ASMR Directors

Dr Emily Colvin


Kolling Institute of Medical Research

St Leonards NSW,  2065

A/Prof Tony Kenna

Membership/Public Outreach

QUT, Faculty of Health,
School – Biomedical Sciences,

Dr Ryan Davis

Honorary Treasurer 2023, President 2021, Advisory Group from 2020

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


Dr Chantal Attard

Honorary Secretary, ASMR Medical Research Week(R)

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute,

Royal Children’s Hospital,

Parkville Vic 3052

Dr Kristen Barratt

Director, Media and Communications

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


Dr Marshall Dalton

Director, ASMR MRW(r)

School of Psychology and Brain and Mind Centre

The University of Sydney

Dr Melissa Cantley

Professional Development

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

Prof Christoph Hagemeyer

Exec. Director, Sponsorship, Past President 2020

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

Dr Lila Landowski

Director, Media and Communications

University of Tasmania,
Hobart, Tas, 7000

Khalia Primer

Director, NSC


University of Adelaide

Dr Dona Jayakody

Director, Newsletter

Ear Science Institute Australia

Subiaco Western Australia, 6008

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.