Dominique Cadilhac

Professor Cadilhac heads the Translational Public Health Research Division in Stroke and Ageing Research within the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University and is the Head of Public Health: Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. She is the Data Custodian for the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry.

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Jean-Frédéric Levesque

Dr Jean-Frédéric Levesque joined the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation as Chief Executive in June 2017. He was previously Chief Executive of the Bureau of Health Information for four years.

Dr Levesque brings to the ACI leadership in healthcare system analysis and improvement, combining experience in clinical practice in refugee health and tropical medicine, in clinical governance and in academic research. He is a member of the Strategic Analytic Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Health Information and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He has held senior positions responsible for publicly reporting information about the Canadian health system at the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec and the Commissaire a la santé et au bien-etre du Québec.

Dr Levesque has a Doctorate in Public Health, a Masters in Community Health and a medical degree from the Université de Montréal, Canada. He is a Conjoint Professor at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity of the University of New South Wales. His research focuses on how different models of care impact on patient outcomes and experiences of care. In 2011-12, he was a Visiting Academic at the University of Melbourne.

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Ian Harris

Ian Harris is an orthopaedic clinician and researcher based in Sydney. His clinical work covers general orthopaedics but with a sub-specialty interest in trauma surgery. His academic activities are in the field of clinical research, incorporating randomised trials, systematic reviews, cohort studies and studies of methodology. He also has an interest in clinical quality registries and is Deputy Director of the AOA National Joint Replacement Registry, Co-chair of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry and Chair of ACORN, the Arthroplasty Clinical Outcomes Registry National.

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Tim Usherwood

Tim Usherwood is Professor of General Practice at the University of Sydney; Honorary Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health; and Deputy Chair of Western Sydney PHN. His research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions to improve health outcomes in chronic disease & primary care.

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Shilpa Jesudason

Dr Shilpa Jesudason (MBBS, PhD, FRACP) is a Staff Specialist Nephrologist and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Adelaide. She is a general and transplant nephrologist with subspecialty expertise in obstetric nephrology. Her primary research program investigates parenthood outcomes for women and men with renal disease. She is also Chair of the Clinical Research Group at the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplant Service (CNARTS), which is undertaking a range of studies exploring the experience of patients with ESKD who transition to dialysis, with a focus on multidisciplinary assessments of patient reported symptoms and outcomes, and the psychosocial impact of kidney failure. She is a researcher with the NHMRC-funded BEAT CKD Research Consortium and is integrally involved in the “Consumer Engagement in Research” working group and activities of BEAT CKD as well as the ANZDATA registry. In 2017, Dr Jesudason was appointed as the National Clinical Director of Kidney Health Australia, the peak organisation representing patients with kidney disease and their communities. She has been involved in strengthening consumer engagement within nephrology via roles with the ANZ Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry Steering Committee, ANZ Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) Dialysis Advisory Committee, ANZSN Clinical Policy Advisory Committee, KHA-Caring for Australians with Renal Impairment (KHA-CARI) Guidelines Steering Committee. She is leading a National Community Consultation of indigenous patients and expert clinicians to inform the upcoming KHA-CARI Guidelines for the Management of CKD in ATSI and Maori, as well as a National consultation to inform KHA’s Youth Support programs. KHA has also been commissioned by the Federal Government to develop a National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease, to be delivered in April 2019.

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