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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.

Michelle Carr

National Trials Manager

Michelle provides high level quality oversight of ANZCHOG sponsored clinical trials. She provides trial management support, review and development of trial quality management plans, and implements ANZCHOG quality processes and activities.

Patricia Plenge

Clinical Trial Monitor

As Clinical Trial Monitor Patricia 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. Patricia also assists the National Study Coordinators with remote monitoring activities including preparation of monitoring guidelines and tools.

Dr Kathryn Kinross

National Study Coordinator

Kathryn is the national study coordinator for the AIM BRAIN Project, MNP2.0 trials and the ReRAD trial. She provides support to ANZCHOG investigators in the development of new ANZCHOG clinical trial protocols. Additionally, she coordinates ANZCHOG projects such as the National Minimum Dataset project and the clinical trial registry.

Rosie Newman

National Study Coordinator

Rosie is responsible for the central coordination and conduct of four ANZCHOG-sponsored trials, the PARC study and the SJ-ELiOT, COZMOS and PNOC019 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.

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.

Kim Wright

National Study Coordinator

Kim is responsible for the central coordination and conduct of two ANZCHOG-sponsored trials, MetMED and CONNECT1903. 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.

Annette Dempsey

National Study Coordinator

Annette is responsible for the central coordination and conduct of one ANZCHOG-sponsored trials, MyeChild. 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. Currently on maternity leave.

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 also responsible for membership queries and will assist in grant management.

Catherine Nguyen

Clinical Trial Assistant

Catherine is responsible for providing support to ANZCHOG trial sites through management of clinical trial documentation. She manages the ANZCHOG Tumour Board and relapsed screening logs.