Our staff

Professor Wendy Brown MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACS, FACS
Head, Monash University Department of Surgery
Director, Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
Clinical Lead, Bariatric Surgery Registry
Email: wendy.brown@monash.edu

Professor Wendy Brown is an Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon. She is Chair of the Monash University Department of Surgery at the Alfred Hospital and Programme Director Surgical Services Alfred Health. Wendy is also the Director of the Oesophago-Gastric-Bariatric unit at The Alfred and Director of the Monash University Centre for Obesity Research and Education and Clinical Director of the National Bariatric Surgery Registry and Victorian State Upper GI Cancer Registry.

Her sub-specialist interests are oesophago-gastric cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease and bariatric surgery. Her research interests include health outcomes from bariatric surgery, animal models of bariatric surgery and basic mechanisms underlying satiety.

Wendy is a member of the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council and chairs the surgical sub-committee. She chairs the Global Bariatric Surgery Registry Committee for the International Federation for Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). She has previously been President of OSSANZ and ANZGOSA, Senior Examiner in General Surgery for the RACS, Deputy Chair of the Victorian Surgical Consultative Council and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the IFSO.

She was awarded the prestigious RACS John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship for Surgical Research Excellence in 2018.

Registry Management:

Jennifer Holland
Executive Officer
Email: jennifer.holland@monash.edu
Phone: 03 9903 0589

Dr Jenifer Cottrell
Operations Manager
Email: jenifer.cottrell@monash.edu
Phone: 03 9903 0721

Registry Staff Members:

Dianne Brown 
Consultant

Simone Wilkins
Administration Officer

Angus Brian Campbell
Data Services Officer

Hayley Cottrell
Technical Officer

Marjan Hamidimanesh
Technical Officer

Edan MacCartney
Data Entry

Giorgia Scott
Data Entry

Shivangi Shah
Data Entry

Katy Shaw
Telephone Data Collector

Zahli Hansen
Telephone Data Collector

Angelika Vodola
Telephone Data Collector

PROMS Research:

Alyssa Budin
Research Assistant
Email: alyssa.budin@monash.edu
Phone: 03 9903 0562

Steering Committee Members:

Professor Ian Caterson, Chair
Foundation Director of the Boden Institute of Obesity Nutrition Exercise and Eating Disorders and Boden Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney
Professor Wendy Brown, Clinical Director
Head of Monash University Department of Surgery, Director of CORE, Centre for Obesity and Research Education, Clinical Director for Bariatric Surgery Registry
Associate Professor Andrew MacCormick, New Zealand Clinical LeadProfessor John McNeil AO, Data Custodian
Epidemiologist & former Head of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Professor Susannah Ahern
Head, Registry Sciences and Research, Monash University
Dr Samuel Baker
Australia and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) Representative, Surgeon
Professor Neil Merrett
Australia and New Zealand Gastric & Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA) Representative
Associate Professor Michael Talbot
Australia and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) Representative, Surgeon
Professor Chris Bullen
Director, National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI)
Professor Jeff Hamdorf, AM
Australia and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) Representative, Surgeon
Dr Meron Pitcher
Independent Royal College of Surgeons (RACS) Representative
Associate Professor Arul Earnest
Senior Biostatistician, Registry Sciences Unit Monash University
Ex-Officio Members:
Ms Brooke Backman – Bariatric Surgery Registry Programme Manager
Dr Jenifer Cottrell – Bariatric Surgery Registry Customer Relationships Manager