Professor Anne Holland, the ARCH Chair at Alfred Health, talks about Home Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
The advisory board convenes biannually to offer guidance, facilitate reviews and improve the functioning of the ARCH Collaborative. We are grateful for their willingness to contribute their significant experience to this initiative.
Professor Christopher Reid is a cardiovascular epidemiologist and clinical trialist with a specific interest in quality improvement and outcomes research. He holds a Principal Research Fellowship with the National Health and Medical Research Council and has received ongoing research funding since 1997. Professor Reid is also the Co-Director of the Monash Centre for Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics.
His vision for clinical research at Curtin is based on leading research to improve cardiovascular outcomes through the conduct of large scale clinical trials, clinical registries, epidemiological modelling and translational research. The outcomes of his research have led to significant advances in the knowledge of factors associated with cardiovascular outcomes in primary and secondary prevention for individuals and the community.
Professor Reid has published more than 400 papers with over 8,714 citations (H-index 43), many of these published in prestigious clinical journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet and British Medical Journal.
Over the past five years, Professor Reid has received 17 peer-reviewed national and international research grants as a Chief Investigator totalling more than $70 million.
Professor Rachel Huxley is Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) for the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University, a position that she has occupied since January 2018. She is also Co-Director of the recently established Research Centre for Cardiovascular Biology and Disease at La Trobe. Previously, she was the Head of School of Public Health at Curtin University, Australia. Prior to this, she held the Chair in Epidemiology, Head of the Research and Research Training Committee and Director of the Queensland Clinical Trials and Biostatistics Centre (QCTBC), within the School of Public Health, University of Queensland.
Professor Huxley completed her undergraduate studies at St John’s College, Oxford and obtained her doctorate in epidemiology and public health from the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Oxford University and completed her post-doctoral training also in Oxford before relocating to the George Institute for Global Health, University of New South Wales in 2002, where she continues to hold an honorary professorial appointment. In 2017 she was made a Visiting Professorial Fellow in Epidemiology within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.
Between 2002-2009, she was awarded three internationally competitive fellowships including the inaugural Career Development Fellowship from the Heart Foundation and the NSW Office for Science and Medical Research. In 2009, Professor Huxley relocated to the United States where she became a co-investigator on the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Minnesota. Her research is primarily focused on the determination and quantification of major and modifiable risk factors for chronic disease and sex and ethnic disparities in these relationships. She has published more than 200 research articles, has a Google Scholar H-index of 64 and > 20,000 citations. She currently holds several competitive research grants as Principal Investigator in areas related to obesity, diabetes and women’s health.
Professor Robert Pike is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Science, Technology and Engineering (SHE) at La Trobe University. An academic leader and internationally-recognised scientist, Professor Pike has extensive experience in leading change in the higher education sector.
Professor Pike specialises in developing multi-disciplinary research programs that have significant academic impact, outstanding industry engagement and real-world outcomes. In learning and teaching, he has expertise in creating strong undergraduate and postgraduate portfolios with a focus on integrated workplace learning and graduate employability.
In his current role, Professor Pike oversees a College that spans nine schools and 16 departments across La Trobe’s multi-campus operations. He develops vision and strategy around contemporary research leadership, enhanced government and business partnerships, and management of physical, financial and human resources.
Prior to his appointment as Pro Vice-Chancellor of SHE, Professor Pike was Director of the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science and Head of the School of Molecular Sciences at La Trobe University (2014-16); Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2006-11), Head of the School of Biological Sciences (2012), and Deputy Dean (Academic Planning) in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (2013-14) at Monash University. Professor Pike is also a biochemist specialising in the study of enzymes involved in innate immunity. He has published over 150 research papers and supervised over 20 PhD students to completion.
Professor Peter Fuller is currently Head of the Centre for Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Hudson Institute (formerly Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research) and Head of the Endocrinology Unit at Monash Health. He is a physician-scientist whose clinical and research training was in Melbourne, followed by postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research interests lie primarily in understanding the molecular mechanisms of adrenocortical steroid hormone action. His group also studies the molecular pathogenesis of endocrine tumours. He has served on principle committees/boards of the Endocrine Society (USA), NHMRC, Cancer Council of Victoria, Victorian Cancer Agency, Cabrini Institute and Endocrine Society of Australia. He has received awards from the Welcome Trust, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the British Endocrine Society and the Endocrine Society of Australia. In 2015 he was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
Dr. Zeps was appointed as the inaugural Group Director of Research for Epworth HealthCare in April 2017. Prior to that he was the Director of Research at St John of God HealthCare from 2012 to 2016 and head of their translational cancer research program since 2008. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Eastern Clinical School of Monash University.
He was a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee from 2006-2012 and the Research Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia from 2009-2015.
He is a board member and the chair of the Cancer Biology Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australasian Gastro-intestinal Trials Group (AGITG). He is chair of the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Trials Group (PC4) Advisory committee and a member of the PC4 Scientific committee. His was a founding director and board member of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA).
Sonia Reisenhofer is the acting Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Partnerships) in the College of Science, Health and Engineering. She was previously the Director of International for the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Academic Program Director of the Singapore Bachelor of Nursing conversion degree program conducted by La Trobe University in collaboration with the Singapore Nurses Association.
An emergency nurse by background, Sonia’s teaching focus has been within acute care/health assessment/professional practice in the undergraduate curriculum in Singapore and postgraduate / HDR Nursing programs. Sonia completed her undergraduate nursing studies at Deakin University, Masters (emergency) at Australian Catholic University and PhD at La Trobe University. Sonia’s research interests lie in women’s health and gender based violence, globalisation, internationalisation and mobility, and scholarship of learning and teaching.
Mark is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with more than 30 years’ experience across the insurance, financial services, healthcare and higher education sectors.
Mark is currently Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer at La Trobe University, a Director of St John Ambulance Australia (Vic) and St John Holdings Limited and Chair of Tobacco Free Portfolios.
Ange is the Director of Research and Innovation at Bendigo Health. She has a nursing background and over the past 25 years she has specialised in translating research into practice. Ange is a passionate advocate for rural and regional health research and in her current role she both oversees and conducts a broad range of rural health research projects with a focus on improving the health of rural communities.
Dr Steve Webb is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital, Director of Clinical Trials at St John of God Hospital Subiaco, and a Professor of Critical Care Research in School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.
Dr. Webb is a trialist who designs and conducts clinical trials that generate evidence to improve patient care. He is a recipient of more than $90M in research funding and has published over 150 manuscripts including multiple manuscripts in the NEJM, JAMA, BMJ, and The Lancet. His work has been cited more than 27,000 times.
He is a founding Director and Deputy Chair of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance, a foundation Fellow and former member of Council of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and co-Chair of the federal Government’s Clinical Trials Collaborative Forum. He is a former chair of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group.
In my role as a Research Manager, I manage the day to day operations of the Office for Research, spearhead the development and successful governance of research at Austin Health and create a culture and environment of support for clinical and basic research throughout the Health Service and its associated entities. I am an experienced biomedical researcher and have co-authored nearly 100 publications. I have been involved in all aspects of research administration since 1998 and have expertise in the administration of grants and the ethical review of research projects. I am passionate about Medical Research and how new discoveries can be translated into better health outcomes.
Austin Health is a member of the Melbourne Healthcare Partners Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre, and has been recognised as one of the world’s best for using medical research to improve patient care by the National Health and Medical Research Council. Austin Health is one of Melbourne’s largest teaching hospitals and is located on 3 campuses. It is one of the designated Victorian biotechnology precincts.
Research facilities are extensive and include world-class platform technologies. Research is conducted in: Hospital Departments, University of Melbourne Departments, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute , Institute for Breathing and Sleep , Parent-Infant Research Institute Spinal Research Institute, Mercy Hospital for Women.
Donna Markham is the Chief Allied Health Officer for Victoria and the Chief Allied Health Officer for the State-wide Equipment Program. As a qualified Occupational Therapist, she has worked in the healthcare sector for approximately 15 years.
Donna is recognised as one of Victoria's leaders in allied health and has led many significant allied health reforms, workforce development changes and research projects and publications. Donna also led the implementation of the Allied Health Credentialing, Competency and Capability Framework.
Donna was formerly the Chief Allied Health Officer at Monash Health. She has worked in both public and private health in a variety of senior management and leadership roles and was honoured to become a finalist for the Telstra Victorian Young Business Women's Award in 2014.
Donna is a graduate of the Leadership Victoria Williamson Community Leadership Program and the Australia Institute of Company Directors.
Anita is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and for the last 4 years has held the role of Director of Allied Health for Eastern Health which is one of the largest health services in eastern metropolitan area of Melbourne Victoria. She has professional responsibility for over 900 Allied Health staff. She has qualifications in Dietetics, and post graduate qualifications in Diabetes Education and Health Education.
Associate Professor Sophie Hill is the Head of the Centre for Health Communication and Participation, a research centre in the School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University. She is also the Joint Coordinating Editor for the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group. Her research interests span all ways to improve communication with people about their health and involve them in health planning, delivery, research and policy.