year fellowship training in neurophysiology and stroke at St George Hospital.
Chika Sakashita is the Senior Project Manager for the Injury Division at The George Institute. Chika has extensive experience in the design and delivery of complex large scale research projects and policy interventions in road safety, delinquent behavior amongst juveniles and adults, and mental health.
Christine Jenkins is Head of Respiratory Trials at The George institute for Global Health, Senior Staff Specialist in Thoracic Medicine at Concord Hospital, Sydney, and Clinical Professor and Head of Respiratory Discipline at the University of Sydney.
Chris is a senior research fellow at the Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute of Global Health. She is also a Conjoint Associate Professor at the Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney. Chris holds a Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.
Clare Farrand is a Public Health Nutritionist and the Senior Project Manager for Salt Reduction at the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction supporting countries to develop and implement salt reduction strategies to achieve the global target to reduce salt by 30% by 2025.
Colman Taylor started with the George Institute in 2006 and has developed skills in epidemiology, clinical trials, biostatistics and health economics. His PhD research examined the economics of helicopter transport for trauma patients.
Dr Praveen is a public health researcher with a background in Medicine and post-graduation in community medicine. He is a Public health Specialist with thorough knowledge of epidemiological study designs and having a keen interest in systems based innovations to address inequities related to chronic diseases.
Daniel Treacy is a part-time PhD student at The George Institute for Global Health and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Daniel works fulltime as the Physiotherapy Team Leader for Aged Care and Rehabilitation at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital.
Danni Zheng is a PHD candidate at The George Institute, Australia and Sydney University School of Public Health. Her research focus is in clinical trials and epidemiology associated with stroke prevention and management.
Professor David Brieger is an interventional cardiologist and head of the coronary care and coronary interventions at Concord Hospital and Professor of Cardiology, University of Sydney. His particular clinical interests include coronary disease and atrial fibrillation and he practices across the full spectrum of cardiac disease. He maintains an active research interest in new antithrombotic drugs for cardiac conditions, and the promotion of high quality care for patients during and following their hospitalization.
David Gattas is an Honorary Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division of The George Institute. He is a senior staff specialist and director of research in the ICU at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) in Sydney, and a Clinical Associate Professor in Sydney Medical School.
Program Head, Primary Health Care Research, Office of the Chief Scientist
Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney
David is Head of Primary Health Care Research at the Institute. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney and has worked as a GP in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services for over 15 years.
Professor Derek Chew is a clinical and interventional cardiologist as well as a clinical trialist and outcomes researcher in cardiovascular medicine. He has completed a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in quantitative methods.
Dijlah is the administrative assistant for the Critical Care and Trauma Division. She works actively on multiple trials conducted by the Critical Care and Trauma team while also providing administrative support for day to day operation of the division.
Dominic has a bachelor degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Dublin (Ireland). Prior to joining the George Institute in 2009, Dom worked in contract research organisations in Ireland and Australia acting as a lead data manager for phase I-IV clinical trials for various indications.
Dorrilyn Rajbhandari is the Project Manager of the Adjunctive Corticosteroid Treatment in Critically ill patients with septic shock (ADRENAL study) as part of the Critical Care and Trauma division at the George Institute. She was the first Research Co-ordinator at RPAH, Intensive Care in 1999 where she was responsible for the co-ordination of all clinical trials conducted in the unit.
Elizabeth Dunford is a Research Fellow for The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy Division and a visiting Research Fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina. She is also Project Coordinator for the Global Food Monitoring Group and for the FoodSwitch smartphone application globally.
Elizabeth is a Chief Investigator on the Lililwan Project. She is Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and Honorary Professor in the School of Public Health and The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney.
Elizaveta is a Project Systems Developer working mainly in the Neurological and Mental Health Division across multiple academic studies, and also sharing her expertise across other divisions within The George Institute. Elizaveta’s main focus is in development of study-specific and processes automation applications.
Fiona is a Clinical Research Associate involved primarily in the ADRENAL study with the Division of Critical Care and Trauma. She is a Registered Nurse with a Graduate Diploma in Health service Management and a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care.
Frances is a senior registered nurse with over 15 years of experience in ICU in Australia and the United Kingdom. She is currently completing a Masters of Research 'Time course of blood glucose in critically ill patients', with Professor Myburgh and Professor Finfer as her supervisors.
Graham Hillis is Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), University of Western Australia and Head of Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital. His clinical and research interests include the echocardiography, the acute coronary syndromes, cardiac biomarkers and the prediction and management of perioperative cardiovascular complications in patients undergoing cardiac and major non-cardiac surgery.
Gustavo Machado is a PhD candidate at The George Institute for Global Health and the School of Medicine at the University of Sydney. He was granted an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and was awarded with the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) by the Department of Education, Australian Government for his research doctorate degree.
Helen Monaghan has worked at The George Institute since 2000 and has a number of roles within the organisation. In her role as Head, Academic Project Management (Global), she works on the global process for negotiated academic project risk management. In addition, she has a role within the Cardiovascular Division providing operational support to all projects.
Helen Trevena is a PhD student at The George Institute for Global Health. Her work involves the analyses, monitoring and engagement of the food industry. The objective is to improve the composition of processed food through targeted actions.
Ian Seppelt is an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division of The George Institute. He is a Senior Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Nepean Hospital in western Sydney with a clinical practice which includes general intensive care medicine and neuroanaesthesia.
Centre Director, WHO CC Salt Reduction, Food Policy Division
Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
PhD in Public Health
Master of International Development
Bachelor of Sociology
Jacqui Webster is currently supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship and a Heart Foundation Future Leaders Award on international strategies to reduce salt. She is Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction Division at the George Institute with a remit is to support countries to achieve the new global targets to reduce salt by 30% by 2025 including through providing direct support to countries, producing and disseminating resources and extending the evidence base.
James is a Paediatric Advanced Trainee with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and a PhD candidate within the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, the University of Sydney Medical School. He is a Research Fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, an Honorary Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health and was the Medical Education Fellow in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at Westmead Children’s Hospital in 2010. He is the Founder and Director of Patches Paediatrics, an organisation that delivers child health services in rural and remote communities.
Professor Cooper is Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC), Monash University; Director, Centre of Research Excellence for Patient Blood Management in Critical Illness and Trauma (Blood-CRE), Monash University; Director, Critical Care Research, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), Monash University; and Deputy Director and Head of Research in the Department of Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. He trained at medicine and intensive care in Adelaide followed by a research fellowship at University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow and full Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Monash University. He has published more than 195 journal papers including 14 in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM),Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He has been a Principal or Co-investigator on peer reviewed research grants exceeding $44 million including 21 NHMRC grants. Research foci include randomised clinical trials in traumatic brain injury, sepsis, acute lung injury, resuscitation fluids, and blood transfusion.
Jane is a Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Paediatric Program in the Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute for Global Health. She is also an Professor of the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. She holds an ARC Future Fellowship. Her research work has been both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary as she seeks to provide evidence to answer questions of national and international importance.
Jason Wu is a Senior Research Fellow at the Food Policy group at The George Institute. He has a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Western Australia, and a MSc in Biostatistics form the University of Sydney. Jason completed his post-doctoral training at the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health.
Jayanthi is an Advanced Certified SAS Programmer with a Masters in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology from Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana, USA and another Masters in Biotechnology from Bangalore University, India.
Jennene is currently working as a clinical Research associate in the Critical Care and Trauma Division, assisting in the operationalisation of the SuDDICU Study (Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract in Critically Ill Patients in ICU).
Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney
John is Director of Australia-China Partnerships and a Professorial Fellow in the Renal and Metabolic Division at the George Institute. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney and an Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Children’s Hospital Westmead.
Joyce is a registered nurse with a Masters in Nursing. She also has post-graduate qualification in Maternity and Community Health, where she was awarded a Commonwealth grant in 1997, for an Indigenous placement, which she took in Kempsey, NSW.
Juliana Oliveira is a full-time PhD student at The George Institute and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Juliana’s PhD is sponsored by CAPES Foundation, an agency under The Ministry of Education of Brazil.
Julie Redfern is Deputy Director, Cardiovascular Division at The George Institute for Global Health, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney and a practising Physiotherapist.
June is a Chief Investigator on the Lililwan Project and Chief Executive Officer of Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre. She is a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing and an Aboriginal leader in the Fitzroy Valley and across Australia.
Professor Kate Curtis is an internationally respected trauma nurse and researcher with a special interest in trauma models of care, emergency and trauma nursing and financial aspects of trauma systems. Kate has an Emergency Nursing background and is a Trauma Clinical Nurse Consultant at St George Hospital Sydney and Professor at Sydney Nursing School.
Katherine Brown is a PhD student in the Injury Division of the George Institute. Katherine is a qualified Orthoptist, and has postgraduate qualifications in Health Information Management and Clinical Epidemiology. She has over fourteen years experience in health data analysis and reporting on administrative, clinical, population health, performance, trauma and injury data.
KaWing is a visiting scholar who will be at the George Institute for Global Health, China for one year. He received his Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology at Yale University and worked at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in New York City's Chinatown as a Pediatric Health Educator after graduation.
Kelly is a Research Associate involved primarily in the ADRENAL Study. Her background prior to research is in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Nursing. Kelly is currently undertaking postgraduate study in Public Health and Health Management. Kelly is interested in large scale, multicentre Intensive Care research studies and in particular the long term outcomes of those who survive critical illness.
Dr Konstantin Yastrebov is a Full-time Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at The St George Hospital in Sydney and an Associate Professor in the St George School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales.
Kristy Coxon is a PhD research scholar with the Injury Division, at The George Institute for Global Health. Kristy is a registered occupational therapist with a background in clinical practice, education and research.
Leanne Hassett is a postdoctoral research fellow within the Musculoskeletal division of The George Institute, and a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney. Leanne has spent the past 15 years as a physiotherapist at the Liverpool Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit.
Associate Professor Lisa Keay is a Deputy Director in the Injury Division at The George Institute and a conjoint Senior lecturer in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. She is an injury epidemiologist with a PhD in ophthalmic epidemiology, University of NSW Wales and a post-doctoral research fellowship from Johns Hopkins University.
Luciana Massi is Senior Research Associate at The George Institute for Global Health, and works on the Process Evaluation of Adherence in the Kanyini-GAP study (PEAK). She is responsible for coordinating, conducting and collaborating on the data analysis and writing of the qualitative study for PEAK.
Lucy has a background in journalism and studied a Bachelor Health Science (Health Promotion). She started work at The George Institute in 2009 as a Research Interviewer on the POISE study and has remained in the Neurological Mental Health Division ever since project managing an epilepsy incidence study and a multiple sclerosis study.
Manoj continues to practise as an Intensive Care Physician and is based part-time at St. George Public Hospital in Sydney, playing a key role in the intensive care research program with Professor John Myburgh. His post graduate qualifications include Fellowship of both the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom and Australia and Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine.
Manuela Ferreira is a Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute and completed her PhD in 2005, at the University of Sydney. Within the Musculoskeletal Division, she leads the spinal pain and ageing research theme. Her research focuses on the design and evaluation of spinal pain management, and identification of the burden of this condition in older people. The studies she leads include randomised clinical trials, meta-analyses, and case-crossover studies.
Acting Director, Neurological & Mental Health Division
Maree is a conjoint Associate Professor (course co-ordinator for MIPH 5127) within the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Sydney, Head of the Mental Health and Chronic Disease Program at The George Institute, Reader in Epidemiology at the University of Central Lancashire and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine from the University of Auckland.
Marino Festa is an Honorary Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division of The George Institute. He is a senior staff specialist and co-lead for Kids Critical Care Research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) in Sydney.
Working in the Professorial Advisory Unit of The George Institute, Mark is also a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Sydney, Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University.
Maryam is the Project Manager with the Critical Care and Trauma unit for SuDDICU and FLUID TRIPS studies and is also involved in ADRENAL, BLINGII and HEAT as a Senior Clinical Research Associate. She has over 10 years experience in clinical research and has previously worked as Clinical Trial Specialist in therapeutic fields of Leukaemia, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and as a Clinical Trial Coordinator and Research Officer in therapeutic field of gastroenterology and hepatic disease.
Maureen is a Chief Investigator on the Lililwan Project and Chief Executive Officer of Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services, an Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation in Fitzroy Crossing. She is a Kija and Gooniandi woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Meg is a Clinical Research Associate for the Adjunctive corticosteroid treatment in critically ill patients with septic shock (ADRENAL) study with the Division of Critical Care and Trauma. She is a registered nurse with a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing and Masters of Advance Practice in Critical Care Nursing.
Merel is a research fellow and health economist at The George Institute for Global Health. She is currently involved in several cost-effectiveness analyses alongside clinical trials in India and China.
Michelle Crino is a PhD student and FoodSwitch Database Manager at The George Institute for Global Health. Her work involves analyses and monitoring of food supply-based policies and nutritional composition of foods across countries.
Michelle is a Project Manager in the Neurological and Mental Health Division working across several clinical trials within the division since joining The George Institute in 2010. She has nearly 10 years’ experience working in clinical trials, both in Australia and in Canada, and has been a SoCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional since 2008. Over the years Michelle has worked on clinical trials within numerous medical indications including, but not limited to, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
Dr Wong is Renal Physician at the Royal North Shore hospital, Sydney, Australia. He is also a senior research fellow at the George Institute of Global Health and a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney. His PhD entitled “Novel therapeutic options in models of nephropathy” was awarded in 2011.
Namrata Nath is a Junior Clinical Research Associate for the Renal and Metabolic Division. She is passionate about research to prevent chronic diseases for a healthier population with improved quality of life. Her work involves supporting the team on the SHARP-ER and PRESERVE trials. Namrata has previous experience in children’s cancer research and database management.
Naomi is a research fellow and a PhD candidate in the critical care and trauma division at the George Institute. She also works part-time as the Intensive Care Research Manager at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. She is a trained intensive care nurse with a master of nursing (critical care) and a master of public health both from Sydney University.
Nicola is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Critical Care and Trauma Division. She has a background in psychology (BPsyc, 1st class Hons) and a PhD in Neuroscience. Nicola’s PhD research focused on neural precursor cell activity in the adult brain and its connection with brain function.
Nicole has a medical degree and a PhD in public health research. Her research interests include: nutrition and lifestyle interventions for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases; impact modeling and evaluation for different intervention strategies and health policy reforms on cardiovascular disease burden; interventions looking at bridging evidencepractice gap in cardiovascular disease risk managements; and health advocacy.
Patricia Cullen is a PhD student in the Injury Division of the George Institute where she has been involved in the evaluation of road safety programs, implementation of novice driver interventions and analysis of driver licensing and offence data. Patricia is currently evaluating the Driving Change program, which is a licensing support program assisting young Aboriginal people to navigate the licensing system and attain their driver license.
Patricia Parreira is a full-time PhD student at The George Institute and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Patricia's PhD is sponsored by CAPES Foundation, an agency under The Ministry of Education of Brazil.
Paul manages a team that consists of Data Management, Programming and DBA functions, whose activities support the research conducted across the George Institute and George Clinical; these include clinical trials, observational studies and surveys.
Paula Beckenkamp is a physiotherapist working at The George Institute as a Research Assistant on the EXACT Trial (Exercise or advice after ankle fracture). Her areas of interest include fractures in the lower limb and low back pain.
Paula is a PhD student at The George Institute and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. She is visiting from Chile where she worked as a Stroke Neurologist in Clinica Alemana de Santiago - Universidad del Desarrollo, as well as a research coordinator.
Professor Peter Rothwell is a clinical neurologist with an interest in stroke. He was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Oxford in 1996, was awarded an MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship in 2000, and was given the title of Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford in 2004. He founded the Stroke Prevention Research Unit in 2000, which has since published over 100 scientific papers.
Phillipa's role at TGI is to support academic projects to comply with quality management processes and to review projects and processes as requested by REG. She performs vendor, process and site audits for George Clinical.
Qiang is Senior Biostatistician in Statistics Division at the George Institute and Senior Research Fellow at The University of Sydney. He has a master degree in Biostatistics from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor degree in Public Health (Preventive Medicine) from Xi'an JiaoTong University (China). He is an accredited statistician by the Statistical Society of Australia since 2009.
Richard Lindley is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Sydney Medical School (Westmead Hospital Clinical School), University of Sydney. His career has focused on finding reliable new evidence to improve treatments for older people, particularly stroke.
Rinaldo Bellomo is Professor of Medicine at Melbourne University and Honorary Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne and the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a Full-time Staff Specialist in Intensive Care and holds an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship.
Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
Rohina Joshi is Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute and Associate Professor with the Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney. Rohina completed her undergraduate training at the Christian Medical College, India in 2000, and her training in Public Health in 2002. She has a PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney.
Ruth Freed joined The George Institute in 2009 and worked briefly on the SHIFT study prior to moving to the NMH Division to work on the Sleep Apnea & Cardiovascular Endpoints study initially as lead Senior Research Associate and then as Associate Project Manager. She is currently a Project Manager.
Sabrina is a Clinical Trials Assistant for Neurological and Mental Health (NMH) division, currently working on the INTERACT2, ENCHANTED, MIDAS and ENGAGE clinical trials. She has previously worked as a Research Assistant at the James Lance GSK Clinical Trials Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital, and as a CTA at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, before joining George Clinical as CTA, then moving to the George Institute NMH division.
Sandra O'Rourke is a part-time Research Assistant at the George Institute and the University of Sydney (Discipline of Physiotherapy). She is also affiliated with the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute Falls group.
Sandrine joined The George Institute in 2013 as a Biostatistician. She has an Honours in Biochemistry from the University of Dijon, France and a Master in Biostatistics from the University of Montpellier, France.
Sara Farnbach is Project Manager of the national study aimed at validating a depression screening tool for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Sara is a Registered Nurse with clinical experience in renal dialysis units in far north Queensland.
Sarah Eriksson is the Administration Officer for the Cardiovascular Division and the Renal and Metabolic Division. She provides administrative support for multiple projects while also assisting with weekly operational tasks within the division.
Serene is a physiotherapist with experience in neurological and aged care rehabilitation. Her PhD thesis investigated leg muscle power and fall risk in people with Parkinson’s disease. Her research interests are in neurological rehabilitation and aged care, specifically improving physical activity and minimizing falls in people with Parkinson’s disease and in older adults.
Serigne has a Master in Econometrics and a PhD in Statistics/Econometrics from the University of Geneva. Serigne joined the George institute in 2006 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and was appointed as a biostatistician/Research Fellow in 2007. Serigne is currently a Senior Research Fellow and Manager of the Research and Biostatistics Group at the Melanoma Institute Australia but holds an honorary position at The George Institute.
Sharon is a Clinical Research Associate with the Critical Care and Trauma Division, managing the Target Temperature Management after cardiac arrest Trial (TTM-Trial); as well as assisting with several projects currently in operation in the Critical Care and Trauma Division. Sharon is a Registered Nurse with a post-graduate certificate in Critical Care Nursing (Intensive Care), and has worked in both clinical and research coordinator roles in intensive care for the past ten years.
Sharon commenced employment for the George Institute in April 2013 as a Clinical Research Associate for Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke (ENCHANTED) Study. She has worked in clinical research, in academia and Contract Research Organisations for over ten years.
Shihong Zhang is a neurologist from West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China. He came to the George Institute in November 2013 and has been working as a clinical research fellow for one year. His research focus is on stroke clinical study, in particular stroke registry study and use of traditional Chinese medicine in acute stroke.
Shoichiro Sato is a Clinical Research Fellow under Professor Craig Anderson’s supervision. He is also a stroke neurologist with the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), the leading institute in Japan specializing in stroke research and treatment.
Simon Finfer is a Professorial Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division at The George Institute. He is a practicing critical care physician with an appointment as a Senior Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and Director of Intensive Care at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, the largest private hospital in New South Wales.
Simon is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Honorary Fellow at The George Institute. His research focuses on the effects of exercise on mental health conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Schizophrenia.
Sophia Zoungas is Professional Research Fellow at The George Institute and Head of Clinical Research and Diabetes Research Program within the School of Public Health, Monash University. She holds an National Heart Foundation CDA Fellowship and is a practising endocrinologist with clinical appointments at the RPAH Medical Centre, NSW and the Southern Health Care Network, Victoria.
Stacey Jankelowitz is a staff specialist neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Stacey was recently awarded an NHMRC TRIP fellowship. She implemented NHMRC guidelines for secondary prevention of stroke as her TRIP project. She is currently participating in a study to implement changes in care for patients with intracranial haemorrhage.
Stephanie is a full time PhD student at theGeorge Institute. She is involved in a randomised, placebo controlled clinical trial called PRECISE: pregabalin in addition to usual care for the treatment of sciatica. Other aspects of her research include investigating neuropathic pain and clinical measures of musculoskeletal care.
Stephen Jan is a Senior Health Economist, Professor in the Sydney Medical School and an Associate at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. Stephen's areas of research interest are economic evaluation alongside clinical and public health studies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, health systems research, the analysis of the household economic impact of chronic illness, institutionalist economics and health policy.
Dr Steve Webb is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital and a Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
Steve’s research interests include back and neck pain, patient expectations, research methodology and musculoskeletal pain in children. Following a period treating patients as a physiotherapist, Steve completed his PhD through the University of Sydney and then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the EMGO+ Institute, VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam.
Suzanne Ingram is a Wiradjuri woman of the Cowra (Central West NSW) region. Born and raised in Sydney, she has maintained lifelong active involvement with her country and community. She is also proud grandmother of three.
Suzanne has an honours degree in Biochemistry from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). Prior to joining the George Institute in 2005, Suzanne worked as a Clinical Data Manager and Clinical Programmer in a contract research organisation in Dublin and Sydney as well as for an International pharmaceutical company.
Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy at São Camilo University Centre of São Paulo, Brazil
Specialization in Neurology at University of São Paulo, Brazil
Master Degree (MSc) in Physiotherapy at City University of São Paulo, Brazil
Tiê Yamato is a PhD student at The George Institute of Global Health and the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Sydney. Tiê's PhD is sponsored by CAPES Foundation (Science Without Borders program), an agency under The Ministry of Education of Brazil.
Tim has a Master of Biostatistics degree from the University of Sydney. Commencing a full-time PhD at The George Institute in 2014 marked a new direction for Tim following 15 years as the IT Manager at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit.
Tina joined The George Institute in June 2011, initially starting as a Clinical Trials Assistant within the Neurological and Mental Health Division. She is now a Project Support Officer and is currently working on the SAVE clinical trial. She has also previously worked on the INTERACT2 trial, which has now been completed. Tina holds a double degree in Exercise and Sport Science and Nutrition (Honours).
Associate Professor Tom Briffa is an allied health practitioner and advocate who has devoted some 25 years to examining trends and models of care in cardiovascular disease treatment and management in Australia. His research targets the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and its translation into practice.
Dr Xia Wang is a Doctoral Research Fellow at The George Institute who specialises in analyses of large-scale randomised controlled trials and conducting epidemiological study. She has a Master of Medicine in Epidemiology and Statistics from the Peking Union Medical college.
Xiaoying Chen is the global project manager working in the ENCHANTED study since she relocated to Australia in 2012. Before that she was working in the George Clinical China as a project manager across several large international clinical trials since 2008. She has more than 10-years’ experience in clinical research, project management and quality assurance both in Australia and China.
Dr Yang Li was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division at the George Institute managing the Intensive Insulin Therapy Trialists Collaboration (IIT-TC) project between 2010 and 2014.The IIT-TC project was designed to combine individual patient data from all randomised controlled trials of tight glucose control in critically ill adults around the world to conduct individual patient meta-analysis aiming to provide the most robust and reliable evidence possible to address the hypothesis that tight glycaemic control reduces all-cause mortality in both critically ill adults overall, and in predefined subgroups.
Before coming to Australia in 2013, Ying Xu worked as an ophthalmologist in Shanghai First People`s Hospital, China. Ying is now a research fellow in the Neurological and Mental Health Division. She is completing her MPhil in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Her research focus is on the therapy of depression and pathways of care for epilepsy patients.