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Board of Governors & Research Advisory Committee

Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA) has a dedicated volunteer Board of Governors who draw on their shared knowledge and expertise to provide strategic advice to The Hospital Research Foundation Group Board regarding fundraising and funding activities.

Our Research Advisory Committee is in place to ensure our research is scientific in nature and of value to the Australian community.

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Board of Governors

Military and Emergency Services Health Australia also has representatives from The Hospital Research Foundation Group on its Board of Governors.

  • Paul Flynn, CEO, The Hospital Research Foundation Group
  • Associate Professor Miranda Van Hooff, Executive Director, MESHA
  • Karen May, Associate Director, MESHA
  • Briony Marshall, COO, The Hospital Research Foundation Group
  • Emma Schwartz, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, The Hospital Research Foundation Group
  • Fiona Smithson, Executive Director, Centre for Creative Health

Research Advisory Committee

Our Research Advisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that the research we undertake is scientific in nature and that it is, or may prove to be, of value to Australia.

  • Holly Bowen-Salter, MESHA Senior Research Officer
  • Professor Malcom Battersby, Professor and Head of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University and Mental Health Research program lead, Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute and Senior Research Fellow, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Mental Health Division
  • Dr. Chris Veale, Unit Head Veterans Mental Health, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Veterans Mental Health, The Jamie Larcombe Centre
  • Chris Burns, Chief Executive Officer, The Hutt Street Centre and President Legacy SA / NT
  • Shane Johnson, Manager, Employee Assistance Section, Health Safety & Welfare Branch, South Australian Police (SAPOL)
  • Robert Prime, Commander: Wellness and Safety, South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS)
  • Chris Howie (ASM), Operations Manager -Executive Operations Support and COVID-19 Incident Commander, SA Ambulance Service (SAAS), Government of South Australia
  • Dr. Nick Ford, Head Psychiatrist, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Adelaide, Closing the Gap (CTG) Trauma Network
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