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SWSR Team

Dr Stefanie Leung – Hub Manager

Ms Linda Music – Communications Officer

Council Representatives for 2020

Our elected Chair is Professor Kathryn Refshauge. The Council is supported by a six member Executive,
tasked with providing advice to the Council and progressing Council initiatives.

Ms Nolene Walker
Community Rep

Ms Melissa Williams*
CEO

Ms Deborah Munro
GM Program Management Office

A/Prof Friedbert Kohler
Medical Director

Prof Les Bokey AM
Research Director

A/Prof Greg Kaplan
COO

Ms Grainne O’Loughlin*
CE

Ms Karen Edwards
Director, Clinical & Corp Governance

Ms Heather Sharman
Director of Operations

Ms Rina Upadhyay
SWS Clinical Trials Coordinator

Prof Josephine Chow*
Director, Strategy and Partnerships

Prof Bin Jalaludin
Director of Epidemiology

Ms Marija Moretti
Research and Evaluation Coordinator

Ms Amy Prince
Director, Planning & Performance

Mr Darryl Wright AM
CE

Prof Kathryn Refshauge OAM (Chair)*
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Prof Joshua Burns
Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences

Prof Alison Jones
Executive Dean

Prof Anatoly Rozenfeld
Director

Prof Michael Barton OAM*
Cancer Research Theme Principal

Prof Minoti Apte OAM
Director, 2025 Research Strategy

Prof Janette Perz
Director, Translational Health Research Institute

A/Prof David Mahns
Director, Research Engagement

* These representatives also contribute to the South West Sydney Research Executive Committee.