Strategic Leadership Group
Professor Danielle Gallegos
Professor Danielle Gallegos is the Chair of the Centre for Childhood Nutrition Research funded by the Queensland Children’s Hospital Foundation. She has over thirty years of 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...
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...
Ms Kate Kruger is the Centre and Knowledge Translation Manger for the CCNR. Kate has a wealth of project management experience in the areas of women’s wellness, advanced practice nursing, wound care and most recently clinical practice. With an academic background in public health she has worked closely with key...
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 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...