Public Health Laboratory Network - membership

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

Page last updated: 19 January 2016

State and Territory Members

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

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

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

Dr 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

Prof Dominic Dwyer
NSW
Medical Virologist
Director, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research
CIDM Laboratory Services, 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/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 Mike Catton
VIC
Director,
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory

Dr Louise Cooley
TAS
Acting 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 Ann Koehler
Director
Communicable Disease Control Branch
SA Health

Expert Members

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

Observational Members

Dr Jennifer Robson
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, WLD
Private Pathology Representative

Mr Peter Prosser
Technical and forensic Intelligence
Australian Federal Police

Dr Lance C. Jennings
Clinical Virologist,
Canterbury Health Laboratories
New Zealand

Dr Virginia Hope
Programme Leader,
Health Program,
National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease
Institute of Environmental Science and Research
New Zealand