The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation are proud to work with Ms Bryce as the Patron of our organisation.

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO has enjoyed a rich and distinguished career as an academic, lawyer, community and human rights advocate, senior public officer, university college principal, and vice-regal representative in Queensland, and now Australia.

On 5 September 2008 Quentin Bryce was sworn in as Australia’s twenty-fifth Governor-General. As the first woman to take up the office, she remains a pioneer in contemporary Australian society, and yet one who brings more than forty years of experience in reform, community building and leadership to the role. On 25 March 2014, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that Ms Bryce had become a Dame in the Order of Australia.

Board of Directors

Safeguarding the Mission and Vision of GMRF

The Board of Directors act as guardians of the Foundation’s mission and vision. Board Members are ideally placed to stand back and take a detached view of potential future directions. They are instrumental in formulating: what GMRF plans to achieve, where it wants to be, and how it plans to get there. In doing so, the Board works closely with the CEO of the Foundation to further the research goals and monitor program effectiveness.

Mr Liam Kelly QC (Chairman)
Barrister in private practice

Mr Tom Ryan
Former Director and Chairman of Australian Pharmaceutical Healthcare Systems (APHS)

Ms Carmel Monaghan (Company Secretary)
Group Chief of Staff Global, Ramsay Health Care

Associate Professor David Colquhoun
Cardiologist in private practice

Mr Stephen Copplin
FCPA, GAICD, Managing Director CFO Centre Pty Ltd.

Dr Michael Harrison
CEO/ Managing Partner, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology

Professor Gerald Holtmann
Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Associate Dean (Clinical), University of Queensland

John Pearn AO RFD
Professor of Paediatrics & Child Health, University of Queensland

Mrs Jean Pockett
Former Vice President, War Widows Guild (Qld) Inc.

Ms Chris Went (Deputy Chairperson)
Chief Executive Officer, Greenslopes Private Hospital

Professor Ross Young
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health QUT

Mr Karl Morris
Executive Chairman, Ord Minnett and Chairman, QSuper

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Executive Committee 2016-2017

The role of the GMRF Executive Committee is to implement the strategic direction of the Board of Directors and to oversee the day to day management of the Foundation in line with our vision, mission and values.

Mr Liam Kelly GMRF Chairman

Ms Chris Went GPH Chief Executive Officer

Ms Miriam Dwyer GMRF Chief Executive Officer

Ms Carmel Monaghan GMRF Company Secretary

Professor Darrell Crawford GMRF Director of Research

Ms Frances McChlery GPH Marketing Manager

Ms Suzanne Elliott GMRF Clinical Trial Manager

Ms Jane O’Brien GMRF Finance Manager

Ms Sharon Wood  GMRF Partnerships & Development Manager

Research Committees 2016-2017

The roles of the GMRF Research Committees are to evaluate all proposals for research to be undertaken by or under the auspices of the Foundation. The committees make recommendations to the Board of Directors in relation to the granting of research fellowships, making of research grants and other research expenditure. They then seek progress reports from grant recipients at least once annually and report back to the Board on the progress of the research areas.

GMRI Scientific Advisory Committee

Professor Ross Young (Chair) MSc, Dip, Clin Psyc, PhD, MAPS

Associate Professor David Colquhoun MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ

Professor Darrell Crawford FRACP, MD

Dr Michael Harrison MBBS, FRCPA

Professor Ken Donald MBBS, PhD, FRCPA, FRCPath, FRACS (Hon), FRACMA

Professor Gerald Holtmann MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Veteran Mental Health Strategic Oversight Committee

Professor Gerald Holtmann MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Ms Miriam Dwyer GMRF Chief Executive Officer

Professor Darrell Crawford FRACP, MD

Mr Bill O’Chee RSL Queensland Representative