ANZIC-RC Staff

Mr Tony Trapani BEd BEmergHealth(Pmed) CCC(Alfred) RN
Research Manager, ANZIC-RC
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0347
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 798 892

Tony is the ANZIC-RC's Research Manager. He joined the ANZIC-RC team in November 2010 as the POLAR-RCT (Prophylactic hypOthermia trial to Lessen trAumatic bRain injury Randomised Control Trial) (JAMA 2018) Project Manager, and was  also the Project Manager for the OzENTER-TBI Study. He is a qualified Paramedic (Monash) and Critical Care Nurse, and also holds a BEd (Latrobe). Tony has worked in the critical care environment for over 20 years and spent much of his career as a Clinical Educator in The Alfred Intensive Care Department. He also held the role of Nurse Unit Manager at the Western Health Intensive Care Unit.

Ms Amanda Martin BA(Soc) MA(Couns)
Administration Manager and PA to the Director, ANZIC-RC
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0343
Mobile: +61 (0) 421 915 395

Amanda is the ANZIC-RC Administration Manager and PA to Director, Professor Jamie Cooper. With diverse experience both in Australia and in the USA, Amanda has worked in the private, community, local government, health and education sectors, including roles in administration, counselling and dispute resolution. Her qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a Master's in Counselling.

Ms Lynne Murray BAppSci FAIMS
Business Manager, ANZIC-RC 
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0362
Mobile: +61 (0) 419 155 983

Lynne is the ANZIC-RC's Business Manager. Her previous roles have included Research Manager at the ANZIC-RC and the Research Centre Manager for the Blood-CRE. She was an Associate Investigator for the POLAR-RCT (Prophylactic hypOthermia trial to Lessen trAumatic bRain injury Randomised Control Trial) Study (JAMA 2018) and the Blood Program, and the Project Manager for the DECRA (DECompressive CRAniectiomy) Trial (NEJM 2011). Lynne has extensive research experience in both basic science and clinical research. Her previous roles include the Clinical Research Manager (Intensive Care) at The Alfred Hospital, Lecturer in Biochemistry at Swinburne University of Technology and Research and Development Officer (Haematology/Blood Bank) at The Alfred.

Professor (DJ) Jamie Cooper AO BMBS MD FRACP FCICM FAHMS
Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor and Co-Director, ANZIC-RC

Professor Cooper is Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) at Monash University; and Senior Specialist in Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. In 2017, he was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to intensive care medicine in the field of traumatic brain injury as a clinician, and to medical education as an academic, researcher and author. In 2021, Professors Jamie Cooper and Rinaldo Bellomo were jointly awarded the Research Australia GSK Award for Research Excellence (ARE) in recognition of their global leadership and innovative research in critical care medicine that has helped transform approaches to treatment of critically ill patients worldwide. The GSK ARE is one of the most prestigious awards available to the Australian medical research community. Prof Cooper is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellow, full Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at Monash University and Hon. Professorial Fellow in the Critical Care and Trauma Division at The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney. He was Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for Patient Blood Management in Critical Illness and Trauma (Blood-CRE) from 2012-19. He has >400 publications including 18 in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), The Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Annals of Internal Medicine. He has been a Principal or Co-investigator on peer reviewed research grants exceeding $85 million including 43 NHMRC/MRFF grants. Research foci include randomised clinical trials in traumatic brain injury, sepsis, acute lung injury, resuscitation fluids, and blood transfusion.

For further information please go to: https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/jamie-cooper

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Professor Rinaldo Bellomo AO MBBS MD PGDipEcho PhD FRACP FCICM FAHMS
Co-Director, ANZIC-RC

Rinaldo Bellomo is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne Australia; Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, The University of NSW, Sydney, Australia; Honorary Professorial Fellow, The George Institute, Sydney, Australia; Honorary Fellow, Florey Institute of Physiology, Melbourne, Australia. In 2018, he was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to intensive care medicine as a biomedical scientist and researcher, through infrastructure and systems development to manage the critically ill, and as an author. In 2021, Professors Rinaldo Bellomo and Jamie Cooper were jointly awarded the GSK Award for Research Excellence (ARE) in recognition of their global leadership and innovative research in critical care medicine that has helped transform approaches to treatment of critically ill patients worldwide. The GSK ARE is one of the most prestigious awards available to the Australian medical research community. Professor Bellomo is the Director of Intensive Care Research and Staff Specialist in Intensive Care at Austin Health; Senior Research Advisor and Staff Specialist in Intensive Care at the Department of Intensive Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Visiting Staff Specialist in Intensive Care at Warringal Private Hospital in Melbourne and previous Head and now member of the Executive of the Department of Critical Care, The University of Melbourne. He is Co-Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) - a methods centre (established with a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Enabling Grant) for investigator-initiated clinical research that supports >15 staff, >10 PhD candidates, and research programs in traumatic brain injury, sepsis, transfusion, acute lung injury, nutrition and health economics. He is a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow and was Foundation Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG). Each year for the past 7 years (2014-2021), Professor Bellomo has been named one of the world's most influential scientific minds of our time. Clarivate Analytics publishes "The world's most influential scientific minds" based on its analysis of data over the previous 11 years using Web of Science and InCites platforms to determine which researchers have produced work that is most frequently acknowledged by peers. Prof Bellomo is one of the researchers identified as "influencing the future direction of their field, and of the world", "on the cutting edge of their field" and "publishing work that their peers recognize as vital to the advancement of their science". He is also the recipient of a NHMRC Achievement Award and an Austin Health Distinguished Scientist Award. In 2015, Professor Bellomo became the first ANZ biomedical researcher to have more than 1,000 papers in Scopus. He has also written more than 152 book chapters and edited 13 books in the field of intensive care medicine. As at October 2021, in the Scopus database, he had >1,812 publications, an index of 137, and total lifetime citations of >100,000 and a yearly citation rate over the past 5 years of >9,000. He is the most published and most cited medical researcher in the history of Australian medicine. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Critical Care and Resuscitation. Professor Bellomo has been Chief Investigator in many successful grant applications. Over the past 10 years, he has been heavily involved in the design, execution, supervision and publication of several large randomised controlled trials published in The Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) for >30,000 intensive care unit (ICU) patients randomised.

For further information please go to: https://research.monash.edu/en/persons/rinaldo-bellomo

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Professor Alistair Nichol MBBCh BAO(Hons) BA(Hons) DipMan PhD FCARCSI FJFICMI FCICM
Co-Deputy Director ANZIC-RC and Professor of Intensive Care Medicine
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Alistair is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, and an Intensive Care Clinician at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. Following completion of a PhD at University College Dublin, Alistair commenced with the ANZIC-RC in 2007 and has worked on a number of its large multi-centre randomised controlled trials. He was a Chief Investigator on the POLAR-RCTPHARLAP and EPO-TBI trials. His areas of interest include traumatic brain injury (TBI), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and mechanical ventilation. Alistair has completed over 10 years of training in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine. He was awarded the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (FCARCSI) in 2002, and the Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine Australia and New Zealand (FCICM) in 2010. Alistair was also awarded a Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative (VNI) Early Career Practitioner Fellowship.         

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Professor Andrew Udy MB ChB BHB PGCert(AME) PhD FCICM
Co-Deputy Director ANZIC-RC, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Lead of the Acute Brain Injury Program, ANZIC-RC
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Andrew is Co-Deputy Director and Lead of the Acute Brain Injury Program at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Monash University, and a full-time intensive care clinician and researcher at The Alfred ICU, Melbourne. He completed his  undergraduate medical education at the University of Auckland, followed by ICU training in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. After award of Fellowship, Andrew worked as a consultant for many years in Queensland, while also completing a PhD in antibiotic pharmacokinetics. His major academic interests include optimised drug prescribing in the critically ill, haemodynamic management in severe sepsis, acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy, management of subarachnoid haemorrhage, and critical care nutrition. Andrew is involved in critical care research internationally as the Victorian representative on the ANZICS Clinical Trials Group (CTG) Committee. He is also a keen educator, instructing on BASIC, ALS, ECMO and EMST courses, and is Deputy Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee (VRC), College of Intensive Care Medicine.

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  Professor Carol Hodgson BAppSc(Physio) PGDip(Cardio) M(Research) PhD FACP
Co-Deputy Director ANZIC-RC and Professor of Critical Care Research
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0598
Mobile: +61 (0) 448 674 532

Professor Carol Hodgson is Head of the Division of Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Deputy Director of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She has held NHMRC funding throughout her career, as PhD scholarship, Early Career Fellowship and currently with an Investigator Grant (2020-2024). She is a Specialist Physiotherapist in Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. She sits on the Executive and Scientific Committee of the International ECMO Network (ECMONet), the Guidelines Leadership Group for National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce and is a Council Member of the International Forum of Acute Care Trialists (InFACT). She leads international multicentre trials for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group. She has over $20M in grant funding and over 190 publications, with expertise in long-term functional recovery after critical illness. She has contributed to international guidelines for the management of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis and COVID-19, including recommendations for the use of mechanical ventilation, high-flow nasal therapy, oxygen, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and early rehabilitation.

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Professor Steve Webb MBBS MPH PhD FRACP FCICM FAHMS
Professor of Critical Care Research
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Prof Steve Webb is a Senior Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital and a Professor of Critical Care Research in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He also holds adjunct Professorial appointments at the University of Western Australia and The George Institute for Global Health. Steve is a trialist who designs and conducts clinical trials that provide definitive guidance on optimal management for patients with various forms of critical illness. He is a recipient of more than $80M in research funding and has published >140 original journal articles including manuscripts in NEJM (4), JAMA (1), Lancet (2), and BMJ (1). He is a past-Chair of ANZICS Clinical Trials Group. He is Vice-Chair of the International Forum of Acute Care Trialists, and a member of the Executive of the International Severe Acute Respiratory Illness Consortium. He is a founding Director of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance, a foundation Fellow and a member of Council of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and a member of the NHMRC Health Translation Advisory Committee. His clinical research interests include pandemic preparedness, pneumonia, the long-term consequences of and recovery after critical illness, resuscitation and treatment of patients with septic shock, management of traumatic brain injury, pathogenesis of septic shock, antimicrobial therapy, acute kidney injury, sedation and prevention of delirium, and choice of intravenous fluids in critically ill patients. He is a lead investigator of SPRINT-SARI and REMAP-CAP. He has particular interest in novel and more efficient trial methods including Platform Trials using Bayesian statistical methods and cluster-crossover trials, as well as the interface between clinical trials and healthcare policy.

Michael Bailey Professor Michael Bailey BSc(Hons) MSc PhD
Statistician, ANZIC-RC
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Mobile: +61 (0) 417 391 513

Michael is a researcher specialising in Intensive Care. He has completed a Master's degree in statistics and a PhD in mathematical modelling. Michael has been employed as a biostatistician with Monash University for more than 20 years. His background in medical research prior to Intensive Care was founded on a decade as the principal statistical consultant for one of the largest tertiary and research hospitals in Australia, providing him with a diverse and thorough understanding of medical statistics. In 2007 he was appointed as the biostatistician for the ANZIC-RC, and in 2016 promotion to Professor. Since commencing with the ANZIC-RC, Michael has become the most heavily published intensive care statistician in the world, and amongst the top 10 most published Intensive Care authors in the world. His reputation has been built on rigorous analyses resulting in robust findings that are heavily cited by his peers (>31,000 citationsGoogle Scholar). His research output is prolific, having authored >500 peer reviewed publications with >60 as lead or senior author. These manuscripts are consistently published in the highest impact journals (15 publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet and JAMA). His h-index is 90 and his i10-index is 353.GS He has been the principal statistician for >50 successfully funded NHMRC studies worth >$70 million. Michael has provided statistical direction and guidance to >130 PhD students. Michael is on the editorial board of 2 international journals, is a reviewer for a further 15 journals, and has provided statistical review for >300 publications.

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Dr Emma Ridley BNutDietet MPH PhD APD
Senior Research Fellow and Lead of the Nutrition Program, ANZIC-RC
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0350
Mobile: +61 (0) 430 200 804

Emma is a Senior Research Fellow at the ANZIC-RC, Monash University, where she leads the Nutrition Program. She is also an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, and a Senior Clinical Dietitian in ICU at The Alfred Hospital. Completing her PhD in 2018, current research interests include nutrition in the post-ICU hospitalization period, understanding the clinical application of indirect calorimetry, and the effect of optimal nutrition delivery on short and long-term outcomes, and in specific populations within ICU. In 2011, Emma was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship and, in 2019, she was a Finalist in the ‘Clinical Research’ category of the Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research for the work and outcomes within her PhD. Emma regularly delivers invited national and international presentations, is an Editor with Australian Critical Care, and has authored 80 peer-reviewed publications, (including in the New England Journal of Medicine). Emma has been a named investigator on $8.1 million of research funding with the teams she collaborates with, and is CI-A on the INTENT trial that is investigating a whole-hospital nutrition intervention in critically ill patients (NCT03292237). Emma is also leading the NUTRIENT study which will provide a benchmarking process for nutrition care in critical illness across the whole hospital period in Australia and New Zealand.

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Glenn Eastwood  Dr Glenn Eastwood PhD
Senior Research Fellow and Chief Investigator TAME Cardiac Arrest
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Mobile: +61 (0) 439 354 596

Glenn is a Chief Investigator for the Targeted Therapeutic Mild Hypercapnia After Resuscitated Cardiac Arrest randomised controlled trial (TAME Cardiac Arrest Trial). Dr Eastwood holds a Research Doctorate (PhD) with Deakin University in research dedicated to oxygen therapy for patients at risk of respiratory dysfunction. His research program is focused on the impact and outcome of gas management (oxygen and carbon dioxide) in critically ill patients and he has published widely in this area. Glenn also currently manages the Intensive Care research program at the Austin Hospital and is widely acknowledged as a leading research coordinator within the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society - Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG). In addition, he is the Immediate Past-Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Coordinator Interest Group (IRCIG), an Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) member, and a peer reviewer for Australian Critical Care, Critical Care, Critical Care and Resuscitation and the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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  Dr Ary Serpa Neto MD MSc PhD
Senior Research Fellow
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Phone: +61 (0) 3 9905 6642
Mobile: +61 (0) 432 749 435

Ary is a physician and researcher from São Paulo, Brazil. He went to medical school at Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, developing a special interest in Critical Care. At the same university, he completed his medical residency in Internal Medicine and master's degree in Health Sciences. Subsequently, he graduated as an intensivist at the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein while pursuing a PhD in Pulmonology at the University of São Paulo. Ary then joined the University of Amsterdam as a postdoctoral fellow, where he also pursued his second PhD, graduating cum laude in Intensive Care and Anaesthesiology. In 2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Biostatistics at Massachusetts General Hospital, affiliated with the Harvard Medical School. In 2019, Ary became Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonology at the University of São Paulo, and Full Professor at the Albert Einstein Graduate School of Health Sciences. He is now a Senior Research Fellow in the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care-Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) at Monash University. Ary is an investigator and epidemiologist of several international multicentre clinical trials in mechanical ventilation, including the PReVENT, PROBESE and RELAx trials. His research interests include mechanical ventilation, ARDS and ECMO.

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Dr Lisa Higgins BPhysio(Hons) GDipBiostat MPH PhD
Senior Research Fellow and Lead of the Health Economics Program, ANZIC-RC
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Mobile: +61 (0) 400 658 694

Lisa is a health economics senior research fellow at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) who has been conducting research in critical care for over 15 years. She leads the Health Economics Program at the ANZIC-RC. Her research focuses on evaluating the costs of care in critical illness and conducting economic evaluations alongside clinical trials in critical care. She has extensive experience in clinical trial methodology, long-term follow-up of patients and health economics. Lisa has published papers in the area of cost-effectiveness analyses for Australian ICUs and is a leader in this field. She has published numerous economic evaluations of large RCTs in critical care, including in traumatic brain injury, transfusion research, and sepsis. Lisa completed her PhD in 2019 titled An economic evaluation of resuscitation in sepsis, and also has an MPH majoring in epidemiology and biostatistics, a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Lisa has authored over 50 publications (including in the New England Journal of Medicine), and has received over $30 million in competitive grant funding. Lisa is a member of the Australian Health Economics Society, the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, and serves on ACTA’s research prioritisation reference group.

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  Dr Toby Jeffcote MA(Hons) MBChB MRCS(Ed) PhD FCICM
Senior Research Fellow, ANZIC-RC
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Toby Jeffcote is an Intensive Care Physician with a sub-specialty interest in neuro-critical care. He trained in the UK and Australia and combined this training with completion of a PhD in Bioengineering from Imperial College London focused on novel methods for neuromonitoring of acute brain injury in the ICU. His work has focused on new methods for the detection of cortical spreading depolarisation in brain injured patients and combining monitoring modalities to detect dynamic changes to neurophysiology in the acute stages of brain injury. He currently works as a senior research fellow at the ANZIC-RC and as an ICU Consultant at Alfred Health.

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  Dr Eldho Paul BSc MSc PhD
Senior Research Fellow / Biostatistician
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Telephone  +61 3 9903 0932
Mobile        +61 (0) 421 863 211

Eldho is a Senior Research Fellow and Biostatistician with the ANZIC-RC and in Monash University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. In 2018, Eldho completed his PhD, "Improving mortality prediction in Australian and New Zealand intensive care units", under the supervision of Professors Michael Bailey and David Pilcher.

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  Dr Oana Tatucu-Babet BNut(Hons) PhD
Research Fellow
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Phone: +61 3 9905 6643

Oana has worked at the ANZIC-RC since 2018 and currently co-leads the ‘Metabolism’ stream of research within the Nutrition Program, which includes the ECMO energy and MEASURE studies. Oana completed her PhD in 2019, which explored the measurement of segmental intestinal permeability in health and critical illness. She has published 20 articles and presented findings at six conferences, for which she won the Best Allied Health Paper Award at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society and Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. Her other research interests include gastrointestinal function during critical illness and the nutritional management of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation patients. Oana also works as an Allied Health Clinical Educator at Alfred Health and has 6 years’ experience as a clinical dietitian across acute and sub-acute settings.

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Ms Belinda Howe BSc(Nursing) MPH RN CCN
Senior Project Manager – ARISE-FLUIDS and CLIP II
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0340
Mobile: +61 (0) 413 433 414

Since joining the ANZIC-RC in 2009, Belinda has managed multiple research projects to completion (STATINS in sepsis, INFINITE Registry pandemic H1N109 in ANZ ICUs, ARISE-RCT the largest study of early goal-directed therapy, SPICE observational study, SPICE pilot study, and SPICE-EGDS RCT the largest RCT of sedation practices in the world), with particular expertise in managing large, complex, international RCTs. She is currently the Project Manager for the NHMRC-funded ARISE-FLUIDS and CLIP II studies. CLIP II (Cryopreserved v Liquid Platelets for Surgical Bleeding) is a collaboration of the ANZIC-RC with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, ANZICS Clinical Trials Group (CTG), ANZCA CTN, TRU at Monash University and supported by the Australian Defence Force. Belinda was also the unblinded monitor for the EPO-TBI RCT and was involved in the harmonisation of the international trials of early goal-directed therapy for severe sepsis and septic shock which resulted in the individual patient data meta-analysis (IPDMA) of the EGDT trials. Belinda has an extensive background in critical care nursing and was an ICU research coordinator for >10 years. Belinda has a Master's degree in Public Health.  She is a member of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), is a peer reviewer for the ANZICS CTG, a member of the Scientific Review Committee for the Intensive Care Foundation, and represents the ANZIC-RC on the ANZICS CTG Point Prevalence Program. She is a past Chair of the ANZICS Intensive Care Research Coordinator Interest Group (IRCIG), past ANZICS CTG executive committee member, and past member of the ACCCN Research Advisory Panel.

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Kelly OttosenMs Kelly Ottosen BN(Hons) GCertNurs(IntCare) MHealthSc
Project Manager – BLENDER
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0034 
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 196 190

Kelly joined the ANZIC-RC in August 2019 as the BLENDER Project Manager. Prior to this, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Neurology department at Monash Health. Kelly has over 12 years of specialty nursing experience in the areas of Nephrology, Neurosciences and Critical Care. She has also spent much of her career in education as a Clinical Educator and Neurosciences Postgraduate Coordinator. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Nursing (Hons), Post Graduate Certificate in Critical Care, and Master's of Health Science (Clinical Practice) with a major in Neurosciences.

  Dr Patricia Alliegro MD
Project Manager – BONANZA
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Patricia is a physician from São Paulo, Brazil. She went to medical school at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP-EPM), developing a special interest in Cardiology and Critical Care. At the same university, she completed her medical residency in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Subsequently she worked at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein from 2009 to 2020 as a clinician and the physician responsible for the Quality and Improvement Program in Cardiology and International benchmarks in Cardiology (ACTION/CHEST PAIN and CATH PCI). Patricia joined the ANZIC-RC in February 2021 and has worked on the SPRINT-SARI (Short PeRiod IncideNce sTudy of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection) Project Officer. She is now the BONANZA Project Manager.

Ms Shirley Vallance MClinResMeth
Project Manager – BONANZA
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0280
Mobile: +61 (0) 438 220 852

Shirley is a Project Manager for the BONANZA trial. She has been an Investigator and/or Management Committee Member on several other ANZIC-RC studies including the EPO-TBIPHARLAP and TRANSFUSE studies. Prior to joining the ANZIC-RC she was the Clinical Research Manager in the Department of Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital, and was the Research Officer on the Consultative Committee on Road Traffic Fatalities, Victorian Institute Forensic Medicine. Shirley also has training and experience in intensive care nursing, and a Master's degree in Clinical Research Methods. She is an author on 14 publications, mostly multi-centre clinical intensive care research, including publications in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine. She was an investigator on 12 additional publications. Shirley was an invited speaker at conferences including the International Neurotrauma Symposium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She is a reviewer of endorsement applications for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Clinical Trials Group (ANZICS-CTG). Shirley is a member of the ANZICS, the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, and the Women in Neurotrauma Research Association.

  Mr Luke (Kuan-Ying) Lu ME(Distinct)
Research Officer/Biomedical Engineer (Neurosignal Analysis) – BONANZA
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0036

Luke joined ANZIC-RC in Feb 2020 as a Research Officer for the BONANZA study. Graduated with a Master of Biomedical Engineering (with distinction) from the University of Melbourne, Luke is specialised in Multimodality Monitoring with ICM+ and is responsible for handling the acquisition/curation/analysis of the high-frequency patient monitor data for the BONANZA study. Prior to ANZIC-RC, Luke has experience working in the field of orthopaedic implants and perioperative consumables as a Marketer in Taiwan. With the enthusiasm to improve intensive care through technology, Luke is currently pursuing his PhD in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.

  Ms Allison Bone RN BN(Hons) GradDipCritCare
Project Manager – BONE-ZONE and COVID-Recovery
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Mobile: +61 (0) 402 147 834

Allison joined the ANZIC-RC in September 2020 as the Project Manager for the BONE-ZONE Trial. Prior to this, she worked as a Research Coordinator in Intensive Care at Barwon Health, University Hospital Geelong. Allison has more than 25 years’ experience in intensive care and this has included clinical, education and project roles. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Graduate Diploma in Adult Critical Care, and she is currently undertaking a Doctor of Nursing post-graduate degree. Allison’s research is an exploration of the lived experience of haematological malignancy and critical illness. She is also an investigator in two research programs, the first, to understand and improve communication with patients with a life-limiting illness, and the second to understand the needs of families after cardiac arrest. Allison is currently the Project Manager for the BONE-ZONE Trial and COVID-Recovery Trial.

  Dr Nicole Ng MBBS
Project Manager – ECMO-Rehab and PATCH
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0391

Nicole joined the ANZIC-RC in March 2020 as the PATCH (Pre-hospital Anti-fibrinolytics for Traumatic Coagulopathy and Haemorrhage Study) Project Manager. She is also currently the Project Manager for ECMO-Rehab, a randomised controlled trial of early rehabilitation in patients on ECMO. She received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Melaka Manipal Medical College in Malaysia in 2009. Prior to joining ANZIC-RC, she worked for the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR) where she managed the registry’s Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). She has successfully completed an Acceptability and Feasibility of PROMs Study, a PROMs pilot study and national rollout of PROMs for the ABDR. She has published 3 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at national medical conferences. Her interests include international study coordination and management, database management, data analyses and reporting.

Vicki PapanikolaouMs Vicki Papanikolaou BBiomedSc MPH
Project Manager – EPO-TRAUMA and SPRINT-SARI
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Phone: +61 3 9905 6645 
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 142 695

Vicki joined the ANZIC-RC as the EPO-TRAUMA Project Manager in November 2019. Prior to this, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator and Respiratory Scientist at Monash Health. Vicki has also worked as a Teaching Associate with the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University and tutored medical students in Population Health. Her qualifications include a bachelor degree in Biomedical Science (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and a Master of Public Health, specialising in clinical research, biostatistics and epidemiology. Vicki is currently the Project Manager for the EPO-TRAUMA trial and the SPRINT-SARI observational study.

Bentley FulcherMr Bentley Fulcher BBiomedSc(PharmSc)(Hons)
Project Manager - EXCEL
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0930

Ben joined ANZIC-RC in 2019 on student placement. He commenced as a Research Officer working on projects including EXCELTEAM and BLENDER. Ben is now the Project Manager for the EXCEL-ECMO Registry.

  Mr Curtis Hopkins BBioMed
Research Officer - Health Economics Program
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Phone: +61 434 363 367

Curtis joined the ANZIC-RC in February 2022 as a Research Officer in the Health Economics Program. Curtis works closely with Dr Lisa Higgins on multiple health economics projects and clinical trials. Prior to this, Curtis was a Senior Project Officer for the Centre for Patient Safety and Experience at Safer Care Victoria and a Business Officer for Epworth Healthcare. Curtis completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine in 2020, majoring in Immunology and Microbiology. Curtis is currently completing his dual Masters of Public Health and Health Administration, specialising in Applied Health Economics Research.

  Mr Alexis Poole BNursing GradDipICUNsg GCNSRetrv RN
Project Manager - INPUT
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Alex job shares the role of Intensive Care Research Manager at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, is Project Manager of the INPUT study and previously worked on the LUCID and TARGET Nutrition studies. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Nursing Science with first class honours, graduate diploma of critical care, and graduate certificate of aero medical retrievals. He has been working in clinical research since 2009 in both Intensive Care and Infectious Diseases, and has extensive experience in the management of clinical trials. Alex has been invited to present at the ANZICS Intensive Care Research Coordinators Interest Group (IRCIG) workshops. He is also an Affiliate Lecturer in the Discipline of Acute Care, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Science at the University of Adelaide. Alex is a member of several Management Committees for ANZICS-CTG endorsed clinical trials including REVISE and LUCID. His research interest includes nutrition delivery and blood glucose management in critically ill patients.

Ms Marlene Gojanovic BHealth&MedSc(Hons) BSc(Nutr) MDiet
Project Officer - INTENT
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Mobile: +61 (0) 401 921 254

Marlene joined the ANZIC-RC Nutrition Program in March 2022 as a Project Officer. She currently manages the INTENT trial that is investigating a whole-hospital nutrition intervention in critically ill patients. Prior to this, Marlene was a senior clinical dietitian and research coordinator in ICU. Marlene completed her honours degree in 2017 and published a paper based on her thesis, examining the association between a pro-inflammatory diet and sarcopenia. She also brings project management experience as a former project officer supporting innovation and scaling projects in health services.

  Ms Anne Mather BBiomed(Hons)
Project Manager - LOGICAL
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Mobile: +61 (0) 416 911 172

Anne is Project Manager for LOGICAL in Australia. She joined the ANZIC-RC team in August 2020 as the COVID-Recovery Project Manager. Prior to this, Anne worked as a research assistant for the Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma Group where she collected quantitative data and conducted qualitative interviews to support the evaluation of trauma patient care and outcomes at The Alfred Hospital. Currently Anne holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) and is studying a Master of Public Health.

Ms Victoria King BNSc MPH CCRN
Project Manager – Nutrition Program and NUTRIENT Study (currently on maternity leave, please contact Emma Ridley)
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Phone: +61 3 9905 6646
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 367 132

Victoria joined the ANZIC-RC team in January 2012 as the PHARLAP-RCT Project Manager. Since then she has project managed other clinical trials including ICU-ROX and the INTENT Study. She is now the Project Manager for the ANZIC-RC Nutrition Program and the NUTRIENT Study. Prior to her work at the ANZIC-RC, Vic was an Intensive Care Unit Research Coordinator at The Alfred Hospital. She has a clinical background in Critical Care Nursing, and completed her Master's degree in Public Health in 2013.

Dr Camila Battistuzzo BPhysio PhD
Project Manager – PATCH
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0391

Camila joined the ANZIC-RC in March 2019 as the PATCH Project Manager. She completed her PhD in 2014 where she investigated the effect of exercise training in an animal model of traumatic spinal cord injury. After completing her PhD, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne where she was responsible for managing a government funded, multi-centre clinical trial of hypothermia and emergency decompression surgery for the acute treatment of spinal cord injury. She has published several papers in the area of neurotrauma and has won awards for her research. Her overarching research interest is development of strategies to improve acute care for people suffering traumatic injuries.

  Ms Stephanie Hunter CCRN BN(Hons) MN PhD Candidate
Project Manager – REDEEM
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0646
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 398 041

Stephanie is the Project Manager for the REDEEM Trial, investigating outcomes for patients receiving early ECMO compared to mechanical ventilation for severe acute respiratory infections. Prior to this Stephanie was an Intensive Care Research Nurse and Critical Care Registered Nurse at Eastern Health, and is a current PhD Candidate completing her thesis on nurse decision making and the management of vasoactive medications.

Ms Jane Parker RN
Project Manager - REMAP-CAP Australia
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0937
Mobile: +61 (0) 401 626 628

Jane is currently the REMAP-CAP Australia Project Manager. She joined the ANZIC-RC as a Project Officer for the TARGET Randomised Control Trial. Jane is a registered nurse with a keen interest in health outcomes and using data to inform research and policy development. Jane previously worked for the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) with the Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE) coordinating the ANZICS Critical Care Resources (CCR) Registry. Jane also works as a Registered Nurse at Western Health, and has recently commenced a Master's degree in Public Health at The University of Melbourne.

Ms Vanessa Singh
Project Manager – REMAP-CAP
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0263

Vanessa commenced at the ANZIC-RC in 2014 as an Admin and Research Officer. She has been a Project Manager for the REMAP-CAPTRANSFUSE, TARGET and TAME Trials. Vanessa has experience working in Fiji and New Zealand, largely for academic institutes in the area of distance learning and health research. She has had roles in administration, electronic publishing, real estate advertising and clinical data management. Her data management experience includes working on randomised controlled trials related to heart health, health IT (mobile technologies), nutrition and exercise, addiction and aged care.

  Mr Cameron Green MNeuropsych 
Project Manager - REMAP-CAP Global
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0247
Mobile: +61 (0) 415 176 276

Cameron joined the ANZIC-RC in May 2019 as the Global Project Manager for the REMAP-CAP trial. Prior to this he has worked as the ICU Research Coordinator for Peninsula Health, and as a Research Assistant for the department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Masters in  Neuropsychology, and has a keen interest in epidemiology, delirium, and the long-term outcomes of critically ill patients.

  Ms Bec McEldrew
Senior Project Officer - REMAP-CAP Australia
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Bec joined the ANZIC-RC in 2021 as the Senior Research Officer for REMAP-CAP in Australia. Prior to this she was an ICU Research Coordinator at Western Health in Melbourne. Bec has broad experience in nursing in metropolitan and regional Victoria, across intensive care and oncology/haematology services, including leadership and education roles.

  Ms Jodi Dumbrell BNurs BNutDietet/BHlthSc MPH
Project Officer – SPRINT-SARI
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Jodi joined the ANZIC-RC in March 2022 as a Project Officer for the SPRINT-SARI observational study. She has a clinical background in nursing and dietetics across numerous health services in Melbourne and the UK. Since completing her Master of Public Health in 2017, she has been focused on improving patient experience and outcomes whilst striving for equitable health care. Her experience comprises project management, research and education.

Ms Bridget Ady BHIM MClinEpi
Project Manager – TAME
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0035
Mobile: +61 (0) 400 504 164

Bridget is the Project Manager for the TAME study. She joined the ANZIC-RC team in February 2012 as the TRANSFUSE-RCT (Standard issue transfusion versus fresher red blood cell use in intensive care - randomised controlled trial) Project Manager. Prior to this, Bridget was employed as a Haematology Unit Research Coordinator at St Vincent's Hospital. She has a Master's degree in Clinical Research Methods.

Tessa BroadleyMs Tessa Broadley BBiomedSc(Hons)
Project Manager - TEAM
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0646

Tessa is the TEAM (Treatment of invasively ventilated adults with Early Activity and Mobilisation) Project Manager. Prior to this role, she commenced with the ANZIC-RC in 2017 as an Outcome Assessor for the PATCH study and has assisted in the progression of multiple studies, most notably the PATCH and TAME studies. She was a Research Officer for TAME, where she completed site monitoring for protocol compliance. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), where her Honours project looked at the relationship between cognition and surgical outcomes.

Ms Natalie Linke BN GCert(IntCareNurs) MN
Project Manager
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0995
Mobile: +61 (0) 400 145 477

Natalie  joined the ANZIC-RC in March 2017 as the Project Officer for the ICU-ROX trial (Intensive Care Unit Randomised Trial Comparing Two Approaches to Oxygen Therapy, NEJM 2019). Natalie was also the Project Officer for the PREDICT study (a registry in critically ill patients to determine predictors of disability-free survival). She was a Project Manager for the EXCEL Registry. She continues to work as an ICU Clinical Nurse Specialist at Alfred Health. Natalie has experience in industry, having previously worked in the United Kingdom for medical companies Vygon and Smith & Nephew.

  Dr Elizabeth Ayre BPsych(Hons) BSportsSc BFA(Dance) PhD
Project Officer
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Mobile: +61 (0) 412 016 979

Elizabeth joined the ANZIC-RC in February 2022 as a Project Officer supporting Prof Carol Hodgson and her team across various trials. She recently completed her PhD in Health Sciences through the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University, where she also worked as a research assistant across several RCTs. Her PhD was concerned with the cognitive aspects of alcohol-induced hangover, in particular, impairments in the sub-processes of attention and memory. Prior to this achievement, she obtained a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), Bachelor of Sports Science, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance). This varied experience has allowed her to gain a broad range of skills and expertise.

Ms Jaclyn Fraser BHlthSc(Hons)
Project Officer
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0513

Jackie joined the ANZIC-RC in July 2021 as a Project Officer supporting multiple Project Managers across various studies. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Health Sciences majoring in Public Health and Health Promotion, and Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons) at La Trobe University.

Mr Lonni Gomes DCG
Research and Administration Officer
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Phone: +61 3 9903 0036

Lonni joined ANZIC-RC in 2018 as a Research and Administration Officer supporting Project Managers across most studies. With diverse work experience both in Australia and overseas, Lonni has worked in finance, software sales and teaching in classrooms. Fascinated by the big questions, Lonni is currently completing a BA in Philosophy and Psychology at Monash University.