Cadence CoMET – Research Team

Associate Professor Dan Siskind

Associate Professor Dan Siskind

Coordinating Principal Investigator:

UQ School of Medicine Clinical Academic Psychiatrist Mobile Intensive Rehabilitation Team (MIRT)

MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRANZCP

A/Prof Siskind trained as a psychiatrist in Australia and the United States. He graduated from medicine at the University of Queensland in 1998, did his psychiatry training at Boston University an MPH at Harvard in 2005 and completed his Ph.D at UQ in Feb 2014. He works clinically as a psychiatrist at Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service with people with treatment refractory schizophrenia. His research interests include clozapine, treatment refractory schizophrenia and the cardiometabolic comorbidities of schizophrenia. He was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2016-2019) looking at the cardio-metabolic health of people with severe and persistent mental illness. He has over 80 peer reviewed publications, including 2 first author in the highly ranked British Journal of Psychiatry, and has over $4 million in research grants in the past 5 years, including as a CI on an NHMRC Project Grant.

 

Dr Terry Stedman

Dr Terry Stedman

Associate Investigator:

Clinical Director West Moreton Division of Mental Health and Specialised Services

 

Dr Stedman is the Director of Clinical Services with the West Moreton Mental Health & Specialised Services. He has worked as a psychiatrist in various roles at The Park-Centre for Mental Health and Ipswich over the last 30 years.

Dr Stedman has maintained a research interest in the area of pharmacology, schizophrenia and service provision with about 60 publications in these areas.

 

Associate Professor Anthony Russell

Associate Professor Anthony Russell

Associate Investigator:

Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology Princess Alexandra Hospital A/Professor of Medicine University of Queensland

MBBS PhD FRACP

Tony is Director of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Queensland. Tony has been a key opinion leader around diabetes care in the State of Queensland and also nationally. Tony was Co-Chair of the Qld Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network from 2013 to 2016 and sat on the Qld Clinical Senate Executive for 2 years. Tony now sits on Council of the Australia Diabetes Society. He has been on the Endocrinology expert group for Therapeutic Guidelines and on the expert advisory group for the NHMRC guidelines on Type 1 diabetes.

Tony works closely with GPs and has developed a model of care for management of complex Type 2 diabetes in the community with up-skilled GPs. Tony also personally provides outreach services to Mt Isa, Cloncurry and Cunnamulla and has established a Telehealth service delivering Endocrine consultations to over 46 sites across the State of Qld.

Tony’s research interests are around models of care for management of diabetes and he is a Chief Investigator on 2 NHMRC grants. Tony has 100 peer reviewed publications. He was sub-editor for Endocrinology of the Internal Medicine Journal 2015 to 2018.

 

Associate Professor Anthony Russell

Dr Vikas Moudgil

Associate Investigator:

Clinical Director & Mental Health Act Administrator Metro North Mental Health – Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Metro North Hospital & Health Service

Dr Vikas Moudgil is the Clinical Director and Mental Health Act Administrator at Metro North Mental Health - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Dr Vikas Moudgil initially graduated in medicine at the Guru Nanak Dev University, India (1993). He then completed his training in psychiatry in Auckland, New Zealand and attained FRANZCP (Fellowship Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatry) in 2004. He moved to Brisbane in 2008 and has worked at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital since then. He has also achieved Masters in Health Management from the University of New South Wales in 2013. Dr Vikas Moudgil has completed a term in Committee of Fellowship Examinations RANZCP (Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatry) in 2010. He is the current co-opted permanent member of Queensland RANZCP branch committee. He is also the Delegate of Director of Mental Health in Queensland Health.

In his current position at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Dr Vikas Moudgil has continued to provide leadership, enhancing quality of care and improving service delivery. He is passionate about empowering consumers and carers in their recovery journey. He is particularly keen about enhancing physical health profile of patients with serious mental illnesses and has implemented many service development programs. His research publications have focussed mainly on improving patients outcomes by advancing service delivery.

 

Dr Savio Sardinha

Dr Savio Sardinha

Associate Investigator:

Medical Director Child, Adolescent and Young Adult MHS Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service

 

 

Associate Professor Sue Patterson

Associate Professor Sue Patterson

Associate Investigator:

Principal Research Fellow Mental Health J Floor Mental Health Centre Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Sue is employed as Principal Research Fellow-Mental Health with Metro North Hospital and Health Service and holds academic appointments at Griffith University, and The University of Queensland. Trained as a psychologist, Sue worked clinically and in management of mental health services before embarking on a research career in 2005. She says: Human behaviour intrigues me; my work demonstrates my concern with social justice and the politics and process of knowledge development and its application in the ‘real world’. My approach is philosophically pragmatic. Having worked on and led diverse research studies in Australia and the UK, Sue brings extensive experience in management of complex projects and mentoring clinical and research staff, academic supervision and teaching. She has a particular interest in the development of and use of various types of evidence needed to improve mental health care and lives of people affected by mental illness. Her firm belief is that research should be relevant and acceptable to people who participate.

 

 
Andrea Baker

Andrea Baker

Study Coordinator

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research

Andrea Baker is a clinical nurse consultant and is currently the study coordinator for the CADENCE-BZ & CADENCE-M clinical trials. She has completed her Masters in Mental Health and a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Health. Andrea has worked in health for 29 years, gaining clinical expertise in a variety of areas including mental health.

More recently Andrea has developed clinical expertise in research. For example she coordinated a high profile national schizophrenia research study (Survey of High Impact Psychosis - SHIP) in 2010 under the supervision of Professor John McGrath, which lead to further coordinating positions within Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. Andrea has experience in supervision, support and coordination of staff and is proficient in Good Clinical Research Practice.