Contributions and acknowledgements

Key to the Veterans’ MATES program success is the involvement of our partner organisations, external stakeholders that include veterans and their health professionals, as well as independent clinical expert reviewers. Our partners are involved at every stage of the program and we would like to acknowledge the key role that they play in developing the Veterans’ MATES materials.

Veterans’ Reference Group members:

Ms Georgia Ash

Dr Roderick Bain OAM
Australian Veterans and Defence Services Council

Ms Wendy Bateman
Returned and Services League of Australia

Mr Michael Benyk
Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia

Commodore Michael Dowsett AM (ret’d)
The Defence Force Welfare Association

Mr Bob Ellis OAM
Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia

Mrs Margaret (Meg) Green
War Widows’ Guild of Australia

Ms Joy Herman
Partners of Veterans Association

Group Captain Richard Kelloway OBE, MID (ret’d)
Royal Australian Air Force Association

Mr Ian Swan
Australian Federation of Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen and Women


Clinical Reference Group (Writing Group) members:

Dr Rosemary Allin
Drug and Therapeutics Information Service; Clinical Pharmacist

Ms Jane Curtis
Australian Medicines Handbook

Dr Zain Elgebaly
NPS MedicineWise

Dr Oliver Frank
University Senior Research Fellow, Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide; Specialist General Practitioner, Hillcrest, SA

Ms Simone Rossi
Australian Medicines Handbook

Professor Debra Rowett
Drug and Therapeutics Information Service; Discipline Leader: Pharmacy External Relations, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia, SA

Ms Louise Sheridan
Australian Medicines Handbook

Dr Russell Shute
Specialist General Practitioner, Blackwood, SA

Ms Vanessa Simpson
NPS MedicineWise

Professor Nigel Stocks
Discipline of General Practice, University of Adelaide

Ms Kathie Stove
Distinguished Editor, Institute of Professional Editors

Ms Louise Quinn
Australian Medicines Handbook

Editorial Committee members:

Professor Amanda Barnard
Rural and Medical Education Sectors

Wing Commander Jeanette Bradley
Department of Defence

Professor Gerard Gill
Australian Medical Association

Mrs Margaret (Meg) Green
War Widows' Guild of Australia

Dr Graeme Killer
Returned and Services League of Australia

Dr Geraldine Moses
Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee

Dr Michael Seah
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Ms Clare Weston
NPS MedicineWise

Associate Professor Michael Woodward
Repatriation Pharmaceutical Reference Committee


Practitioner Reference Group membership:

Associate Professor Chris Alderman
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia

Ms Megan Corlis
Director of Research and Development, Helping Hand, SA

Ms Karen Glaetzer AM
Nurse Practitioner, SA

Mr Adam Phillips
Pharmacy Improvement Centre, SA

Dr Stephen Phillips
Specialist General Practitioner, Cotton Tree, Qld

Ms Debbie Rigby
Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy, Qld

Dr Aline Smith
Specialist General Practitioner, Summer Hill, NSW

External reviewers of our materials (from 2016)

Dr James Allan
Specialist General Practitioner, Aldgate, SA

Dr Ian Arthur
Specialist General Practitioner, Toormina, NSW

Dr Chris Bollen
Specialist General Practitioner, Hillcrest, SA

Dr Penny Briscoe
Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA

Dr Andrew Broad
Specialist General Practitioner, Blackburn, Vic

Dr Paul Cafarella
Repatriation General Hospital, SA

Dr Robert Carroll
Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA

Professor Keryln Carville
Silver Chain, WA

Mr Rajiv Chand
Alzheimer's Australia, SA

Professor Jacqueline Close
Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW

Dr Charles Cock
College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, SA

Mr Tim Cocks
Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, SA

Dr Margaret Daley
Specialist General Practitioner, Surry Hills, NSW

Professor Brian Draper
Professor (Conjoint), School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, NSW

Dr Alison Edwards
Specialist General Practitioner, Port Broughton, SA

Associate Professor Christopher Etherton-Beer
Medical School, University of Western Australia, WA

Dr Lucia Gagliardi
Endocrine Consultants, SA

Dr Cate Howell
Specialist General Practitioner, Goolwa, SA

Dr Ilya Hubczenko
Specialist General Practitioner, Hillcrest, SA

Dr Mark Hutton
Dentist, Mount Gambier, SA

Dr Kylie Johnston
School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, SA

Professor David LeCouteur
Anzac Research Institute, University of Sydney, NSW

Dr Vicki Lunn
Specialist General Practitioner, Balmain, NSW

Professor Kurt Lushington
Head of School, Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia

Dr Robert Menz
Specialist General Practitioner, College Park, SA

Professor Lorimer Moseley
School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, SA

Dr Brendan Ng
Clinical Pharmacology and Ageing Laboratory, University of Sydney, NSW

Dr Phil Parker
Specialist General Practitioner, Eaton Hills, Qld

Professor Nicholas Procter
Chair: Mental Health Nursing, University of South Australia, SA

Ms Debbie Rigby
Pharmacist, Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy, Qld

Dr Tim Semple
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, SA

Professor Markus Seibel
Concord Repatriation General Hospital, NSW

Dr Dianne Smith
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospial, Qld

Associate Professor Geoff Sussman
Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Vic

Ms Michele Sutherland
SA Health, SA

Dr Simon Vanlint
Specialist General Practitioner, Para Hills West, SA

Professor Ian Yang
School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Qld

Associate Professor Michael Yelland
School of Medicine, Griffith University, Qld

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