Our Staff


  • Stephen McDonald

    Executive Officer

    Professor Stephen McDonald is Director of Dialysis and a Senior Staff Nephrologist at CNARTS and Clinical Director of Renal Services for the Country Health SA. Stephen works across NIKTT, ANZOD, SWIFT, and other Registry projects.

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    Kylie Hurst

    Registry General Manager

    Kylie Hurst holds the academic qualifications of a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate Diploma of Nephrology. Kylie joined the Registry in 2011 and plays a pivotal role in overseeing operations of the Registry.

  • Phil Clayton

    Deputy Executive Officer

    Dr Phil Clayton is a Senior Consultant Nephrologist and epidemiologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He joined ANZDATA in 2015, focusing on analysis, supervision, and technical development of the Registry.

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    Kelly Marshall

    Acting Registry General Manager

    Kelly Marshall holds a Graduate Diploma in Critical Care and joined ANZDATA in 2021, bringing a skill set of organ donation, project management, and leadership to the development of two new registries. Kelly supports the Executive team as Deputy General Manager and more recently as Interim General Manager.


  • Mandy Farmer

    ANZDATA Project Manager

    Mandy Farmer joined ANZDATA in 2012 with a background in nursing. As the Project Manager of the ANZDATA Annual Survey and Administrative team, Mandy provides support to all contributors of ANZDATA ensuring the ongoing success of the Registry survey.

  • Melissa Danaher

    Data Quality Specialist

    Melissa Danaher joined ANZDATA in 2014 with a focus on data quality and integrity through exception reporting, process improvements, and application testing. Melissa also manages the monthly reporting for ANZOD, Living Kidney, and Eye & Tissue and assists with the ANZDATA annual survey.

  • Eliza Partridge

    Senior Administrative Business Support

    Eliza Partridge joined ANZDATA in 2022, continuing her career in Business Administration.  Eliza comes to ANZDATA with a background in Public Health and Organ Donation. Eliza supports the ANZDATA Executive Team, ANZDATA Working Groups and Committees and day to day business functions.

  • Brooke Cunningham

    Project Support Officer

    Brooke Cunningham joined ANZDATA in 2016.  Brooke works closely with the ANZDATA Project Manager to provide support to contributors to ensure the successful completion of the ANZDATA survey.  Brooke also provides support to the registries embedded trials group.

  • Danny Moody

    Administrative Assistant

    Danny Moody joined the ANZDATA team in 2021, bringing extensive experience in customer service and relations. As an integral part of the Administration team, Danny covers the day-to-day functioning of ANZDATA, ANZOD, and Living Kidney.

  • Zoe Harker

    Administrative Assistant and Project Support Officer

    Zoe Harker holds a Bachelor of Health and Medical Science from the University of Adelaide and joined the ANZDATA team in 2022.  Zoe provides support to the ANZDATA annual survey collection and administration of the Registries embedded clinical trials.

  • Alice Farmer

    Data Entry Officer

    Alice Farmer is a student at the University of South Australia studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours). Alice is a core part of the Administration team, with her expertise extending to supporting the ANZDATA annual survey contributors with all aspects of data collection.


  • Software Developer

    The software developer provides expertise in developing, testing, deploying, and maintaining the ANZDATA IT applications.

  • David Scheppers

    Software Developer

    David Scheppers joined the ANZDATA team in 2020 to expand the capacity to maintain and develop the online data entry application. David has over 20 years of experience in developing data-driven web applications in a variety of commercial and public sector environments.



  • Paul Young

    Data Systems Manager

    Paul Young has excellent experience with health data, having come from a background with SA Health. He joined the ANZDATA team in late 2022 and is responsible for ANZDATA’s information system registries. Paul is passionate about data quality and enjoys the insights that data analysis can bring to public health treatment and programs.


  • Christopher Davies

    Lead Biostatistician

    Dr Christopher Davies has a PhD in Statistics, focusing on group-based trajectory modeling. Chris leads and conducts analyses for ANZDATA research projects and provides statistical support for the generation of regular reports and the extraction of data for custom external requests.

  • Kathryn Dansie


    Kathryn Dansie has Honours in Neuroscience and a background in emergency medicine. She joined ANZDATA in 2017, where she is involved with data linkage projects, consumer engagement, and registry-based trials.

  • Feruza Kholmurodova


    Feruza Kholmurodova has a Masters in Applied Mathematics and Teaching and a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics. She previously worked at Flinders University in cancer research before joining ANZDATA in 2022. Feruza provides statistical support and extraction of data for requests.

  • Georgina Irish

    Clinical Epidemiology Fellow

    Dr Georgina Irish is a nephrologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Executive Director of the Transplant Epidemiology Group (TrEG). She joined ANZDATA as the Clinical Epidemiology Fellow and uses epidemiological registry data to help both patients and clinicians make informed decisions about kidney transplantation.


  • Dominic Keuskamp

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Dr Dominic Keuskamp commenced with ANZDATA in 2020. He manages several data linkage projects investigating predictors and outcomes of kidney replacement therapy (KRT). His research also includes applications of spatial analysis to investigations of KRT.

  • Erandi Hewawasam

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Dr Erandi Hewawasam joined the Registry in 2019. Erandi supports the ongoing work of the Registry’s pregnancy research project, looking at parenthood in patients receiving dialysis or kidney transplantation, including perinatal risk and outcomes using population-based data linkage.

  • Lavern Greenham

    Clinical Research Coordinator, SWIFT

    Lavern Greenham has Honours in Health Science and a background in pregnancy nutrition research. She joined ANZDATA in 2020 to help integrate trials into the Registry and is involved in registry-based Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).

  • Emily Duncanson

    Research Project Officer

    Emily is a registered Health Psychologist who joined the ANZDATA team in 2018. Her research interests include exploring health behaviours, quality of life, and psychological wellbeing of people living with kidney disease, using qualitative methods.

Consumer Engagement

  • Shyamsundar Muthuramalingam

    Consumer Engagement Project Officer

    Dr Shyam Muthuramalingam joined ANZDATA in 2020 to lead the Registry’s consumer-related activities. He is a lived experience consumer partner who works in the production and delivery of consumer-specific reports, research dissemination, and engagement and education.

  • Jasmin Mazis - Consumer Engagement Officer

    Jasmin Mazis

    Patient Engagement Project Officer

    Jasmin is a Registered Nurse with a Master of Public Health. She joined the ANZDATA team in 2022 as part of the BEAT-CKD, CRE-PACT. Jasmin has a passion for consumer engagement and works to encourage consumer involvement across all stages of research in kidney disease.

National Indigenous Kidney Transplantation Taskforce

  • Kelli Owen

    National Consumer Engagment Coordinator

    Kelli Owen is a Kaurna, Narungga, and Ngarrindjeri woman who has a Master of Indigenous Languages Education and is a PhD candidate focusing on Indigenous Data Sovereignty. She joined ANZDATA in 2020 as part of the NIKTT team and now leads the MRFF Patient Navigator grant.

  • Katie Cundale

    Senior Project Officer

    Katie is originally from England and has a Master of Public Health. She joined the ANZDATA team on the NIKTT project in 2021, where she focuses on health equity and improving access to care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Matilda D'Antoine

    Research Officer

    Matilda D’Antoine is a Paakantyi woman from far western NSW with an Honours Degree in Psychological Science. Matilda joined ANZDATA in 2019 on the NIKTT project and works to improve access to and outcomes from transplantation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Isaac Brown

    Junior Research Officer

    Isaac Brown is originally from Alice Springs and is a nursing student at the University of Adelaide. He joined ANZDATA in early 2023 to provide research and analysis support to the Patient Navigator project.

PhD Students

  • Samantha Bateman

    PhD Candidate

    Dr Samantha Bateman in a nephrologist and general physician, working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. As a PhD candidate, she is researching the benefits and burdens of kidney transplantation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Alison Weightman

    PhD Candidate

    Dr Alison Weightman is a nephrologist at Flinders Medical Centre. Her PhD research focuses on Decision-Making in Transplantation where she will be combining ethical analysis with qualitative methodologies.

  • Lachlan McMichael

    PhD Candidate

    Dr Lachlan McMichael is a nephrologist and early career clinician-researcher. His PhD research focuses on international trends in kidney transplant waitlisting, developing administrative measures of eligibility for transplantation, and assessing resource utilisation during transplant evaluation.