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

  • Leigh Adams

    Senior Project Manager

    Leigh Adams joined the Registry in 2014 and as Senior Project Officer is responsible for assisting the Executive in registry management and operations. He is also responsible for managing the national collection and reporting of eye and tissue donation data, liaising with the Eye and Tissue Bank sector and the Organ and Tissue Authority.

  • 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.

  • Dr Shahid Ullah

    Senior Biostatistician

    Shahid has been with ANZDATA since 2016. He received his PhD in Applied Statistics from Monash University in 2007.  By a providing specific biostatistical expertise Shahid contributes to the strong biostatisitical support at the Registry, also leading and developing new projects and collaborating with clinicians and researchers.

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.

Research Officers

  • Kathryn Dansie

    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

    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.

  • Eleanor Gerrard

    Research Officer (TSANZ)

    Eleanor Garrard joined the Registry in 2019 and is responsible for coordinating the National Indigenous Kidney Transplantation Taskforce and associated initiatives. The Taskforce will be responsible for improving access to the kidney transplant waiting list for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.


  • Mandy Farmer

    Clinical Project Support

  • Brooke Martin

    Executive and Administration Support

  • Christina Leitch

    Administration Support

  • Julie Adams

    Administration Support

  • Melissa Danaher

    Administration Support