Governance

Strategic Leadership Group

  • Professor Danielle Gallegos

    Professor Danielle Gallegos is Chair of the Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research funded by the Queensland Children’s Hospital Foundation. She has over thirty years experience as a practicing dietitian, with fifteen of those as a public health nutritionist, and ten years in academia. Since arriving in academia, Danielle has built a...

  • Professor Nikhil Thapar

    Professor Nikhil Thapar is a Clinical/Health Services Research Senior Research Fellow position at QUT within the Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research and is a member of the Strategic Leadership Group. Professor Nikhil Thapar is Director of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplant service at Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, where he...

  • Associate Professor Severine Navarro

    Professor Severine Navarro is a Children’s Hospital Foundation Fellow and spokesperson to the Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research. The focus of her research is the development of hookworm protein-based therapeutics for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases such as allergy, asthma, inflammatory bowel diseases and mood disorders. She completed her...

External Advisory Group

  • Professor Aimee McVeigh

    Professor Aimee McVeigh is QCOSS’ Chief Executive Officer, and a strong advocate for equality, opportunity and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. As a community lawyer and human rights advocate, Aimee led the successful campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland. Aimee has qualifications in communications and law, attaining a Master...

  • Emeritus Professor Lynne Daniels

    Professor Lynne Daniels was appointed to a newly established capacity building research chair within the Institute Health and Biomedical Innovation in August 2006. Her research interests include nutrition and feeding in infancy and early childhood, childhood obesity, selenium status of infants and nutrition assessment and support of older adults. Research...

  • Emeritus Professor David Crawford

    Professor David Crawford has more than 40 years’ of experience in public health research.  His research has focused on the role of nutrition and physical activity in chronic disease prevention and management; development of behaviour change strategies to improve health; population strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

  • Damon Mudge

    Damon is an Interim Executive Manager and Management Consultant with extensive experience in the health industry working in both commercial and non-profit organisations in the pharmaceutical, medical and health industries. Originally an Exercise Physiologist, Damon is an MBA qualified generalist with experience working as a CIO, COO and CEO.  His...