Research Translation Faculty Steering Groups

Terms of Reference

Faculty Steering Groups were formed in July 2012 to lead the development of Cases for Action. Each Steering Group focused on a Major Health Issue (including National Health Priorities Areas) in the NHMRC Strategic Plan 2013-15 (PDF, 1.1MB).

Purpose

The purpose of each Steering Group was to oversee the development of a Case for Action by:

  • identifying the gap to be addressed between existing research evidence and health policy and practice in relation to the relevant Major Health Issue, and
  • recommending to NHMRC the action(s) needed to address the gap.

Case for Action

The development of the Case for Action itself involved:

  • forming the rationale for choosing the particular gap between evidence and practice or policy, underpinned by relevant evidence
  • describing the significance of the gap to health and health practice or policy in Australia
  • explaining why there is a strong need in Australia to address the gap
  • developing a compelling Case for Action that NHMRC could follow to address the gap.

Membership

Membership of each Steering Group was comprised of:

  • A number of members of the Research Translation Faculty with relevant skills and experience
  • Members of NHMRC Principal Committees during the 2012-15 Triennium (namely Health Care Committee, Prevention and Community Health Committee and Research Committee) who, as key contacts, acted as a liaison point for the Faculty to:
    • provide advice to the Steering Group on NHMRC processes as required
    • update their respective Principal Committee on progress.

Period of appointment

The term of each Research Translation Faculty Steering Group concluded on 30 June 2015.

Steering Group Membership (2012-15 Triennium)

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions
Professor Rachelle Buchbinder – Chair Professor David Findlay
Professor Peter Ebeling Professor Chris Maher
Professor Wendy Oddy – PCHC Secondary Contact Professor Samar Aoun – PCHC Secondary Contact
Associate Professor Anne Wilson – PCHC Primary Contact Dr Tamara Mackean – HCC Secondary Contact
Asthma
Clinical Professor Stephen Stick Professor Guy Marks - Co - chair
Professor Judith Black Professor Anne Chang
Professor Peter Gibson - Co - chair Clinical Professor Alan James
Professor Peter Sly Professor Carol Armour
Professor Lin Fritschi - RC Contact Associate Professor Anne Wilson – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor Claire Wainwright – HCC Primary Contact Professor Graham Mann – HCC Secondary Contact
Cancer Control
Professor Kwun Fong – Chair Professor Gail Risbridger
Associate Professor Mary Haines Professor Michael Barton
Professor John Zalcberg Professor Michael Brown
Professor Richard Kefford Professor Warren Alexander – RC Contact
Professor Helen Zorbas – HCC Primary Contact Professor David Roder – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor Guy Maddern – HCC Primary Contact Professor Melanie Wakefield – PCHC Secondary Contact
Cardiovascular Health and Stroke
Professor Bronwyn Kingwell - Chair Professor Sandy Middleton
Professor John Beltrame Professor Amanda Thrift – RC Contact
Professor Graeme Hankey – HCC Primary Contact Professor Louisa Jorm – PCHC Primary Contact
Mrs Debra Cerasa – HCC Secondary Contact Dr Mark Wenitong – PCHC Secondary Contact
Professor David Thompson  
Claiming benefits for human health
Professor Alan Bensoussan Associate Professor Matthew Cook
Professor Vivian Lin Professor Henry Krum
Professor Simon Foote – RC Contact Mr Anthony McBride – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor Graham Mann – HCC Primary Contact Professor Mark Harris – PCHC Secondary Contact
Professor Graeme Hankey – HCC Secondary Contact  
Dementia
Professor Henry Brodaty - Chair Professor Colin Masters
Professor Kaarin Anstey Professor Christopher Rowe
Professor John McGrath – RC Contact Emer. Professor Maree Gleeson – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor Debra Rickwood – HCC Primary Contact Ms Meagan Lawson – PCHC Secondary Contact
Professor Helen Zorbas – HCC Secondary Contact  
Diabetes Mellitus
Professor Helena Teede – Chair HCC Primary Contact Professor Kerin O’Dea
Professor Stephen Twigg Professor Stephen Colagiuri
Professor Sophia Zoungas Professor Timothy Davis
Professor Chen Chen Professor Philip Clarke
Adjunct Professor Greg Johnson Professor Ian Caterson – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor John Wakerman – HCC Secondary Contact Professor Samar Aoun – PCHC Secondary Contact
Healthy start for a healthy life
Professor Graham Jenkin – Chair Professor John Lynch
Professor Jane Pillow Professor Elizabeth Elliot
Dr Jacqueline Boyle Professor Robert Norman – RC Contact
Mrs Debra Cerasa – HCC Primary Contact Professor Wendy Oddy – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor Guy Maddern – HCC Secondary Contact Professor Louise Baur – PCHC Secondary Contact
Improving care of patients with multiple and complex chronic disease
Professor Andrew Wilson – Chair Professor Libby Roughead
Professor Jonathan Golledge Professor Patricia Davidson
Professor Chris Del Mar - HCC Primary Contact Professor Louisa Jorm – RC Contact
Professor Claire Wainwright – HCC Secondary Contact Professor Samar Aoun – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor Debra Rickwood – HCC Secondary Contact Professor Helen Herrman – PCHC Secondary Contact
Injury Prevention and Control
Professor Russell Gruen – Chair Professor Ann Williamson
Adjunct Professor Lesley Day Professor Lynne Bilston
Professor Robyn Norton – HCC Primary Contact Ms Meagan Lawson – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor Melanie Wakefield – PCHC Secondary Contact  
Mental Health (with a focus on depression)
Dr Christopher Davey – Chair Professor Helen Christensen
Professor Phyllis Butow Professor Philip Mitchell – RC Contact
Professor Maree Teesson – HCC Primary Contact Professor Helen Herrman – PCHC Primary Contact
Mr Demos Krouskos – HCC Secondary Contact  
New and Emerging Health Threats
Professor Tania Sorrell - Chair Professor Steve Webb
Professor Greg Dore Professor David Paterson
Professor Sharon Lewin Professor Karin Leder
Professor Chris Baggoley – HCC Primary Contact Professor Ross Coppel – RC Contact
Professor Sally Green – HCC Secondary Contact  
Obesity
Professor Wendy Brown - Chair Professor Neville Owen
Professor Hugh Barrett Adjunct Professor Nikolajs Zeps – RC Contact
Professor John Wakerman – HCC Primary Contact Professor Louise Baur – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor Helena Teede – HCC Secondary Contact Professor Samar Aoun – PCHC Secondary Contact
Primary Health Care
Professor Lyndal Trevena - Chair Professor Jon Emery
Professor Meg Morris Professor Richard Osborne
Professor Mark Nelson Professor Jane Gunn – RC Contact
Associate Professor Duncan Mortimer – HCC Primary Contact Professor Mark Harris – PCHC Primary Contact
Professor Chris Del Mar – HCC Secondary Contact