SToRE advises NHMRC on matters relating to the synthesis and translation of research evidence, particularly on methodological issues as they relate to guideline development. 

SToRE was established in 2014 by a CEO delegate under section 39 of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. SToRE provides advice to NHMRC on the standards and resources needed to improve the quality of development and implementation of clinical practice, public health and environmental health guidelines in Australia.  

Its work encompasses the development and implementation of the 2016 NHMRC Standards for Guidelines and the Guidelines for Guidelines Handbook. 

Contact SToRE:

SToRE Secretariat:


Senior Principal Research Scientists, NHMRC


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 


  • Employment: full time employee of NICE.
  • Publications: author of numerous Cochrane reviews.
  • Meals/beverages: member of National Institute of Health Research Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group.


Chair of Medicine Use and Health Outcomes, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney


  • Employment: full time employee of The University of Sydney.
  • Grants: NHMRC project grant 2018-2020; Chief Investigator A on grant entitled ‘Strengthening the evidence foundation for public health guidelines’; CI-D Project Grant entitled ‘How best to protect public health: a comparative analysis of regulatory safety warnings on medicines in Australia, Canada the European Union and the United States’; CI-F on Project Grant entitled ‘Methods for meta-analysis of interrupted time series analyses’.
  • Publications: has published extensively on methods for systematic review and risk of bias assessment, impact of conflicts of interest and funding sources on the design, conduct and publication of research.
  • Consultancy: Senior Editor, Cochrane Public Health and Health Services Network.
  • Support for travel/accommodation: travel support to present at the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology 2018.


Deputy Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University

Associate Professor

Senior Research Fellow, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University


  • Employment: recipient of an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2015-2018) and Career Development Fellowship (2019-2022). Chief Investigator on two NHMRC grants, including CIA (2018-2021) involving evidence-based life-course approaches to improving health equity in the perinatal period.
  • Publications: author on several Cochrane reviews.
  • Activities: funded by Cochrane in 2017 to travel to Italy for GRADE training.


Director, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University


  • Grants: Chief Investigator on several NHMRC grants (one Program Grant and three Centres of Research Excellence).
  • Publications: Contributed to the production of therapeutic guidelines
  • Activities: Member of the GRADE Working Group


Co-Director, Cochrane Australia


  • Employment: Full time employee of Monash University
  • Activities: funded by NHMRC to represent and coordinate Cochrane activities in Australia. Co-chair of the (international) Cochrane Knowledge Translation Advisory Group.

Associate Professor

Clinical Director, Public Health, Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health


  • Employment: full-time employee of Sydney Local Health District.


School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University 


  • Grants: external advisory, World Health Organisation Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group Sub-Committee on diet and health ; ARC Discovery grant 2019-2021 entitled ‘Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy’; NHMRC project grant 2018-2020 entitled ‘Strengthening the evidence foundation for public health guidelines’
  • Board membership: Chair of the Advisory Board for the Cochrane Nutrition Field; member of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Board
  • Activities: External expert advisor to the WHO Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group Sub-Committee on Policy Actions; member of International Union of Nutrition Sciences Task Force on Sustainable Diets; commissioned by WHO to undertake systematic review on dietary patterns and health outcomes
  • Relationships: wife works at Dairy Australia.

Associate Professor

Principal Research Fellow, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute 


  • Activities: member and past member of guideline development committees (e.g. National Pregnancy Guidelines). Active in the Cochrane Collaboration (e.g. editor for Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth).

Associate Professor

Director, Transfer Science, Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide


  • Employment: employee of the Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide. Director of the Adelaide GRADE Centre and member of the GRADE Working Group.
  • Board membership: trustee of the Guidelines International Network.
  • Support for travel/accommodation: funded to travel to attend Guidelines International Network events and meetings; funded to travel to various Joanna Briggs Institute events/centres for meetings/training


Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW


  • Employment: employed at Cancer Council NSW; honorary appointment in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney; conjoint appointment in the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle.
  • Grants: Chief Investigator on project grants from NHMRC and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia; Centre of Research Excellence on cancer outcomes for Indigenous people; Cancer Council NSW STREP grant on cancer outcomes for Indigenous people.
  • Publications: lead author on a previous NHMRC handbook providing guidance for guideline developers; former member and author of the GRADE Working Group; affiliation with Cochrane Collaboration as executive editor and systematic review author.
  • Activities: member of expert advisory groups for the development of a number of clinical practice guidelines on prostate cancer, prostate cancer screening, colorectal cancer and colonoscopy surveillance; peer-reviewer for a number of national and international journals; assessor for NHMRC and a number of international research funding bodies.
  • Consultancies: received sitting fees for NHMRC SToRE Committee and grant review panels; received sitting fees for Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) Evaluation Sub-committee meetings until December 2014.
  • Support for travel/accommodation: received travel and hotel accommodation for NHMRC Committee meetings in Canberra; travel and accommodation to attend MSAC Evaluation Subcommittee meetings until December 2014
  • Meals and Beverages: meals provided when attending guideline expert advisory panel meetings at Cancer Council Australia, NHMRC Committee meetings and MSAC Evaluation Subcommittee meetings until December 2014. 


Director, Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University