APPRISE Governance Structure

Current key members of APPRISE


Professor Sharon Lewin

Professor Tania Sorrell

Professor Jodie McVernon

Professor Ross Andrews 

Expert reference group

Professor Bart Currie (Chair), Menzies School of Health Research

Ms Sharon Appleyard, Office of Health Protection, Australian Department of Health

Dr Penny Burns, GP roundtable

Dr Dawn Casey, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Dr Jenny Firman, Office of Health Protection, Australian Department of Health

Ms Jennifer Herz, Biointelect

Professor Ben Howden, Public Health Laboratory Network

Dr Vanessa Johnston, Communicable Diseases Network Australia

Dr Janene Kingston, Animal Disease Response Section, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Dr Henry Ko, Community representative

Emeritus Professor John Mackenzie, Curtin University

Dr Maria Pinero de Plaza, Community representative

Dr Mark Veitch, Australian Health Protection Principal Committee

Dr Stephanie Williams, Health Policy Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

APPRISE Secretariat

Dr Miranda Smith, Project officer

Ms Priyanka Pillai, Health Informatics Specialist

Dr Gillian Scott, Education officer

Dr Julie Milland, Communications officer

Broad research areas

Clinical research and infection prevention

Professor Steve Webb (co-lead, clinical)

Professor Allen Cheng (co-lead, clinical)

Professor Lyn Gilbert (co-lead, infection prevention)

Professor Tania Sorell

Professor David Paterson

Associate Professor Kristine Macartney

Professor Nigel Stocks

Public health

Professor Jodie McVernon (co-lead)

Professor Ross Andrews (co-lead)

Professor John Kaldor

Professor Soren Alexandersen

Professor David Smith

Professor David Irving

Associate Professor Stephen Lambert

Professor Scott Ritchie

Associate Professor Kristine Macartney

Laboratory research

Professor Sharon Lewin (co-lead)

Professor David Smith (co-lead)

Professor Soren Alexandersen

Professor David Anderson

Professor Michael Catton

Professor Benjamin Howden

Key populations

Professor Ross Andrews (co-lead)

Professor John Kaldor (co-lead)

Professor Adrian Miller

Dr Peter Massey

Cross-cutting themes


Professor Angus Dawson (lead)

Professor Lyn Gilbert


Professor Jodie McVernon (lead)

Education and training

Professor Tania Sorrell (lead)

Partnerships, collaboration and translation

Professor Sharon Lewin (lead)

Other advisory and working groups

Education and training advisory group

Professor Tania Sorrell (chair), APPRISE Education and Training lead

Dr Gillian Scott, APPRISE Education and Training Officer

Dr Phil Britton – Marie Bashir Institute, University of Sydney and National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS)

Kristy Crooks – Hunter New England Population Health

Associate Professor Allison Imrie – University of Western Australia and the Centre of Research Excellence in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID)

Professor Martyn Kirk – Australian National University and the Centre for Research Excellence, Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER)

Dr Dianne Stephens – Menzies School of Health Research and HOT NORTH

Professor Nigel Stocks – University of Adelaide

Associate Professor Steven Tong – The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and HOT NORTH

Dr Jane Williams, Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney

Dr Mary Wyer – APPRISE Infection Prevention and Control Researcher, Westmead Institute for Medical Research