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 HMR@safetyandquality.gov.au or phone 02 9126 3600.