Project Staff

Project Staff are involved with the day to day running of projects.

Joanne AvraamResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Danielle BaxterResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Caroline BeattyResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Janet BondarenkoProject Co-ordinator
Dr Lauren BookerResearch Assistant
Bruna Borges WageckResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Helen BoursinosResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Angela BurgeResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Dr Marina CavuotoResearch Assistant
Allison CollinsIBAS Project Officer
Dr Jennifer CoriPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Emily DaltonHonorary Research Assistant
Andrew DawsonHonorary Project Officer
Simone De LucaHonorary Research Assistant
Dr Scott FraserProject Officer, Advanced Care Planning
Lisa FuhrmeisterNurse (ICU)
Dr Amelia HarrisonMedical Scientist
Kate HaywardHonorary Research Fellow
Mariana Hoffman-BarbosaHonorary Research Assistant
Jody HookResearch Assistant
Ruth HoskingResearch Assistant
Jennifer JonesHonorary Research Assistant
Devaang KevatCRC Project Staff
Dr Celia LanteriRespiratory and Sleep Consultant
Adrienne MatthewsICU Nurse
Clare McKinnonHonorary Research Assistant
Christie MellerickProject Staff
Juliandri MuhammadHonorary Project Staff
Aqsa NaqviResearch Assistant (Casual)
Rebecca NdongoResearch Assistant
Cristino OliveiraHonorary Research Assistant
Tarveen RagbirSinghHonorary Research Assistant
Sarah ReticaHonorary Research Assistant
Dr Goce RistanoskiHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Julien RobinsonMedical Scientist
Dr Andre RodriguesAndre Rodrigues
Thomas RollinsonHonorary Research Assistant
Tracy RooneyResearch Nurse
Debra SandfordHonorary Research Assistant
Krisha SaravananResearch Assistant
Shamsi ShekariPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Brook ShiferawPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Tracey SlettenHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Jo Lene SpongHonorary Research Fellow
Kobie TaylorHonorary Project Student
Sophie TurnerResearch Assistant
Peter (Chenyang) WangHonorary Project Staff
Tyler YodgeeResearch Assistant


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