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Executive Committee Members

The RNS SERT Institute’s Executive Committee comprises of the following members.

Guest members, such as the NSLHD Chief Executive, the Associate Dean of the Northern Clinical School, the University of Sydney salaried academics and those with other key roles are also invited as appropriate. This includes the identified academic leads within each RNSH surgical department that champion academic activities on campus.

Professor Thomas Hugh

SERT Institute, Director Tom is an Upper Gastro-Intestinal surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Shore Private Hospital, Sydney Australia. He is the Chair of Surgery at the Northern Clinical School, University of Sydney and current Head of the Upper GI Surgical unit at RNSH. His clinical interests include the management of benign and …

A/Professor Margaret Schnitzler

Academic Lead, Sydney Medical Program (SMP). Margaret graduated in medicine at the University of Sydney in 1984 and then trained in surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital. Following this, Margaret furthered her training in colorectal surgery with clinical fellowships at the Ferguson Clinic in Michigan USA, and the University of Toronto, Canada. Margaret also completed …

Dr Anthony Glover

Masters of Surgery Lead, SERT Institute. Anthony is an Endocrine-General Surgeon, Surgeon Scientist and Surgical Educator. Anthony’s role with the SERT Institute is as a Unit of Study Coordinator for the popular post-graduate coursework degrees offered by the Discipline of Surgery, University of Sydney. Anthony coordinates the Surgical Skills (SURG5031) subject which aims to prepare …

Dr Jonathon Parkinson

Postgraduate Research and Training Lead, SERT Institute. Dr Jonathon Parkinson was a medical student at RNSH, before going on to complete Neurosurgical training across Sydney and Newcastle. During this time, he also completed a PhD in the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Kolling Institute, examining the molecular biology of brain cancer. Following his Neurosurgical training, …

Dr Kris Rasiah

Co-ordinator, Surgical Teaching in SMP, SERT Institute. Kris graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney in 1992. He continued his postgraduate training in Surgery and Urology and received his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002. He went on to a research fellowship in prostate cancer at the Garvan Institute and …

Ms Shelly Dhaliwal

SERT Institute, Manager Shelly was trained by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) to take up leadership roles within NSW Health. This included a full scholarship to complete a Masters of Health Service Management degree. Shelly has since led large portfolios both within and outside of NSW Health, winning multiple awards whilst continuing …

Dr Matt Doane

Departmental of Anaesthesia, RNSH. Dr Matthew Doane is a dual-boarded and internationally trained Anaesthesiologist who serves as a Staff Specialist in the Department of Anaesthesia at the Royal North Shore Hospital and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Medical School. Dr Doane is the Departmental Head of Academics & Research and devotes …

Dr Richard Piper

Dr Richard Piper, Clinical Informatics Lead, The SERT Institute. Richard graduated in medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1985. He completed his physician training in Critical Care in 1993. His research experience includes a B.Med.Sci, and M.D. in the area of cerebrovascular physiology (Institute of Neurological Sciences, Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney). He …

Ms Linda Furness

Operations Manager, Division of Surgery and Anaesthesia, RNSH. Linda is the operations manager of the Division of Surgery and Anaesthesia (DoSA) at the Royal North Shore Hospital. As part of the DoSA Executive Team, Linda has responsibility for Operational Management of Operating Theatres, Intensive Care Unit, a number of Surgical and associated Departments and ward …

Ms Maria Albania

Data Analysis and Surgical Outcomes Unit Manager, RNSH. Maria is the Manager of the Data Analysis and Surgical Outcomes (DASO) Unit at the Royal North Shore Hospital. She is dedicated to increasing data resources, data support and high-quality data in the public health sector. She has extensive experience in data management, statistics and health research …

Ms Judy Barker

Administration Officer, SERT Institute.  Judith Barker has joined the SERT Institute as part of the administration team to assist in the smooth running of day to day activities within the organisation. Her background in Education and Training, particularly in the Health Sector, has helped her to develop valuable skills and insight needed to assist management in providing …