ACTnet Steering Committee

Dr Greg Fox (ARC)

Dr Greg Fox is a respiratory physician, epidemiologist and clinical trialist, committed to using research to improve health care among disadvantaged populations. His research focuses on detection and prevention of tuberculosis (TB), a lung infection that kills over two million people each year. Read more

A/Prof Justin Denholm (ARC)

A/Prof Justin Denholm is an infectious diseases physician and ethicist, based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Victoria, Australia. He is the Medical Director of the Victorian Tuberculosis Program, and is actively involved in clinical and epidemiologic research and supervision. Read More

A/Prof Anna Ralph (ASID)

Anna is staff specialist in infectious diseases and general medicine at the Royal Darwin Hospital and senior clinical research fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research. She is an honorary fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) and a member of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network. Read More

Dr Kerri Viney (TB Forum)

Kerri Viney is a Research Fellow and Tuberculosis (TB) Consultant who works for the Master of Applied Epidemiology programme at the Research School of Population Health, Australian National University (ANU). Read More

Dr Justin Waring (TSANZ)

Dr Waring graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1990. He completed postgraduate training in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 1998. He did post fellowship training in London at the Homerton Hospital (Hackney) specializing in Tuberculosis (TB) 

Ms Amanda Christensen (ARC)

Amanda Christensen is a registered nurse with over seventeen years’ experience in the programmatic management of TB working within the Australian TB Program (NSW TB Program Manager 1997 – 2013).  Amanda currently works as the Executive Director for the Australian Respiratory Council (ARC). Amanda’s role includes; running the organisation, provision of technical assistance (TA) and training for nurses and related workers, development of IEC materials and resources for health professionals and the community and advocacy activities across the region. Amanda is a member of the WHO WPR rGLC providing TA for the Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis within the WPR.

Professor Emma McBryde (ASID)

Emma McBryde is an infectious diseases physician who did her PhD in mathematics; specifically Mathematical and Statistical modelling of disease transmission in hospitals. Since then, she has moved into modelling infectious diseases of global significance, including influenza, SARS and tuberculosis. Emma has led consultancies for AusAID, DFAT, the Commonwealth Department of Health and participated in Gates funded work on modelling to guide policy in tuberculosis. She is developing work on allocative efficiency for tuberculosis program development in partnership with the Global Fund and the World Bank. Read more

Dr Simone Barry (TSANZ)

Dr Simone Barry is a Respiratory and Sleep Disorders Physician. She undertook  her medical training at University of Newcastle with specialist training undertaken at St Vincent’s Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. She completed a clinical fellowship specialising in tuberculosis at Royal Adelaide Hospital before returning to Sydney to complete a PhD in the molecular aspects of tuberculosis. Dr Barry holds a staff specialist position at Royal Adelaide Hospital. Her clinical practice in Respiratory and Sleep medicine encompasses all aspects of both disciplines with a special interest in tuberculosis, COPD, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease

A/Prof Chris Coulter (NTAC)

Chris Coulter MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA, is Director, Queensland Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory and Director, Infection Management Service and Microbiology, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland.

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