HCV ERC

Membership of Hepatitis C Testing Policy Expert Reference Committee (ERC) 2020

The Expert Reference Committee (ERC) meets from time to time to review the HCV Testing Policy and to consider what action might be necessary to improve quality, uptake and regulation of HCV testing in Australia. The ERC brings together all parties with an interest in HCV testing and provides a forum for discussion of policy matters raised by third parties in relation to HCV testing. It acts as a forum for identification of barriers and impediments to accessing HCV testing and provides a sounding board for the exploration of how these barriers and impediments might be removed. The ERC provides background information to jurisdictions and the Commonwealth, the Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee (BBVSS) of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), regulatory and other advisory bodies. The ERC provides a voice to raise issues relating to HCV testing with test providers, pathology companies and others. Members are requested to participate in the ERC on a voluntary basis. No sitting fees are provided.

Robert Batey
Staff Specialist Department of Medicine,
Alice Springs Hospital NT
Chair

William Rawlinson
Senior Medical Virologist, Director of Serology,
Virology and OTDS Laboratories (SAViD),
NSW Health Pathology Randwick
Prince of Wales Hospital/SEALS; Royal College
of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)
Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) representative

Rosemary French
Principal Scientist, National Serology
Reference Laboratory (NRL)
National Serology Reference Laboratory
NRL representative

Scott Bowden
Professor, Head of Molecular Microbiology
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
VIDRL representative

Juliette Holland
Microbiology Advisory Committee
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)
RCPA representative

Edmund Tse
Gastroenterologist
Royal Adelaide Hospital; Australasian
Lymphology Association (ALA) /
Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
ALA/GESA representative

Joseph Doyle
Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases
The Alfred & Monash University Department of Infectious Diseases;
Chair, Viral Hepatitis Special Interest Group, Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID)
ASID representative

Gregory Dore
Program Head, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program
The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
Kirby Institute representative

Jason Grebely
Professor, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program
The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney
Kirby Institute representative

Judy Gould
Policy Officer
Blood Borne Viruses, Sexually Transmissible Infections & Torres Strait Health Section
Australian Government Department of Health;
CDNA representative

Michael Lidman
Policy Officer
Blood Borne Viruses, Sexually Transmissible Infections & Torres Strait Health Section
Australian Government Department of Health;
CDNA representative

Lise Lafferty
Research Fellow
Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH)
CSRH representative

Kari Lancaster
Senior Research Fellow and Scientia Fellow
Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH)
CSRH representative

Gregory Smith
Senior Evaluator
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
TGA representative

John Didlick
Policy Analyst
Hepatitis Australia
Community organisation representative

Lauren Bradley
Senior Project Coordinator
Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
AIVL representative

Kate Turner
Clinical Nurse Consultant
BBV Policy and Projects Tasmania
Tas Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee
(BBVSS) representative

Jeff Stewart
Public Health Nurse
Flinders Medical Centre
SA Health BBVSS representative

Judith Bevan
Senior Policy and Planning Officer
Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program, Department of Health WA
WA BBVSS representative

Vicky Sheppeard
Director of Communicable Diseases
NSW Health
NSW BBVSS representative

Robert Kemp
Principal Public Health Officer, Viral Hepatitis
BBV/STI Unit Queensland Health
QLD BBVSS representative

Elizabeth Birbilis
Senior Policy Officer Sexual Health and Viral Hepatitis
Department of Health and Human Services VIC
VIC BBVSS representative

Belinda Greenwood-Smith
General Practitioner
Northern Territory Department of Health
NT BBVSS representative

Kirsty Whybrow
Senior Policy Officer
Health Protection Service, Public Health,
Protection and Regulation, ACT Health Directorate
ACT BBVSS representative

Olivia Dawson
Senior Project Officer
Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)
ASHM representative

Sonja Hill
Senior Project Officer
Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)
ASHM secretariat