Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (completing her term 30th July 2017).
Gillian was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. Gillian is a former Barrister with Seven Wentworth Chambers and a Governor of the College of Law.
Gillian graduated in Law from the University of Melbourne in 1968 and gained a PhD in 1982. She has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and worked with governments and international organisations advising on including law including human rights law. She is focused on the implementation in Australian law of the human rights treaties to which Australia is a party, and on working with nations in the Asia Pacific region on practical approaches to human rights.
Gillian has been a consultant on International Law to King & Wood Mallesons, the Australian representative on the Council of Jurists for the Asia Pacific Forum for National Human Rights Institutions, Chair of the Board of the Australian International Health Institute, a member of the Attorney General’s International Legal Service Advisory Council and Chair of the Council of Australian Law Deans.
She is the author of many books and paper, including International Law: Contemporary Principles and Practices (Second Edition, 2011).
Gillian also served the Commission as Acting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner from 1 August 2016 to 9 February 2017.
Gillian is married to Alan Brown AM, a former Australian diplomat, and has two children and one grandchild.
Maaret Castrén is a nurse, an anesthesiologist and an emergency physician. She is working as the Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine and Services in Helsinki, Finland. She is leading the prehospital and emergency care for the three biggest cities in Finland. She became the first professor of Emergency Medicine in Sweden at Karolinska Institutet 2007, and the first professor in EM in Finland at Turku University 2012 and at Helsinki University 2016. She has an international research group validated by external experts as excellent, near to outstanding. She is the Chair of European Resuscitation Council and a member of ILCOR task force.
As a practicing clinician with broad experience in Information and Communication Technology development, Dr John Lambert was the standout choice when appointed as eHealth NSW’s Chief Clinical Information Officer in August 2014. Prior to his appointment to this inaugural position, he was working as the Medical Director of Intensive Care at Orange Health Service. With a passion for designing technology and related systems to help clinicians deliver better patient care, John has a long history of contributing to major health projects including hospital redevelopments and clinical Information Technology (IT), technology and communication systems, including the Critical Care Advisory Service in Western NSW Local Health District. At eHealth NSW, John is focused on ensuring clinical programs are aligned and integrated while also enabling future innovation across NSW Health.
Lou Atkins PhD is a researcher, trainer and consultant in behaviour change intervention design and evaluation. As Senior Teaching Fellow of the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change she leads the Australasian Hub. Lou is involved in a number of projects to improve health and wellbeing through the application of behaviour change theory to intervention design to change health professional behaviour, prevent and manage illness and promote environmental sustainability. Together with Professors Susan Michie and Robert West, Lou co-authored the book, ‘The Behaviour Change Wheel – A Guide to Designing Interventions’. She a registered Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Lou is a regular speaker at national and international scientific meetings and in UK Government departments including Department for Work and Pensions and The Treasury.