Dr Kieran Holland

Clinical Lead - HealthPathways Platform, Streamliners

Kieran is responsible for the strategic direction of the HealthPathways platform. Following medical training, Kieran developed an interest in improving population health through the improvement of health systems. Before taking up his current role, he worked for six years with the Canterbury Initiative team that collaborated with Streamliners to develop HealthPathways. Kieran’s roles with the Canterbury Initiative included the design and implementation of a range of health system improvements including clinical pathways, wait list prioritisation processes, and electronic referral and triage tools. 

Kieran is excited by the potential of HealthPathways and the HealthPathways Community to improve quality, efficiency, and experience of care for whole populations, and the clinicians serving them. He feels fortunate to be collaborating with dedicated clinicians, managers, writers, and technologists who share a similar vision.

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Kieron Telford

Information Systems Manager, Streamliners 

Kieron grew up in Edinburgh and has a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Strathclyde. After graduating from University he worked for BTCellnet, a mobile phone network provider in the UK, initially in the team that designed the network before moving into a range of activities such as vendor management, provisioning and network optimisation. In early 2000 Kieron moved to New Zealand to work with a start-up producing software for the management of mobile phone networks with some Kiwis he met in London.  

Kieron has worked for a number of different companies since and on a number of different projects including crop growth forecasting, hardware and software for tracking healing of wounds in patients, scientific modelling of rivers and beaches, payroll and accounting software, txt marketing and a system to transmit signals automatically from buildings to the New Zealand Fire Service, amongst many others.

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Prof Frances Quirk

Chair, HealthPathways Evaluation Advisory Group 

Professor Frances Quirk is a chartered health psychologist (practitioner psychologist registration, Health Professions Council, UK), behavioural scientist, and sexologist. Frances has worked in both the public and private sectors, is recognised internationally for her research in respiratory medicine and sexual dysfunction. She leads ongoing research programmes in performance enhancement in sport, suicide and depression in athletes, medical education, gender differences in depression, and resilience in farming families.  

Frances has been successful in numerous external grant applications (approximately $2 million) and is associated with funded applications of approximately $6.5 million. She has a notable citation record (most cited publication over 1200) and is a cross-disciplinary and collaborative researcher with over 70 co-authors. 

At James Cook University, Frances has been a Head of Department for Psychology, contributing to the professional postgraduate program, and the Head of Discipline for Mental Health in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.  

Frances holds a clinical professorship at the School of Medicine, Deakin University, and an adjunct professorship in the School of Medicine, James Cook University. Frances is also the Chair of the HealthPathways Evaluation Advisory Group.

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Assoc Prof Suzanne Robinson

Associate Professor, Health Systems and Health Economics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University 

Suzanne has been awarded competitive research grants from international and national funding agencies. She has been involved in leading health systems and health economics projects that have had major impact on government reform initiatives.   

Suzanne leads international research on decision making and priority setting and disinvestment in health, this work involves a number of aspects, in particular the use of health data sets to produce an evidence base to inform resource allocation decisions.   

Suzanne is involved in leading the data analytics work at Curtin University and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Cardiovascular outcomes improvement, and brings together economics and translational research expertise to this work. 

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Dr Sarah Norris

Senior Research Fellow and Co-Lead of the Applied Policy Analysis Group, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney 

Sarah’s experience includes the evaluation of health technologies and health programs in Australia and New Zealand, as well as methods for translating evidence into clinical practice guidelines. 

Sarah is Deputy Chair of the Evaluation Subcommittee of MSAC, a Principal Advisor to Cancer Australia, and a member of the Cochrane Breast Cancer Group. She is currently managing the evaluation of HealthPathways Sydney.

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Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider

Senior Lecturer in Health Policy and Director, Master of Health Policy, Sydney School of Public Health 

Carmen is Co-Lead of the Governance and Finance of Health Group at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Advisor, Knowledge Exchange at the Sax Institute. Her current research interests include evolving governance in the Australian health system and governance of policy and boundary organisations in global health. Carmen has published on topics of legitimacy, effectiveness and theoretical aspects of global health governance. Carmen led the development of a program for improved evaluations of public health programs and has researched barriers and facilitators for good evaluation practice. 

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