Work group leaders

Key members of the Collaboration who lead aspects of the workplan

  • A/Professor Jamie Ranse
    A/Professor Jamie Ranse
    Founding Director and Lead for Strengthening Health Systems
  • Professor Julia Crilly
    Professor Julia Crilly
    Lead for Emergency Care
  • Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman
    Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman
    Lead for Infection Prevention and Control
  • Professor Alison Hutton
    Professor Alison Hutton
    Lead for Young People and Health Promotion
  • A/Professor Tegan Cruwys
    A/Professor Tegan Cruwys
    Lead for the Psychology of Individuals and Crowds
  • A/Professor Leonie Lockstone-Binney
    A/Professor Leonie Lockstone-Binney
    Lead for Event Management and Volunteerism
  • Mr Andrew Bell
    Mr Andrew Bell
    Lead for Paramedicine and In-Event Care

Strategic Advisory Network Members

Provide advice to, and recieve advice from, members of the Collaboration

  • Michael Bray, Manager, State Planning Unit, NSW Ambulance
  • Joe Cuthbertson, Head of Specialist Operations, St John Ambulance Australia (Westen Australia)
  • Brett Drummond, Manager, Consequence and Planning, Emergency Management Unit, Ambulance Victoria
  • Rob Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, SA Ambulance Service
  • Simon Harmsen, Manager, Emergency Management & Special Operations, Ambulance Tasmania
  • Glen Hoult, Event Risk and Specialist Team Manager, Hato Hone St John, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Scott Kelly, Operations Manager, ACT Ambulance Service
  • Rachel Latimer, Senior Operations Supervisor Events and Planning, Gold Coast Region, Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Bryce Picot, Manager, Emergency Management, NSW Ambulance
  • Andrew Thomas, Director Ambulance Services, St John Australia (NT)
  • Jeremy Wickham, Director, Emergency Management Unit, Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Katie Wilson, Emergency Planning Manager, Wellington Free Ambulance
  • Donna Chatfield, Environmental Health Officer – Health Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Jaala Downes, Senior Scientific Officer, Environmental Health Directorate, Western Australian Department of Health
  • Jared Kranz, Team Leader – Health Services, Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Melinda Lennon, Director Environmental Health, Metro South Public Health Unit, Queensland Health
  • Richard Skinner, Environmental Health Officer, Gold Coast Public Health Unit, Queensland Health
  • Brendon Downey, General Manager, The Event Crew
  • Sarah Gardiner, Director, Griffith Institute for Tourism, Griffith University
  • Kevin Filo, Associate Professor, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management, Griffith University
  • Avril Harris, Director, Corporate and Partnerships, Major Events Gold Coast
  • Todd Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Stadiums Queensland
  • Pat Oxley, Group Executive, Operations and Commercial, Stadiums Queensland
  • Brendin Bloye, Director, Disaster Management Branch, Queensland Health
  • Andrew Bryett, Disaster Management Branch, Queensland Health
  • Shane Bolton, Assistant Director, Capability Building and Assurance (Health Emergency Management), Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
  • Tudor Codreanu, Director, Disaster Preparedness and Management Directorate, Department of Health, Western Australia
  • Devon Harrison, A/Manager Non-Emergency Patient Transport and First Aid Services Regulation, Department of Health (Victoria)
  • Wayne Jones, State Health Services Functional Area Co-ordinator, Ministry of Health, NSW Health
  • Adrian Reilly, Senior Environmental Health Officer – Public Health Incidents and Events, Health Protection and Regulation Branch, Queensland Health

  • Michele Buckland, Nurse Manager, Governance, Risk, Audit and Disaster, Gold Coast Health Emergency Department
  • Paul Campbell, Event Coordinator (Casual), National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
  • Peter Kara, Principal Advisor Emergency Management, Nelson Marlborough
  • Andrea Mann, Director of Nursing – Clinical Coordinator of Disaster & Emergency Management, Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service
  • Rhiannon Winter, Manager, Strategic Projects and Rapid Response Team, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
  • Matt Mason, University of the Sunshine Coast, Collaborative for the Advancement of Infection Prevention and Control (CAIPC)
  • Harunor Rashid, Mass Gathering Medicine Node Lead, Sydney Infectious Diseases Institute
  • Andrew Bell, Paramedic Team Leader, Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA)
  • Julia Crilly, Professor of Emergency Care, Gold Coast Health and Griffith University
  • Tegan Cruwys, School of Medicine and Psychology, Australian National University
  • Alison Hutton, Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University
  • Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Griffith Institute for Tourism, Griffith University
  • Jamie Ranse, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University
  • Peta-Anne Zimmerman, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University
  • Laura Ferris, Lecturer, UQ Business School, The University of Queensland
  • Satyamurthy Anuradha, Public Health Physician, Metro South Public Health Unit, Queensland Health
  • Sharon Jurd, Director, Gold Coast Public Health Unit, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health
  • Kathleen McDermott, A/Director Disaster Preparedness and Response, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
  • Nick Walsh, Public Health Specialist (Communicable Diseases), National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
  • Paul Arbon, Torrens Resilience Institute, World Health Organization Collaboration Centre for Mass Gatherings and Global Health Security at Flinders University
  • Kristy Austin, Clinical Services Manager, St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria)
  • Paul Barnes, Senior Research, Policy and Practice Fellow, Griffith University 
  • Alan Eade, previous Chief Paramedic Officer, Safer Care Victoria
  • John Richardson, Manager Knowledge Development, Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
  • Tina Endericks, Head of Global Health Security, UK Health Security Agency
  • Anas Khan, Director General, Global Center for Mass Gatherings Medicine, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
  • Lucia Mullen, Associate Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
  • Research Group on Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    • Ives Hubloue, Chairman
    • Kris Spaepen, Researcher and Teaching Associate

Download the Strategic Advisory Network Terms of Reference (PDF).


Students of all levels join our team to complete discrete projects

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Project: Determining mass gathering event stadium and area factors that influence patient presentation and their outcome.

Degree: Master of Emergency Nursing (Dissertation)

Project: A retrospective analysis of drug and alcohol related patient presentations to the Gold Coast Health emergency departments during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


Degree: Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

Project: A retrospective cohort study evaluating the impact of a mass gathering (the 2018 Commonwealth Games) on emergency department presentations with communicable diseases.


  • First Class Honours

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