Advisory Board

Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Advisory Board

The Deeble Institute’s Advisory Board consists of distinguished academics and professionals from the health services and systems research sector. Advisory Board members play a vital role in offering guidance and expert insights, informing the strategic direction and activities of the Institute and ensuring that those initiatives are directed towards the AHHA’s vision and mission in the most efficient, effective and evidence informed way. 

Deakin Distinguished Professor Anna Peeters, AM, PhD, is Director of the Institute for Health Transformation and Professor of Epidemiology and Equity in Public Health at Deakin University. She is Principal Research Translation Investigator at Western Alliance, an NHMRC Investigator Grant fellow, Board Member for the…

Megan is Centre Manager at the Australian Centre for Health Services Research, leading all aspects of the day-to-day running of the organisation including the centre’s communication, engagement, funding and implementation activities. She is experienced in complex, large-scale research program development and management and has highly…

Professor Rachel Davey is the Foundation Director of the Health Research Institute at the University of Canberra. Rachel has over 25 years of research experience in areas related to health promotion, programme design, implementation and service delivery for the prevention of chronic diseases. Rachel has…

Gill Harvey is the Matthew Flinders Professor of Health Services and Implementation Research in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. She is a Deputy Director (Knowledge Translation) in the College’s Caring Futures Institute and is a Co-Director of the Aged Care…

Professor Zoe Jordan is the Executive Director of JBI and has held numerous leadership positions over the past 20 years’ working to promote and support evidence-based healthcare globally. Zoe has secured significant competitive and commercial funding to support global evidence-based healthcare initiatives, has forged global…

Professor Graham Mann is Associate Dean Engagement and Partnerships, College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University and the immediate past Director (2019-2024) of the John Curtin School of Medical Research. He holds honorary appointments at Melanoma Institute Australia and Westmead Institute for Medical Research,…

Wendy is the Program Director of the Menzies Health Institute QLD at Griffith University. Her research has evolved around the areas of evidence for best practice in gerontology and in particular dementia care. More recently her research focus has been on quality of life and…

Associate Professor Nicole Rankin is Head of the Evaluation and Implementation Science Unit in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. She leads a team of 29 researchers and doctoral students focused on research translation, including how interventions can…

Doctor Paul Scown is an experienced, well-credentialed and highly regarded Chairman, Executive Director, Non-Executive Director and Chief Executive with extensive experience in the Health, Education & Research sectors across five states and territories. In 2018 Paul was awarded the Sidney Sax Medal for ‘outstanding contribution…

Doctor Carolyn Stapleton is Director, Policy, Strategy and Advocacy at the Australian College of Nursing. Carolyn has many years’ experience as a health professional in primary health care and working in government on national primary health programs. She loves her work, the challenges that arise…

Yvonne Zurynski is a Professor of Health System Sustainability at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University. She has broad experience and expertise in research and education across health sectors and disciplines, having conducted research in settings ranging from primary care to intensive…

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