Advisory Board

The Advisory Board monitors the governance, growth and financial sustainability of NCIRS and provides advice on strategic direction and organisational development.

Chair

  • Dr Michael Brydon, Chief Executive, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network (SCHN)

Deputy chair

  • Professor Chris Cowell, Director of Research (SCHN), Kids Research, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Australian Department of Health

  • Dr Masha Somi, Assistant Secretary, Immunisation Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health
  • Ms Hope Peisley, Director, Immunisation Policy Section, Immunisation Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health

NSW Health

  • Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director, Communicable Diseases Branch, Health Protection NSW
  • Ms Sonya Nicholl, Senior Policy Analyst, Immunisation Unit, Health Protection NSW

External members

  • Professor Terry Nolan, Head, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
    The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Sally Redman, Chief Executive Officer, The SAX Institute
  • Professor Ben Marais, Paediatrics & Child Health, The Clinical School
    The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Ms Debra Petrys, Debra Petrys Consulting
  • Professor Martyn Kirk, Professor & NHMRC Career Development Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University
  • Professor Jodie McVernon, Professor & Director of Doherty Epidemiology, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity

 Ex-officio

  • Professor Kristine Macartney,  Director, NCIRS, 
    Professor, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, 
    Staff Specialist, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Observers

  • Professor Robert Booy, Senior Professorial Fellow, NCIRS
    Professor, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Associate Professor Nicholas Wood, Senior Staff Specialist, NCIRS and Department of General Paediatrics, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
    Associate Professor, Academic Leader (Postgraduate studies), The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical Schoo
  • Dr Frank Beard, Public Health Physician, NCIRS
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Public Health
  • Dr Clayton Chiu, Public Health Physician, NCIRS
    Lecturer, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Dr Helen Quinn, Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS
    Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Dr Aditi Dey, Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS
    Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Medicine

Secretariat

  • Ms Karyn Phillips, Research Operations Manager, NCIRS

 

Last updated 7 November 2018