Covid-19 Program of Research Steering Committee

The COVID-19 Research Steering Committee was established at the start of the pandemic to provide a single reference point for COVID-19 research on the Melbourne Children’s Campus. We aim to use our clinical, academic and research strengths to unite research on the campus and provide strategic direction to foster a collaborative and world-leading program of research that tackles unanswered research questions of global importance in COVID-19 with a focus on children, adolescents and their families.


Membership

  • Prof Andrew Steer (Co-Chair)
    Paediatric Infectious Diseases Physician, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Theme Director, Infection and Immunity, and Group Leader, Tropical Diseases Research Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Honorary Professorial Fellow, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
     
  • Prof Sharon Goldfeld (Co-Chair)
    Director, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Theme Director Population Health and Co-Group Leader Policy and Equity, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Professor, Dept of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
     
  • Ms Belle Overmars
    COVID-19 Research Program Coordinator, Melbourne Children’s Campus
     
  • Prof David Burgner
    Group Leader and Principal Research Fellow, Inflammatory Origins, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Infectious Diseases Physician, General Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Professorial Fellow, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
    Adjunct Professor, Dept of Paediatrics, Monash
     
  • Prof Fiona Russell
    Director of the Child and Adolescent Health PhD Program, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
    Group Leader, Asia-Pacific Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
     
  • Prof Kim Mulholland
    Group Leader, New Vaccines Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Professorial Fellow, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
    Professor of Child Health and Vaccinology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
     
  • A/Prof Kirsten Perrett
    Consultant Paediatrician, Dept of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Co-Group Leader and Clinician Scientist Fellow, Population Allergy & Melbourne Children's Trial Centre, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Principal Fellow, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
     
  • A/Prof Margie Danchin
    General and Immunisation Paediatrician, Dept of General Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Group Leader, Vaccine Uptake, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Clinician Scientist Fellow, Dept of Paediatrics and School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
     
  • A/Prof Matt Sabin
    Executive Director Medical Services & Clinical Governance & Chief Medical Officer, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute & University of Melbourne
     
  • A/Prof Nigel Crawford
    Group Leader, SAEFVIC, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Paediatrician, Dept of General Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Honorary Principal Fellow, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
     
  • Prof Nigel Curtis
    Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Melbourne
    Head of Infectious Diseases, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Group Leader, Infectious Diseases, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
     
  • A/Prof Paul Licciardi
    Group Leader, New Vaccines, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Principal Research Fellow, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
     
  • Prof Sarath Ranganathan
    Stevenson Chair and Head, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
    Paediatric Respiratory Physician, Dept Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Group Leader, Respiratory Diseases, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
     
  • Dr Sarah McNab
    Director of General Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Honorary Senior Fellow, Dept of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
    Honorary Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. 
     
  • Prof Vicki Anderson
    Head of Psychology, Royal Children’s Hospital
    Theme Director, Clinical Sciences Research, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    Professorial Fellow, Psychological Sciences & Paediatrics, University of Melbourne

pdf Terms of Reference: Version 1, 15 June 2020 (PDF, 163.84KB)


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