Operations Committee

Hayley Candler

Hayley Candler, B. Psych (Hons), M. Couple & Family Therapy

Hayley is a Consumer Engagement Coordinator for the CRE-PACT, based at the Translational Research Institute (University of Queensland).

Hayley brings to the team experience in both clinical research and psychological practice having worked as a psychologist over a 7-year period, in both private practice and public health settings.

Hayley works within the realm of chronic kidney disease, assisting the work of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network’s (AKTNs) clinical research associates across all active trials.

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Jasmin Mazis

Jasmin Mazis, BNurs, Grad Cert Onc Nurs, MPH.

Jasmin is the engagement project officer for South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) and the Central Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service.

Based in Adelaide- Kaurna Land, Jasmin has a range of healthcare and patient advocacy experience both in Australia and the UK.

Jasmin has a passion for consumer engagement and staff education and works to encourage consumer involvement across all stages of research in kidney disease.

Anastasia Hughes

Anastasia Hughes, BPH (Social Epi), Grad Cert Aboriginal Studies, Cert IV PM

Anastasia is a Research Assistant and Patient Engagement Officer with the Centre for Kidney Research at the University of Sydney – Dharawal Country.

Anastasia has a range of experience in health promotion and research and has an interest in improving health literacy to improve outcomes and experiences.

Amanda Sluiter

Amanda is degree-qualified in Medical Science and Reproductive Medicine.

Amanda Sluiter is a kidney transplant recipient and a research assistant. Amanda was first diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at the age of 18 and has undergone many procedures, treatments and medications in her journey, including Dialysis.

Amanda has consumer/research experience through being a co-chair for the consumer advisory panel for the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) and has a strong interest in improving patient outcomes by being the voice of the consumer in research.

Dale Coghlan

Dale Coghlan, BHlthSc, GradCertHlthProm, MPH

Dale is a Patient Engagement Officer based at Flinders University – Kaurna Country.

Dale has a passion for improving health outcomes that positively impact the well-being of individuals and communities. He has worked extensively within roles focused on prevention, advocacy, and early intervention.

Rebecca Wu

Rebecca works for The University of Sydney – Dharug country and is the Centre Coordinator within BEAT-CKD. Rebecca supports and coordinates the patient engagement officers (PEO) in working with consumers, health professionals, researchers, and others to achieve the goals of BEAT-CKD.

Rebecca has a background in nutrition and dietetics and brings a strong passion for improving health outcomes through collaboration and partnership.

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