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COVID-19 Expert Database

The COVID-19 Expert Database has been created to provide a mechanism for governments, the business sector, the research sector, and other decision-makers to easily access the expertise they need to inform their decision making.


Australia’s ability to navigate this fast-changing environment and to recover from it needs inputs from a range of researchers and other experts. All fields of expertise including: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, humanities, arts, and social science are needed.


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Professor
Guy Maddern

Adelaide, SA
Professor of Surgery
The University of Adelaide, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Expertise

Health services Medicine

Professor
Enrico Coiera
MB BS PhD FAAHMS FACMI MIAHSI FADHI

Sydney, NSW
Director Centre for Health Informatics
Macquarie University

Expertise

Digital technology Health services Modelling and data analysis Telehealth / eHealth

Professor
Peter Sly
AO

South Brisbane, QLD
Director, Children's Health and Environment Program
Child Health Research CEntre, The University of Queensland

Expertise

Children and adolescents Environment Public health Respiratory health

Professor
Michael Parker
FAA FAHMS

Melbourne, VIC
Director
University of Melbourne

Expertise

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Drug development

Professor
Hamish Scott
PhD FFSc (RCPA) FAHMS

Adelaide, SA
Head, Department of Genetics and Molecular Pathology
Centre for Cancer Biology, A SA Pathology & UniSA alliance

Expertise

Diagnostic testing

Emeritus Professor
Simon Foote
MBBS PhD DSc

Cygnet, TAS
Emeritus Professor
Australian National University

Expertise

Diagnostic testing Drug development Immunology / vaccine development Research workforce

Professor
John Rasko
AO BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons) PhD MAICD FFSc(RCPA) FRCPA FRACP FAHMS

Camperdown, NSW
Head, Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program
Centenary Institute

Expertise

Medicine

Professor
Donald MCMANUS

Brisbane, QLD
Senior Scientist
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Expertise

Diagnostic testing Education - schools Epidemiology Global health Immunology / vaccine development Infectious diseases

Professor
Allan Cripps
AO FAHMS

Gold Coast, QLD
Professor
Griffith University

Expertise

Diagnostic testing Immunisation Immunology / vaccine development

Professor
Jane Hall

Sydney, NSW
Distinguished Professor
University of Technology Sydney

Expertise

Health economics

Professor
Andrew Lloyd
AM

Sydney, NSW
Head, Viral Immunology Systems Program and Infectious diseases physician NSW Justice Health
UNSW Sydney, The Kirby Institute

Expertise

Infectious diseases

Professor
Jonathan Shaw
MD FRACP FRCP(UK) FAAHMS

Melbourne, VIC
Deputy Director
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Expertise

Epidemiology

Professor
Melissa Little
BSc PhD GAICD FAAS FAAHMS

Melbourne, VIC
Senior Principal Research Fellow and Theme Director
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Expertise

Other Research workforce

Dr
Stephen Duckett

Melbourne, VIC
Director, Health Program
Grattan Institute

Expertise

Health economics Public policy

Professor
Gabrielle Belz

Brisbane, QLD
Professor of Immunology
University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Expertise

Immunology / vaccine development Infectious diseases Virology

Professor
Dale Godfrey
PHD AAHMS

Adjungbilly, VIC
Immunologist
University of Melbourne

Expertise

Immunology / vaccine development

Professor
Clare Collins
PHD FAHMS FNSA FDAA

Callaghan, NSW
Director of Research School of Health Sciences, NHMRc Senior Research Fellow
The University of Newcastle

Expertise

Behaviour change Clinical trials Digital technology Food security Maternal health/pregnancy and neonatal health Parenting and Families

Professor
David Celermajer
AO

Sydney, NSW
Professor of Cardiology
University of Sydney

Expertise

Medicine

Professor
Ian Frazer
AC

Brisbane, QLD
Professor of Medicine,
The University of QUeensland

Expertise

Charities Clinical trials Drug development Education - higher and vocational Immunisation Immunology / vaccine development

Professor
Mark von Itzstein
AO FAA FAHMS FRACI

Gold Coast, QLD
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University

Expertise

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Chemical reagents Drug development

Professor
John Shine
AC FAA FAHMS

Sydney, NSW
Emeritus Professor
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Expertise

Drug development Immunology / vaccine development

Professor
Warwick Anderson

Sydney, NSW
Janet Dora Hine Professor
University of Sydney

Expertise

History of pandemics Medical ethics Public health

Professor
Alexandra Aikhenvald
PhD DLitt FAHA FQAAS ALF

Cairns, QLD
Distinguished Professor and Australian Laureate Fellow, Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre
James Cook University

Expertise

Communicating uncertainty Crisis communications Cultural diversity and difference History of pandemics Gender Languages / multilingualism

Professor
Terry Flew

Brisbane, QLD
Professor of Communication and Creative Industries
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Expertise

Behaviour change Media and communications

Professor
Julian Thomas
FAHA

Melbourne, VIC
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society
RMIT University

Expertise

Media and communications Equity and access / social disadvantage

Dr
Chandima Ekanayake

Brisbane, QLD
Senior Lecturer
The University of Queensland

Expertise

Diagnostic testing Education - higher and vocational Engineering Science communication

Associate Professor
Michael Cowling

Brisbane, QLD
Associate Professor - Information & Communication Technology
CQUniversity Australia

Expertise

Education - higher and vocational Education - schools Information and communications technology

Professor
Peter SP Wong
MCIOB MASCE MRICS MAIQS MCIOB MIEEE PhD MPhil. BSc(Hon)

Melbourne, VIC
Professor, Associate Dean - Construction Management
RMIT University

Expertise

Behaviour change Education - higher and vocational Engineering Manufacturing Governance

Dr
Yue Sun

Melbourne, VIC
PhD Researcher
RMIT

Expertise

Public health

Professor
Thomas Preiss

Canberra, ACT
Professor of RNA Biology
Australian National University

Expertise

Coronavirus - COVID-19

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