Our team

Ross joined the team in June 2021 from the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health (SMAH) where he held the positions of Academic Program Director for the Master of Medical and Health Leadership program as well as the Head of Students in the School of Nursing. He has a diverse mix of clinical, academic and management experience that he brings to the AROC Director’s role. Ross has a clinical background in mental health and has spent most of his career working in education, aged care and disability services as well as in organisational development and management positions.

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Tara is a full-time member of AHSRI, joining in 2002 after working at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. As the AROC Data Manager and Statistician she is responsible for data management, benchmarking, reporting and research analysis components of AROC. Tara brings extensive statistical and database management skills to AHSRI. She is mostly involved in AROC research and occasional CHSD projects, ranging from rehabilitation specific patient experience surveys to community health and community care surveys, to building databases to assist various evaluation projects. Tara has experience in data linkage of de-identified data sets and has provided the statistical work for building a number of priority rating tools for the community care side of the Institute's work.

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Andrew joined the AROC team in 2020 as a research fellow. He has worked as a physiotherapist for over 10 years specialising in rehabilitation. His experience includes working in acute, subacute and ambulatory rehabilitation teams within the NSW Health public sector.

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Wendy has more than 20 years’ experience in rehabilitation nursing at specialist units. She has been a FIM Master Trainer since 2008, and joined the AROC team to provide training and support for AROC New Zealand Data Collection in 2012. Wendy has a special interest in the consistency of rehabilitation delivery.

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Lewis joined AHSRI in 2009 and began work as a part-time admin assistant.  He has since graduated with a bachelors in mechanical engineering and now works full time as a Data Analyst in the AROC team.  Lewis’ main roles involve managing the collection and dissemination of AROC’s routine data and reporting procedures.

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Daniel joined AROC in 2018 and is involved in managing and reporting on AROC data. He has a background in both Medical Science and Mathematics, graduating a Bachelor of Medical Mathematics (Honours) from UOW in 2017.

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Donna joined AHSRI in August 2016. She has a background as a Registered Nurse and private business Practice Management. She has also spent over 10 years in South East Asia developing projects. Her role with AROC is as Senior Administrative Officer. She also provides administrative support for the FIM.

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Rhodri joined AHSRI in January 2019. He provides administrative support to the AROC team and has a background in Operations and Performance Management.

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Cheryl joined AHSRI in 2006 as an Administration Officer and provided administrative and project support to the various research projects undertaken by CHSD. Cheryl has also been involved with a number of the AHSRI Outcomes Centres during that time, including the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC), the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC) and the electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC). In addition to project support, Cheryl also provided administrative support to the AHSRI Office Manager and to the Institute overall. 

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