Current Advisory Board Members
The ANZIC-RC is administered by an Advisory Board. The current ANZIC-RC Advisory Board Members are:
Professor DJ (Jamie) Cooper
NHMRC Enabling Grant Co-Investigator
Professor Cooper is Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC), Monash University; Director, Centre of Research Excellence for Patient Blood Management in Critical Illness and Trauma (Blood-CRE), Monash University; Director, Critical Care Research, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), Monash University; and Deputy Director and Head of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Research at The Alfred Hospital Melbourne. He trained at medicine and intensive care in Adelaide followed by a research fellowship at University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow, full Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Monash University and Hon. Professorial Fellow at The George Institute, University of Sydney. He has published more than 160 journal papers including 11 in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He has been a Principal or Co-investigator on peer reviewed research grants exceeding $42 million including 16 NHMRC grants. Research foci include randomised clinical trials in traumatic brain injury, sepsis, acute lung injury, resuscitation fluids, and blood transfusion.
Professor Rinaldo Bellomo
NHMRC Enabling Grant Co-Investigator
Professor Bellomo is the Co-Director of the ANZIC-RC and the Director of Intensive Care Research at Austin Health. He is an Enabling Grant Chief Investigator and was Foundation Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG). Professor Bellomo is a Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne Australia; Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Honorary Professorial Fellow, The George Institute, Sydney, Australia; Concurrent Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nanjing, Nanjing, China; and Honorary Principal Research Fellow, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne. He has published more than 700 papers, written more than 120 book chapters and edited 12 books in the field of intensive care medicine. Professor Bellomo is the Editor of the journal Critical Care and Resuscitation. He has been Chief Investigator in many successful grant applications. Over the past 10 years, he has been heavily involved in the design, execution, supervision and publication of several large randomised controlled trials published in the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) for >20,000 intensive care unit (ICU) patients randomised.
Professor John McNeil
Head, Monash University Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Professor McNeil is the Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He graduated in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1971 and undertook his medical specialist training at the Royal Adelaide and Austin Hospitals. He subsequently completed his PhD in clinical pharmacology at the University of Melbourne and an MSc in epidemiology at the University of London. After spending ten years in Clinical Pharmacology at the Austin Hospital he was appointed to the Head of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (later renamed Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine) at Monash in 1986. His principal interests include cardiovascular epidemiology, drug safety and toxicology. He retains a clinical involvement as a vascular physician on the Vascular Medicine Unit at the Monash Medical Centre.
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Associate Professor Mary White
President, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS)
Dr Mary White is the current President of the ANZICS.
Dr Colin McArthur
Chair, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG)
Dr Colin McArthur is the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG). He is Clinical Director, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Auckland City Hospital; Medical Advisor - Quality & Safety, Auckland District Health Board; and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgery, University of Auckland. He is also the Chair-Elect of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG). He trained in medicine in Auckland and is a Fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (FCICM) and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA). He has been an investigator in 24 investigator-initiated studies (and also 16 commercial studies) and an author of 35 publications, mostly multi-centre clinical intensive care research. Since 2001, he has been on the management and/or writing committee of eight NHMRC or HRCNZ-funded studies, five of which have been completed and published in the New England Journal of Medicine and three are on-going. He is an investigator on several current ANZIC-RC studies including the ARISE, INFINITE, EPO-TBI and POLAR studies. He was also an investigator on the ANZIC-RC's now completed STATINS study. His interests include research methodology and ethics, traumatic brain injury, sepsis, nutrition, and severe influenza.
Associate Professor David Pilcher
Chair, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (ANZICS-CORE)
Dr Dave Pilcher has worked as an Intensive Care Specialist at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne since 2006. He trained in respiratory and general medicine in the United Kingdom before coming to Australia to complete his Intensive Care fellowship in 2002. Dr Pilcher is Director of the ANZICS Adult Patient Database and Chair of the ANZICS-CORE. He holds an Intensive Care Practitioner fellowship with Monash University. His research interests include organ donation, lung transplantation and the epidemiology of intensive care unit outcomes.
Associate Professor Robert Boots
Scientific Officer, College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM)
Dr Rob Boots is the Deputy Director of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and an Associate Professor of the Burns, Critical Care and Trauma research centre of the University of Queensland. He has qualifications in both respiratory medicine and intensive care. He has a strong background in clinical epidemiology, clinical teaching and management with a Master's degree in Epidemiology from the University of Newcastle and a Master's degree in Health Management and Information Technology from the University of Central Queensland. His main research interests include the clinical management of burns and the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia, the later being the topic of his PhD. He serves on the Point Prevalence Management Committee of the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. Dr Boots was the Chair of the Queensland Regional Committee for the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (JFICM) for 5 years and served on the committee for over 10 years. In 2010, he took up a position on the Board of the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) of Australia and New Zealand. As Deputy Director of Clinical Training at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital he has completed training in clinical education from the Harvard Macy Program for Physician Educators in Boston USA and the Bulstrode and Hunt Program of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). Dr Boots is a lead faculty member of the Queensland Health Skills Development Centre and was active in its design and implementation program in addition to being on the international steering committee of the Basic Assessment and Skills in Intensive Care course, now run in some 40 countries, and the Program Chair of the Medical Emergency Response Training at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. He has introduced a web-based training program for Medical Emergency Response Training in addition to a simulation-based practical course, and is presently working on a web-based generic orientation and teaching program for intensive care units in Queensland.
Professor Steven Webb MBBS PhD MPH FRACP FCICM
Representative, International Forum for Acute Care Trialists (InFACT)
Professor Steve Webb is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital and a Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia. Professor Webb is the immediate past Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group which, in its 14 year history, has received more than $40 million in research funding, randomised more than 19,000 patients in clinical trials, and published more than 60 manuscripts. He is a grant holder for over $15 million of research funding, more than half of which is as a Chief Investigator on NHMRC Project Grants and a Centre for Research Excellence Grant. He has published over 70 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including manuscripts in The New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal. He chairs the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Western Australia. His clinical research interests include the long-term consequences of and recovery after critical illness, resuscitation and treatment of patients with septic shock, management of traumatic brain injury, pathogenesis of septic shock, antimicrobial therapy, acute kidney injury, and choice of intravenous fluids in critically ill patients. He is the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Influenza Investigators and a member of the management committee of several multicentre international randomised controlled trials including ARISE (an RCT of early goal directed therapy in severe sepsis), CHEST (an RCT of hyroxyethyl starch compared with normal saline in patients admitted to an ICU), and POLAR (an RCT of early hypothermia for severe traumatic brain injury).
Dr Shay McGuinness
Representative of the New Zealand intensive care research community
Dr Shay McGuinness is Director of Research at the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, and Clinical Director of the Air Ambulance Service, Auckland District Health Board. Dr McGuinness is the New Zealand representative on the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG) Executive and is the Chair of the ANZICS-CTG Capacity Working Group Sub-committee. Dr McGuinness trained at medicine and surgery in Sheffield, United Kingdom. He has published more than 25 journal papers including articles in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He has been a Principal or Co-investigator on peer reviewed research grants exceeding (NZ)$2.9 million including 5 NZHRC grants. His research interests include randomised clinical trials in non-invasive ventilation and renal failure. Dr McGuinness is a member of the Management Committees of the ANZIC-RC's PHARLAP-RCT and Supplemental PN trials.
Associate Professor Erica Wood MBBS FRACP FRCPA
Representative from the Transfusion Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (DEPM)
Associate Professor Wood is a Transfusion Medicine Specialist, and Head of the Transfusion Research Unit at the DEPM. Dr Wood works as a Consultant Haematologist at Southern Health and holds Honorary Consultant Haematologist appointments at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Dr Wood is a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Transfusion Medicine, and has served as a WHO regional advisor in blood safety. She is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion, a member of the International Society of Blood Transfusion Board of Directors, and its working parties on haemovigilance and transfusion-transmissible diseases, and a member of the Board of the International Haemovigilance Network. Dr Wood is a member of the executive and advisory committees of the Blood Matters transfusion practice improvement collaborative (a partnership between the Victorian Department of Health and the Blood Service) and chair of its Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting (STIR) regional haemovigilance program. She is actively involved in teaching, currently serving as Chief Examiner in Haematology for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, and on the RACP/RCPA Haematology Joint Specialist Advisory Committee. Her research projects include: the Transfusion Outcomes Research Collaborative (http://www.torc.org.au) and Mi-iron - Moderately Increased Iron - is Reducing Iron Overload Necessary? (http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01631708). Dr Wood is a member of the Blood Matters program team: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/bloodmatters.
Dr Carol Hodgson
Representative of the ANZIC-RC Post-Doctoral Research Fellows
Dr Hodgson is a NHMRC post-doctoral ECR Fellow (2012-16) and a Senior Research Fellow with the ANZIC-RC. Dr Hodgson completed her PhD investigating recruitment manouevres and open ventilation strategies for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She is a senior physiotherapist in intensive care at The Alfred with twenty years clinical experience and previously completed a Masters by Research and a Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy. Dr Hodgson was awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (FACP) in 2009 and is a past national chair of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Australia (Australian Physiotherapy Association). She is Chair of the TEAM study, CoChair of the PHARLAP trial, and a Director of the Intensive Care Foundation (ICF) Board. Her areas of interest include ARDS, mechanical ventilation, non-invasive ventilation, ICU acquired weakness, early rehabilitation and long-term outcomes of ICU survivors.
Mr Peter Gallagher
Representative from the community
Mr Peter Gallagher is the community representative on the ANZIC-RC Advisory Board. He consults on international trade and public policy to firms, to governments in Australia and around the world and to international organisations. Mr Gallagher works at the interface between governments and private interests trying, among other things, to improve the use of information services in support of economic development strategies. His career has included appointments in the diplomatic service, the University of Melbourne Graduate Business School, a national food industry organisation and as a director of an e-commerce company. He has qualifications in public law, philosophy and economics.
Past Advisory Board Members
The ANZIC-RC would like to thank all of its past Advisory Board Members for their valuable contribution. Past ANZIC-RC Advisory Board Members include:
- Professor John Myburgh
- Dr Peter Hicks
- Associate Professor Sandra Peake
- Professor Simon Finfer
- Professor Bala Venkatesh
- Dr Tim Sutton
- Associate Professor Graeme Hart
- Associate Professor Michael O'Leary
Terms of Reference
The ANZIC-RC is governed by its Terms of Reference (PDF 1.24MB).