Current Staff

 

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Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Director
AM FAHMS MD MPhil MBBS FRACP FRCPCH FRCP

Professor Elliott founded the APSU in 1993 and has been the Director of the Unit since its inception. She is a Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Services at the University of Sydney and a consultant paediatrician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.  Professor Elliott was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 for academic services to paediatrics and child health, research, education and the establishment of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit.

Dr Anne Morris
Dr Anne Morris
Medical Director

Dr Guy Eslick
Dr Guy Eslick
Research Director

Dr Suzy Teutsch, Research Fellow
Dr Suzy Teutsch, Research Fellow
BSc(Hons) (Macquarie University), PhD (The University of Sydney)

Suzy joined the APSU in November 2017.  She is a postdoctoral researcher, having previously worked in infectious diseases epidemiology research at The Children’s Hospital Westmead (Perinatal infection epidemiology group) and at The University of New South Wales (Inflammation and Infection Research Centre).  Suzy completed a PhD in 2005 at The University of Sydney (Institute for Immunology and Allergy Research, WIMR) examining candidate susceptibility genes for multiple sclerosis, and has research interests in infectious diseases, immunology, neurology and genetics.

Dr Carlos Nunez, Research Associate
Dr Carlos Nunez, Research Associate
MPH, PhD

Carlos joined the APSU in 2018 before completing his PhD on cancer epidemiology at the University of Sydney.  Carlos is a Research Associate at the APSU, managing the non-infectious research portfolio.  Currently, Carlos’ research interests include the understanding of causes, risk factors and the burden of rare paediatric diseases in order to contribute to policy relevant epidemiological evidence in paediatric health care services.

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Dr Melissa Cheung, Research Fellow
BPharm(Hons), PhD

Melissa joined the APSU in June 2019. Melissa is a Research Fellow at the APSU and the University of Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, working in the area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She is the Registry Manager for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Australian Registry. She completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours Class I) at the University of Sydney in 2013. After obtaining registration as a Pharmacist, Melissa returned to the University to undertake a PhD degree, which was awarded in 2019.

Mrs Dannielle Handel
Mrs Dannielle Handel
Research Office Manager

Dannielle joined the APSU in August 2015