ASMR Directors

A/Prof Tony Kenna

President, Strategy and Governance

QUT, Faculty of Health,
School – Biomedical Sciences,

Dr Ryan Davis

Immediate Past President 2022, Honorary Treasurer 2022, President 2021, Advisory Group from 2020

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


Prof Christoph Hagemeyer

Exec. Director, Sponsorship, Past President 2020

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

Dr Melissa Cantley

Exec. Director, Hon Secretary, Professional Development

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

Dr Emily Colvin

Exec. Director

Kolling Institute of Medical Research

St Leonards NSW,  2065

Dr Kristen Barratt

Director, NSC

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


Dr Lila Landowski

Director, Media

University of Tasmania,
Hobart, Tas, 7000

Dr Erin McGillick

Director, Media

The Ritchie Centre
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Clayton Vic 3168

Dr Chantal Attard

Director, ASMR Medical Research Week(R)

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute,

Royal Children’s Hospital,

Parkville Vic 3052

Dr Dona Jayakody

Director, Newsletter

Ear Science Institute Australia

Subiaco Western Australia, 6008

Dr Denuja Karunakaran

Director, Membership

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.