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Clinical Quality Registries Framework Review Advisory Group

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care convened the Clinical Quality Registries (CQR) Framework Review Advisory Group (Advisory Group), comprising members with relevant expertise and experience in the CQR sector.

The role of the Advisory Group is to provide high-level guidance and advice on the review and update of the Framework for Australian clinical quality registries.

List of Advisory Group members

Member name Role title and organisation Committee contribution Jurisdiction
Professor Sandy Middleton Director, Nursing Research Institute, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Australian Catholic University Chair National
Dr Adrian Webster Head, Health Systems Group, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) AIHW representative National
Ms Anne McKenzie AM Consumer advocate and consultant Consumer representative Western Australia
Dr Audrey Koay Executive Director, Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Department of Health, Western Australia Jurisdictional representative Western Australia
Associate Professor Bhavini Patel Executive Director, Medicines Management Research, Northern Territory Health Jurisdictional representative Northern Territory
Ms Catherine Katz Director, Intergovernment Relations, the Commission Commission representative  
Ms Chereta Daylight Director, Policy Development, Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) IHACPA representative National
Professor David Gill  Assistant Deputy, Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) CQR representative National
Professor David Pilcher Chairman, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE) CQR representative National
Ms Di O'Kane Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service, Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health Jurisdictional representative Queensland
Dr Heather Buchan Senior Medical Advisor, the Commission Commission representative National
Dr Isuru Ranasinghe Senior Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane

Associate Professor in Cardiology, Northside Clinical Unit, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland
CQR representative Queensland
Dr Jodi Glading Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Quality, Regulation and Accreditation Group, Department of Health, Tasmania Jurisdictional representative Tasmania
Professor John Beltrame AM Chair, CADOSA Registry; Professor of Medicine - Michell Chair, Adelaide Medical School CQR representative

Clinician representative
South Australia
Dr Jui Tham Medical Officer, Strategy and Development, Australian Health Service Alliance Private health insurance sector representative National
Ms Kate Riley Sandler Manager Linked Data Projects, A/Manager, Clinical Quality Registries & Patient Reported Outcomes, Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI), Department of Health Jurisdictional representative Victoria
Ms Liz Hay Director, Economics and Analysis, Strategic Reform and Planning Branch, New South Wales Ministry of Health Jurisdictional representative New South Wales
Ms Liz Keen Director, Clinical Governance - Clinical and Digital Health Standards Governance, Digital Strategy, Australian Digital Health Agency Australian Digital Health Agency representative National
Ms Nicola Ware

CEO, Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation; Head of Research, Innovation and Integrated Care, Ramsay Health Care

Private hospital sector representative National
Ms Sally Rayner Director, Quality, Performance and Reporting Section, Health Economics and Modelling Branch, Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care representative National
Ms Sharon Smith Executive Director, System Information & Analytics Branch, New South Wales Ministry of Health Jurisdictional representative New South Wales
Professor Stephen McDonald Director, Dialysis and Senior Staff Nephrologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Clinical Director of Renal Services for the Country Health region of SA Health and Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplantation Registry (ANZDATA) CQR representative

Clinician representative
Professor Susannah Ahern Chair, Australian Breast Device and Australasian Pelvic Floor Procedure Registry (APFPR)

Head, Clinical Outcomes Reporting and Research, Monash University
CQR representative Victoria
Ms Tina Hardin Executive Director, Clinical Informatics, Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health, SA Health Jurisdictional representative South Australia
Ms Tracey Duffy First Assistant Secretary, Medical Devices and Product Quality Division, Therapeutic Goods Administration Therapeutic Goods Administration representative National
Ms Val Theisz Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Technology Association of Australia Medical devices industry representative  National

If you have any questions about the Clinical Quality Registries Framework Review please contact the project team via email at or phone 02 9126 3600.

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