Clinical Trials Advisory Committee

The Clinical Trials Advisory Committee (CTAC) will provide advice to the Department of Health and the Department of Industry and Science on various measures under the clinical trials reform initiative. View updated information and progress on the reform activities.

Many of these activities progress implementation on recommendations from the CTAG Report Clinically competitive: boosting the business of clinical trials in Australia.

Membership

Membership of the group is drawn from senior representatives from Commonwealth and State Governments, industry, academic trials, consumer groups.

Members

  • Peter Chesworth, Co-Chair
    Head, Sectoral Growth Policy Division
    Australian Government Department Industry and Science
  • Alanna Foster, Co-Chair
    First Assistant Secretary, Research, Data and Evaluation Division
    Australian Government Department Health
  • Gary Richards
    General Manager, Advanced Technologies Branch
    Sectoral Growth Policy Division
    Australian Government Department Industry and Science
  • Dr Jenean Spencer
    Assistant Secretary, Safety, Quality and Research Branch
    Research, Data and Evaluation Division
    Australian Government Department Health
  • Samantha Robertson
    Executive Director, Evidence, Advice and Governance
    Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Mary McDonald
    Head, Medicines Regulation Division
    Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • Dr Tony Penna
    Director, Office for Health and Medical Research
    NSW Government Department of Health
  • Prof Chris Brook
    Chief Advisor Innovation, Quality & Safety
    Victorian Government Department of Health
  • Prof Gary Geelhoed
    Chief Medical Offcer, Assistant Director General,
    Clinical Services and Research Division,
    WA Government Department of Health
  • Julie Philips
    Chair, Ausbiotech
    Chief Executive Officer BioDiem Ltd
  • Dr Deborah Rathjen
    Chief Executive Officer, Bionomics
  • Dr Martin Cross
    Chairman of Medicines Australia
  • Leanne Wells
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Consumers Health Forum of Australia
  • Prof John Zalcberg
    Interim Chair, Australian Clinical Trials Alliance
  • Suzanne Greenwood
    Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Health Australia
  • Andrew Barron
    Australian Private Hospitals Association
  • Dr Andrew Howard
    Chief Information Officer
    National Health Information and Performance Principal Committee
    Victorian Government Department of Health

Meetings of the CTAC

There have been five meetings of the CTAC since its inception. A Communiqué from each of the meetings are available below:

CTAC Terms of Reference

This document includes information on the committee’s structure and administration.

Enquiries

Email CTACSecretariat@industry.gov.au or write to:
Manager, Health Technologies Section
Advanced Technologies Branch
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
GPO Box 9839
Canberra ACT 2601

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