ASMR Directors

Dr Ryan Davis

President, Strategy & Governance Portfolio

Dept of Neurogenetics, Level 11, Building 6,
Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital,
St Leonards NSW 2065


Dr Daniel Johnstone

Honorary Treasurer/Hon Secretary/Policy Development, Past President 2017, ASMR Advisory Group 2016 -

Discipline of Physiology
The University of Sydney
Sydney NSW 2006

Prof Christoph Hagemeyer

Exec. Director, Sponsorship, Past President 2020

Australian Centre for Blood Diseases,
Monash University, Melbourne, Vic 3004

A/Prof Tony Kenna

Exec. Director, Professional Development

QUT, Faculty of Health,
School – Biomedical Sciences,

Dr Lila Landowski

Exec. Director, Media

University of Tasmania,
Hobart, Tas, 7000

Dr Kristen Barratt

Director, Membership

Early Mammalian Development Laboratory,
JCSMR, Building 131 Garran Road,
The Australian National University, Acton, ACT 2601


Dr Erin McGillick

Director, Media

The Ritchie Centre
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Clayton Vic 3168

Dr Emily Colvin

Director, ASMR MRW(R)

Kolling Institute of Medical Research

St Leonards NSW,  2065

Dr Melissa Cantley

Director, Newsletter

Myeloma Research Laboratory, L5 South
SAHMRI, North Terrace,
Adelaide SA 5001

Dr Dona Jayakody

Director ASMR MRW(R) and NSC

Ear Science Institute Australia

Subiaco Western Australia, 6008

Dr Denuja Karunakaran

Director, NSC 2021

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

The University of Queensland

Brisbane Qld 4072 Australia

Board of Directors

ASMR Board Directors have an integral role in supporting the ASMR’s core objectives of advocating for and communicating the benefits of health and medical research to the broader community, and supporting research careers.

The ASMR was founded in 1961 and is the peak professional organisation representing the Australian health and medical research sector.

ASMR Board Directors are enthusiastic, motivated and strategically-minded professionals who are passionate about making a difference in the health and medical research sector. Directors are sought from diverse backgrounds that ideally encompass, but are not limited to, all areas of scientific endeavour, allied health, medicine and science communication.

Nominations close on Friday 3rd September 2021.  Further information (role descriptions) and nomination form.