Priority Research Centre for
GENERATIONAL HEALTH AND AGEING
RCGHA

Academic Members

Directors

Professor Julie Byles

Professor Julie Byles

Centre Director
School of Medicine and Public Health
HMRI Public Health Program
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0668
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Associate Professor Deborah Loxton

Professor Deborah Loxton

Co-Director
School of Medicine and Public Health
HMRI Public Health Program
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0690
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Principle Academic Members

Professor Dimity Pond

Professor Dimity Pond

Discipline of General Practice
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: + 61 2 4968 6720
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Professor Alan Hayes

Professor Alan Hayes

Distinguished Professor of Family Studies & Director, Family Action Centre
School of Health Sciences
Phone: + 61 2 4921 6858
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Professor Kerry Inder

Associate Professor Kerry Inder

Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Phone: + 61 2 4924 6959 (Mon-Wed, Fri), + 61 2 4042 0522 (Thurs)
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Associate Professor Kym Rae

Associate Professor Kym Rae

Indigenous Health
School of Medicine and Public Health  
Phone: + 61 2 6762 1240
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Dr Meredith Tavener

Dr Meredith Tavener

Research Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0684
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Dr Catherine Chojenta

Dr Catherine Chojenta

HMRI Public Health Program Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0672
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Dr Melissa Harris

Dr Melissa Harris

Research Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0621
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Dr Alexis Hure

Dr Alexis Hure

HMRI Public Health Program Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0683
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Mrs Peta Forder

Ms Peta Forder

Academic Statistician
School of Medicine and Public Health
HMRI Public Health Program
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0676
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Dr Jane Rich

Dr Jane Rich

Research Fellow
Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0622
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Dr Jane Rich

Dr Xenia Dolja-Gore

Research Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0679
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Other Academic Members

Associate Professor Surinder Baines

Associate Professor Surinder Baines

Program Convenor Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Health Sciences
HMRI Public Health Program
Phone: + 61 2 4921 5643
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Dr Tracy Burrows

Dr Tracy Burrows

Senior Lecturer
PRC for Physical Activity and Nutrition
HMRI Cardiovascular Program
Phone: + 61 2 4921 5514
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Dr Kerrie Clover

Dr Kerrie Clover

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: + 61 2 4014 4926
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Dr Jennifer Day

Dr Jennifer Day

Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Phone: + 61 2 4921 2091
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Professor John Germov

Professor John Germov

Pro Vice-Chancellor
Office PVC- Education and Arts
Faculty of Edication and Arts
Phone: + 61 2 4921 6445
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Professor Mel Gray

Professor Mel Gray

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Phone: + 61 2 4921 7322
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Dr Margaret Harris

Dr Margaret Harris

Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Phone: + 61 2 4921 7426
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Professor Isabel Higgins

Professor Isabel Higgins

Professor of Older Person Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Phone: + 61 2 4921 6144
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Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics)
Phone: + 61 2 4921 5405
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Dr Colin James

Dr Colin James

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Phone: + 61 2 4921 7849
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Dr Daphne James

Dr Daphne James

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
HMRI Public Health Program
Phone: + 61 2 4921 5596
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Dr Sarah Yeun-Sim Jeong

Associate Professor Sarah Yeun-Sim Jeong

Centre for Health Professional Education
School of Nursing and Midwifery
HMRI Public Health Program
Phone: + 61 2 4349 4535
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Dr Paul Kowal<

Dr Paul Kowal

Conjoint Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
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Associate Professor Derek Laver

Professor Derek Laver

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
HMRI Cardiovascular Program
Phone: + 61 2 4921 8732
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Professor Tracy Levett-Jones

Professor Tracy Levett-Jones

Centre for Health Professional Education
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Phone: + 61 2 4921 6599
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Dr Julia Lowe

Dr Julia Lowe

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: + 61 2 4921 4380
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Dr Tazeen Majeed<

Dr Tazeen Majeed

Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Medicine

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Dr Mark McEvoy

Associate Professor Mark McEvoy

Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0518
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Dr Amanda Patterson

Dr Amanda Patterson

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
HMRI Public Health Program
Phone: + 61 2 4921 6420
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Ms Jenny Powers

Statistician
School of Medicine and Public Health
HMRI Public Health Program
Phone: + 61 2 4042 0677
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Dr Elizabeth Spencer

Dr Elizabeth Spencer

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Phone: + 61 2 4921 5161
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Dr Peter Summons

Dr Peter Summons

Senior Lecturer
School of Design, Communication and IT
Phone: + 61 2 4985 4506
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Associate Professor Pamela Van Der Riet

Assoc Professor Pamela Van Der Riet

Centre for Health Professional Education
School of Nursing and Midwifery
HMRI Public Health Program
Phone: + 61 2 4921 6261
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Professor Dirk Van Helden

Professor Dirk Van Helden

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Phone: + 61 2 4921 5623
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