Membership of the Advisory Committee on Medical Devices (ACMD).
Professor Anne Simmons AM is Provost and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She has previously been Head of UNSW School of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. Her research involves developing biomaterials for implantable medical devices and analysis of blood flow in diseased vessels. Professor Simmons is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for services to biomedical engineering. She sits on committees for a range of government departments. Professor Simmons provides expertise in the field of biomedical engineering or biomaterials.
Dr William Boyd is a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with over 40 years' experience in clinical services. He has also worked in histopathology and general practice. He has most recently accepted the Acting Clinical Director of Women’s Health Services for the Mackay region. He has previously held the positions of Chair, President and Vice President of AMA Queensland. Dr Boyd provides expertise in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Dr Amanda Buttery leads the National Heart Foundation of Australia's clinical evidence agenda. She has 25 years of international health care experience and has PhD in Gerontology from King's College London. Dr Buttery has held previous roles as an Innovation Fellow in the Academic Health Science Network in London and Cambridge and as a Guest Scientist at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. She has led and collaborated on multidisciplinary health and technology research and large-scale health transformation including the uptake of digital technologies. She is currently a member of the Australian Living Guidelines Consortium Research Methods Group and the Guidelines International Network ANZ Regional Steering Committee. Dr Buttery provides expertise in the fields of cardiovascular disease, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, epidemiology and biostatistics, public health and wearable technologies.
Professor Terence Campbell AM is the Director of Research and Staff Specialist in Cardiology, St Vincent's Hospital Network, Sydney. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). His research interests are basic cardiac electrophysiology and pharmacology. Professor Campbell is the Chair of the Prostheses List Advisory Committee, and was a member of the previous TGA Australian Drug Evaluation Committee and Member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. He has 30 years of experience in lecturing and tutoring in physiology, pharmacology, therapeutics and clinical medicine. Professor Campbell provides expertise in the field of cardiology.
Associate Professor Robyn Clay-Williams is an academic who leads the Human Factors and Resilience research stream at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. Her expertise, in human factors and resilience engineering, entails developing cross-industry theoretical frameworks to describe system level behaviour, and advancing new human factors contributions to safety in complex socio-technical systems. Prior to her work in health services research, Dr Clay-Williams was a military test pilot, and electronics engineer. Associate Professor Clay-Williams provides expertise in the field of human factors analysis.
Associate Professor Peter Cundy is an experienced clinician/surgeon in Orthopaedic Surgery based at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and private practice. He is a past senior examiner on Orthopaedic Surgery for the Australasia College of Surgeons. Associate Professor Cundy provides expertise in orthopaedics, biomedical engineering or biomaterials, epidemiology or biostatistics, human factors analysis and the manufacture of medical devices.
Professor Mark Edwards is a Consultant Cardiothoracic surgeon in full time practice, both public and private. He is a past Councillor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, was the inaugural Chairman of Board of Surgical Education and Training, Chairman of the Court of Examiners and Censor in Chief. Professor Edwards is a member of the Medical Board of Australia (Western Australia branch), and has a special interest in clinical governance and surgical education and training. Professor Edwards provides expertise in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.
Dr Charles Fisher has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon for almost thirty years. He has a Bachelor's degree in research of Neurophysiology and Masters degrees in both Health Management and Clinical Epidemiology. In addition to vascular surgery, his particular clinical interests include vascular ultrasound, vascular medicines, venous thrombosis, renal transplantation and evidence-based clinical practice. Dr Fisher provide expertise in the field of vascular medicine.
Professor Nehmat Houssami is a Public Health Physician, clinician and researcher focused on evidence-based practice and evaluation of diagnostics in breast cancer. She is Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s inaugural Chair in Breast Cancer Prevention. She is the lead of the Breast Cancer Clinical and Population Health Research team at the Daffodil Centre, and is a visiting Medical Officer at the Royal Hospital for Women’s Breast Centre. She has 30 years' experience with breast cancer screening, diagnosis and pre-operative assessment, and has expertise in evaluation of new technologies including artificial intelligence. Professor Houssami provides expertise in the fields of public health and breast oncology.
Dr Caitlin Keighley is a microbiologist and infectious diseases physician, with interest in genomics, mycology, antimicrobial resistance and management. She has laboratory-base experience with in-vitro diagnostic devices (IVD) and manages infections related to prosthetic devices including prosthetic heart valves, prosthetics joints and grafts. She is a member of the RPCA microbiology advisory committee. Dr Keighley provides expertise in microbiology, infectious diseases and pathology.
Professor Dinesh Kumar is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at RMIT, Melbourne. He leads research in bio signal analysis and has extensive experience in research, development and validation of affordable medical devices. His specialty is the development of software based medical devices for assisting in the diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disease. Professor Kumar provides expertise in biomedical engineering or biomaterials, human factors analysis and medical devices software engineering.
Professor Peter Lee is a mechanical engineer and Director of the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies. He specialises in biomechanics for lower limb prostheses and orthoses and other research focuses on biomechanics of the human body, organs, tissues and cells, contributing to a wide range of interdisciplinary research fields in biomedical engineering. Professor Lee provides expertise in orthopaedics, biomedical engineering or biomaterials, medical devices software engineering, manufacture of medical devices and dentistry.
Professor Guy Ludbrook is Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital. He continues to practice as anaesthetist, as a pre- and post-operative care specialist, in the public and private sectors with an interest in neuroanaesthesia. His research interests are in pharmacology, and increasingly in optimising health services delivery. Professor Ludbrook provides expertise in the field of anaesthetics.
Professor Guy Maddern is the RP Jepson Professor of Surgery at the University of Adelaide and Director of Research at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health research at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He has been involved in the assessment of new technology in surgery for the past 24 years as Surgical Director of the Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures – Surgical, with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is currently Chair of the Health Technology Assessment International Asia Policy Forum.
Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee is an Adult and Paediatric Ears Nose and Throat Surgeon subspecialising in Ear Surgery, Cochlear Implantation, and Lateral Skull Base Surgery. She is the chair of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) NSW state committee, deputy chair of the Collaborative Hospital Audit of Statewide Mortality NSW, an executive member of the Section of Academic Surgery of RACS, a committee member of the Research and Evaluation of Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures in Surgery and the Surgical Innovation Lead of the Royal Prince Alfred Institute of Academic Surgery. Her PhD is in personalised medicine in ear surgery, specialising in 3D printing and Bioprinting with a focus on global translation of Australian innovation in biotechnology. Dr Mukherjee provides expertise in the field of ears, nose and throat.