Public Health Laboratory Network - membership

This page contains the list of members of the Public Health Laboratory Network.

Page last updated: 30 January 2018

State and Territory Members

Professor Benjamin Howden
Chair
VIC
Director
Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU)
Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
The Melbourne University

Dr Mike Catton
Deputy Chair
VIC
Director,
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory

Mr John Bates
QLD
Chief Scientist,
Public Health Microbiology
Forensic & Scientific Services

Ms Rhonda Owen
Assistant Secretary
Health Emergency Management Branch
Office of Health Protection
Department of Health

A/Professor Vitali Sintchenko
NSW
Director,
Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology,
Public Health, ICPMR –Pathology, NSW Health Pathology
Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Dr Jen Kok
NSW
Medical Virologist
ICPMR Westmead Hospital

Prof William Rawlinson AM
NSW
Senior Medical Virologist,
Virology Division
Department of Microbiology SEALS
Prince of Wales Hospital

Dr Karina Kennedy
ACT
A/g Director Microbiology
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Department
ACT Pathology

Prof Graeme R Nimmo
QLD
Director of Microbiology,
Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory

Dr Robert Baird
NT
Director of Microbiology/Infectious Diseases Physician,
Royal Darwin Hospital

Dr David Speers
WA
Network Head
Department Division of Microbiology
PathWest Laboratory Medicine

Dr Tim Inglis
WA
Medical Microbiologist,
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases,
PathWest Laboratory Medicine

Dr Ivan Bastian
SA
Clinical Microbiology Consultant
Infectious Diseases Laboratories
Institute of Medical & Veterinary Science

Dr Geoff Higgins
SA
Clinical Virology Consultant
Infectious Diseases Laboratories
SA Pathology

Dr Louise Cooley
TAS
Director,
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases,
Royal Hobart Hospital

National Members

Dr James Watson
Veterinary Investigation Leader
Australian Animal Health Laboratory,
CSIRO Livestock Industries

Dr Faline Howes
CDNA Representative
Specialist Medical Advisor
Communicable Disease Prevention Unit
Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania

Expert Members

Dr Ian Barr
Deputy Director
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza

Observer Members

Dr Jennifer Robson
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, WLD
Private Pathology Representative

Mr Peter Prosser
Technical and forensic Intelligence
Australian Federal Police

Dr Anja Werno
Chair, New Zealand Microbiology Network
A/g Chief of Pathology and Laboratories
Canterbury District Health Board
New Zealand

Dr Virginia Hope
Medical Director, Health Group
Institute of Environmental Science and Research
New Zealand