Scientific Advisory Committee

The Bureau of Health Information (BHI) Scientific Advisory Committee provides expert input and advice on program development and delivery to help ensure BHI meets current and future priority needs of stakeholders. The Committee consists of Australian and international experts capable of providing BHI with a more comprehensive perspective to ensure we remain at the forefront of best-practice performance monitoring and reporting. The Committee is chaired by our Chief Executive, Dr Diane Watson.

Committee members

Dr Stephen Duckett

Dr Stephen Duckett is Director, Health Program at the Grattan Institute. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in healthcare in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.


Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Picker Institute Europe based in the UK. He is also a National Institute of Health Research faculty member and an associate member of the University of Oxford’s Health Services Research Unit. Before becoming CEO in 2017, Chris led Picker’s research division from 2011 to 2016, overseeing the development and co-ordination of large scale research and evaluation projects. Chris has conducted research on and written widely about patient-centred care, and staff, patient and user experiences of healthcare.


Anna Greenberg

Anna Greenberg is Interim President & CEO at Health Quality Ontario in Canada, leading the design and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to improve performance monitoring and public reporting in Ontario. Anna was previously Health Quality Ontario’s Vice President, Health System Performance. Prior to that, she was Director, Strategic Policy at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care where she led policy development in a wide range of areas including mental health and addictions, healthcare quality and safety, clinical and social service integration, and reproductive technology.


Jeannie Haggerty

Jeannie Haggerty is the Interim Scientific Director, St Mary’s Research Centre, St Mary’s Hospital Centre in Montreal, Canada. Her research is focused on measuring patient experiences in patient-centred healthcare, access and continuity, and how these measures relate to changes in organisational and professional practices. St Mary’s Hospital was part of the first wave of hospitals in Canada to engage patients in the improvement of health services, and Jeannie co-led action research programs engaging patients in the re-design of health services.


Richard Hamblin

Richard Hamblin is the Director, Health Quality Intelligence at the Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand, responsible for all aspects of the Commission’s measurement of the quality of New Zealand’s healthcare. This includes the New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation, measurement of the effects of national quality improvement program, and design and implementation of national indicators of quality and value. Prior to this, Richard worked for 20 years in the National Health Service (NHS) in England, including as Director, Intelligence at the Care Quality Commission.


Kathleen Morris

Kathleen Morris is the Vice President, Research and Analysis at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). She leads an integrated program of health services and population health initiatives, including indicator development, web-based performance reporting, analytical reports and capacity building. Prior to joining CIHI, Kathleen led strategic and operational projects for hospitals, health regions and governments across Canada.


Sabina Nuti

Sabina Nuti is Professor of the Management and Health Laboratory at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, Italy and a member of the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health of the European Commission for the triennium 2016—2019. Sabina leads the performance evaluation system for the healthcare sector in the Tuscany region and a network of twelve other Italian regions. She is responsible for leading national and European research projects about healthcare management, performance evaluation and policy.


Cathy Schoen

Cathy Schoen is Senior Scholar in Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine. She is former executive director of the Commonwealth Fund Council of Economic Advisors and former Senior Vice President for Policy, Research and Evaluation at the Commonwealth Fund. Cathy has previously been Research Director of the Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System. Her work has included strategic oversight and management of surveys, and research and policy initiatives to track health system performance.


Kirstine Sketcher-Baker

Kirstine Sketcher-Baker is Executive Director, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service with the Queensland Government’s Clinical Excellence Division. She is responsible for monitoring and supporting health services to minimise patient harm, reduce unwarranted variation in healthcare and achieve high quality care. Kirstine has a statistical background with a longstanding interest in patient safety and quality care. She has led the introduction of monitoring tools and information systems throughout Queensland and in Alberta including the Queensland Bedside Audit and Patient Experience Surveys.


Dr Jeremy Veillard

Jeremy Veillard is the Strategic Policy Adviser to the Senior Director at the World Bank Group. He is also the Program Manager, Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCIP), which focuses on improving the delivery of primary healthcare in low and middle-income countries. Previously, Jeremy was Vice President, Research and Analysis with the Canadian Institute for Health Information where he led all aspects of research and analysis, working with key stakeholders on health system performance and transformation.


Page updated: 18th Jan 2019
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