National Clinical Trials Governance Framework Committees

The National Clinical Trials Governance Framework Committees were convened comprising members with relevant expertise and experience in the clinical trials sector.

List of Phase 2 Advisory Committee members (2019-2020)

The role of the Advisory Committee is to provide high level guidance and advice on the deliverables of the project and provide a point of liaison between the Commission and peer groups.  

Committee member name

Committee contribution

Role title and organisation

State

Prof Chris Brook PSM

Chair

Chair, health policy consultation, CTPRG Chair and independent expert

VIC

Prof Erwin Loh

Deputy Chair - Hospital administrator

Group Chief Medical Officer, St Vincent’s Health Australia

VIC

Prof Robyn Aitken Clinical trials (clinical - nursing)

Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Midwifery Flinders University

SA

Ms Helen Aunedi

Industry

Country Head, Country Clinical Operations, Roche Australia Pty Ltd.

National

Ms Jillian Barr

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Director, Ethics and Integrity; Research, Quality and Priorities Branch, NHMRC

Commonwealth

Mr Adrian Bootes

Commonwealth Department of Health

Assistant Secretary, Prescription Medicine Authorisation Branch,  Therapeutic Good Administration, Commonwealth Department of Health

Commonwealth

Prof Nicholas Brown Representative of Universities Australia Professor of Allied Health Research, University of Canberra National
Ms Allyson Essex Commonwealth Department of Health Assistant Secretary, HERD Health Economics and Modelling Branch Commonwealth

Dr Jodi Glading

Clinical Trials Project Reference Group (CTPRG)

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Health Professional Policy and Advisory Services Group, Tasmanian Department of Health

TAS

Dr Robert Herkes

Chief Medical Officer

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

National

Ms Elizabeth Heyer

Clinical trials research coordination

Clinical trials Coordinator, Townsville Hospital and Health Services

QLD

Sue Jenkins-Marsh

Clinical trials research coordination

Manager, Townsville Research Education, Support and Administration Unit, Townsville Hospital and Health Services

QLD

Ms Anne McKenzie AM

Consumer representative

Head of the WA Consumer and Community Health Research Network

WA

Ms Terrie O' Brien

Commonwealth Department of Health

Director, Clinical Trials Section, Health and Medical Research Office, Health Economics and Research Division, Department of Health

Commonwealth

Dr Antonio (Tony) Penna

Clinical Trials Project Reference Group (CTPRG)

NSW CTPRG Representative. Executive Director, Office for Health and Medical Research, NSW Ministry of Health

NSW

Mr Ian Pieper

Expertise in ethics and governance process

Director, Research Ethics and Governance Office, ACT Health

ACT

Ms Nicole Rasmussen

Safety and Quality Officer

Director, Patient Safety and Improvement at Alfred Health

VIC

Bernadette Swart

Research Governance Officer

Manager, CALHN Research Services, SA Health

SA

Angela Watt Research Governance Officer Director Research Governance and Ethics, Melbourne Health Office for Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital VIC
Dr Margaret Way Safety and Quality Officer Executive Director Innovation, Quality, Research and Education at Sunshine Coast Hospital and health Service QLD
Prof John Zalcberg Representative of investigator-led trials Chair, Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) National 
Dr Sara Watson Research Governance Officer Director, Clinical Safety and Quality Office of the Chief Executive Officer NT
Jessica Southwood Clinical trials research coordination Statewide Research Coordinator, Office of Research, Department of Health & Wellbeing SA
Associate Prof Bhavini Patel  Research Governance Officer Executive Director, Medicines Management, NT Department of Health NT

List of Steering Committee members (2018-2019)

The Steering Committee set out to:

  • Support delivery of the project in line with the requirements of the Commission and the expectations of the Department of Health
  • Provide advice on the development of the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework and high level implementation plan
  • Facilitate engagement with peer groups about the project 

 

Committee member name

Committee contribution

Role title and organisation

State

Prof Chris Brook PSM

Chair

Chair, health policy consultation, CTPRG Chair and independent expert

VIC

Assoc. Professor Robyn Aitken

Clinical trials (clinical - nursing)

Director, Collaborative Academic Health Science Research

NT

Ms Helen Aunedi

Industry

Country Head, Country Clinical Operations, Roche Australia Pty Ltd.

National

Ms Jillian Barr

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Acting Executive Director, Research, Quality and Priorities Branch, NHMRC

Australian Government

Professor Ben Canny

Universities Australia

Head, School of Medicine College of Health and Medicine University of Tasmania

 

National

Dr Jodi Glading

Clinical Trials Project Reference Group (CTPRG)

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania

TAS

Dr Robert Herkes

Chief Medical Officer

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

National

Ms Erica Kneipp

Australian Government Department of Health

Assistant Secretary, Office of Health and Medical Research, Australian Government Department of Health

Australian Government

Professor Chris Levi

Clinical trials (clinical - physician)

Executive Director, The Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE)

NSW

Professor Erwin Loh

Hospital administrator

Group Chief Medical Officer and General Manager Clinical Governance, St Vincent’s Health Australia

National

Ms Anne McKenzie AM

Consumer representative

Head of the WA Consumer and Community Health Research Network

WA

Dr Grant Pegg

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Director, Experimental Products Section, Pharmacovigilance and Special Access Branch

Australian Government

Dr Antonio (Tony) Penna

Clinical Trials Project Reference Group (CTPRG)

NSW CTPRG Representative. Executive Director, Office for Health and Medical Research, NSW Ministry of Health

NSW

Mr Ian Pieper

Expertise in ethics and governance process

Ethics Manager
Research Ethics and Governance Office, ACT Health Directorate

ACT

Ms Susan Richmond

Clinical trials research coordination

Research Officer, Clinical Trials Unit, James Cook University, Cairns

QLD

Prof Steven Webb

Representative of investigator-led trials

Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital and a Professor of Critical Care Research in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.

WA

Contact

If you have any questions about the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework project please contact Bernadette Aliprandi-Costa and the project team via email CTgovernance@safetyandquality.gov.au or phone 02 9126 3600.