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Our people

Meet our leadership team and key management staff
Our team brings together leading academics, researchers and practitioners in medicine and health, with a commitment to improving healthcare.

Faculty leadership

Professor Robyn Ward

Professor Robyn Ward AM FAHMS,
Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor

Professor Robyn Ward is an academic leader, cancer researcher and medical oncologist.

She is a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), chairs the Commonwealth Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), and serves on the Council and Executive of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Professor Ward was previously with the University of Queensland, where she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Executive Dean (Acting) of the Faculty of Medicine.

In 2013 she was made Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medical research and patient care in the field of oncology.

  • Professor Robyn Ward, Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Medicine and Health
  • Kate Jensen, Faculty General Manager
  • Janine Richards, Director, Faculty Strategy and Partnerships 
  • Ruth Crilly, Executive Assistant to Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor
  • Laura Vasta, Executive Assistant to General Manager and Director, Faculty Strategy and Partnerships
  • Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson, Deputy Executive Dean (Academic)
  • Professor Joel Negin, Deputy Executive Dean (Research Partnerships) (Acting)
  • Bernadette Ralph, Acting Executive Assistant to Deputy Executive Deans
  • Associate Professor Tim Schlub, Associate Dean (Education)
  • Professor Carolyn Day, Associate Dean (Research Education)
  • Professor Antoine van Oijen, Associate Dean (Research)
  • Professor Meredith Makeham, Associate Dean (Community and Primary Health Care)
  • Rick Macourt, Associate Dean (Indigenous Strategy and Services)
  • Susan Woodbury, Executive Assistant to Associate Deans
  • Professor Cheryl Jones, Head of School and Dean, Sydney Medical School
  • Professor Andrew McLachlan, Head of School and Dean, Sydney Pharmacy School
  • Professor Mary Collins, Head of School, School of Medical Sciences
  • Professor Jaime Miranda, Head of School, Sydney School of Public Health
  • Professor Heiko Spallek, Head of School and Dean, Sydney Dental School
  • Professor Brendan McCormack, Head of School and Dean, Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Professor Joshua Burns, Head of School and Dean, Sydney School of Health Sciences
  • Professor Stephen Twigg, Head of Clinical School, Central 
  • Professor Mark Cooper, Head of Clinical School, Concord
  • Professor Stephen Fuller, Head of Clinical School, Nepean 
  • Professor Margaret Schnitzler, Head of Clinical School, Northern
  • Professor Russell Dale, Head of Clinical School, Children’s Hospital Westmead 
  • Professor Henry Pleass, Head of Clinical School, Westmead 
  • Associate Professor Melissa Kang, Co-head of General Practice Clinical School
  • Associate Professor Fiona Robinson, Co-head of General Practice Clinical School
  • Professor Debra Jones, Head of Department and Head of Clinical School, Rural (Broken Hill) 
  • Professor Vicki Flood, Director and Head of Clinical School (Northern Rivers)
  • Associate Professor Catherine Hawke, Head, Rural Clinical School (Dubbo/Orange) 

Please visit our find a researcher section or refer to the staff directory for contact information.

To learn more about our research expertise or to find a researcher associated with a particular project or centre, please visit the relevant school website from the list of academic schools.