Explore our expert panel of key individuals

Formed to assist the project partners with advice and guidance during the study, specifically on aspects of the implementation and evaluation of this complex intervention.

Expert Panel Membership

  • Associate Professor Ray Lovett (Chair), NHMRC Research Fellow and Program Leader, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University;
  • Professor Lloyd Sansom, Emeritus Professor, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia;
  • Ms Natasha Ploenges, Pharmacy Policy Team, Department of Health;
  • Professor Roianne West, Director, First Peoples Health Unit, Griffith University;
  • Dr Carmel Nelson, Clinical Director, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH);
  • Ms Hannah Mann, Manager, Kimberley Pharmacy Services, Broome (Pharmacy Guild nominated Expert Panel member) ;
  • Mr Daniel Williamson, Manager, Performance Team, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Branch, Queensland Health;
  • A/Prof Lindy Swain, Director, Kimberley Rural Health Alliance, The University of Notre Dame Australia;
  • Dr Christine Connors, NT Government Representative and General Manager – Primary Health Care, Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet;
  • Ms Sue Carson, PSA Qld Branch Committee member, James Cook University (Pharmaceutical Society of Australia nominated Expert Panel member;
  • Dr Peter Tenni, Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Pharmacist, School of Pharmacy, University of Tasmania.
  • Ms Kellie Beckenham, practicing community pharmacist; former community pharmacy owner; former member - Community Pharmacies for Rural and Indigenous Australia (CPRIA) Advisory Group.

Member functions

  • ensuring all aspects of the study are culturally appropriate and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities’ local practices and protocols;
  • providing expertise around practicalities of implementation and evaluation;
  • advising on how best to engage with study participants;
  • assisting with the development and piloting of training materials and trial resources;
  • providing expertise in software integration, communication and data management;
  • assisting with the development of local engagement strategies and communication networks for the dissemination of information throughout the lifetime of the trial;
  • ensuring community engagement and research translation is undertaken in a meaningful manner appropriate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • acting as, and assisting with, engagement of local champions to support engagement, recruitment, and retention of participants and local stakeholders;
  • providing expertise and acting as local champions to support engagement, recruitment, retention of patients, general practitioners, community pharmacies and other relevant health professionals.

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