Structure

The ANZNN is located in the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU) within the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The arrangement is outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the ANZNN and UNSW.

The structure, membership and terms of reference of each of the ANZNN committees can be found here:
Structure of the ANZNN

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is the governing body of the ANZNN and includes the directors (or their nominee) of each participating neonatal intensive care unit, holders of a Chair in Perinatal/Neonatal medicine or nursing, and any persons elected to the Executive Committee not in the previous categories. The Director of NPESU, who is the data custodian for the ANZNN, is also a member of the Advisory Council. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to monitor the progress of the ANZNN, discuss current issues and agree on new variables for inclusion in the minimum data set and to approve the use of the data for research.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is an elected committee that has area representation from neonatologists, data managers and nurses from across the Network and is concerned with the general functioning of the network, finance and decision-making. The Chair of the Executive can be contacted through the ANZNN Coordinator.

Name Area represented
A/Prof Ross Haslam [Chair] South Australia/Northern Territory
Ms Barbara Bajuk Audit Officers and Data Managers
A/Prof Roland Broadbent New Zealand
TBA Australian Special Care Units
Ms Lee Carpenter New Zealand Neonatal Nurses
A/Prof Georgina Chambers NPESU/UNSW
Dr Lucy Cooke Queensland
Dr Koert de Waal New South Wales
Dr Andy Gill Western Australia
Prof Kei Lui Operations/Data Committee
Dr Jim Holberton Victoria/Tasmania
Ms Christine Jorgensen Australian Neonatal Nurses
Ms Natalie Merida Consumer
Prof Jane Pillow Other Neonatologist
A/Prof Victor Samuel Rajadurai Singapore
Dr Jutta van den Boom New Zealand Special Care Units

 

Data Collection and Operation Committee

The Data Collection and Operation Committee coordinates the operations of the ANZNN data collection, monitors the operation and development of the Data Capture System, and reports to the Advisory Council through the Executive Committee.

The data managers and audit officers are responsible for the collection and submission of data for the ANZNN. The ANZNN coordinator is the point of contact for the ANZNN and liaises with ANZNN committees, NPESU, data managers and audit officers.