Leadership & governance

CPHCE Website Leadership

The CPHCE Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee directs the day-to-day operations of the centre. 

CPHCE Acting Executive Director Margo Barr
CPHCE Acting Executive Director
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Freddy Sitas, CPHCE Director
CPHCE Director



ben harris-roxas
School of Population Health Representative
Joel Rhee
Academic General Practice, School of Population Health Representative

The CPHCE Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee ensures the centre is efficiently and effectively managed, particularly in relation to:

  • management of finances and other resources

  • research governance and integrity 

  • adherence to all policies and procedures of UNSW and relevant external bodies.
  • the Steering Committee meets two times per year 

Committee members

Professor Rebecca Ivers (Chair), School of Population HealthUNSW Sydney

A/Professor Margo Barr, UNSW Sydney

A/Professor Freddy Sitas, UNSW Sydney

Professor Ilan Katz, UNSW Sydney

Dr Teresa Anderson, Sydney Local Health District

Sue Colley, South Western Sydney Local Health District

Dr Marianne Gale, South Eastern District Local Health District

Professor Nigel Lovell, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, UNSW Sydney

Sarah Ford, UNSW Sydney

The CPHCE Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee provides strategic advice to the CPHCE on research priorities while monitoring the quality of the work being undertaken. The Committee also plays a critical function in reviewing financial and academic performance. Our committee is composed of representatives from all levels of government, several universities, Local Health Districts, public health, general practice, community health services, and consumers. 

The Advisory Committee meets twice per year.


Committee members

Dr Greg Stewart (Chair)

A/Professor Fiona Haigh, HERDU, UNSW Sydney

Tish Bruce, NSW Ministry of Health 

A/Professor Margo Barr, UNSW Sydney 

A/ Professor Ben Harris-Roxas, UNSW Sydney

Tony Jackson, South Eastern Sydney Local Health 

Miranda Shaw, Sydney Local Health District 

Dr Stephen Conaty, South Western Sydney Local Health District

A/Professor Freddy Sitas, UNSW Sydney

Professor Bill Bellew, University of Sydney

Dr Christine Walker, Chronic Illness Alliance 

Regina Osten, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

Dr Nathalie Hansen, Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Networks

Dr Brett Biles, Indigenous Health Education, UNSW Sydney

Kathryn Thorburn, PhD Student Representative, CPHCE, UNSW Sydney

Dr Hester Wilson, PhD student Representative, School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney