Membership of the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee (NTAC)

The following is a list of NTAC members.

Page last updated: 26 June 2018

Chair – Queensland

      Dr Chris Coulter
      Infectious Diseases Physician and Consultant Microbiologist Director,
      Queensland Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory
      WHO Collaborating Centre in Tuberculosis Bacteriology
      Supra National Reference Laboratory
      Pathology Queensland, Health Support Queensland
      Queensland Health

Deputy Chair - Western Australia

      Dr Justin Waring
      Medical Director
      Western Australia Tuberculosis Control Program
      Royal Perth Hospital

New South Wales

      Ms Ellen Donnan
      Manager, NSW TB Program and NSW Rheumatic Heart Disease Program
      Health Protection NSW

South Australia

      Dr Ral Antic
      Director of Thoracic Medicine and South Australian TB Services
      Royal Adelaide Hospital

Tasmania

      Dr David Stock
      Staff Specialist in Respiratory Medicine
      Department of Respiratory Medicine
      Royal Hobart Hospital

Victoria

      Dr Brett Sutton
      Assistant Director
      Communicable Disease Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management
      Department of Health and Human Services
      Dr Justin Denholm (observer)
      Medical Director
      Victorian Tuberculosis Program
      Melbourne Health

Australian Capital Territory

      Clinical Associate Professor Mark Hurwitz
      Director
      Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
      The Canberra Hospital

Northern Territory

      Dr Vicki Krause
      Director
      Centre for Disease Control
      NT Department of Health and Community Services

Australian Government Department of Health

      Dr Rebecca Newton
      Director
      Blood Borne Viruses, Sexually Transmissible Infections & Torres Strait Health Policy Section
      Office of Health Protection
      Department of Health
      Dr Anna Colwell (observer)
      Medical Advisor
      Medical and Scientific Advisory Unit
      Office of Health Protection
      Department of Health

Department of Home Affairs

      Dr Anne Watson (Interim representative)
      Senior Clinical Advisor
      Health Services, Policy & Child Wellbeing Division

Pubulc Health Laboratory Network

      Dr Ivan Bastian
      Clinical Microbiology Consultant
      SA Pathology
      Royal Adelaide Hospital

Paediatric Specialist

      Professor Ben Marais
      Infectious Diseases Clinician
      The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Regional Engagement Specialist

      Dr Richard Stapledon
      Department of Thoracic Medicine
      Royal Adelaide Hospital

HIV Specialist

      Associate Professor Tony Allworth (corresponding member)
      Director
      Infectious Diseases and Infectious Control
      Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

NTAC Secretariat

      Blood Borne Viruses, Sexually Transmissible Infections & Torres Strait Health Policy Section
      Office of Health Protection
      Department of Health