Project Staff

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

Ambreen AfridiHonorary Project Student
Joanne AvraamResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Danielle BaxterResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Janet BondarenkoProject Co-ordinator
Lauren BookerResearch Assistant
Bruna Borges WageckResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Helen BoursinosResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Kelly BrownResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Berkay CakalHonorary Project Student
Allison CollinsIBAS Project Officer
Dr Jennifer CoriPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Emily DaltonHonorary Research Assistant
Simone De LucaHonorary Research Assistant
Dr Eve DentonResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Cassandra FongHonorary Project Student
Lisa FuhrmeisterNurse (ICU)
Melissa GlosterNurse
Megan HawkinsPhysiotherapist - Research Assistant
Kim HopkinsonResearch Nurse
Ruth HoskingResearch Assistant
Jennifer JonesHonorary Research Assistant
Dr Esha JoshiHonorary Research Fellow
Devaang KevatCRC Project Staff
Katerina KiburgResearch Assistant (Casual)
Karen McCrohanNurse (ICU)
Niamh McDonaldResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Luke McDonaldPhysiotherapist - Research Assistant
Hailey MeaklimResearch Assistant
Aqsa NaqviResearch Assistant (Casual)
Rebecca NdongoResearch Assistant
Carmel NichollsResearch Assistant
Cristino OliveiraHonorary Research Assistant
Emily PattisonResearch Assistant
Tarveen RagbirSinghHonorary Research Assistant
Sarah ReticaHonorary Research Assistant
Dr Andre RodriguesAndre Rodrigues
Thomas RollinsonHonorary Research Assistant
Tracy RooneyResearch Nurse
Jacqueline RossResearch Assistant
Nikki RotondoResearch Assistant (Honorary)
Denise SammutStudy Co-ordinator
Debra SandfordHonorary Research Assistant
Shamsi ShekariPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Brook ShiferawPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Kobie TaylorHonorary Project Student
Tyler YodgeeResearch Assistant


Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, such as walking or riding a bike, can help make...


Each year in Australia 260 people sustain a SCI, with over half losing full function in their arms and legs (quadriplegia). In addition to the primary disability, there is a very high rate of Obstructive...

Notch monitoring in sleepNOTCH MONITORING IN SLEEP

Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...

Do you have Spinal cord injury? Tired?  Get treated!DO YOU HAVE SPINAL CORD INJURY? TIRED? GET TREATED!

Melbourne researchers have found that 80 percent of people with quadriplegic spinal injuries have sleep apnoea. It's having a big effect on their lives but they don't know they have it, and they don't know it can be treated.

World 1st heavy vehicle driver fatigue study releasedWORLD 1ST HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVER FATIGUE STUDY RELEASED

The National Transport Commission (NTC) and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) have released the results of what is hailed as a world-first study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue.

AAMRI Election Statement released on 25th March 2019AAMRI ELECTION STATEMENT RELEASED ON 25TH MARCH 2019

AAMRI released its election statement calling on politicians to commit to three main priorities: ensuring the MRFF reaches $20 billion by 2020-21, provide continued strong support for the NHMRC, and develop sustainable and rewarding career pathways.

Portrait unveiled at Canberra's Parliament HousePORTRAIT UNVEILED AT CANBERRA'S PARLIAMENT HOUSE

IBAS Director Anna Burke had barely got into the swing of her speech at the unveiling of her portrait at Canberra's Parliament House when the ringing of bells caused half her audience to hurry away.

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