Judy Mullan, Associate Professor, Director Centre for Health Research Illawarra Shoalhaven Population(CHRISP) (email)
Associate Professor Judy Mullan is the Director of the Centre for Health Research Illawarra Shoalhaven Population (CHRISP) and the Deputy Director of the Illawarra & Southern Practice Research Network (ISPRN) She is an experienced academic, researcher and clinician with over 35 years’ experience as a registered pharmacist. Prior to her current appointment, Judy was the Academic Leader: Research and Critical Analysis for the UOW Graduate Medicine program, which has received two national learning and teaching awards (2015 & 2016).
Since joining the UOW, in collaboration with her national/international colleagues she has been successful in securing over $2.75 million of research funding, has published three book chapters, contributed to over 50 peer reviewed journal articles and delivered over 75 national/international conference presentations. Her research areas of interest include: health literacy, the quality use of medicines for people with chronic conditions, patient medication education and counselling; and medical education.
Dr Victoria Westley-Wise, Clinical Epidemiologist (email)
Victoria Westley-Wise is a Clinical Epidemiologist working for CHRISP.
As a member of the CHRISP team she works closely with Illawarra clinicians, statisticians and other researchers to design and implement research using IHIP data and infrastructure.
Victoria has 30 years’ experience in the health system, including 25 years in public/ population health, service planning and evaluation, and epidemiology roles. She has undertaken epidemiological evaluations and research in a range of areas, using both descriptive and analytic study designs.
Brendan McAlister, Data Integration Coordinator (email)
Brendan has worked in the Information Technology field for the past 22 years. After completing his Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology degree at the University of Wollongong in 1996, Brendan worked for various multinational corporations before moving into health in 2003.
Over the past 12 years Brendan has been with the Illawarra Shoalhaven Health District, where his most recent role has been that of Senior Enterprise Report Developer with the Information Management Unit. The Information Management Unit specialises in Business Intelligence, extracting and transforming health data into meaningful reports and dashboards.
Brendan's role for CHRISP is the Data Integration Coordinator.
Dr Luise Lago, Senior Statistician (email)
Dr Luise Lago is a Senior Research Fellow working for CHRISP. She is currently researching Frequent Attenders to Emergency Departments and supporting research projects in the areas of Secondary Prevention of Atherosclerosis, Identification of Dementia, Suicide Prevention, Rehabilitation, Allied Health and adverse drug events.
Luise has more than 15 years research experience in government and academia, including the areas of classifications development, hospital funding, longitudinal data analysis, biostatistics and epidemiology. Her PhD was on the use of mixed models for imputation of missing data in household surveys.
Dave Webster, Senior Research Fellow (email)
Dave Webster is the IT Manager at AHSRI.
He works closely with the AHSRI IT team, statisticians and other researchers to manage and develop a range of applications which support the research undertaken by AHSRI and CHRISP.
Dave has had a long relationship with University of Wollongong, having studied a Bachelor of Computer Science here, and more recently completing a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Research.
Anastasia Korlimbinis, Professional staff / Research support (email)
Anastasia joined the CHRISP team in early 2019, and her current role includes professional duties, web design and information management, communication consultation planning and research assistant duties.
Bianca Suesse, Research Fellow (email)
Bianca joined AHSRI in 2019 as a Research Fellow for CHRISP. She supports research and evaluation projects in mental health and maternal and child health care. Bianca has obtained a Masters and PhD in Nutritional Science in Germany and New Zealand. She has also completed a health economics related Master of Health Services – Research at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests and experience are in health services research and gastrointestinal and neurodegenerative disease as well as nutritional genomics research.
Esther Davis, Research Fellow (email)
Dr Esther Davis is a Research Fellow at CHRISP and a clinical psychology registrar. In 2019 she was awarded the Dame Bridget Ogilvie Clinical Excellence Award, which recognises outstanding contribution to clinical practice by an early-mid career female researcher. Esther has a decade of research experience in health psychology research that is focused in psycho-oncology and end of life. Her PhD research explored psychological adjustment to death and dying among patients and carers in palliative care. At CHRISP she is involved in end of life projects evaluating palliative care service needs in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and palliative care in the residential aged care setting.
Stephen Moules, Research Assistant (email)
Stephen joined the CHRISP team in 2018 as a Research Assistant.
Yulan Shen, Research Assistant (email)
Yulan joined the CHRISP team in 2018 as a Research Assistant.
More information on CHRISP can be found at: http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/chrisp