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  • Professor Bruce Neal

    Australia

    • Executive Director, The George Institute, Australia
    • Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
    • Honorary Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
    • Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Imperial College London

    Bruce Neal is Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health Australia; and Pr

Senior People

  • Anthony Rodgers

    Professor Anthony Rodgers

    Australia

    • Professor of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
    • Chair of Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London

    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 and Chair of Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London.

  • Bala Venkatesh

    Professor Bala Venkatesh

    Australia

    • Professorial Fellow

    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.

  • Professor Christine Jenkins

    Australia

    • Head, Respiratory Group
    • 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.

  • Professor Jacqui Webster

    Australia

    • Head of Advocacy and Policy Impact
    • Director of World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Salt Reduction
    • Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney

    Jacqui is responsible for a program of research on food policy and is the academic lead to the Thought Leadership program at the George Institute and a Professor at the University of New South Wales. 

  • John Chalmers

    Professor John Chalmers AC

    Australia

    • 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 Knight

    Australia

    • Managing Director, Ellen Medical Devices Pty Ltd
    • Professorial Fellow, Renal and Metabolic Division
    • Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
    • Adjunct Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Children’s Hospital, Westmead

    John joined The George Institute in March 2014 and has since contributed to a variety of academic and business projects in Australia, in China and with George Clinical.  His current work with the Renal and Metabolic Division includes a prospective national cohort study of Dialysis Outcomes in India, and an epidemiological study of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin in Sri Lanka.

  • John Myburgh

    Professor John Myburgh AO

    Australia

    • Director, Critical Care and Trauma Division

    Professor John A Myburgh AO, is the Director of the Critical Care Division at the George Institute for Global Health.

    He is also Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of New South Wales and Senior Intensive Care Physician at the St George Hospital, Sydney.

  • Simon Finfer

    Professor Simon Finfer

    Australia

    • Professorial Fellow
    • Chair of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London

    Simon Finfer is a Professorial Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division at The George Institute for Global Health and Chair of Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London.

  • Professor Maree Hackett

    Australia

    • Program Head, Mental Health
    • Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
    • Professor of Epidemiology, The University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

    Maree leads a program of public health and health services research at The George Institute, focusing on developing simple, cost effective strategies (which can be integrated with other secondary prevention strategies) to prevent depression and significantly improve the outcome for people with depression and other chronic diseases.

  • Professor Mark Woodward

    Australia

    • Senior Professorial Fellow, Professorial Unit
    • Chair of Statistics, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London
    • Professor of Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney

    Working in the Professorial Advisory Unit of The George Institute, Mark is also a Chair of Statistics, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College of London and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Associate Professor Martin Gallagher

    Australia

    • Program Director, Acute Kidney Injury and Trials

    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.

  • Tina Wall

    Tina Wall

    Australia

    • Media and Communications Manager

    Tina leads The George Institute Australia’s media efforts but also oversees and coordinates The Institute’s Sydney events, internal communications, and digital outreach - all critical to achieving the organisation’s Strategy 2025 goals.  

  • Parisa

    Dr Parisa Glass

    Australia

    • Director of Innovation and Enterprise, The George Institute for Global Health
    • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney

    Dr Parisa Glass is the Director of Innovation and Enterprise for The George Institute for Global Health. In this role, she leads all entrepreneurship, tech transfer and commercialisation activity which is designed to increase number of profit-with-purpose businesses at The George Institute for Global Health.

  • Professor Stephen Jan

    Australia

    • Head of Health Economics and Process Evaluation Program
    • Co-Director, Health System Science
    • Professor of Health Economics, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney

    Stephen Jan is Head of the Health Economics and Process Evaluation Program and Co-Director, Health System Science at the George Institute for Global Health and Conjoint Professor at the University of New South Wales.

  • Simone Pettigrew

    Professor Simone Pettigrew

    Australia

    • Program Head, Food Policy

    Professor Simone Pettigrew is the Head of Food Policy. She has qualifications in Economics, Marketing, and Consumer Psychology. Her broad areas of expertise include behavioural psychology, health promotion, health policy, communications, social marketing, and intervention research.

  • Julie Brown

    Associate Professor Julie Brown

    Australia

    • Program Head, Injury Division, The George Institute Australia
    • Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney
    • Joint Director, Transurban Road Safety Centre at NeuRA
    • Honorary Principal Research Scientist, Injury Prevention Research Centre

    Julie Brown is Program Head of the Injury Division at The George Institute for Global Health Australia, and works across the continuum of the public health model from defining problems, identifying risk and protective factors to developing and testing prevention measures with the ultimate aim of reducing the health burden attributable to unintentional injury.

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    Keziah Bennett-Brook

    Australia

    • Program Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program

    Keziah Bennett-Brook is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman, Program Manager of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program at The George Institute for Global Health, Indigenous Executive member of the Australasian Injury Prevention Network and Board Member of Hepatitis NSW.

  • Prof Alta Schutte

    Professor Alta Schutte

    • Professorial Fellow, The George Institute, Australia
    • Principal Theme Lead: Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic Medicine, UNSW Sydney

    Alta Schutte is the Principal Theme Lead for Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW Sydney; Professorial Fellow at The George Institute Australia; holds a professorial appointment at North-West University, South Africa and is the President of the International Society of Hypertension.

  • A/Prof Gian Luca Di Tanna

    Associate Professor Gian Luca Di Tanna

    • Head of the Statistics Division, Australia
    • Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW

    A/Prof Gian Luca Di Tanna is the Head of the Statistics Division based in the Sydney office of The George Institute for Global Health. Leading a group of 10 BioStatisticians, he is responsible for the delivery, quality and integrity of statistical activities to support research programs conducted by The George Institute.

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