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Health and Medical Research Advisory Group

The Commission has established the Health and Medical Research Advisory Group to advise on project deliverables and guide the consultation process. The Advisory Group is chaired by Professor Ian Chubb AC, former Chief Scientist and clinical trial participant.

Committee Member Name Committee Contribution Role Title & Organisation State
Professor Ian Chubb AC Chair Chair National
Dr Megan Campbell First Nations People health and medical research organisation Medical Advisor, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation National
Mr Peter Chesworth Universities Australia/ university sector Deputy Chief Executive, Universities Australia National
Professor David Currow Clinical trials expert Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Health and Sustainable Futures), University of Wollongong NSW
Ms Elizabeth De Somer Medicines Australia – expertise in research and governance operations CEO, Medicines Australia National
Ms Allyson Essex

Dr Philip Gould
Australian Government Department of Health Executive Representatives Australian Government Department of Health Commonwealth
Ms Melissa Hagan Jurisdictional Representative Director, Queensland Clinical Trials Coordination Unit and co-Chair, Clinical Trials Collaborative Forum QLD
Ms Erica Kneipp Expertise in strategic research and operations Research Director, Human Health, Health and Biosecurity, CSIRO ACT
Ms Robyn Kruk AO Executive national level state public, regulation and service delivery Chair Governing Council, Australian Eating Disorder Research and Translation centre National
Ms Anne McKenzie AM Consumer representative Consumer Advocate WA
Ms Terrie O’Brien  Australian Government Department of Health Representative Director, Clinical Trials Section Health and Medical Research Office, Health Economics and Research Division, Australian Government Department of Health Commonwealth
Dr Antonio Penna Jurisdictional Representative Executive Director, NSW Office for Health and Medical Research NSW
Dr Ian Pieper Expert Human Research Ethics Committees Chair Human Research Ethics Committee, University of Canberra ACT
Professor John Simes Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) – expertise in clinical trials research Senior Associate Director, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Clinical Trials Centre; Director, ANZCTR National
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