Professor Helena Teede
Professor Helena TeedeCentre for Research Excellence Co-Director
Professor Helena Teede is Co-Director of the CRE and heads the CRE Training and Capacity Building Program. She is also a member and Chair of both the Steering Committee and Training and Capacity Building Committee; and is a member of both the New Knowledge Committee and Evidence Synthesis and Translation Committee.

Professor Teede is the project leader on two of the CRE’s ongoing research topics; Defining the natural history of PCOS; and, Registry development.

Professor Helena Teede Research Biography at Monash University

Professor Robert Norman
Professor Robert NormanCentre for Research Excellence Co-Director
Professor Robert Norman heads the CRE’s Communication Collaboration Program. He is also Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee, Chair of the Collaboration and Communication Committee and a member of the New Knowledge Committee.

Professor Norman leads the CRE research project in the topic area of Improving PCOS diagnosis.

Professor Robert Norman Research Biography at the University of South Australia

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Chief Investigators

Professor Roger Hart
Professor Roger HartChief Investigator
Professor Roger Hart is a member of the Steering Committee, Training and Capacity Building Committee, and the New Knowledge Committee. He leads the research projects in the topic area of Fertility Treatments.

Professor Roger Hart Research Biography at The University of Western Australia

Professor David Handlesman
Professor David HandlesmanChief Investigator
Professor David Handelsman is a member of the CRE Steering Committee and New Knolwedge Committee. He is also a member of the CRE research team for the research project Improving Androgen Assays in PCOS.

Professor Roger David Handelsman Biography at The University of Sydney, ANZAC Research Institute

Professor Michael Davies
Professor Michael DaviesChief Investigator
Professor Davies is a member of the CRE Steering Committee, New Knowledge Committee, and the Training and Capacity Building Committee.

Professor Davies is a member of the research teams for the following CRE research projects, Reproductive health; Post-menopausal health; and Evaluating fertility treatments and pregnancy outcomes.

Professor Michael Davies Biography at The University Adelaide

Professor Elizabeth Sullivan
Professor Elizabeth SullivanChief Investigator
Professor Sullivan is a member of the CRE Steering Committee, New Knowledge Committee, and Training and Capacity Building Committee.

Professor Sullivan is a member of the following research projects; Pre and intrapartum pregnancy factors; Indigenous Health in PCOS; Reproductive Health; and Evaluating Fertility Treatments and Pregnancy Outcomes.

Professor Elizabeth Sullivan Biography at The University of Technology Sydney.

Professor John McNeil
Professor John McNeilChief Investigator
Professor McNeil is a member of the CRE Steering Committee, New Knowledge Committee, and Evidence Synthesis and Translation Committee.

Professor McNeil is a member of the research teams for the following research projects; Pre and intrapartum pregnancy factors; and Registry development.

Professor John McNeil Biography at Monash University.

Dr Lisa Moran
Dr Lisa MoranChief Investigator
Dr Moran is a member of the CRE Steering Committee, New Knowledge Committee, and Communications and Collaborations Committee.

Dr Moran leads the CRE research projects in the topic area of Lifestyle and Pharmaceuticals.

Dr Lisa Moran’s Biography at The University of Adelaide.

Professor Raymond Rodgers
Professor Raymond RodgersChief Investigator
Professor Rodgers is a member of the CRE Steering Committee, New Knowledge Committee, and Communications and Collaborations Committee.

Professor Rodgers leads the CRE research projects in the topic area of Biological origins, aetiology and pathology of PCOS.

Professor Ray Rodgers Biography at The University of Adelaide.

Professor George Patton
Professor George PattonChief Investigator
Professor George Patton is a member of the CRE Steering Committee and New Knowledge Committee.

He is a member of the research teams for the research projects Understanding menstrual patters and ovulation; and Emotional wellbeing.

Professor George Patton’s Biography at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Associate Investigators

Dr Alexia Pena Vargas
Dr Alexia Pena VargasAssociate Investigator
Dr Alexia Pena Vargus is a member of the CRE Training and Capacity Building Committee. She is a member of the team working on the research project for Pubertal transition.

Dr Alexia Pena Vargus’ Biography at The University of Adelaide.

Dr Alice Rumbold
Dr Alice RumboldAssociate Investigator
Dr Alice Rumbold is a member of the CRE Training and Capacity Building Committee. She is a member of the team working on the research project for Indigenous health in PCOS.

Dr Alice Rumbold’s Biography at The University of Adelaide.

Dr Jacqueline Boyle
Dr Jacqueline BoyleAssociate Investigator
Dr Jacqueline Boyle is a member of the CRE Collaborations and Communications Committee and Evidence Synthesis and Translation Committee. She is a member of the team working on the research project for Indigenous health in PCOS and Post-menopausal health.

Dr Jacqueline Boyle’s Biography at Monash University.

Professor Jane Speight
Professor Jane SpeightAssociate Investigator
Professor Jane Speight is a member of the CRE Collaborations and Communications Committee. Professor Speight is a member of the team working on the research project for Emotional wellbeing.

Professor Jane Speights Biography at Deakin University.

Dr Kirsty Walters
Dr Kirsty WaltersAssociate Investigator
Dr Kirsty Walters is a member of the CRE Training and Capcity Building Committee. Dr Walters is a member of the team working on the research project for Pre and post-natal impact of androgen excess in PCOS.

Dr Kirsty Walters Biography at The University of Sydney.

Associate Professor Nigel Stepto
Associate Professor Nigel SteptoAssociate Investigator
Associate Professor Nigel Stepto is a member of the CRE Training and Capcity Building Committee and the Collaborations and Communications Committee. Associate Professor Stepto is a member of the team working on the research projects Metabolic health in PCOS and Lifestyle and pharmacological interventions in PCOS.

Associate Professor Nigel Stepto’s Biography at Victoria University.

Mrs Rhonda Garad
Mrs Rhonda GaradAssociate Investigator
Rhonda Garad is a member of the Evidence Synthesis and Translation Committee.

CRE Project Team Members

Linda Downes
Linda DownesProject Manager
Linda is the Manager of the CRE in PCOS. She has extensive experience in healthcare administration and project management. Linda has responsibility for planning and monitoring the activities of the CRE to ensure objectives are met.
Dr Marie Misso
Dr Marie MissoProgram Head
Dr Marie Misso is the Head of the Evidence Synthesis and Translation Program of the CRE. Marie leads the translation activities of the CRE, including the international update and expansion of the Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome, approved by the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council in 2011.
Raelene Edwards
Raelene EdwardsCommunications Project Officer
As the communications project officer, it is Raelene’s role within the CRE to support the work of the Communications and Collaborations Committee in the management of the communications plan, development of the CRE brand identity, website development, e-newsletter and social media.

Raelene works part time and is located at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.