Dr Sally Wortley is a research fellow at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. She has a PhD in the field of health technology and public engagement and has worked in the field of health technology decision-making for over 15 years. Over this time she has worked an independent evaluator for the Medical Services Advisory Committee as well as an analyst at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK. Her main areas of expertise are around diagnostic test and surgical intervention evaluations and she is particularly interested how the public are informed and involved in new and emerging technologies.
Dr Samara Lewis is a Research Manager at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. She has ten years’ experience in producing synthesised research to inform government decision making, predominately at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, as an independent evaluator of new technologies for the Medical Services Advisory Committee. She has also produced reports for the National Health and Medical Research Council, PBS post-market reviews branch, Nationally Funded Centre’s program and the MBS Quality Reviews. She previously worked at the Cancer Institute NSW in research and evaluation and has a PhD in Developmental Biology.
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the national peak body representing the interests of Australian healthcare consumers. CHF works to achieve safe, quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems.