Staff

Dr Mary Moran

Dr Mary Moran

Executive Director

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Hons); Grad Dip FAT (Foreign Affairs and Trade)

Dr Moran has over 20 years experience in health policy and practice, including 10 years specialising in neglected disease policy. She has conducted projects for a wide range of public and multilateral health organisations with a focus on policy solutions for emerging issues related to neglected disease R&D. In 2004, Mary founded the research group that became Policy Cures at the London School of Economics & Political Science, later transferring it to the George Institute for International Health in Sydney.

Prior to forming the group, she worked for over a decade in Emergency Medicine; was a diplomat and policy analyst with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade; Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres Access to Essential Medicines Campaign in Australia; and a Europe-based policy advocate with MSF on issues relating to access to medicines for neglected patients. Mary is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an Expert Adviser to the World Health Organisation, European Commission, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), OECD and the Wellcome Trust.

Dr Jeanine Bardon

Dr Jeanine Bardon

Director Sydney

BA (Bachelor of Arts); PhD (School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University)

Dr Bardon has over 18 years of experience in managing and advising public health policy, research and programs. She has overseen the management of large portfolios in collaboration with the public and private sector in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, South America and Australasia. She has extensive management experience in both for-profit and non-profit international companies.

Based in Thailand for seven years, Jeanine was the Senior Director for FHI360 Asia/Pacific region and oversaw an extensive portfolio of research, laboratory, program and technical services in public health across 12 countries, with an emphasis on infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and influenza. She has collaborated with multiple partners including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Center for Disease Control (US-CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department for International Development (DFID), AusAID, the Global Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Jeanine has previously advised the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and several other governments on HIV/AIDS. She was previously a technical advisor for USAID and received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr Javier Guzman

Dr Javier Guzman

Director of Research

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Hons); MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing; MBA ( Master of Business Administration)

Javier Guzman has worked in public health policy and practice for 12 years, specialising in neglected disease policy since 2004. Javier trained as a physician, working for several years in planning and implementation of primary health care projects in Colombia and subsequently as a Post Graduate Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics at the Royal London Hospital.

Javier has been with the Policy Cures team since 2004, and as Director of Research since 2009. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Sydney, and an expert adviser to the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI). He has an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the LSE and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is a graduate with an MBA-Executive at the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

Dr Nick Chapman

Dr Nick Chapman

Senior Analyst

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Hons); BMedSci (Bachelor of Medical Science); MHR (Master of Human Rights, Merit)

Nick Chapman has over 5 years’ experience in health policy and practice as a doctor, research associate and analyst. In his role with Policy Cures, Nick has worked on projects for governments, major philanthropic organisations and public-private partnerships. His experience includes work on strategy development, funding gap analysis and innovative financing mechanisms. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney, and has played an active role in Policy Cures’ efforts to raise the profile of global health R&D in Australia.

Nick began his career as a doctor in Tasmania before obtaining a Master’s degree in human rights, focusing on international development and international law. Prior to joining Policy Cures, Nick worked with Oxfam Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission, predominantly on policy solutions to Indigenous health inequality.

Nick has a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (1st class Honours) and a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Tasmania, and a Master of Human Rights (with Merit) from the University of Sydney.

Dr Klara Henderson

Dr Klara Henderson

Consultant

BA (Bachelor of Arts); MCom (Master of Commerce); Phd (Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health)

Klara Henderson has over 15 years policy experience, including 10 years as an analyst with Anderson Consulting, and as a policy and strategic development consultant with numerous Australian government agencies.

She spent time in East Africa working on HIV/AIDS projects and was a HIV/AIDS policy and financing consultant for AusAID and UNDP Asia Pacific. She has a PhD in international health policy from the University of Sydney, focussing on HIV/AIDS political commitment and funding in East Timor. Klara joined the Policy Cures team in 2007.

Lindsey Wu

Lindsey Wu

Consultant

BAS Biotechnology, BA Economics, MSc Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society

Lindsey has 4 years experience in health policy, including as a healthcare policy consultant for The Lewin Group in Washington, DC, focussing on health technology assessments for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), clinical data analysis for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and evidence-based reviews of pharmacogenomics for the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Lindsey received a Bachelors of Applied Science in Biotechnology and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MSc from the London School of Economics, where she focussed on the WTO TRIPS Agreement and its impact on the global pharmaceutical industry. Lindsey joined the team as a Research Associate in February 2008.

Lisette Abela-Oversteegen

Lisette Abela-Oversteegen

Consultant

B (Bachelor of Health); MSc in Public Health

Lisette has 5 years experience as a commercial analyst of the pharmaceutical industry. In her last role working for business information company Datamonitor, she focused on collecting and analyzing market data and formulating strategic insights and recommendations for the pharmaceutical sector. Lisette also worked as a volunteer in several projects in Kenya and Chile focusing on sexual health education.

She received a Bachelor of Health in Occupational Therapy from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a Master of Public Health from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Lisette joined the Policy Cures team in October 2010.

Dr Penny Farrell

Dr Penny Farrell

Analyst

BVSc (Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Hons); MIPH (Master of International Public Health, Merit)

Penny Farrell has more than five years’ experience in medicine and public health policy through her work in veterinary clinical practice, research and policy analysis. She completed a Masters in International Public Health at the University of Sydney in 2011 due to her steadily growing desire to apply her medical knowledge to improve quality of life in resource poor and culturally marginalised settings.

Prior to joining the Policy Cures team in July 2013, Penny worked on pandemic influenza policy projects in South East Asia and the Pacific, a high-cut medical capacity building initiative in the Solomon Islands, and a food security and nutrition project in Tanzania and Zambia. She has authored journal articles and policy papers in the areas of biomedical research, domestic violence, human resources for health, global health policy and food security. Penny is passionate about education and has served as an honorary academic at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney for clinical supervision and mentorship of final year veterinary interns and is a tutor in the Masters of International Public Health program at the Sydney School of Public Health.

Rachel Howard

Rachel Howard

Analyst

Bachelor of International Relations

Rachel has previously worked as a Research Assistant where she focused on market research and product development. In 2011, she was an intern with the Australian Trade Commission in Paris, where she conducted research and assisted in assessing the investment readiness of foreign companies in the Australian Clean Technology sector; updated industry profiles on the Health and Medical Services, Biotechnology, and Financial Services’ markets; and was involved in the promotion of Australian education abroad.

She has a Bachelor of International Relations from Bond University on the Gold Coast, focusing on international and regional development issues. She joined the Policy Cures team in January 2013.

Dale Halliday

Dale Halliday

Analyst

Bachelor of International Studies; Bachelor of Development Studies; Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)- Public Health

Dale’s past experience encompasses public health research, community education and services development. Based at University of South Australia and University of Adelaide, he investigated indigenous primary health care and international maternal health; and he has also worked as a health educator and researcher with Hepatitis SA. Dale has significant experience working in the development context in South East Asia, including in maternal primary health care in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, and developing needs assessments with local health care providers in Timor Leste.

Dale holds a double degree in International Studies and Development Studies, and an Honours Degree in Health Sciences (Public Health), both from the University of Adelaide. He is currently completing his Masters in Public Health at University of Sydney. Dale joined the Policy Cures team in February 2014.

Catherine Hirst

Catherine Hirst

Analyst

Bachelor of International Studies (Hons); MSc in International Relations, Distinction

Catherine has previously worked as an academic tutor for the University of Sydney Government and International Relations Department and has co-authored a book chapter on gender rights in Malaysia. She has researched Southeast Asian development studies, Islam in international politics and peace-building in Afghanistan. She has also gained expertise in African politics whilst studying at the University of Copenhagen’s Centre for African Studies on an exchange scholarship.

Catherine completed her Bachelor of International Studies with first class Honours from the University of Sydney, and a MSc in International Relations with Distinction at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox

Manager - Finance & Business Systems

Bachelor of Accounting; Master of Technology (Business Systems Design & Management) 

Stephen brings qualifications and experience in accountancy and IT to the management of the financial and business systems aspects of the organisation. Reporting to the Executive Director, Stephen is responsible for day to day management of Policy Cures’ financial stability, foreign exchange risk, IT infrastructure, contracts, and web presence.

The role of Business Manager is also responsible for conceptualising and implementing effective information systems, tools, and strategies for enhanced management decision making and control at both the project and enterprise level and for long-term organisational sustainability. Stephen joined the Policy Cures team in April 2011.

Susan Hall

Susan Hall

Personal Assistant

Susan has many years experience as both a personal and administrative assistant with a range of major Australian firms in the legal, accounting, executive search, insurance and telecommunications sectors, including Freehills, Blake Dawson Waldron, Egon Zehnder International and Quantum Group. She was also PA to the CEO of the NSW State Rail Authority. Susan joined the team in August 2009.

Ingrid Stear

Ingrid Stear

Team Administration Assistant

Bachelor of Arts

Ingrid has experience as an Administration and Office Coordinator in addition to internship and volunteer work in Jamaica, Kenya, India, and Ghana. More recently Ingrid has been working as a volunteer legal assistant at Redfern Legal Centre and a team assistant at Amnesty International NSW.

Ingrid has a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Indigenous Studies) from the University of Sydney and is currently completing her Juris Doctor at the University of New South Wales. Ingrid joined the Policy Cures team in April 2014.

Advisory roles held by Policy Cures staff

  • Expert adviser to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)
  • Expert adviser, The Wellcome Trust
  • Expert reviewer, European Commission STREP programme (Specific Targeted Research Projects)
  • Expert member, World Health Organisation’s Expert Working Group on Innovative Financing for R&D
  • Expert reviewer, GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee, Malaria Research & Development, An Assessment of Global Investment (Malaria R&D Alliance)

 

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