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NHMRC Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence (SToRE) Advisory Group 2014-16

Terms of Reference

NHMRC aims to improve Australian practices in the development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines, public health guidelines, systematic reviews and decision making. The SToRE Advisory Group will provide advice to NHMRC Council on the standards and resources needed to achieve this aim. The advice will be via recommendations to Council, via an appropriate NHMRC Principal Committee.

Initial work plan

  • Establish a set of core standards for clinical practice guidelines in Australia
  • Establish a set of core standards for environmental and public health guidelines in Australia
  • Develop a handbook for developing, implementing and evaluating clinical practice guidelines
  • Develop a handbook for developing, implementing and evaluating guidelines in environmental and public health
  • Identify relevant methodological guidance that may exist elsewhere (e.g. NICE, AHRQ, IOM) and determine if it is relevant, or could be adapted to suit, the Australian context
  • Advise on the appropriateness of new methods and tools that could assist those engaged in developing guidelines in Australia. For example, the use of analytic frameworks and statistical modelling in guidelines
  • Advise on difficult or complex methodological issues arising from NHMRC guidelines currently in development
  • Advise on new approaches being considered for evidence synthesis and guideline development and publication, including short form guidelines, rapid response guidance and position papers

The Advisory Group may form sub-groups to address specialist areas and co-opt individuals with additional expertise if and as required.

Member Information and Declaration of Interest

Professor Elizabeth Waters

Jack Brockhoff Chair of Child Public Health
Director, The Jack Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program

Relevant Financial Activities:

  • Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Public Health Group
  • Board Membership: Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, Scientific Advisory Committee and HLHCC
  • Consultancy fees/honorarium from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), World Health Organisation (WHO), Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Received Grants form Australian Research Council (ARC) and NHMRC
  • Support for travel and accommodation from Various international Universities and WHO

Relevant Professional and Organisational Experience:

  • Relevant Publications, Speeches/lectures and development of related guidelines, standards, educational material or fact sheets

Other Relationships or Activities:

  • Cochrane Collaboration
  • Editorial Lead, Cochrane Public Health Group

Professor Dianne O’Connell

Cancer Council

Relevant Financial Activities:

  • Sitting Fees for Evaluation (ESC) and Protocol Advisory Subcommittees (PASC) of Medical Services Advisory Committee
  • Sitting fee for participation in NHMRC Partnership Project Grant assessment panel
  • Research Grants from NHMRC, Cancer Institute NSW, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Cancer Australia
  • Support for travel and accommodation from Commonwealth Department of health for ESC and PASC meetings

Relevant Professional and Organisational Experience:

  • Consultant author for NHMRC handbook on how to use the evidence 2000
  • Development of guidelines on advanced prostate cancer and PSA testing
  • Multiple advisory groups for CI NSW

Other Relationships or Activities:

Nil


Ms Philippa Middleton

Executive Director, Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies

Relevant Financial Activities:

  • Member of NHMRC ‘Evidence Panel’ (via the University of Adelaide)
  • Has received payment for guideline development
  • Member of a guideline development team (antenatal steroids) part funded by NZ

Relevant Professional and Organisational Experience:

  • Authored several publications on guideline methods
  • Presented on guideline methods
  • Helped to develop several guideline standards
  • Member of various potentially relevant Cochrane Collaboration Committees

Other Relationships or Activities:

Nil


Professor Sally Green

Co-Director, Australasian Cochrane Centre

Relevant Financial Activities:

  • Received Honoraria from DoH and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Paid consultancies from DoH and NHMRC
  • Self-employed practising physiotherapist
  • Past funding from  Wellcome Trust, Andrology Australia, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Monash Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre, Department of Human Services Victoria, Cancer Australia and Physiotherapy Registration Board of Victoria
  • Current funding from Department of Health, National Health and Medical Research Council, Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative (Transport Accident Commission) and Cochrane Collaboration

Relevant Professional and Organisational Experience:

  • Employed by the Australian Cochrane Centre and the majority of the funding relates to support for the conduct and use of systematic reviews and research translation
  • Past Member of Cochrane Steering Group
  • Current Member NHMRC Health Care Committee

Other Relationships or Activities:

Nil


Professor Paul Glasziou

Professor in Evidence-Based Medicine, Bond University, Australia

Relevant Financial Activities:

Nil

Relevant Professional and Organisational Experience:

  • Published on Guideline development
  • Given talks on Guideline development

Other Relationships or Activities:

  • Unpaid Member of Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd Board
  • Unpaid Member of the GRADE executive

Mr Philip Alderson

Clinical Advisor, Centre for Clinical Practice
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

Relevant Financial Activities:

  • Employed by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
  • UK NIHR grant to undertake Cochrane reviews
  • Support for travel/accommodation from an EU grant to participate in the DECIDE project

Relevant Professional and Organisational Experience:

  • Development of related guidelines, standards, educational material or fact sheets
  • Other unpaid advisory roles

Other Relationships or Activities:

Nil

The appointments are on a part-time basis, and are effective for the period commencing on 1 July 2014 and terminating 30 June 2016.

Acknowledgement of contribution

Any publications arising from the work of the Advisory Group will be published in the name of the group, with individual members of the group being acknowledged if they meet the requirements for authorship as described by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
 

 

Page last updated on 14 October 2014