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STAREE Investigators

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria

Principal Investigator:
Professor Sophia Zoungas

Chief Investigators:
Professor John McNeil
Professor Andrew Tonkin
Professor Rory Wolfe
Professor Elsdon Storey
Dr Stephanie Ward

Associate Investigators:
Associate Professor Robyn Langham
Dr Andrea Curtis

Other Institutes

Chief Investigator, University of Western Australia:
Professor Lawrie Beilin

Chief Investigator, Australian National University:
Professor Walter Abhayaratna

Chief Investigator, University of Tasmania:
Professor Mark Nelson

Chief Investigator, Curtin University:
Professor Christopher Reid


Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine – Melbourne

Senior Clinical Trial Manager:
Dr Simone Spark

Research and Governance Manager:
Dr Andrea Curtis

Project Manager:
Natasha Gorgievski

Operations Manager:
Zachary Flanagan

Administration Managers:
Kate Vaughan

Medical Officers:
Dr Alissia Kost, Dr Anthony Pease, Dr Luke Cieslik and Dr Lavanya Gupta

Senior Participant/GP Engagement Officers:
Kara Beath and Lucy Boorn

GP Engagement Officers:
Yif’at Biran, Rhiannon Helson, and Lucy Boorn

Participant Engagement Officers:
Kara Beath, Rhiannon Helson, Alex McGregor, Yen Vo and Dilshara Samaranayake.

Clinical Trial Assistant:
Afreen Mulla

Data Officers/Analyst/Monitoring:
Praveen Baswa, Danielle Clarke, Louise Lowe and Liudmyla Olenko

Research Support Officers:
Carmin Smith (Team Leader), Brendan Dowling (Team Leader), Lucy Petric, Timothy Alexander, Raphael Sanding, Lachlan Clyne, Jacqueline Kotsovolos, Anthony Eade, Cynthia Kerr, Meghna Bhatt, Rebecca Orth, Claudia Sharp, Eshana Pussegoda, Tina Zacharis, Emma Campbell, Niamh Herbert, Lysha Lee, Grace Cullity, Amily Kolomoisky and Natasha Diamantaris.

Administrative Support:
Josephine Tan, Iona Zimberg and Ellen Udjir

Monash University, School of Rural Health – Victoria

GP and Participant Engagement Officers:
Emma Silberstein, Bernadette Hughes and Rachel Niclasen

Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine – Adelaide

GP and Participant Engagement Officers:
Sandra McKean

Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine – Queensland

Site Lead:
Dr Gary Deed

GP and Participant Engagement Officers:
Stephen Glanville, Gina Horn, Monique Mahoney, Jacqueline Amadi and Susanne Schleich

University of Tasmania, Menzies Institute for Medical Research

GP and Participant Engagement Officer:
Kym Spathonis and Emma Moloney

Curtin University, School of Public Health, Western Australia

GP and Participant Engagement Officers:
Sue Critchley, Annie Syred, Alison Hodge, Yvonne Stott, Karen French and Eilish McCarthy.

University of Newcastle, School of Medicine and Public Health, New South Wales

Site Lead:
Professor Andrew Boyle

GP and Participant Engagement Officers:
Rachel Wilks, Jodie Lynch, Aleksandra Gorka-Stolzman and Caroline Hill