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Professor Sallie Pearson

Director, NHMRC Medicines Intelligence Centre of Research Excellence

Theme Principal, Health Systems Research
Professor of Health Systems and Head, Medicines Intelligence Research Program, School of Population Health
  

The primary focus of my research program is to generate real-world evidence about the use, effectiveness and safety of prescribed medicines. My program has addressed major evidence gaps about medicine use and outcomes in routine clinical care, shaping policy action, improvements in health and reductions in medicine-related harm. I have long-standing and productive research partnerships with the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care, the Office of the National Data Commissioner, NSW Health, the NSW Bureau of Health Information and the Consumer Health Forum.


Anna Byrne

Research Development Manager, Faculty of Medicine and Health, UNSW Sydney

Anna Byrne specialises in delivering operational and strategic research support, with a focus on the Health Systems Research (HSR) Theme. Anna has over 20 years’ experience spanning clinical practice, research, and management both in the public and private sector. Anna has extensive experience in managing teams and implementing programs, both in large institutions and primary health care. Her experience underscores a great understanding of diverse organisational cultures and complex stakeholder dynamics. As the HSR Theme Research Development Manager, Anna plays a key role in implementing the Theme’s strategic priorities including supporting early and mid-career researchers, managing grants, navigating complex stakeholder relationships and fostering collaboration between researchers.

Executive Committee

Ainslie Cahill AM
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Steven Marsh
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Centre for Big Data Research in Health Georgina Chambers
Centre for Big Data Research in Health
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing Henry Brodaty
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing
Ken Hillman
School of Clinical Medicine (Campus - SWS)
School of Optometry & Vision Science Lisa Keay
School of Optometry & Vision Science
School of Clinical Medicine (Discipline – Paediatrics) Raghu Lingam
School of Clinical Medicine (Discipline – Paediatrics)
Portrait of Professor Michael Kidd
Director, Centre for Future Health Systems
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School of Health Sciences HOD Eleanor Beck
School of Health Sciences HOD
School of Population Health Rohina Joshi
School of Population Health
Laura Downey Kirby Institute
The George Institute for Global Health

EMCR Committee

aidan cashin
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School of Clinical Medicine Michael Hodgins
School of Clinical Medicine
School of Population Health Michael Falster
School of Population Health
School of Population Health  Shuang Liang
School of Population Health
School of Optometry & Vision Science Sheela Kumaran
School of Optometry & Vision Science
School of Population Health Jialing Lin
School of Population Health
School of Optometry & Vision Science Jessie Huang-Lung
School of Optometry & Vision Science