Clinical Practice Guidelines Antenatal care - Module I

A. Membership of advisory committees

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This appendix lists the membership of the Expert Advisory Committee and the multidisciplinary working groups convened for the development of the Guidelines. Secretariat support for these committees was provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Details of the project officers, systematic literature reviewers, methodological consultants and technical writers are also included.

Expert Advisory Committee (EAC) Executive

NameDiscipline and affiliation’s
Professor Jeremy Oats
Co-Chair
Chair Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity
Medical Co-Director, Integrated Maternity Services, Northern Territory
Women’s Hospitals Australasia
Professor Caroline Homer
Co-Chair
Professor of Midwifery
Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
University of Technology, Sydney
Dr Anne Sved Williams Co-Chair Screening and Monitoring Working Group Director, Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, Children Youth and Women’s Health Service, South Australia
Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Professor Sue McDonald
Co-Chair Clinical Working Group
Chair Implementation Working Group
Professor of Midwifery and Women’s Health
La Trobe University, Victoria
Mr Bruce Teakle1
Co-Chair Social and Lifestyle Group (until end December 2009)
Consumer representative
National committee member of Maternity Coalition
Ann Catchlove1
Co-Chair Social and Lifestyle Group
Member of Implementation Working Group
Consumer representative
President, Victorian Branch of The Maternity Coalition (from January 2010)
Professor Warwick Giles
Co-Chair Clinical Working Group
Senior Staff Specialist, Maternal Fetal Medicine; Conjoint Professor Northern Clinical School University of Sydney
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Dr Henry Murray
Co-Chair Screening and Monitoring Group
Fetomaternal Specialist, Acting Director of Obstetrics, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW
Associate Professor Ruth Stewart
Co-Chair Social and Lifestyle Group
Member of Implementation Working Group
Director of Parallel Rural Community Curriculum, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioral Science School of Medicine, Deakin University
Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Dr Jenny Hunt
Co-Chair Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Antenatal Care
Public Health Medical Officer Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council
Dr Marilyn Clarke
Co-Chair Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Antenatal Care
Obstetrician and gynaecologist
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EAC Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Antenatal Care

NameDiscipline and affiliation’s
Dr Jenny Hunt
Co-Chair Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Antenatal Care
Public Health Medical Officer Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council
Dr Marilyn Clarke
Co-Chair Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Antenatal Care
Obstetrician and gynaecologist
Associate Professor Katie Panaretto Population Health Medical Officer, Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Queensland, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
Prof Sue Kildea Chair of Midwifery, Australian Catholic University and Mater Mother’s Hospital
Australian College of Midwives
Ms Francine Eades Senior Research Officer, Kulunga Research Network
Ms Mary Buckskin (until January 2011) Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
Ms Sue Hendy Director of Women’s, Children’s & Youth Health, Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health Networks
Ms Gwen Wallenburg Community Midwife, Thursday Island
Ms Leshay Maidment Branch Manager, Congress Alulkura, and Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Ms Stephanie Bell (until April 2011) Chief Executive Officer, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Ms Simone Andy Koori Maternity Strategy, Victorian Aboriginal Community Health Organisation
Ms Nicole Randriamahefa (until January 2011) Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre National Aboriginal Community Controllled Health Organisiation

EAC Clinical Working Group

NameDiscipline and affiliation’s
Prof Warwick Giles
Co-Chair Working Group
Senior Staff Specialist, Maternal Fetal Medicine; Conjoint Professor Northern Clinical School University of Sydney
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Professor Sue McDonald
Co-Chair Working Group
Professor of Midwifery and Women’s Health
La Trobe University, Victoria
Dr Andrew Bisits
Member of Implementation Working Group
Lead Clinician, Birthing Services, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney
Dr John Overton Obstetrician, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Associate Professor Jenny Gamble Associate Professor of Midwifery, Deputy Head of School (Logan campus) Griffith University, Qld
Australian College of Midwives
Ms Chris Cornwell Service Manager, Women’s and Children’s Hospital Adelaide, SA
Dr Elizabeth Boyd General Practitioner, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Ms Nellie Vagana2 Consumer representative
Ms Terri Barrett Midwifery Director, Statewide Obstetric Support Unit, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Department of Health WA
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EAC Screening and Monitoring Group

NameDiscipline and affiliation’s
Dr Anne Sved Williams
Co-Chair Working Group
Director, Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, Children Youth and Women’s Health Service, South Australia
Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Dr Henry Murray
Co-Chair Working Group
Fetomaternal Specialist, Nepean Clinical School University of Sydney
Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Associate Professor Jenny Fenwick Associate Professor of Midwifery, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
Australian College of Midwives
Professor Jane Fisher Key Centre for Women’s Health in Society, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Elizabeth Sullivan Director, AIHW National Perinatal Statistics Unit
Professor Michael Permezel Head of Department, University of Melbourne, Mercy Hospital for Women
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Ms Tanya Farrell Director, Maternity Services, Royal Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
Dr Sandra Eades Senior Research Fellow, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne
Ms Kay Hyde Director, Professional Governance Nurses and Midwives Board of WA
Prof Marie-Paule Austin Consultant Psychiatrist, St John of God Chair of Perinatal and Women’s Mental Health School of Psychiatry, University of NSW
Dr Helen Roxborough General Practitioner

EAC Social and Lifestyle Group

NameDiscipline and affiliation’s
Ann Catchlove3
Co-Chair Working Group
Consumer representative from January 2010
Mr Bruce Teakle3
Co-Chair Working Group
Consumer representative from January 2009 to December 2009
Louise Hartley3 Consumer representative August 2008 to December 2008
Associate Professor Ruth Stewart
Co-Chair Working Group
Director of Clinical Studies, Integrated Model of Medical Education in Rural Settings (formerly Parallel Rural Community Curriculum), Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioral Science School of Medicine, Deakin University
Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Professor Maralyn Foureur Professor of Midwifery, University of Technology, Sydney
Australian College of Midwives
Mr Scott Wilson State Director, Aboriginal & Drug Council (SA) Inc
National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee
Ms Robyn Collins Chief Executive Officer, Nurses and Midwives Board of WA
Dr Ted Weaver Obstetrician and gynaecologist, Past President, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Professor Anne Buist National Program Director, beyondblue
Ms Susan Stratigos Policy Advisor, Rural Doctors Association of Australia, National Rural Women’s Coalition
Ms Debra Oag Policy Officer, Smokefree Pregnancy Project (until July 2010)
Ms Noelle Mason Group President, Country Women’s Association
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Project Officers / Systematic Literature Reviewers

NameDiscipline and affiliation’s
Dr Stuart Barrow Project Officer until 2010
Ms Glenda McDonald Project Officer until 2010
Ms Wendy Cutchie Midwifery Project Officer from 2010
Ms Vanessa Watkins Midwifery Project Officer from June 2010
Dr Andrea Gordon Pharmacologist, Research Fellow, Sansom Institute for Medical Research University of South Australia (contracted to project from November 2010)
Dr Antonina Mikocka-Walus Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of South Australia (contracted to project from November 2010)
Dr Rasika Jayasekara Registered Nurse, Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of South Australia (contracted to project from November 2010)
Dr Lois McKellar Lecturer, Nursing & Midwifery, University of South Australia (contracted to project from November 2010)
Ms Penny Williamson Research Assistant (contracted to project from November 2010)
Ms Dianne Gall Research Assistant (contracted to project from November 2010)

Methodological Consultants

NameDiscipline and affiliation’s
Professor Sally Green Co-Director of the Australasian Cochrane Centre and Professorial Fellow
School of Public Health & Preventative Medicine, Monash University
Dr Tari Turner Senior Research Fellow
Australian Cochrane Centre, Monash University

Technical Writers

NameDiscipline and affiliation’s
Ms Jenny Ramson Technical writer, Ampersand Health Science Writing
Ms Elizabeth Hall Technical writer, Ampersand Health Science Writing
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1 Consumer representatives were identified through advertisements placed in Consumer Health Forum Publications for consumers with an interest in national guidelines.
2 Consumer representatives were identified through advertisements placed in Consumer Health Forum Publications for consumers with an interest in national guidelines.
3 Consumer representatives were identified through advertisements placed in Consumer Health Forum Publications for consumers with an interest in national guidelines.