GOVERNANCE


The APFPR is managed by the Clinical Outcomes data Reporting and Research Program part of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. The operational team is led by Professor Susannah Ahern and Project Manager, Ms Joanne Dean. Clinical oversight and registry support is provided to the operational team by the APFPR Steering Committee.

The strategic direction and development of the registry is being overseen by the Steering Committee which monitors activities such as data quality, and establishes policies to address issues of clinical interest or significance that may arise, including those relating to quality of care and patient privacy. This committee meets quarterly and includes project investigators and stakeholder representatives from the Australian Government Department of Health; Therapeutic Goods Administration; Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; consumer; and senior clinicians from key medical specialist societies and medical colleges involved in mesh procedures and removal.

STEERING COMMITTEE


The APFPR has a Steering Committee of experts who assist with making strategic decisions for the project and provide guidance to the operational team.  The Steering Committee is responsible for assessing external applications for data from the registry.

 

PROF SUSANNAH AHERN

Chair & Academic Lead 
Head, Registry Science & Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Specialty: Clinical Registries
Affiliation(s): Monash University

PROF HELEN O’CONNELL

Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne
Director of Surgery, Head of Urology, Western Health
Specialty: Urology
Affiliation(s): Western Health

DR ROBERT HERKES

Chief Medical Officer,
Australian Commission for Safety, Quality and Health Care
Specialty: Safety & Quality
Affiliation(s): Australian Commission for Safety, Quality and Health Care

PROF STEPHEN GRAVES

Professor of Athroplasty, Flinders University
Director, Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry
Specialty: Clinical Registries
Affiliation(s): SAHMRI

MR JAMES KECK

General Surgeon
Specialty: Colorectal Surgery
Affiliation(s): St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne

DORA VASILIADIS

Consumer Representative
Affiliation(s): N/A

AMANDA CRAIG

Director, Device Vigilance and Monitoring Section, Medical Devices Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration
Specialty: Devices
Affiliation(s): Therapeutic Goods Administration

KIRSTINE SKETCHER-BAKER

Executive Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service. Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health
Specialty: Safery and Quality
Affiliation(s): Queensland Health

CLARE POSSENNISKIE

Manager, Office of the Chief Clinical Officers
Affiliation(s): Ministry of Health New Zealand

DR JESSICA YIN

Surgeon
Specialty: Urology
Affiliation(s): Holywood Medical Centre (WA)

GWILA HOLMES

Assistant Director, Department of Health
Affiliation(s): Commonwealth of Australia

MR JOHN SHORT

President, UGSA
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Affiliation(s): Christchurch Women’s Hospital & Southern Cross Hospital – Invercargill

DR JENNY KING

Head of Department of Urogynaecology, Director of Pelvic Floor Unit, Westmead Hospital
Specialty: Urogynaecology
Affiliation(s): Westmead Hospital

A/PROF EMMANUEL KARANTANIS

Conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW
Specialty: Obstetrics & Urogynaecology
Affiliation(s): St George Hospital

DR ELIZABETH GALLAGHER

Visiting Medical Officer (specialist) at The Canberra Hospitals
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Affiliation(s): Calvary John James, Canberra Private and Canberra Hospital