Staff

Dr Mary Moran

Dr Mary Moran

Executive Director

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Hons); Grad Dip FAT (Foreign Affairs and Trade)

Dr Moran has over 20 years experience in health policy and practice, including 10 years specialising in neglected disease policy. She has conducted projects for a wide range of public and multilateral health organisations with a focus on policy solutions for emerging issues related to neglected disease R&D. In 2004, Mary founded the research group that became Policy Cures at the London School of Economics & Political Science, later transferring it to the George Institute for International Health in Sydney.

Prior to forming the group, she worked for over a decade in Emergency Medicine; was a diplomat and policy analyst with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade; Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres Access to Essential Medicines Campaign in Australia; and a Europe-based policy advocate with MSF on issues relating to access to medicines for neglected patients. Mary is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an Expert Adviser to the World Health Organisation, European Commission, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), OECD and the Wellcome Trust.

Dr Javier Guzman

Dr Javier Guzman

Consultant

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Hons); MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing; MBA ( Master of Business Administration)

Javier Guzman has worked in public health policy and practice for 12 years, specialising in neglected disease policy since 2004. Javier trained as a physician, working for several years in planning and implementation of primary health care projects in Colombia and subsequently as a Post Graduate Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics at the Royal London Hospital.

Javier has been with the Policy Cures team since 2004, and as Director of Research since 2009. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Sydney, and an expert adviser to the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI). He has an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the LSE and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is a graduate with an MBA-Executive at the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

Dr Nick Chapman

Dr Nick Chapman

Director of Research

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Hons); BMedSci (Bachelor of Medical Science); MHR (Master of Human Rights, Merit)

Nick Chapman has extensive experience in health policy and practice as a doctor, researcher and analyst, specialising in innovation and neglected disease policy since 2010. In his role with Policy Cures, Nick has managed projects for governments, major philanthropic organisations and public-private partnerships. His experience includes work on research tracking, strategy development, funding gap analysis and innovative financing mechanisms. Nick has also played an active role in Policy Cures’ efforts to raise the profile of global health R&D in Australia.

Nick is a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney, an expert advisor on R&D to the Access to Medicines Index, and in 2013 was recognised by the Lowy Institute for International Policy as one of its ‘new voices’ in international policy.Nick began his career as a doctor, before obtaining a Master’s degree in human rights, focusing on international development and international law. Prior to joining Policy Cures, Nick worked with Oxfam Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission, predominantly on policy solutions to Indigenous health inequality. Nick has a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (1st class Honours) and a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Tasmania, and a Master of Human Rights (with Merit) from the University of Sydney.

Dr Klara Henderson

Dr Klara Henderson

Consultant

BA (Bachelor of Arts); MCom (Master of Commerce); Phd (Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health)

Klara Henderson has over 15 years policy experience, including 10 years as an analyst with Anderson Consulting, and as a policy and strategic development consultant with numerous Australian government agencies.

She spent time in East Africa working on HIV/AIDS projects and was a HIV/AIDS policy and financing consultant for AusAID and UNDP Asia Pacific. She has a PhD in international health policy from the University of Sydney, focussing on HIV/AIDS political commitment and funding in East Timor. Klara joined the Policy Cures team in 2007.

Lisette Abela-Oversteegen

Lisette Abela-Oversteegen

Consultant

B (Bachelor of Health); MSc in Public Health

Lisette has 5 years experience as a commercial analyst of the pharmaceutical industry. In her last role working for business information company Datamonitor, she focused on collecting and analyzing market data and formulating strategic insights and recommendations for the pharmaceutical sector. Lisette also worked as a volunteer in several projects in Kenya and Chile focusing on sexual health education.

She received a Bachelor of Health in Occupational Therapy from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a Master of Public Health from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Lisette joined the Policy Cures team in October 2010.

Rachel Howard

Rachel Howard

Analyst

Bachelor of International Relations

Rachel has previously worked as a Research Assistant where she focused on market research and product development. In 2011, she was an intern with the Australian Trade Commission in Paris, where she conducted research and assisted in assessing the investment readiness of foreign companies in the Australian Clean Technology sector; updated industry profiles on the Health and Medical Services, Biotechnology, and Financial Services’ markets; and was involved in the promotion of Australian education abroad.

She has a Bachelor of International Relations from Bond University on the Gold Coast, focusing on international and regional development issues. She joined the Policy Cures team in January 2013.

Dale Halliday

Dale Halliday

Analyst

Bachelor of International Studies; Bachelor of Development Studies; Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)- Public Health

Dale’s past experience encompasses public health research, community education and services development. Based at University of South Australia and University of Adelaide, he investigated indigenous primary health care and international maternal health; and he has also worked as a health educator and researcher with Hepatitis SA. Dale has significant experience working in the development context in South East Asia, including in maternal primary health care in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, and developing needs assessments with local health care providers in Timor Leste.

Dale holds a double degree in International Studies and Development Studies, and an Honours Degree in Health Sciences (Public Health), both from the University of Adelaide. He is currently completing his Masters in Public Health at University of Sydney. Dale joined the Policy Cures team in February 2014.

Catherine Hirst

Catherine Hirst

Analyst

Bachelor of International Studies (Hons); MSc in International Relations, Distinction

Catherine has previously worked as an academic tutor for the University of Sydney Government and International Relations Department and has co-authored a book chapter on gender rights in Malaysia. She has researched Southeast Asian development studies, Islam in international politics and peace-building in Afghanistan. She has also gained expertise in African politics whilst studying at the University of Copenhagen’s Centre for African Studies on an exchange scholarship.

Catherine completed her Bachelor of International Studies with first class Honours from the University of Sydney, and a MSc in International Relations with Distinction at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Susan Hall

Susan Hall

Personal Assistant

Susan has many years experience as both a personal and administrative assistant with a range of major Australian firms in the legal, accounting, executive search, insurance and telecommunications sectors, including Freehills, Blake Dawson Waldron, Egon Zehnder International and Quantum Group. She was also PA to the CEO of the NSW State Rail Authority. Susan joined the team in August 2009.

Advisory roles held by Policy Cures staff

  • Expert adviser to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)
  • Expert adviser, The Wellcome Trust
  • Expert reviewer, European Commission STREP programme (Specific Targeted Research Projects)
  • Expert member, World Health Organisation’s Expert Working Group on Innovative Financing for R&D
  • Expert reviewer, GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee, Malaria Research & Development, An Assessment of Global Investment (Malaria R&D Alliance)

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