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
Professor Chris Brook PSM Special Advisor CTPRG Chair and independent expert National
Professor David Currow Clinical trials expert NSW Chief Cancer Officer and CEO Cancer Institute
(commencing new role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Health and Sustainable Futures), University of Wollongong in November 2021)
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 Universities Australia / university sector – expertise in strategic research and operations

Head of Research Strategy

College of Health and Medicine

The Australian National University

Ms Robyn Kruk AO  Executive national level state public, regulation and service delivery Chair, Mental Health Australia 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, Department of Health Commonwealth
Dr Antonio Penna Jurisdictional Representative Executive Director, NSW Office for Health and Medical Research NSW
Mr Ian Pieper Expert Human Research Ethics Committees Chair Human Research Ethics Committee, University of Canberra University 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
Nomination Pending First Nations People health and medical research organisation TBA National