Advisory Committees

a. RAIL External Advisory Committee

The RAIL Research Centre External Advisory Committee’s role is to provide independent advice on matters related to supporting RAIL’s ambition of transforming approaches to health, aged care and disability support service provision to enhance independent living, health and wellbeing.

Current members

  • Professor Terry Haines, Head of School, Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University
  • Professor Keith Hill, Director of RAIL and Ageing Stream Lead, Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University
  • Nicola Kayes, Professor of Rehabilitation and Director, Centre for Person Centred Research, Auckland University of Technology. Chair of RAIL External Advisory Committee
  • Dr Nathan Johns, Head of Unit of Rehabilitation, Peninsula Health
  • Renata Morello, Director of Research, Research and Evaluation Branch, NDIA
  • Sharon Downie, Manager, Allied Health Workforce, Department of Health
  • Helen Ridgeway, Positive Ageing Officer, Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • Aleksandra Natora, Senior Policy Officer, Department of Health
  • Grainne Cruickshank, Consumer representative
  • Margaret Thomas, Consumer representative

Current member profiles can be viewed in the External Advisory Committee brochure.

b. RAIL Executive Management Group

The RAIL Research Centre Executive Management Group is the peak governance body providing oversight of the Centre’s activities. The Executive Group is responsible for:

  • Governing the Centre
  • Managing internal and external scoping activities
  • The strategic direction of the Centre
  • Reviewing and endorsing annual reviews
  • Monitoring progress against KPIs

Current members

  • Professor Terry Haines, Head of School, Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University
  • Professor Keith Hill, Director of RAIL and Ageing Stream Lead, Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University
  • Associate Professor Libby Callaway, RAIL Independent Living Stream Lead, Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University
  • Dr Natasha Brusco, RAIL Rehabilitation Stream Lead, Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University
  • Professor David Copolov, Pro Vice Chancellor (Major Campuses and Student Engagement), Monash University
  • Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles, Director of Research, School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University
  • Professor Debra Griffiths, Head of School, Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University
  • Professor Velandai Srikanth, Professor of Medicine, Peninsula Health
  • Professor Christopher Hutchinson, Faculty of Engineering, Monash University
  • Associate Professor Lionel Frost, Head of Monash Business School
  • Associate Professor Helen Rawson, Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University
  • Mr Tim Stephens, Faculty General Manager (MNHS), Monash University