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Australian & New Zealand Childrens Haematology/Oncology Group

ANZCHOG Team

The ANZCHOG Office is a small team who work closely with our extensive multi-disciplinary membership and international colleagues. We are passionate about our work and are dedicated to making a difference for children experiencing cancer.

Robyn Strong

Chief Executive Officer

Robyn works closely with the ANZCHOG Board, developing and operationalising ANZCHOG's strategic plan. Robyn provides oversight to all of ANZCHOG's office activities and is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with ANZCHOG's national and international partners and supporters. She provides overarching management of ANZCHOG-sponsored trial activity.

Dr Janelle Jones

Business & Grants Manager

Janelle manages ANZCHOG's research programs, coordinating project development, national collaborations and securing research funding. She also undertakes policy development and provides extensive grant management support. Janelle is also responsible for ANZCHOG’s communications and is the staff liaison for ANZCHOG's Annual Scientific Meeting.

Linda Raineri

National Trials Manager

Linda provides high level quality oversight of ANZCHOG sponsored clinical trials. She provides ongoing trial management support throughout the clinical trial life cycle to other National Coordinating Centre's and sites; liaising with our international sponsor partners including through early study development activities, providing logistical/study operational planning, project management and problem solving expertise.

Nicole Fairweather

Clinical Trial Monitor & National Study Coordinator

As Clinical Trial Monitor Nicole is responsible for all on-site monitoring activities related to ANZCHOG sponsored trials. She ensures that they are conducted, recorded and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures, good clinical practice and other applicable regulations.

Annette Dempsey

Quality Assurance Specialist & National Study Coordinator

Annette provides high level oversight of ANZCHOG sponsored clinical trials to guarantee the quality of the research undertaken in Australia and New Zealand.
Annette is also responsible for the central coordination and conduct of three ANZCHOG-sponsored trials; MyeChild, RAVEN and Interfant-21. She is the central point of contact for all participating centres and will liaise closely with the international sponsors and Australian regulatory bodies to ensure all trial requirements are met.

Dr Kathryn Kinross

National Study Coordinator

Kathryn is responsible for the central coordination and conduct of five ANZCHOG-sponsored trials; AIM BRAIN PROject, MNP2.0, ReRAD, CONNECT2108 and CONNECT1905. She is the central point of contact for all participating centres and will liaise closely with the international sponsors and Australian regulatory bodies to ensure all trial requirements are met. Additionally, she coordinates ANZCHOG projects such as the National Minimum Dataset project and the clinical trial registry.

Matthew Ivers

National Study Coordinator

Matt is responsible for the central coordination and conduct of two ANZCHOG-sponsored trials; FaR-RMS and TiNT. He is the central point of contact for all participating centres and will liaise closely with the international sponsors and Australian regulatory bodies to ensure all trial requirements are met.

Rosie Newman

National Study Coordinator

Rosie is responsible for the central coordination and conduct of five ANZCHOG-sponsored trials; PARC, SJ-ELiOT, COZMOS, PNOC019 and PNOC029 trials. She is the central point of contact for all participating centres and will liaise closely with the international sponsors and Australian regulatory bodies to ensure all trial requirements are met.

Kim Wright

National Study Coordinator

Kim is responsible for the central coordination and conduct of five ANZCHOG-sponsored trials; MetMED, CONNECT1903, PNOC022, INTER-EWING1 and SJiMB21. She is the central point of contact for all participating centres and will liaise closely with the international sponsors and Australian regulatory bodies to ensure all trial requirements are met.

Sharina Omerovic

Clinical Trial Start-Up Specialist

Sharina is involved in the national start-up of ANZCHOG-sponsored trials, specifically the preparation and coordination of submissions to ethics, regulatory, and other bodies. Sharina assists with the early development and planning activities, reviews feasibility analyses, and provides input into logistics and operational planning.

Angel Marazita

Clinical Trial Assistant

Angel is responsible for providing support to ANZCHOG trial sites through management of clinical trial documentation.

Kylie May

Project & Grants Officer

Kylie assists in the management of ANZCHOG’s research grants portfolio. She is also responsible for establishment and administration of the ANZCHOG digital platform (eCommunity) for members.

Sara Field

Administration & Finance Officer

Sara acts as the main point of contact for the ANZCHOG office and is responsible for general administration and finance. She is responsible for membership queries and will assist in grant management. Additionally, she manages the ANZCHOG Tumour Board and relapsed screening logs and coordinates ANZCHOG projects such as the clinical trial registry and the FMFC Brain Cancer Clinical Trials Program.

Penny Molnar

Communications and Media Manager

Penny is responsible for the development and implementation of ANZCHOG’s communication strategy, including internal activities (newsletters, member eCommunity platform) and external communications (including media releases, website, social media platforms and content generation).