Our Staff

Registry General Manager

  • 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. She has also been instrumental in transforming and modernising operations to more effectively integrate and use electronic data management and reporting processes.

Project Managers

  • Mandy Farmer

    Clinical Projects and Deputy Manager

  • Melissa Danaher

    Data Quality Specialist

  • Maneesha Kandamby

    Data Systems Manager

    Maneesha Kandamby joined the Registry in 2013 and is responsible for ensuring the effective operation and maintenance of the Registry by managing the design, implementation and maintenance of large scale application databases including data integrity, security and accessibility of clinical data, reporting and data reconciliation.


  • Dr Christopher Davies

    Senior Biostatistician

    Dr Christopher Davies completed a PhD in Statistics at the University of Adelaide, focussing on group-based trajectory modelling. His research interests include methods for comparing centres, and for longitudinal data. Chris conducts analyses for ANZDATA research projects and in collaboration with those in the nephrology community. Chris also provides statistical support for the generation of regular reports and the extraction of data for custom external requests.

  • Gabriella Lincoln


  • Namrata Khanal



  • Brooke Cunningham (Maternity Leave to December 2020)

    Executive and Administration Support

  • Melissa Danaher

    Administration Support

  • Matilda D'Antoine

    Administration Support

  • Bailey Rafferty

    Data Entry and Administration Support

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Dr Erandi Hewawasam

    Post Doctoral Research Officer

    Dr Erandi Hewawasam recently joined the Registry as Postdoctoral Fellow, in 2019. Erandi has been successful in her previous research roles and she brings this skill set to further support the ongoing work of the Registry’s research project – parenthood in patients receiving dialysis or kidney transplantation, including perinatal risk and outcomes using population based data linkage.

  • Dominic Keuskamp

    Post Doctoral Research Officer

  • Dr Shyamsundar Muthuramalingam

    Post Doctoral Research Officer

    Shyam commenced as a Project Officer in March 2020 to lead the ANZDATA’s Registry’s consumer-related activities and continue BEAT-CKD’s consumer engagement work in 2020 and beyond. He is a lived experience consumer partner who is currently involved in the production of consumer-specific ANZDATA reports in plain language, disseminate research information to consumers, and been involved in workshops to educate others about involving consumers in research.

Research Officers

  • Kathryn Dansie (Currently on Maternity leave)

    Research Officer (SWIFT)

    Kathryn Dansie joined the Registry in 2016 as a research officer  and has led the integration and coordination of registry based trials in the ANZDATA. Her current project is the Symptom Monitoring with Feedback Trial (SWIFT) which is a registry-based randomised trial to determine whether routine monitoring of symptoms experienced by in-centre haemodialysis patients, with feedback to clinicians, can improve patients’ health related quality of life.

  • Emily Duncanson (Currently on Maternity leave)

    Research Officer (BEAT-CKD)

    Emily Duncanson joined the Registry in 2018 and with her psychology background she is responsible for developing qualitative measures in outcome measurement and related concepts. In supporting the strategic direction of the Registry, Emily has been developing the infrastructure and process for consumer engagement and patient partnerships in research processes and registry based operations.