The Atlas series has been developed in consultation with the Australian government, state and territory governments, specialist medical colleges, clinicians and consumer representatives. The members of the different advisory groups are listed below.

Atlas Advisory Group

The members of the Atlas Advisory Group are listed below.

Conj Professor Anne Duggan
AAG Chair; Senior Medical Advisor, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Dr Jason Agostino
Lecturer in general practice, Academic Unit of General Practice, Australian National University Medical School; General practitioner, Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service
Dr Matthew Anstey
Emergency and Intensive Care Physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA; Research adjunct, Curtin University, School of Public Health
Ms Anna Burgess (JAG representative)
Director, Cancer, Specialty Programs, Medical Research and International Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Professor Adam Elshaug
HCF Research Foundation Professorial Fellow; Co-Director Menzies Centre for Health Policy
Dr William Glasson AO
Former Federal AMA President, Former Federal RANZCO President, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Mater Hospital and Wickham Terrace, Brisbane
Dr Steve Hambleton
General Practitioner Private Practice, Past AMA President
Ms Jenny Hargreaves
Senior Executive, Hospitals, Classifications and Performance Group, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Dr Tony Hobbs
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
Professor John Horvath
Strategic Medical Adviser, Ramsey Health Care
Mr Tony Lawson
Chair, Consumers Health Forum; Board Member, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
Dr Nigel Lyons
Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Resources, NSW Health
Dr Lawrence Malisano
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Brisbane Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre; Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Councillor
Dr Liz Marles
Past President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; Director Hornsby-Brooklyn GP Unit Brooklyn Hospital
Professor Villis Marshall AC
Chair, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; Director Office for Research Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.
Professor Michael Permezel
Past President, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists RANZCOG
Associate Professor Ian Scott, Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland
Dr Amanda Stafford, Consultant Emergency Department, Clinical Lead RPH Homeless Team, Clinical Lead Baclofen Treatment Program, Royal Perth Hospital

Jurisdictional Advisory Group

The members of the Jurisdictional Advisory Group are listed below.

Ms Janet Anderson PSM
JAG Chair; Deputy Chief Executive, Northern Territory Department of Health
Dr Tina (Christina) Bertilone
Medical Advisor, Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Clinical Services and Research, Department of Health Western Australia
Ms Anna Burgess
Director, Cancer, Specialty Programs, Medical Research and International Health (CMR), Department of Health & Human Services VIC
Dr Katina D’Onise
A/Director Epidemiology Branch, South Australian Department for Health and Ageing
Dr Jodi Glading
Deputy Principal Medical Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
Ms Carrie Marr
Present; Chief Executive, Clinical Excellence Commission
Ms Di O’Kane
Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health
Associate Professor Girish Talaulikar
Director, Renal Services ACT Health
Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Australian Government Department of Health
Conj Professor Anne Duggan (AAG representative)
Senior Medical Advisor, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Topic Expert Groups

The members of the Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations Topic Expert Group are listed below.

Associate Professor Craig Aboltins
Director, Department of Infectious Diseases; Northern Health
Clinical Associate Professor – University of Melbourne
Dr Shamasunder Acharya
Clinical Director, Diabetes, Hunter New England, New South Wales
Dr Jason Agostino
Lecturer in General Practice, Academic Unit of General Practice, Australian National University Medical School; General practitioner, Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service
Dr Christina Bertilone
Senior Medical Advisor, Office of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Clinical Services and Research Division, Western Australian Department of Health
Associate Professor Gideon Caplan
Director, Geriatric Medicine; Director, Post-Acute Care Services – Prince of Wales Hospital, New South Wales
Professor Alan Cass
Director, Menzies School of Health Research, Northern Territory; President, Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
Mr Michael Falster
Research Fellow, Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of New South Wales
Professor Mark Frydenberg
Past president, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand; Professor, Department of Surgery, Monash University
Dr Penny Gaskell
General Practitioner, Liaison Medical Officer, Eastern Health, Victoria
Dr Andew Knight
Primary Care Committee, Staff Specialist in General Practice, Fairfield GP Unit, Sydney; Chair, Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network
Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham
Chief Medical Adviser, Australian Digital Health Agency
Associate Professor Anthony Russell
Director, Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
Dr Kelly Shaw
Public Health Physician, Primary Health Tasmania
Professor Brian Smith
Director, Respiratory Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South Australia
Dr Marguerite Tracy
Senior Lecturer, Discipline of General Practice, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney


The members of the Cardiovascular Conditions Topic Expert Group are listed below.

Professor David Brieger
Head, Coronary Care and Coronary Interventions, Concord Hospital; Professor of Cardiology, University of Sydney
Professor Derek Chew
Professor of Cardiology, Flinders University; Network Director, Cardiology, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Professor Jenny Doust
General practitioner; Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University
Professor Julian Smith
Head, Department of Surgery (School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health), Monash University; Head, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Health
Associate Professor Andrew Wilson
Chief Medical Officer, Safer Care Victoria; Director, University of Melbourne Lipid and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic


The members of the Women’s Health and Maternity Topic Expert Group are listed below.

Dr Danny Challis
Executive Medical Advisor – Obstetric, NSW Pregnancy and Newborn Services Network; Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales
Dr Helen Cooke
Clinical Midwifery Consultant, New South Wales Pregnancy and Newborn Services Network
Professor Caroline Homer AO
Distinguished Professor of Midwifery, University of Technology Sydney; President, Australian College of Midwifery
Mr James Keck
Clinical Director, Colorectal Surgery, Eastern Health Melbourne; Director, Pelvic Floor Physiology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Associate Professor Koert de Waal
Department of Neonatology, John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Newcastle; Associate Professor, Neonatology, University of Newcastle
Dr Brett Locker
Director of Gynaecology, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle
Dr Elizabeth Marles
Past president, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners; Director, Hornsby–Brooklyn GP Unit, Hornsby Hospital
Professor Jeremy Oats
Chair, Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity; Honorary (Professorial Fellow), MSE Working Group, University of Melbourne
Dr Kathryn Panaretto
Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Queensland; public health physician
Dr Nigel Roberts
Director, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Manning Hospital, Hunter New England
Professor Elizabeth Sullivan
Distinguished Professor of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney; perinatal epidemiologist


The members of the Surgical Interventions Topic Expert Group are listed below.

Mr Graeme Campbell
Clinical Director, IMG Assessments and Support; Member, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Professor David Fletcher
Head, General Surgery; Co Lead Surgeon – Fiona Stanley Hospital, Western Australia; Councillor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Dr William Glasson AO
Past president, Australian Medical Association; Past president, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists; Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mater Hospital and Wickham Terrace, Brisbane
Dr Bradley Horsburgh
Immediate past president, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists; Member, Australian Medical Association Federal Council
Dr Michael A Johnson
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Epworth Health, Victoria; Chair, Professional Development and Standards, Australian Orthopaedic Association
Dr Lawrence Malisano
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Brisbane Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre; Councillor and Chair, Professional Standards, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Dr John North
Senior Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, and Mount Isa Hospital; Past president Australian Orthopaedic Association
Dr Bethan Richards
Head, Department of Rheumatology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales;
Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney
Dr Myron Rogers
Neurosurgeon, Cabrini Health, Malvern; Neurosurgeon, Austin Health, Heidelberg
Dr Gary Speck AM
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Melbourne Spine Institute; Immediate past national chair, Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Professor Hugh R Taylor AC
Melbourne Laureate Professor, Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Professor David Watters OBE
University Hospital Geelong and Deakin University; Past president, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Dr Helena Williams
Board member, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; General practitioner, Russell Clinic, Blackwood, South Australia