The CRE Chief Investigators (CIs) are leaders in their respective fields, each with a specific and relevant strength.  All CIs have made major contributions to their field and have focussed research that contributes to evidence-based healthcare and policies.

Governance of the CRE is overseen by five of the CIs who make up the CRE Leadership Group.

Leadership Group

  • Professor Anne Chang

    Menzies School of Health Research, Qld University of Technology and Qld Children's Hospital

    Professor Anne Chang is the principal leader of these CREs. She is a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow and paediatric respiratory physician, recognised as a global leader in chronic cough and evidence...

  • Professor Keith Grimwood

    Griffith University

    Professor Keith Grimwood is Deputy Head of the School of Medicine (Research) at Griffith University and Professor of Infectious Diseases at Griffith University and Gold Coast Health Professor Grimwood is...

  • Professor Shyamali Dharmage

    Professor Shyamali Dharmage
    University of Melbourne

    Prof Dharmage is a medical doctor, respiratory epidemiologist and Public Health Physician. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. She heads the internationally recognised Unit of Allergy & Lung Health...

  • Professor Maree Toombs

    Dr Maree Toombs
    University of Queensland and Menzies School of Health Research

    Prof Maree Toombs is the Associate Dean Indigenous Engagement in the Faculty of Medicine, Uni of Queensland. She is also the past-Chair of Carbal Aboriginal Medical Services, a leading health...

  • Professor Peter Morris

    Professor Peter Morris
    Menzies School of Health Research

    Professor Peter Morris is a hospital clinician and visiting paediatrician to the Tiwi Islands. He is interested in clinical trials and systematic reviews of interventions for important childhood conditions. Peter...

Other Chief Investigators

  • Ms Heather D’Antoine

    Heather D'Antoine
    Menzies School of Health Research

    Heather D’Antoine has 25 years of experience in health services as a registered nurse and midwife and as a health service manager in both Aboriginal health services and general health...

  • Professor Allen Cheng

    Monash University

    Professor Allen Cheng is a Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and is Director of the Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology unit at Alfred Health. He holds many national roles including...

  • Associate Professor André Schultz

    University of Western Australia

    Associate Professor André Schultz is a paediatric respiratory physician at Perth Children’s Hospital and the Respiratory Program Head at the Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia. He has over...

  • Dr Gabrielle McCallum

    Menzies School of Health Research

    Doctor Gabrielle McCallum has a paediatric nursing background with >20 years working with First Nations children across the Northern Territory in both a clinical and research capacity. Gabrielle has a...

  • Associate Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan

    Menzies School of Health Research

    A/Prof Heidi Smith-Vaughan is a microbiologist working on pneumococcal carriage and vaccine studies (Australia, Vietnam, PNG, Timor Leste), and antimicrobial resistance and genomic epidemiology of respiratory organisms. She leads HealthLAB...