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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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Dr
Kiran Shahbaz

Acacia Creek, NSW
Researcher
Uts

Expertise

Medicine

Professor Dr
Edris Alam

Overseas, OVERSEAS
Professor
Rabdan Academy

Expertise

Behavioural science Coronavirus - COVID-19 Emergency contingency planning and management Emergency planning Environment Risk communication

Dr
Amy Cain

Sydney, NSW
ARC DECRA Fellow
Macquarie University

Expertise

Infectious diseases

Professor
Mary-Louise McLaws

Sydney, NSW
Prof Epidemiology, Hospital Infection, Infectious Diseases Control; Advisor to WHO COVID-19 panel
UNSW

Expertise

Coronavirus - COVID-19

Dr
Maria Kokkinos

Melbourne, VIC
Research fellow
Royal women’s hospital and university of Melbourne

Expertise

Maternal health/pregnancy and neonatal health

Dr
Jason Thompson
PhD(Medicine) M.Psych (Clinical) BSc (Hons) DECRA Fellow

Melbourne, VIC
Senior Research Fellow
University of Melbourne

Expertise

Modelling and data analysis

Associate Professor
Kimberley Norris

Hobart, TAS
Senior Clinical Psychologist; Academic; Researcher
University of Tasmania

Expertise

Behaviour change Behavioural science Psychology Stress and coping

Dr
Robyn Clay-Williams

Sydney, NSW
Senior Research Fellow
Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Expertise

Health services

Professor
Toby Walsh
FAA

Kensington, NSW
Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence
UNSW Sydney and Data61

Expertise

Information and communications technology

Dr
Ezequiel Marzinelli

Sydney, NSW
Lecturer
The University of Sydney

Expertise

Climate change Environment Modelling and data analysis

Dr
Liz Temple

Armidale, NSW
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
University of New England

Expertise

Behaviour change Behavioural science Children and adolescents Education - higher and vocational Loneliness Parenting and Families

Dr
Nick Murphy

Melbourne, VIC
Adjunct Research Fellow/Senior Development Scientist
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Expertise

Diagnostic testing

Professor
Karin Verspoor

Melbourne, VIC
Director of Health Technologies, Melbourne School of Engineering
The University of Melbourne

Expertise

Modelling and data analysis

Professor
Murat Yucel

Melbourne, VIC
Professor of Addiction and Mental Health, Director of BrainPark
Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Biomedical Imaging facility, Monash University.

Expertise

Behaviour change Behavioural science Digital technology Mental health/psychiatry Psychology Substance abuse and addiction

Dr
Peta Hitchens
MVPHMgt PhD

Melbourne, VIC
Senior Research Fellow, Epidemiologist
University of Melbourne

Expertise

Epidemiology Health economics Modelling and data analysis Surveillance

Dr
Maryam Naebe

Geelong, VIC
Senior Research Fellow
Deakin University

Expertise

Education - higher and vocational Manufacturing

Dr
Kathryn Modecki

Brisbane, QLD
Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology and Faculty Associate Berkman Klein Center
Griffith University and Harvard University

Expertise

Behavioural science Parenting and Families Stress and coping

Dr
Thava Palanisami

Newcastle, NSW
Senior Lecturer
The University of Newcastle

Expertise

Agriculture and farming Climate change Coronavirus - COVID-19 Environment Global health

Dr
Parveen Sangwan

Mentone, VIC
senior research scientist
CSIRO

Expertise

Diagnostic testing Drug development First responder Laboratory biosafety Research workforce Science communication

Professor
Suzanne Robinson

Perth, WA
Director of Health Economics and Data Analytics; Digital Health CRC Education and Research Director
Curtin University

Expertise

Digital technology Health economics Health services Telehealth / eHealth

Dr
Eglantine Balland

Clayton South, VIC
Senior Research Fellow
Monash University

Expertise

Chemical reagents Education - higher and vocational Laboratory biosafety Open science Research workforce

Dr
Laszlo Frazer

Clayton, VIC
Research Fellow
Monash University

Expertise

Energy

Dr
Min Zhao

Buderim, QLD
Senior Lecturer
University of the Sunshine Coast

Expertise

Epidemiology Meta-research Modelling and data analysis

Dr
Annie Hill
PhD BSpPath

Brisbane, QLD
Research Fellow
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland

Expertise

Health services Telehealth / eHealth

Dr
Georg Grossmann

Adelaide, SA
Senior Lecturer
University of South Australia

Expertise

Logistics Modelling and data analysis Other

Associate Professor
Serena Dipierro

Perth, WA
Associate Professor
University of Western Australia

Expertise

Modelling and data analysis

Dr
Dona Jayakody

Perth, WA
Senior Research Audiologist
University of Western Australia, Ear Science Institute Australia

Expertise

Health services Other Psychology

Professor
Enrico Valdinoci

Crawley, WA
Professor
University of Western Australia

Expertise

Modelling and data analysis

Dr
Ludovic DUMEE

Melbourne, VIC
Senior Research Fellow
Deakin University

Expertise

Environment Manufacturing

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