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Achieving Through Collaboration

The success of the ANZHFR lies in the dedicated collaboration of many individual health professionals and organisations.


The Steering Group is chaired by a geriatrician and an orthopaedic surgeon, reflecting the ideal, shared approach to high-quality hip fracture care.

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Prof Jacqueline Close

Geriatric Medicine Co-Chair

Catherine McDougall

A/Prof Catherine McDougall

Orthopaedic Surgery Co-Chair

Steering Group

The ANZHFR Steering Group is comprised of clinicians and experts in the field with representation from a number of key professional organisations. It provides strategic direction of the registry and oversees the development, implementation, maintenance and reporting of the Registry and its data.


Mr Brett Baxter

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Jack Bell

Dr Jack Bell

Dietetics Australia

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Dr Casey Bennetts

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine


Prof Ian Cameron

Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine


A/Professor Mellick Chehade

Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society

Weiwen Chen

Dr Weiwen Chen

Healthy Bones Australia

Kerin Fielding

A/Prof Kerin Fielding

Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons 


Mr Stewart Fleming

Webmaster ANZHFR

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Ms Jamie Hallen

Manager Australian Hip Fracture Registry, NeuRA

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Dr Frazer Anderson

Osteoporosis New Zealand

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Dr Sarah Hurring

Clinical Lead New Zealand
& ANZSGM New Zealand


Dr Angel Hui-Ching Lee

Royal Australian College of Physicians

Sean McManus

Dr Sean McManus

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists


A/Prof Rebecca Mitchell

Injury Epidemiologist

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Mr Pierre Navarre

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

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A/Prof Marinis Pirpiris

Co-opted Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hannah Seymour

Dr Hannah Seymour

Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine


Ms Anita Taylor

Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Nurses Alliance

Chris Wall

A/Prof Chris Wall

Australian Orthopaedic Association

Nicola Ward

Ms Nicola Ward

National Co-ordinator New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry


Mr Mark Wright

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chair NZHFR Trust, Co-Chair NZ Implementation Committee

Registry Team

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Project Officer

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Dr Morag Taylor

Data Analyst

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Ms Elizabeth Armstrong

Consumer Reporting Project Manager

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James Wright

Patient Reported Experience Project Manager
Contact Number: 0466 563 876

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Ms Narelle Payne

Project Officer


The Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) is managed by the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia, a medical research institute affiliated with the UNSW Sydney Faculty of Medicine. In New Zealand, the Registry is supported by the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association.