Governance Overview

The Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR) is coordinated centrally at Monash University’s Alfred Campus (Melbourne). The Steering Committee, which is comprised of representatives from stakeholders, provides strategic direction and oversees successful delivery of the project. The ABDR Clinical Advisory Committee oversees day-to-day operations and reports to the Steering Committee.  The ABDR Research and Data Sharing Sub-Committee supports research and data reporting. Monash University is custodian of the ABDR data.

ABDR Steering Committee Membership

The ABDR Steering Committee representative from key stakeholders with an interest in registry outcomes and is responsible for the overall conduct and successful delivery of the project.

Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) – www.monash.edu.au
Department of Health (Federal) – www.health.gov.au 
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – www.tga.gov.au
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) – www.plasticsurgery.org.au
Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM) – www.accsm.org.au
Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ) – www.breastsurganz.org
Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) – www.mtaa.org.au
Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) – https://chf.org.au/
Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) – www.safetyandquality.gov.au

ABDR Clinical Advisory Committee Membership

The ABDR Clinical Advisory Committee supports and advises the ABDR on clinical matters to ensure that the ABDR is clinician-led, and remains informed of relevant clinical practice related to breast device surgery and related issues. This committee both supports and operates under direction of the ABDR Steering Committee and oversees the day to day activity.

  • Dr Yvonne Chow, representing the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Mr Patrick Tansley, representing the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM)
  • Miss Melanie Walker, representing Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)
  • Prof Susannah Ahern, Head, Clinical Outcomes data Reporting and Research Program (CORRP), School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

ABDR Research and Data Sharing Sub-Committee Membership

The ABDR Research and Data Sharing Sub-committee is a sub-committee of the ABDR Clinical Advisory Committee, with the aim to ensure that ABDR data supports research and report outputs that are of the highest quality.

  • A/Prof Gillian Farrell, representing the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • Mr Patrick Tansley, representing the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM)
  • Miss Melanie Walker, representing Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)
  • Prof Susannah Ahern, Head, Clinical Outcomes data Reporting and Research Program (CORRP), School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University