Principal Director, The George Institute for Global Health
Board Member, The George Institute for Global Health
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Professor of Global Health & Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, University of Oxford
Stephen is one of the founders of The George Institute for Global Health, an architect of its global expansion and currently holds the position of Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health (worldwide).
Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health
Board Member, The George Institute for Global Health
Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Professor of Global Health & Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, University of Oxford
澳大利亚新南威尔士大学 公共卫生学院 教授
Robyn Norton is co-founder and Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health. She is Professor of Global Health & Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, University of Oxford; Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney; and Honorary Professor at Peking University.
此外，Robyn教授长期致力于改善妇女健康，她是《妇女健康: 全新全球议程(Women’s Health: A New Global Agenda)》政策文件的主要作者。报告由英国牛津大学发布，其目的是提高慢性病防控在妇女健康议程中的比重，并且呼吁使用性别分类方法来实施健康数据分析，从医疗卫生角度减少性别不平等。作为推动妇女健康议程全球对话的系列报告开篇之作，最终目标是通过驱使政策转变以挽救更多生命。
Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Professor Craig Anderson is Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney, and is in part-time clinical practice as a neurologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He is Executive Director of The George Institute China at Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing, China.
Chief Scientist, The George Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Anushka is a Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney and a cardiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. She undertook her medical training at the University of Queensland, with subsequent postgraduate research degrees from Harvard University and the University of Sydney.
Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health, India
Professor Vivekanand Jha is the Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health, India, and a James Martin Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford. He is a physician with a specialisation in the area of kidney diseases and serves on the international advisory boards of several organisations.
Executive Director, The George lnstitute for Global Health, University of Oxford
James Martin Fellow, The George lnstitute for Global Health, University of Oxford
Professor of Epidemiology, University of Oxford
MBBS, University of New South Wales
MPH, Yale University
MD, University of New South Wales
Terry is a non-communicable disease epidemiologist with extensive experience in the conduct of cohort and case control studies. He was previously Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, coordinating research projects including those on cancer, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, childhood asthma, and diabetes.
Amit manages Operations and Finance for India offices at The George Institute for Global Health. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a graduate degree in Commerce from Delhi University.
Professor of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Professor Rodgers has a track record in cardiovascular disease prevention, innovation and public-private partnerships, with an interest in scale-able interventions to address major risks to health. He is currently Acting Director of the Cardiovascular Division at The George Institute, Australia.
Program Director Community, Based Cardiac Services, Westmead Hospital
NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Honorary Heart Foundation Future Leaders Fellow
Professor of Medicine, Western Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
Professor Clara Chow is a cardiologist committed to reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease through prevention and innovative approaches to achieve this. She is Program Director Community Based Cardiac Services, Westmead Hospital and Professor of Medicine, Western Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.
Erika has over 20 years Human Resources experience in Australia, USA, Europe and Asia. Experienced in all facets of HR leadership, with a particular emphasis on change management and communications/engagement.
Senior Director, Professorial Unit, The George Institute (Australia)
Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Flinders University and at the University of Sydney
John Chalmers has an outstanding record in hypertension research, both fundamental and clinical. His groundbreaking research on the role of the brain in the development of hypertension led to his election to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science and helped establish Flinders University as a leading international centre in hypertension and neuroscience research.
Professor John A Myburgh AO, is Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of New South Wales; Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma at the George Institute for International Health and Senior Intensive Care Physician at the St George Hospital, Sydney.
John joins the George Institute from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, where he was Head of Information Technology Services. There he led a major IT capability upgrade and technology refresh as the Institute doubled in size.
Kazem Rahimi is the James Martin Senior Fellow in Essential Healthcare at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. As the Deputy Director of The George Institute UK he leads the Essential Healthcare Programme, which aims to find practical and affordable solutions for the global health priorities of the world’s largest emerging economies, as well as the priorities of vulnerable or disadvantaged populations in established economies.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Laurent is a senior biostatistician with 20 years of experience in health research. He is Director of the Statistics Division at the George Institute for Global Health and Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney.
Professor YAN is the Honorary Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center. She is also a researcher at the Health Economics and Management Institute, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing, China and an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.
Professor Linong JI is the Director of Peking University Diabetes Center, Director of Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Peking University People’s Hospital, Immediate Past President of Chinese Diabetes Society, Vice President of Chinese Endocrinologist Association, Vice President of International Diabetes Federation. Professor JI has a strong background in diabetes, focusing mainly on epidemiological and genetic research.
Martin is an Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney, Associate Professor of Medicine at Concord Hospital Clinical School (part of the Sydney Medical School), Director of the Renal and Metabolic Division in the George Institute and a clinical nephrologist in the Renal Dept at Concord Repatriation and General Hospital. He works extensively in the ANZ Society of Nephrology in renal guidelines and clinical policy.
Norbert Berend is Head of Respiratory Research at the George Institute for Global Health and a member of the physiology group at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research of which he was the Director from 2000 to 2012. He holds the academic title of Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney; Professor Emeritus at the University of Sydney; and is a Visiting or Honorary Professor at three Chinese Universities.
Pallab leads Research department at The George Institute for Global Health, India. He trained as a psychiatrist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, received training in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as Johns Hopkins School of Public Health where he pursued his Masters and Doctoral training. He brings a wealth of experience to the Institute, with an expertise in mental health.
Dr Parisa Glass is the Director of Operations for the George Institute Australia. In this role she is responsible for directing and enhancing the operational processes for The George Institute Australia.
Peter Dolnik is the Director of Research Services at The George Institute. His career has spanned both the academic and research management sectors. For a number of years, he had taught philosophy at various universities in Sydney and since 2000 he has worked in the area of research management at senior levels.
Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW
Honorary Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
Professor, Flinders University
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney
Professor Rebecca Ivers is the Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute. She is an injury epidemiologist who holds a Masters degree in Public Health and PhD in injury epidemiology from the University of Sydney. She has an appointment as Professor of Public Health at UNSW Sydney, is an honorary professor at the University of Sydney, a Professor at Flinders University, and is a member of the NSW Road Safety Advisory Council. Rebecca has published widely in the peer reviewed literature in the fields of road traffic injury and falls prevention.
Richard Mills joins the George Institute from the World Bank, where he was most recently Director of Corporate Communications. There he helped lead efforts to tell the story of a World Bank that more than doubled its support to developing countries during the financial crisis while becoming more focused on openness, results and accountability. He spearheaded the use of new and creative tools across social media, marketing and outreach.
Tim is the current COO & CFO of The George Institute for Global Health. He has extensive experience in the health, property and services industries, including as former COO of top 50 ASX-listed Mirvac Group, CEO of TJS Services, Commercial Manager for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Tim Regan现任乔治的首席运营官和财务官。 在加入乔治前，他曾任Mirvac集团首席运营官、TJS集团执行总裁、悉尼奥林匹克运动会组织委员会商务经理以及普华永道高级经理。他有着丰富的专业知识和管理经验。
Principal Investigator, China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
Yangfeng is the Professorial Fellow of the Peking University Clinical Research Institute and Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Peking University School of Public Health. After receiving his undergraduate and graduate training in medicine, public health and epidemiology, Dr Wu started his career as a Research Fellow in the US-PRC Collaborative Study of Cardiovascular and Cardiopulmonary Epidemiology, where he was sent to the US later on through the NIH Scholar Exchange Program for training in epidemiological research.
Professor Alan Cass is a leading Australian kidney specialist with extensive experience in Indigenous health and Indigenous communities, developed through his wide-ranging career as a kidney health researcher.
Dr Alexander Clark’s research focuses on psychosocial, behavioural, and organizational dimensions of Coronary Heart Disease (heart failure/ acute coronary syndromes) with a special interest in vulnerable populations. He draws on complexity and critical realist theory.
Alexandra Jones is a lawyer leading the Food Policy Division’s program on regulatory strategies to prevent diet-related disease, with collaborators at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Law, Charles Perkins Centre and Menzies Centre for Health Policy.
Aliki is a Research Associate in the Injury Division at the George Institute working on several global injury projects including a drowning reduction program in Bangladesh and a community-based rehabilitation program for burn injuries in South Asia.
Anders Aneman is a senior staff specialist and director of research in the ICU at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney. He is a conjoint associate professor at the University of New South Wales and a clinical associate professor at the Macquarie University.
Anders Perner is a senior staff specialist in Intensive Care, Rigshospitalet and professor in intensive care at Copenhagen University Hospital. He chairs the Scandinavian Critical Care Trials Group and the strategic research programme ‘New resuscitation strategies in patients with severe sepsis’.
Anna is a health systems researcher with a background in international development focusing on eye health services in South-East Asia and the Pacific. She holds expertise in the epidemiology of older adults, and has previously implemented a program of research which placed a health systems and policy lens on healthy ageing in older Australians with cataract.
Ms. Chen focused on the study of cardiovascular sciences. She has wide experience in clinical trial record management and quality assurance. She is currently senior project consultant for the George Institute China.
Bala Venkatesh is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Queensland, a Pre-Eminent specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Deputy Director of Intensive Care Medicine at the Wesley Hospital.
Dr Bette Liu is a medically-trained epidemiologist who specialises in the design and analysis of large-scale prospective studies and record linkage studies. She has a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Oxford and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Sydney.
Beverley is a Research Fellow (Health Economics) at The George Institute for Global Health and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney where she conducts Health Systems and Health Services Research.
Bindu Patel is a Project Manager within the Cardiovascular division at The George Institute for Global Health, and full time PhD student at the University of Sydney.
Her current research focuses on the process evaluation of the impact of a computerised multifaceted quality improvement intervention to improve CVD management. This research aims to help us to understand the knowledge translation considerations for use of computerised QI interventions in clinical practice, and to develop implementation strategies to be applied in non-trial settings.
Blake is investigating the economics of Indigenous health in Australia. He has an undergraduate degree with honours in economics and completed a Master of Public Health degree prior to starting research for his PhD.
Research and Administration Coordinator, Office of the Chief Scientist
BMedSci (Hons I)
Carlyn is Research and Administration Coordinator for the Office of Chief Scientist. Carlyn coordinates the day-to-day operations of the division while also providing administrative assistance to the Chief Scientist, Director of Research Services, Director of Statistics, Head of Strategic Initiatives and other program heads within the Health Services Research group. In her role, Carlyn also has responsibility in the implementation of academic risk management processes.
Dr. Chetan is a senior development and public health professional with diverse programmatic experience, ranging from grassroots to the national level in primary health care, public health finance and health care technology.
Chika Sakashita is the Senior Project Manager for the Injury Division at The George Institute. Chika has extensive experience in the design and delivery of complex large scale research projects and policy interventions in road safety, delinquent behavior amongst juveniles and adults, and mental health.
Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Clinical Professor and Head, Respiratory Discipline, University of Sydney
Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Thoracic Medicine, Concord Hospital
Christine Jenkins is Head of the Respiratory Group at The George institute for Global Health; Senior Staff Specialist in Thoracic Medicine at Concord Hospital, Sydney; Clinical Professor and Head of Respiratory Discipline at University of Sydney; and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at UNSW Sydney.
Claire Johnson is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction Division at the George Institute, Australia which has a remit is to support countries to achieve the new global targets to reduce salt by 30% by 2025 including through providing direct support to countries, producing and disseminating resources and extending the evidence base.
Clare Farrand is a Public Health Nutritionist and the Senior Project Manager for Salt Reduction at the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction supporting countries to develop and implement salt reduction strategies to achieve the global target to reduce salt by 30% by 2025.
Dr. Praveen is a public health specialist with thorough knowledge of epidemiological study designs and having a keen interest in systems based innovations to address inequities related to chronic diseases.
Danni Zheng is a PHD candidate at The George Institute, Australia and Sydney University School of Public Health. Her research focus is in clinical trials and epidemiology associated with stroke prevention and management.
Professor David Brieger is an interventional cardiologist and head of the coronary care and coronary interventions at Concord Hospital and Professor of Cardiology, University of Sydney. His particular clinical interests include coronary disease and atrial fibrillation and he practices across the full spectrum of cardiac disease. He maintains an active research interest in new antithrombotic drugs for cardiac conditions, and the promotion of high quality care for patients during and following their hospitalization.
David Gattas is an Honorary Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division of The George Institute. He is a senior staff specialist and director of research in the ICU at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) in Sydney, and a Clinical Associate Professor in Sydney Medical School.
Denise is a registered nurse with over 14 years of clinical research experience, gained through working at different levels within University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and the MRC.
Professor Derek Chew is a clinical and interventional cardiologist as well as a clinical trialist and outcomes researcher in cardiovascular medicine. He has completed a Masters of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in quantitative methods.
Dijlah is the Team and Project Administrator for the Critical Care and Trauma Division. She works actively on multiple trials conducted by the Critical Care and Trauma team while also providing administrative support for day to day operation of the division.
Dominic has a bachelor degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Dublin (Ireland). Prior to joining the George Institute in 2009, Dom worked in contract research organisations in Ireland and Australia acting as a lead data manager for phase I-IV clinical trials for various indications.
Dorrilyn Rajbhandari is the Project Manager of the Adjunctive Corticosteroid Treatment in Critically ill patients with septic shock (ADRENAL study) as part of the Critical Care and Trauma division at the George Institute. She was the first Research Co-ordinator at RPAH, Intensive Care in 1999 where she was responsible for the co-ordination of all clinical trials conducted in the unit.
Elizabeth Dunford is a Research Fellow for The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy Division and a visiting Research Fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina. She is also Project Coordinator for the Global Food Monitoring Group and for the FoodSwitch smartphone application globally.
Elizabeth is a Chief Investigator on the Lililwan Project. She is Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and Honorary Professor in the School of Public Health and The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney.
Elizaveta is a Project Systems Developer working mainly in the Neurological and Mental Health Division across multiple academic studies, and also sharing her expertise across other divisions within The George Institute. Elizaveta’s main focus is in development of study-specific and processes automation applications.
Fang ZHAO graduated from the school of public health at Peking University Health Science Center with a Master’s degree in social medicine and health management in 2013. During her graduate study, she had two years intern experience in research work at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center (GIC). After her graduation, she joined GIC in diabetes research program. She worked as a Research Assistant in SSF study, 3C study and DOSA study, and now as a Research Fellow in DOSA2 study.
Fiona is a Clinical Research Associate involved primarily in the ADRENAL study with the Division of Critical Care and Trauma. She is a Registered Nurse with a Graduate Diploma in Health service Management and a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care.
Frances is a senior registered nurse with over 15 years of experience in ICU in Australia and the United Kingdom. She is currently completing a Masters of Research 'Time course of blood glucose in critically ill patients', with Professor Myburgh and Professor Finfer as her supervisors.
Graham Hillis is Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), University of Western Australia and Head of Department of Cardiology, Royal Perth Hospital. His clinical and research interests include the echocardiography, the acute coronary syndromes, cardiac biomarkers and the prediction and management of perioperative cardiovascular complications in patients undergoing cardiac and major non-cardiac surgery.
Helen Trevena is a PhD student at The George Institute for Global Health. Her work involves the analyses, monitoring and engagement of the food industry. The objective is to improve the composition of processed food through targeted actions.
Ming’s research interests are in Indigenous health, primary health care and research translation. She has previously been involved in qualitative research, capacity building and the set up and evaluation of health services research within the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration.
Ian Seppelt is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division of The George Institute. He is a Senior Specialist and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Nepean Hospital in western Sydney with a clinical practice which includes general intensive care medicine and neuroanaesthesia.
Centre Director, WHO Collaborating Centre on Salt Reduction, Food Policy Division
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Honorary Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
MA (Development Studies)
PhD (Public Health)
Jacqui is responsible for the establishment of a new program on global advocacy and research impact at the George Institute and is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales and Sydney University.
James is a Paediatric Advanced Trainee with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and a PhD candidate within the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, the University of Sydney Medical School. He is a Research Fellow at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, an Honorary Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health and was the Medical Education Fellow in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at Westmead Children’s Hospital in 2010. He is the Founder and Director of Patches Paediatrics, an organisation that delivers child health services in rural and remote communities.
Professor Cooper is Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC), Monash University; Director, Centre of Research Excellence for Patient Blood Management in Critical Illness and Trauma (Blood-CRE), Monash University; Director, Critical Care Research, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), Monash University; and Deputy Director and Head of Research in the Department of Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. He trained at medicine and intensive care in Adelaide followed by a research fellowship at University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow and full Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Monash University. He has published more than 195 journal papers including 14 in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM),Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He has been a Principal or Co-investigator on peer reviewed research grants exceeding $44 million including 21 NHMRC grants. Research foci include randomised clinical trials in traumatic brain injury, sepsis, acute lung injury, resuscitation fluids, and blood transfusion.
Jason Wu is a Senior Research Fellow at the Food Policy group at The George Institute, and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales. He has a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Western Australia, and a MSc in Biostatistics form the University of Sydney. Jason completed his post-doctoral training at the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health.
Jayanthi is an Advanced Certified SAS Programmer with a Masters in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology from Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana, USA and another Masters in Biotechnology from Bangalore University, India.
Jennene is currently working as a clinical Research associate in the Critical Care and Trauma Division, assisting in the operationalisation of the SuDDICU Study (Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract in Critically Ill Patients in ICU).
Jiachao JI graduated from Weifang Medical University in 2010, and received his master of Epidemiology and Health Statistics in Shanxi Medical University in 2013. He joined the George Institute in the same year. As statistical programmer, he conducted statistical programming and analysis parts of at least 5 projects.
John is a Senior Project Officer with the Cardiovascular Division. He is working on the Consumer Navigation of Electronic Cardiovascular Tools (CONNECT) study. This study is assessing a multi-faceted, consumer-focussed e-health strategy to assist people to lower their risks of a cardiovascular disease (CVD) event.
Joyce is a registered nurse with a Masters in Nursing. She also has post-graduate qualification in Maternity and Community Health, where she was awarded a Commonwealth grant in 1997, for an Indigenous placement, which she took in Kempsey, NSW.
Julie Redfern is Deputy Director, Cardiovascular Division at The George Institute for Global Health, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney and a practising Physiotherapist.
June is a Chief Investigator on the Lililwan Project and Chief Executive Officer of Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre. She is a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing and an Aboriginal leader in the Fitzroy Valley and across Australia.
Karice is a Statistician with the Cardiovascular Division. She has a Bachelor degree in Science (Statistics) from the University of Sydney, and Master in Applied Statistics from Macquarie University. Karice commenced a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Sydney, and is an accredited graduate statistician by the Statistical Society of Australia.
Professor Kate Curtis is an internationally respected trauma nurse and researcher with a special interest in trauma models of care, emergency and trauma nursing and financial aspects of trauma systems. Kate has an Emergency Nursing background and is a Trauma Clinical Nurse Consultant at St George Hospital Sydney and Professor at Sydney Nursing School.
Katherine Brown is a PhD student in the Injury Division of the George Institute. Katherine is a qualified Orthoptist, and has postgraduate qualifications in Health Information Management and Clinical Epidemiology. She has over fourteen years experience in health data analysis and reporting on administrative, clinical, population health, performance, trauma and injury data.
KaWing is a visiting scholar who will be at the George Institute for Global Health, China for one year. He received his Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology at Yale University and worked at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in New York City's Chinatown as a Pediatric Health Educator after graduation.
Kelly is a PhD Candidate and Senior Clinical Research Associate with the Critical Care and Trauma Division and an Honorary Research Fellow for the Australian Sepsis Network. Kelly is involved in multiple projects in the Division with her main research interest being long-term outcomes and economics of critical illness.
Kishor Mogulluru is a Research Fellow at The George Institute, India and George Clinical.He is working with SMART Health India in the CVD project. He is trained in Public Health specially in Health care project management, Epidemiology, Health Economics and Health Policy at the LUNDs University in Sweden.
Dr Konstantin Yastrebov is a Full-time Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at The St George Hospital in Sydney and an Associate Professor in the St George School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales.
Kristy Coxon is a PhD research scholar with the Injury Division, at The George Institute for Global Health. Kristy is a registered occupational therapist with a background in clinical practice, education and research.
Lalit is a Research Fellow within Global Surgery and Disability Research Programme. His area research is to understand pathways of care for older adults with hip fractures in India, and identify factors associated with evidence-practice gap along with the barriers and challenges. He is keen to adopt pragmatic approach in order to investigate provision of elderly care in different hospitals; variation in care; and alongside study the impact of wider social determinants on health outcomes.
Lily joined the George Institute China in August 2012 as the Head of Finance and Administration and oversees of Finance, Administration and IT. She has solid business capacity and extensive financial management experience, familiar with China GAAP, US GAAP and IFRS.
Associate Professor Lisa Keay is Deputy Director of the Injury Division at The George Institute, conjoint Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine University of New South Wales and holds an honorary appointment as Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
Luciana Massi is Senior Research Associate at The George Institute for Global Health, and works on the Process Evaluation of Adherence in the Kanyini-GAP study (PEAK). She is responsible for coordinating, conducting and collaborating on the data analysis and writing of the qualitative study for PEAK.
Lucy has a background in journalism and studied a Bachelor Health Science (Health Promotion). She started work at The George Institute in 2009 as a Research Interviewer on the POISE study and has remained in the Neurological Mental Health Division ever since project managing an epilepsy incidence study and a multiple sclerosis study.
Manoj continues to practise as an Intensive Care Physician and is based part-time at St. George Public Hospital in Sydney, playing a key role in the intensive care research program with Professor John Myburgh.
Maoyi Tian is a research fellow working in The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Centre. His main areas of research include mobile health, electronic health, healthcare innovation and injuries.
Marino Festa is an Honorary Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division of The George Institute. He is a senior staff specialist and co-lead for Kids Critical Care Research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) in Sydney.
Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology, University of Oxford
Professor of Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Working in the Professorial Advisory Unit of The George Institute, Mark is also a Professor of Medical Statistics at UNSW Sydney, Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University.
Martyn Ralph joined the George Institute in November 2015 as a Project Officer in the Injury Division. His role has been to assist with the Buckle-Up Safely program across its 12 sites in New South Wales.
Marwa is currently working as a clinical trials assistant at the Critical Care and Trauma Division, assisting in the operationalisation of the SuDDICU Study (Selective Decontamination of the Digestive Tract in Critically Ill Patients in ICU); as well as assisting with several projects currently in operation in the Critical Care and Trauma Division.
Maryam is the Project Manager with the Critical Care and Trauma division for SuDDICU and FLUID TRIPS studies and has also been involved in ADRENAL, BLINGII, HEAT and CHEST as a Senior Clinical Research Associate.
Maureen is a Chief Investigator on the Lililwan Project and Chief Executive Officer of Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services, an Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation in Fitzroy Crossing. She is a Kija and Gooniandi woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Ameer has a back ground in sociology. Prior to joining George Institute he served as Field Manager in the Administrative Staff College of India and Public Health Foundation of India. He has more than ten years experience in planning and managing large scale population based public health research studies.
Meg is a Clinical Research Associate for the Adjunctive corticosteroid treatment in critically ill patients with septic shock (ADRENAL) study with the Division of Critical Care and Trauma. She is a registered nurse with a Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing and Masters of Advance Practice in Critical Care Nursing.
Merel is a research fellow and health economist at The George Institute for Global Health. She is currently involved in several cost-effectiveness analyses alongside clinical trials in India and China.
Michelle Crino is a PhD student and FoodSwitch Database Manager at The George Institute for Global Health. Her work involves analyses and monitoring of food supply-based policies and nutritional composition of foods across countries.
Michelle is a Project Manager in the Neurological and Mental Health Division working across several clinical trials within the division since joining The George Institute in 2010. She has nearly 10 years’ experience working in clinical trials, both in Australia and in Canada, and has been a SoCRA Certified Clinical Research Professional since 2008. Over the years Michelle has worked on clinical trials within numerous medical indications including, but not limited to, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
Mohammed has six years experience working within clinical research and is currently working as a Research Fellow in the Research division of The George Institute for Global Health India while pursuing PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological university, Hyderabad.
Senior Research Fellow, Renal & Metabolic Division
Senior Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Staff Specialist Nephrology, Royal North Shore Hospital
Dr Wong is Renal Physician at the Royal North Shore hospital, Sydney, Australia. He is also a senior research fellow at the George Institute of Global Health and a senior clinical lecturer at UNSW Sydney. His PhD entitled “Novel therapeutic options in models of nephropathy” was awarded in 2011.
Namrata Nath Kumar is a Clinical Research Associate for the Renal and Metabolic Division. She has worked in the division since 2013, and is passionate about clinical trials to help improve patients’ quality of life. Her work on the SHARP-ER study introduced her to clinical research operations, where she was involved in coordination of site finance, patient surveys and data linkage processes with MBS and PBS datasets. She currently manages sites across Australia and New Zealand for the PRESERVE study, a double-blinded randomised controlled trial in the Cardiology setting. Through this study Namrata has become familiar with HREC and Governance processes across both countries, in addition to investigational product accountability, central labs and safety processes. In 2016 Namrata commenced on the STARRT-AKI study, which has widened her knowledge base to include Intensive Care clinical research. Her monitoring role on this project takes on responsibilities in site feasibility, start-up, initiation, and data management. While learning and growing in the clinical research field, Namrata sees herself pursuing further studies in public health and managing research projects in the near future.
Naomi is a research fellow and a PhD candidate in the critical care and trauma division at the George Institute. She also works part-time as the Intensive Care Research Manager at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. She is a trained intensive care nurse with a master of nursing (critical care) and a master of public health both from Sydney University.
Nicole has a medical degree and a PhD in public health research. Her research interests include: nutrition and lifestyle interventions for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases; impact modeling and evaluation for different intervention strategies and health policy reforms on cardiovascular disease burden; interventions looking at bridging evidencepractice gap in cardiovascular disease risk managements; and health advocacy.
Yuan LI joined TGI China in January 2017. She is currently the leader of nutrition and lifestyle program, working mainly on FoodSwitch and SmartDiet projects. She received her PhD degree of nutrition and food hygiene from the National Institute for Nutrition and Health, China CDC in 2007 and acquired the associate professor qualification in 2011.
Oommen John is Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute. He completed his undergraduate and post graduate training in Internal Medicine at the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India. He has also undertaken executive business management training from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Patricia Cullen is a Research Fellow in the Injury division with experience in project management, implementation and evaluation of injury prevention programs. The disproportionate burden of injury among vulnerable populations and the considerable intersection with issues of social justice and contact with the justice system has been an ongoing focus of her research.
Paul manages a team that consists of Data Management, Programming and DBA functions, whose activities support the research conducted across the George Institute and George Clinical; these include clinical trials, observational studies and surveys.
Paula is a PhD student at The George Institute and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. She is visiting from Chile where she worked as a Stroke Neurologist in Clinica Alemana de Santiago - Universidad del Desarrollo, as well as a research coordinator.
Professor Peter Rothwell is a clinical neurologist with an interest in stroke. He was appointed as Clinical Lecturer in Oxford in 1996, was awarded an MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship in 2000, and was given the title of Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford in 2004. He founded the Stroke Prevention Research Unit in 2000, which has since published over 100 scientific papers.
Phillipa's role at TGI is to support academic projects to comply with quality management processes and to review projects and processes as requested by REG. She performs vendor, process and site audits for George Clinical.
Qiang is Senior Biostatistician in Statistics Division at the George Institute and Conjoint Senior Lecturer at The University of New South Wales. He has a master degree in Biostatistics from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor degree in Public Health (Preventive Medicine) from Xi'an JiaoTong University (China). He is an accredited statistician by the Statistical Society of Australia since 2009.
Program Lead, Machine Learning and Biomedical Informatics
Dr. Khorshidi leads the Machine Learning and Biomedical Informatics program at The George Institute, The University of Oxford and is the Head of Quantitative Analytics, EMEA and Special Projects Lab with AIG.
Richard Lindley is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Sydney Medical School (Westmead Hospital Clinical School), University of Sydney. His career has focused on finding reliable new evidence to improve treatments for older people, particularly stroke.
Rinaldo Bellomo is Professor of Medicine at Melbourne University and Honorary Professor of Medicine at Monash University, Melbourne and the University of Sydney, Australia. He is a Full-time Staff Specialist in Intensive Care and holds an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship.
Ms. Rong LUO joined the George Institute for Global Health in January 2013 as research coordinator and research fellow. She is engaged in several research projects related to NCD, including stroke, mHealth systematic review and women health.
Ruth Freed joined The George Institute in 2009 and worked briefly on the SHIFT study prior to moving to the NMH Division to work on the Sleep Apnea & Cardiovascular Endpoints study initially as lead Senior Research Associate and then as Associate Project Manager. She is currently a Project Manager.
Sabrina is a Clinical Trials Assistant for Neurological and Mental Health (NMH) division, currently working on the INTERACT2, ENCHANTED, MIDAS and ENGAGE clinical trials. She has previously worked as a Research Assistant at the James Lance GSK Clinical Trials Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital, and as a CTA at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, before joining George Clinical as CTA, then moving to the George Institute NMH division.
Sandrine joined The George Institute in 2013 as a Biostatistician. She has an Honours in Biochemistry from the University of Dijon, France and a Master in Biostatistics from the University of Montpellier, France.
Sara Farnbach is Project Manager of the national study aimed at validating a depression screening tool for use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Sara is a Registered Nurse with clinical experience in renal dialysis units in far north Queensland.
Sarah Eriksson is the Personal Assistant acting for the Directors of the Cardiovascular Division and the Renal and Metabolic Division. She provides administrative and diary support for the Directors and assists with weekly operational tasks within the division.
He is a Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health, India. Trained in Anthropology from the University of Hyderabad and Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai. He holds a MPhil degree and is pursuing PhD in Population Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Serigne has a Master in Econometrics and a PhD in Statistics/Econometrics from the University of Geneva. Serigne joined the George institute in 2006 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and was appointed as a biostatistician/Research Fellow in 2007. Serigne is currently a Senior Research Fellow and Manager of the Research and Biostatistics Group at the Melanoma Institute Australia but holds an honorary position at The George Institute.
Sharon is a Project Manager with the Critical Care and Trauma Division, managing the Plasma-Lyte 148® versUs Saline (PLUS) Study. She has also been involved in ADRENAL, BLING II, HEAT and the TTM-Trial.
Sharon commenced employment for the George Institute in April 2013 as a Clinical Research Associate for Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke (ENCHANTED) Study. She has worked in clinical research, in academia and Contract Research Organisations for over ten years.
Shenshen Li graduated from Peking University Health Science Center in 2004, and got her master degree in International Health in Uppsala University in 2006. She joined the George Institute in the same year.
Shihong Zhang is a neurologist from West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China. He came to the George Institute in November 2013 and has been working as a clinical research fellow for one year. His research focus is on stroke clinical study, in particular stroke registry study and use of traditional Chinese medicine in acute stroke.
Shoichiro Sato is a Clinical Research Fellow under Professor Craig Anderson’s supervision. He is also a stroke neurologist with the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), the leading institute in Japan specializing in stroke research and treatment.
Simon Finfer is a Professorial Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division at The George Institute for Global Health. He is a practicing critical care physician with an appointment as a Senior Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and Director of Intensive Care at the Sydney Adventist Hospital, the largest not-for-profit hospital in New South Wales.
Sophia Zoungas is Professional Research Fellow at The George Institute and Head of Clinical Research and Diabetes Research Program within the School of Public Health, Monash University. She holds an National Heart Foundation CDA Fellowship and is a practising endocrinologist with clinical appointments at the RPAH Medical Centre, NSW and the Southern Health Care Network, Victoria.
Stacey Jankelowitz is a staff specialist neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Stacey was recently awarded an NHMRC TRIP fellowship. She implemented NHMRC guidelines for secondary prevention of stroke as her TRIP project. She is currently participating in a study to implement changes in care for patients with intracranial haemorrhage.
Dr Steve Webb is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital and a Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
After completion of her Masters, Sudha started her career in clinical research at Clinigene International Ltd, sister concerns of Biocon. She has worked in clinical research industry for the past five and a half years and was part of George Clinical for nearly four years.
Sudhir is currently working as database manager for FoodSwitch (India) study. He is responsible for managing and maintaining the Indian Food Composition Database, including data collection, processing, quality control and working with stakeholders (Food Industry).
Suzanne Ingram is an Aboriginal woman of the Wiradjuri nation and is Honorary Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health. She is completing a PhD on health communication at the University of Sydney, supported by the Lowitja Institute.
Tim has a Master of Biostatistics degree from the University of Sydney. Commencing a full-time PhD at The George Institute in 2014 marked a new direction for Tim following 15 years as the IT Manager at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit.
Tina joined The George Institute in June 2011, initially starting as a Clinical Trials Assistant within the Neurological and Mental Health Division. She is now a Project Support Officer and is currently working on the SAVE clinical trial. She has also previously worked on the INTERACT2 trial, which has now been completed. Tina holds a double degree in Exercise and Sport Science and Nutrition (Honours).
Associate Professor Tom Briffa is an allied health practitioner and advocate who has devoted some 25 years to examining trends and models of care in cardiovascular disease treatment and management in Australia. His research targets the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and its translation into practice.
Dr Xia Wang is a Doctoral Research Fellow at The George Institute who specialises in analyses of large-scale randomised controlled trials and conducting epidemiological study. She has a Master of Medicine in Epidemiology and Statistics from the Peking Union Medical college.
Xiang LAN got his Bachelor’s degree in clinical medicine and joined The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science center in July 2014. He works as a Clinical Research Associate on CPACS-3 Study and I-Care Study.
Xiaoying Chen is the global project manager working in the ENCHANTED study since she relocated to Australia in 2012. Before that she was working in the George Clinical China as a project manager across several large international clinical trials since 2008. She has more than 10-years’ experience in clinical research, project management and quality assurance both in Australia and China.
Dr Yang Li was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division at the George Institute managing the Intensive Insulin Therapy Trialists Collaboration (IIT-TC) project between 2010 and 2014.
Yanqing graduated from Hebei Northern College in 2005 with majors in medical information management and information systems. After graduation she worked in various roles including Network and Data Manager, Call Center Manager, IT Engineer and Customer Relationship Manager. Previously she was the project assistnat to the China Rural Health Initiative (CHRI).
Ying is an aPM at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center. She received her Bachelor and Master degree at China Pharmaceutical University. She has worked as a Research Fellow at the Methodist Hospital Research Institute in the US and joined The George Institute, China in October 2011. She is currently working in the Diabetes Research Program.
Before coming to Australia in 2013, Ying Xu worked as an ophthalmologist in Shanghai First People`s Hospital, China. Ying is now a research fellow in the Neurological and Mental Health Division. She is completing her MPhil in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Her research focus is on the therapy of depression and pathways of care for epilepsy patients.