VARTA has established an advisory panel to contribute to the work of the Authority on a voluntary basis. Membership is reviewed annually.
The panel’s role is:
- to provide up-to-date information on general matters relating to assisted reproductive treatment, respond to questions of a technical, scientific or ethical manner on request, and provide advice on related fields of investigation under Victorian legislation.
- to provide expert advice on relevant emerging research outcomes and treatment activities to inform VARTA’s monitoring and public education functions.
- to consider other matters as they arise or are referred by the Authority.
Membership of VARTA Advisory Panel as at June 2014
|Dr David Amor||Genetic Health Services Victoria|
|Prof. Agnes Bankier||Austin Health & The Royal Children's Hospital|
|Prof. Eric Blyth||University of Huddersfield, UK|
|Mr Adnan Catakovic||City Fertility Centre|
|Prof. Ken Daniels||University of Canterbury, NZ|
|Mr Alan Doran||Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, UK|
|Dr Guiliana Fuscaldo||Centre for Health and Society, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne|
|Dr Debra Gook||Royal Women's Hospital & Melbourne IVF|
|A/Prof. Jane Halliday||Murdoch Children's Research Institute|
|Prof. Gab Kovacs||Monash IVF|
|Ms Gillian Lewis||SA Health (formerly SA Council on Reproductive Technology)|
|Prof. Rob McLachlan||Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research|
|A/Prof. Megan Munsie||Stem Cells Australia, University of Melbourne|
|The Rev. Canon Alan Nichols||Anglican Church & Independent Ethics Consultant|
|Dr Michelle Taylor-Sands||Melbourne Law School|
|Dr R.S. Sharma||Indian Council of Medical Research|
|Dr Francoise Shenfield||University College London|
|Dr Rob Sparrow||School of Philosophy & Bioethics, Monash University|
|Dr Merle Spriggs||Children's Bioethics Centre, Murdoch Children's Research Institute|
|Dr Kate Stern||Royal Women's Hospital & Melbourne IVF|
|Dr Beverley Vollenhoven||Monash IVF|
|Prof. Bob Williamson||Medical Faculty, University of Melbourne|
|Ms Ellinor Wilson||Assisted Human Reproduction Canada|
|Dr Leeanda Wilton||Melbourne IVF|