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Our Research Committee

Facilitating, undertaking or utilising relevant, high quality and evidence-based research which informs its mandate, functions, strategic plan and priorities is an objective of the ACI . With this objective, a Board Research Committee has been established.

This Committee advises the Board on the priority, quality and relevance of research available, undertaken or proposed to be undertaken by, on behalf of, or in partnership with the ACI .


Professor Janice Reid

Vice-Chancellor and University President; University of Western Sydney.

Deputy Chair

Dr Andrew Cooke

Resident Medical Officer, St George and Sutherland Hospitals.


Associate Professor Mary Haines

Director Strategic Research Investment, Cancer Institute NSW; Director, Implementation Research Group’ the Sax Institute; Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney.

Professor Phillip Harris

Chair, South West Sydney Local Health District Board; Cardiologist, Cardiologist and Clinical Professor, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney; Clinical Director, Cardiovascular Service of SLHD.

Associate Professor Brian McCaughan

Chair, Agency for Clinical Innovation Board; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney; Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Professor Sandy Middleton

Director, Nursing Research Institute, St Vincents and Mater Health Sydney and Australian Catholic University ( ACU ); Director, National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research ( NaCCOR ), Australian Catholic University.

Associate Professor David Peiris

Program Head, Primary Health Care Research, Office of the Chief, the George Institute for Global Health; Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.

Professor John French

Co-Chair. ACI Cardiac Network.

Professor Richard Lindley

Chair, ACI Stroke Network Research Committee.

Dr Sally McCarthy

Medical Director. ACI Emergency Care Institute.

Mr Raj Verma

Director, Clinical Program Design and Information, Agency for Clinical Innovation (ex-officio).