Interim Director, NSW Regional Health Partners (NHMRC Accredited Centre for
Innovation in Regional Health)
Non-Executive Director, Boards of Central Coast Local Health District, NSW Health
Pathology and Hunter Water Corporation
Maree has held leadership positions in health services, health policy and medical research. Maree was previously the Director of Immunology for the Hunter Area Pathology Service; Inaugural Director of Medical Research in the NSW Ministry for Science and Medical Research; and Director of the Hunter Medical Research Institute. Maree has also held positions on NHMRC Principal Committees.
Maree is an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Health & Medicine at the University of Newcastle and has over 40 years’ research experience. Maree’s research has involved the development of immunity in children and the role of respiratory infections in the predisposition to asthma, allergy and SIDS. A major focus for the past 25 years has been in the field of exercise immunology in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sport, on the causes and control of respiratory illness in elite athletes.
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