Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Chairs Committee

The HTA Chairs Committee provides advice on HTA investments under the Preventive and Public Health Research initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Role

The committee advises the Health and Medical Research Office on the strategic priorities for research investment under the HTA stream, which is part of the Preventive and Public Health Research initiative. The initiative is funded by MRFF.

The role of the committee is to:

  • identify, discuss, prioritise, and refine grant opportunities under the HTA stream
  • support the monitoring of MRFF grants that are relevant to HTAs
  • undertake other work as needed.

Terms of reference

View the committee's terms of reference.

Members

The Australian Government appoints various HTA committees. The chairs of these committees make up the membership of the HTA Chairs Committee.

The chair of the HTA Chairs Committee is Adriana Platona. She is the First Assistant Secretary of our Technology Assessment and Access Division.

Member

Background and experience

Declarations of interest

Professor Andrew Wilson

Chair, Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

Professor Wilson is the Co-Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Sydney and the Co-Director of the NHMRC Partnership Centre on systems perspectives on prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease.

  • Chair, Joint Board of the Agency for Clinical Innovation and Clinical Excellence Commission NSW Health.
  • Non-executive board member, Water NSW.

Professor Robyn Ward AM

Chair, Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC).

Professor Ward is the Executive Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

  • Non-executive board member, Lifeblood.
  • Advisory member, Singapore Health technology board.

Emeritus Professor Terry Campbell

Chair, Prostheses List Advisory Committee (PLAC).

Emeritus Professor Campbell is with the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of New South Wales. He is the Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.

Nil

Professor Geoff McColl

Chair, Advisory Committee on Medicines (ACM).

Professor McColl is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland. He is currently the President of the Australian Medical Council.

Nil

Emeritus Professor Anne Simmons

Chair, Advisory Committee on Medical Devices (ACMD).

Emeritus Professor Simmons is with the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales.

  

Nil

Ms Jo Watson

Chair, HTA Consumer Consultative Committee (CCC).

Ms Watson is the Director of the Consumers Health Forum Australia, Director of the Australian GP Accreditation Ltd, and Director of the Quality Innovation Performance Ltd.

Nil

Professor Anne Duggan

Chair, Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Reviews Advisory Committee (MRAC).

Professor Duggan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. She also holds joint Professor roles at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals.

Nil

Meetings

The committee meets up to 4 times a year, with extra meetings held as needed.

Contact

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Chairs Committee contact

The HTA Chairs Committee advises on HTA investments under the Preventive and Public Health Research initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
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