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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 and Angela Pajak

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, Ellen Turner, Ayesha Carrim, Rhiannon Helson, Patricia Russell and Lucy Boorn

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

Data Officer/Analyst:
Miranda Polin and Praveen Baswa

Research Support Officers:
Carmin Smith (Team Leader), Brendan Dowling (Team Leader), Lucy Petric, Timothy Alexander, Maikel Botrosdief, Dilshara Samaranayake, Danielle Clarke, Afreen Mulla, Raphael Sanding, Lachlan Clyne, Jacqueline Kotsovolos, Anthony Eade, Cynthia Kerr, Meghna Bhatt, Yen Vo, Rebecca Orth, Claudia Sharp, Eshana Pussegoda and Tina Zacharis

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, Shannon Beasley 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, Rachael Clear, Yvonne Stott and Karen French

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, Kristine Pezdirc, Aleksandra Gorka-Stolzman and Caroline Hill