Collaborators

Professor Kim L Moretti MBBS FRACS (Urol). Professor, School of Population Health, Health Sciences, University of South Australia; Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Flinders University; Clinical Lecturer, Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide; Prostate Cancer Stream Leader, and Member Steering Committee, SA Comprehensive Cancer Consortium, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), and Member Prostate Cancer Sub Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Uro-Genital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP). Prof Kim Moretti is Head of Urology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, was Chairman of the Urological Society SA/NT section in 2009, is on the Board of Directors of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ), and has served on the executive committee of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons SA section. He has undertaken post-graduate and fellowship studies at the Institute of Urology and University College, London. He chairs the Steering Committee of SA-PCCOC and, with extensive experience in teaching and medical education, provides strong mentorship and support for trainees undertaking research.

Dr Kym Horsell MBBS FRACS(Urol). Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Flinders Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Flinders University. Dr Horsell is a Visiting Urologist at the Repatriation General Hospital. After undertaking his specialty training in Urology in Sydney and Adelaide, he did his fellowship training at the Bristol Urological Institute.   Previous positions include SA Chairman of Training and Education  for urological training, and a committee member of the SA Section of the Continence foundation of Australia. He also provides a visiting urological service to Royal Darwin Hospital.  He has a strong interest in promoting awareness of male health issues, and would like to raise the profile of the PCCOC in the  South Australian community.

Associate Professor Martin Borg MD FRANZCR, is a Radiation Oncologist, senior partner at the Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre and Chair of the SA-PCCOC Research Committee. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Adelaide and Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia.  He has published or co-authored over 50 articles.   Dr Borg is a former chief examiner with the Faculty of Radiation Oncology and is senior visiting medical officer at numerous hospitals including St Andrew’s Hospital, ACHA, the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women and Children’s Hospital. He has had the privilege of presenting on a number of topics in Malaysia and India.

Professor David Roder (AM, PhD) is the Chair of Cancer Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of SA. He is a specialist consultant (Epidemiology) to Cancer Australia, the New South Wales Cancer Institute, Cancer Council Australia, and SA Health Cancer Registry. He is responsible for developing the National Data Set Specifications for Prostate Cancer and tissue banking. He has been a WHO consultant on numerous occasions in relation to cancer databases and cancer epidemiology. He also has various committee appointments as chairman:

    • Clinical Quality Advisory Group of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
    • Cross Jurisdictional Steering Committee of the WA Data Linkage System between DOHA (Federal Department of Health and Aging) and DOHWA (West Australian Department of Health)
    • The Safety Monitoring Committee (for management of cervical abnormalities detected in screening)
    • Scientific Advisory Group of the Victorian Cancer Registry, and member of The Cancer Monitoring Advisory Committee for Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

He holds an Honorary Life member and was previously a Board Member of the International Association of Cancer Registries. He has authored approximately 160 peer-reviewed research publications, and remains active in research both as a researcher and research reviewer for numerous international journals and research funding bodies. He wrote the National Cancer Strategy for Cancer Australia, and was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2000 for contributions to Cancer Epidemiology, cancer registration and research.

Dr Kerri Beckmann PhD, BSc (Hons), MPH. Kerri is an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at Kings College, London. She contributes extensive experience in cancer epidemiology and knowledge of cancer registry data in South Australia. She has skills in the collection, management and analysis of epidemiological data. She is the current holder of a National Breast Cancer Foundation Novel Concept Award (2011).

Mr David Merry provides a consumer perspective, and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia liaison.

SA-PCCOC Staff

Dr Michael O’Callaghan BSc (Hons) PhD. Michael is Senior Researcher and Educator at the Repatriation General Hospital, Urology Unit, SA-PCCOC Executive Officer and Affiliate Senior Lecturer at Flinders University and University of Adelaide. Dr O’Callaghan joined SA-PCCOC in 2013.  Further details can be found here: Linkedin and publications here: Google Scholar.

Tina Kopsaftis BSc, our Data Coordinator is responsible for data acquisition and data quality. She has been involved with the database since 2003 and has extensive knowledge of data sources in public and private sectors and established successful liaisons with each of the private practices involved with our organisation. She assists with the retrieval of data for analysis and for the creation of conference abstracts, posters, publications and grant applications.

Scott Walsh BNg, Grad Cert Critical Care. Scott is the founder of Envido and supports SA-PCCOC as Data Manager. Further details can be found in Linkedin.

Karen Hall BArts, BSc, GCertClinEpi, provides data collection to the Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Database. She is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ProstateHealth website.

Elspeth Raymond RN, Grad Cert Perioperative Nursing, has co-authored on five systematic reviews that have examined the optimum prognostic tools predicting outcomes in prostate cancer. She is also responsible for providing data collection to the SA Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Database.

Helen Claridge –  Dip App Sc (Nursing); BNg ; Grad Cert Perioperative Nursing; Grad Dip Public Health,  is responsible for providing data collection to the SA-PCCOC database.

Lisa Leopardi, BEng (Biomedical); BSc, is responsible for providing data collection to the SA Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Database.