Dr Kim SutherlandDr Kim Sutherland

Executive Director, Office for Health and Medical Research

Kim leads the Office for Health and Medical Research. Prior to her appointment to OHMR, she held Director roles at the Agency for Clinical Innovation and the Bureau of Health Information. Kim is a health services researcher with experience in performance measurement and reporting, evaluation and assessment of quality, and change management in healthcare organisations. She played a central role in the development of performance measurement frameworks in NSW and the UK and co-authored a series of reports on the English NHS quality agenda. Kim holds a Master of Science from London Hospital Medical College, a Master of Business Administration from Imperial College London and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. In 2022, Kim received the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to NSW Health.

Lee TaylorDr Lee Taylor

Director, Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence

After completing medicine, I spent 12 years working in various places including five years working in developing countries, specifically South Africa, Tonga, and with Afghan refugees in Pakistan; in Australia in teaching hospitals and urban and rural general practice; and a stint on the Flying Doctor service in Broken Hill.

My experience in developing countries fired my passion for public health. I joined the Public Health Training Program here in 1991, loved working in epidemiology, and never left.

Nikki MaloneyNikki Maloney

Principal Policy Officer, Mental Health

I have worked in the public sector (both NSW and Commonwealth) for more than 20 years. I have never had a planned career path, preferring to work in areas that I've found interesting and meaningful, and to take opportunities to work on policy reform and change initiatives whenever possible. 

As a result, I've worked on a range of different law enforcement and health portfolios - NSW Alcohol Summit, National Crime Prevention, response to the Redfern / Waterloo Inquiry, Garling Inquiry, and most recently the NSW Mental Reform. I've even supported a review of thoroughbred horse racing in NSW.

Liz JunckLiz Junck

Director, Primary and Community Care Unit, Health and Social Policy

I started off in local level health promotion and dietetics and really, by both accident and opportunity, progressed to drugs, alcohol and mental education roles. I had a great opportunity to work in the former Cabinet Office on the 1999 State Drug Summit and then in Premier's Department on the community based policies arising from the event.

Since then I've worked in a range of policy and management roles in the Ministry, the Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Office, the Office of the Secretary and now with the Health and Social Policy branch.​​​​​​​​

Current as at: Tuesday 18 June 2024
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