The Advisory Board monitors the governance, growth and financial sustainability of NCIRS and provides advice on strategic direction and organisational development.

Chair

  • Cathryn Cox PSM, Chief Executive, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN)

Deputy chair

  • Professor Chris Cowell, Director of Research (SCHN), Kids Research, Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Members

  • Professor Ben Marais, Paediatrics & Child Health, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School; Co-Director, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity; Westmead Institute for Medical Research
  • Professor James Ward, Director, UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland
  • Professor Martyn Kirk, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University
  • Professor Terry Nolan, Head, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Noni MacDonald, Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases), Dalhousie University Department of Paediatrics, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Associate Professor Ross Andrews, Queensland Health
  • Dr Chris Morgan, Senior Technical Advisor (Immunization), Jhpiego Corporation
  • Ms Debra Petrys, Debra Petrys Consulting
  • Mr Nicholas Stoney, Assistant Secretary – Immunisation and Communicable Diseases Branch, Population Health Division, Australian Government Department of Health
  • Dr Richard Broome, Acting Director, Health Protection NSW, NSW Ministry of Health

NCIRS senior staff

  • Professor Kristine Macartney, Director, NCIRS; Staff Specialist, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Dr Clayton Chiu, Public Health Physician, NCIRS; Lecturer, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Dr Frank Beard, Public Health Physician, NCIRS; Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Public Health
  • Associate Professor Nicholas Wood, Senior Staff Specialist, NCIRS and Department of General Paediatrics, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
  • Dr Aditi Dey, Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS; Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney School of Medicine
  • Dr Helen Quinn, Senior Research Fellow, NCIRS; Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, The University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School
  • Michael Wong, Head of Global, NCIRS

Secretariat

  • Ms Karyn Phillips, Head, Business and Research Operations, NCIRS
Last updated November 2021