Research Committee

The ANZSBT strongly encourages advancement of research in transfusion medicine and science in Australasia. The Society provides an annual Research grant to promote and develop research in related transfusion medicine knowledge and science.

The ANZSBT Research Committee is responsible for reviewing all research grant applications for the annual ANZSBT Research Fund and evaluating the merits of proposed research projects, the significance of the project and value of potential outcomes for Australia and New Zealand.

The Society ensures that the Research Committee is made up of suitably qualified and experienced researchers from across Australia and New Zealand who have significant expertise in blood transfusion and who are able to evaluate the merits of proposed research programs and to determine how research funds are applied to research purposes.

The Research Committee is led by Associate Professor John Carter (Chairman) and includes Professor Wendy Erber, Professor Paul Monagle, Associate Professor Catherine Hyland and Professor Erica Wood.


Associate Professor John Carter (Chair)

Medical Leader, Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre, Wellington Hospital
Associate Professor, University of Otago

Professor Erica Wood

Transfusion Medicine Specialist
Head, Transfusion Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Consultant Haematologist, Monash Health
Honorary Consultant Haematologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre / Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Associate Professor Catherine Hyland

Principal Research Fellow for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Queensland
Adjunct appointment with the Queensland University of Technology

Professor Wendy Erber

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,
The University of Western Australia

Professor Paul Monagle

Professor of Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
Group Leader/Honorary Fellow, Haematology Research, Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne
Paediatric Haematologist, Department of Clinical Haematology, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne