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    New HSRAANZ Executive Committee

    The results of the election for members of the HSRAANZ Executive Committee were announced at the Association's Annual General Meeting on 26 November.

    New HSRAANZ President

    Associate Professor Rachael Morton from the University of Sydney has stepped up the to the role of President, taking over from Professor Johnathan Karnon who will mentor Rachael as the Past President member of the committee.

    Rachael is a health economist at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney and leader in the economic evaluation of treatments in cancer and chronic kidney disease. She has a MScMed (Clin Epi)(Hons) and a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Sydney, and her research program focuses on the incorporation of patient-centred and economic outcomes into clinical trials that facilitate policy decision-making on the basis of cost-effectiveness. She currently leads economic evaluations for 11 trials including diagnostic test evaluation, interventions in genomic information provision, surgery, and advance care planning.  Her methodological research interests include patient reported outcomes for health system valuation, preference elicitation using discrete choice experiments, and value of information analysis. Since 2013, A/Prof Morton has published over 85 research articles in high impact medical and health services research journals and been awarded $32M in competitive research funding from NHMRC, Cancer Australia, DoH and the EU

    Rachael Morton and Jon Karnon

    In accepting her new role Rachael acknowledged the contribution that Jon Karnon has made to the  Association's development.  Jon was the  Convenor of the Adelaide Conference 2011, becoming Vice-President in December 2013 and President in December 2014.    During his tenure Jon introduced the new website, research blog, and the HSR Webinar series and expanded our Awards and Prizes program.  He commissioned our State of HSR project and publication, and expanded our policy and advocacy roles, particularly engaging with the Commonwealth government and the Australia Health Research Alliance (AHRA) (comprising the NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres) to promote the value of funding high-quality health services research through the MRFF.

    Rachael stated that her priorities as President would be to continue to demonstrate the value of health services research to the health system and health funders and to continue to work closely with the  AHRA and the seven AHRTCs for support for HSR from the MRFF.

    Life Membership for Professor Jackie Cumming

    Jackie Cumming

    Jon will stay on the Executive as our Past-President member and in that role will act as a mentor to the new President.  This means that Professor Jackie Cumming retires as Past President.  Jackie has been involved with the Association right from that first conference in 1999, serving as Vice-President until the end of 2007, and then President until 2014, and in that time ran two highly successful Wellington conferences and implemented the Associations indigenous program and strengthened links with New Zealand researchers.  It was agreed that Jackie should be awarded life membership of the Association in recognition of her outstanding service.

    Laura Wilkinson-Meyers from Auckland University continues in the role of Vice-President, with Katherine Harding and Megan Campbell stepping up as Secretary and Treasurer.  Two new faces on the Executive are ordinary members Associate Professor Julie Redfern and  Emmanuel Gnanamanickam.

    Co-opted and appointed members of the committee will be confirmed by the Executive at its first meeting in 2019.

    Further Thanks

    Kim Dalziel

    Thanks were recorded for retiring member - Associate Professor Kim Dalziel.  Kim joined the Executive in December 2012 and took over as Secretary in December 2014.  She was the joint convenor of the 2015 Melbourne Conference.  An enthusiastic committee member,  Kim helped develop our awards and prizes program, chairing several judging panels and assisting in the delivery of our webinar series.

     

     

    HSRAANZ Executive

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    Rachael Morton - Presdent

    Laura Wilkinson-Meyers- Vice President

    Katherine Harding

    Katherine Harding - Secretary

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    Megan Campbell - Treasurer

    Suzanne Robinson - Ordinary Member

    Janet McDonald - Ordinary Member

    Julie Redfern- Ordinary Member

    Emmanuel Gnanamanickam - Ordinary Member

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    Jon Karnon Past President

     

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Past president Jon Karnon
HSRAANZ President: Jon Karnon

HSRAANZ President: Jon Karnon


 

 

BA(Hons) (Leeds), MSc Health Economics (York), PhD (Brunel University)

Biography

Jon is a member of the Economics Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. His main research interests are around the cost-effectiveness of health care technologies and services, in particular looking at methods to identify and improve the organization and delivery of clinical services.

Discipline of Public Health, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide (September 2007- current)
Health Economics and Decision Analysis section, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield (2002-2007)
Health and Safety Laboratory, Sheffield (2001-2002)
Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University (1995-2001

 

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Vice President: Laura Wilkinson-Meyers

Laura Wilkinson-Meyers


 

BA (Cornell), MSc (LSE), PhD(Auckland)

Biography

Laura Wilkinson-Meyers is a lecturer in health services research in the Health Systems section of the School of Population Health. Her research focuses on issues of access, quality and cost of health and social services for older people and disabled people.

Research interests

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Ordinary member, Suzanne Robinson

Suzanne Robinson, Curtin University


 

PhD, (Birmingham), M.Sc (Birmingham), B.Sc (Birmingham)

Biography

Professor Suzanne Robinson is discipline leader for Health, Policy and Management at the School of Public Health within the Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University.

Suzanne was previously based at the University of Birmingham in the UK and joined Curtin University in 2012. Suzanne is an experienced health services researcher who has a background in health economics and health care policy management. She has designed, delivered and evaluated a range of management and leadership programmes for health care managers and clinicians, and has been involved in personal and organisation development activities for a number of public and private sector health care organisations. Suzanne is also co-editor of the Journal of Health Organisation and Management (JHOM).

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Dr Katherine Harding
harding

Dr Katherine Harding

 

Biography

Katherine Harding is a Senior Research Fellow with the Allied Health Clinical Research Office at Eastern Health, a joint initiative between Eastern Health, Victoria, and La Trobe University.  She began her career as an Occupational Therapist, went on to complete a Masters of Public Health from James Cook University in 2010, and received her PhD in the field of prioritisation and triage systems for Allied Health services from La Trobe University in 2013. 

Katherine has become a well established Health Services Researcher, with interests in the areas of improving access to ambulatory and community health services, improving outcomes after rehabilitation, and enhancing research education, training and culture within clinical settings.  In her current role, Katherine shares responsibility for the provision of research training and support for allied health clinicians, promotes research activity and leads a range of projects within Eastern Health.  She is currently a Chief Investigator and Project Lead for the NHMRC partnership project “Improving access for sub acute ambulatory and community health services” and holds an adjunct Senior Lecturer position with La Trobe University.

 

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Janet McDonald
Janet McDonald, Research Fellow, Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington

Janet McDonald, Research Fellow, Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington

Janet McDonald is a research fellow at the Health Services Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington. She has worked at the centre since 2003, including on evaluations of the 2001 New Zealand health reforms, the implementation of the Primary Health Care Strategy and the Healthy Eating – Healthy Action Strategy. She has also been involved with several projects related to her research interests of disability issues and family caregiving, including her Masters’ work about ‘young carers’ and PhD about the experiences and learning of family carers who manage ‘technical health procedures (such as renal dialysis or tube feeding) at home.

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Megan Campbell
Megan Campbell, Centre Manager, Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI)

Megan Campbell, Centre Manager, Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI)

Megan has been Centre Manager of the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) since the Centre’s inception in 2011. She leads all aspects of the day-to-day running of AusHSI, including the centre’s communication, engagement, funding and implementation activities. She has over 15 years’ experience in complex, large-scale research program development and management for organisations such as Queensland Health and Queensland Institute of Medical Research, and brings to AusHSI highly developed skills in research governance, risk management and stakeholder engagement.

Megan is Program Leader of Health Services Research within the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at QUT, providing leadership in the strategic development of health services research opportunities, and facilitating and supporting interdisciplinary research collaborations and health industry partnerships on behalf of AusHSI and QUT.

Megan sits on a number of governance boards for research organisations including the CRC for Wound Management Innovation, and the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research. Megan’s health communications training includes a residency with the world renowned Mayo Clinic. Over the past 10 years she has played a role in obtaining more than 50 internationally and nationally competitive grants for the teams she has managed.

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Rachel Morton
Associate Professor Morton,  Director, Health Economics NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney

Associate Professor Morton, Director, Health Economics
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sydney

Associate Professor Morton is a health economist at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney and leader in the economic evaluation of treatments in cancer and chronic kidney disease. She has a MScMed (Clin Epi)(Hons) and a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Sydney, and her research program focuses on the incorporation of patient-centred and economic outcomes into clinical trials that facilitate policy decision making on the basis of cost-effectiveness. She currently leads economic evaluations for 11 trials including diagnostic test evaluation, interventions in genomic information provision, surgery, and advance care planning. Her methodological research interests include patient reported outcomes for health system valuation, preference elicitation using discrete choice experiments, and value of information analysis. Since 2013, A/Prof Morton has published over 85 research articles in high impact medical and health services research journals and been awarded $32M in competitive research funding from NHMRC, Cancer Australia, DoH and the EU

 

 

 

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Indigenous Representative - Kirsten Smiler

Indigenous Rep – Kirsten Smiler

Biography

Kirsten Smiler (Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Te Whakatōhea) joined the Health Services Research Centre, Faculty of Health at Victoria University of Wellington at the end of 2004.  Kirsten completed her MA thesis (Applied Linguistics) which focuses on issues of language and identity for Māori members of the New Zealand Deaf community in 2004 and has an undergraduate degree in Māori studies. Kirsten is currently a Co-Investigator of Rangatahi Sexual and Reproductive Health Project co-funded by the Health Research Council and Ministry of Health, and her PhD exploreds the nature and impacts of early intervention for Māori Deaf/hearing-impaired children and their whānau.  Kirsten’s research interests and experience include research work with the Deaf Studies Research Unit, linguistic variation in New Zealand Sign Language, deaf people and their families. Kirsten is also interested in rangatahi Māori, youth wellbeing, health services, and disability politics.

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Emmanuel Gnanamanickam

Emmanuel Gnanamanickam

Emmanuel Gnanamanickam is a post-doctoral early career researcher with emerging expertise in working with large, linked administrative and electronic health record data and health economics. He holds academic and industry positions in health services research as a research fellow with the Australian Centre for Precision health at UniSA and a data manager for a data driven phenotyping project with Flinders Medical Centre in the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

 He completed his PhD examining the cost-effectiveness of dental insurance, his research career spanning, maternal and neonatal health, oral health, dementia and aged care and currently cardiac care and child protection. He has been involved in health systems evaluations in India and in Australia been involved in the NHMRC review of nutritional reference values for fluoride in Australia and sat on the National Oral Health Promotion Steering group as a research representative. In early 2018 he led the publication of the first bottom-up costing of dementia in residential care in Australia.

He has held many leadership positions both as a student and as a professional, most recently being the Co-Chair of the Future Health Leaders (FHL) Council and serving on its board as its inaugural treasurer since 2014. His personality and professionalism are strongly rooted in equality, respect, social justice, innovation and enterprise. He brings to the table financial and managerial, multi-cultural and inter-professional, liaison and advocacy, and website management and social media skills and expertise.

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Suzanne Robinson

Suzanne Robinson

Professor Suzanne Robinson is the Director of the Health Systems and Health Economics group and Executive member of the Curtin Health Data Analytics Hub at Curtin University. Suzanne has been awarded competitive research grants from international and national funding agencies. She has been involved in leading health systems and health economics projects that have had major impact on government reform initiatives.  In Australia she has been successful in leading the WA Primary Health Alliance and Curtin Partnership aimed at undertaking translational research and evaluation activity in primary care commissioning in WA. She is also part of the successful academic and health sector consortium that secured over $200 million in industry and Federal Government funding to support research innovation in Digital Health in Australian, Suzanne is the co-lead for the WA arm of this consortia. 

In addition to her research Suzanne is also passionate about her teaching and capacity building work. She’s led the design development and delivery of a number of post graduate teaching programmes and executive leadership programmes in Australia and internationally.  She also coaches and mentors health professionals supporting them in their leadership and career journeys. In 2015 Suzanne awarded the Australasian College of Health Services Managers (ACHSM) Innovation and Excellence Award for her work in health systems research and capacity building. Suzanne is also elected committee member of the Health Services Research Association Australia and New Zealand, Australasian College of Health Services Management, International Society for Priority Setting and Co-Editor of the Journal of Health Organisation and Management.   

Suzanne has served on the HSRAANZ executive since December 2014. If re-elected onto the HSRAANZ committee Suzanne would look to facilitate stronger links between WA and HSRAANZ and support the Association in its aim to build sustainability and facilitate communication across, and between researchers and policymakers in Australia and New Zealand. She would also look to develop stronger links between HSRAANZ the Journal of Health Organisation and Management, with a focus on the integration of publication opportunities especially for PhD and early career researchers.

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Julie Redfern

Julie Redfern

Julie Redfern is an Associate Professor in Westmead Clinical School at the University of Sydney and a practicing physiotherapist.  She holds a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship and is co-Chair of the Exercise, Prevention and Rehabilitation Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Jule serves on many national and international committees, and has been a NHMRC panel member on many occasions, has won prestigious prizes, is Editor for several journals, has been awarded over $100 million in peer-reviewed grants and published over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts in high-ranking journals.

Julie is experienced at presenting and has made > 50 presentations (35 invited) in the past 5 years at major international and national scientific conferences.She also has extensive leadership experience and represented Australia at the 2015 World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Program in Peru.

 

 

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