Current Staff


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Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Director

Professor Elliott founded the APSU in 1993 and has been the Director of the Unit since its inception. She is a Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Sydney and a consultant paediatrician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.  Professor Elliott was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 for academic services to paediatrics and child health, research, education and the establishment of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit.

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Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski, Deputy Director
BAppSc, MAppSc, PhD

Associate Professor Zurynski is the Deputy Director of the APSU and takes on the responsibility of the day-to-day management of the APSU.  Yvonne is involved in the assessment and development of new studies in the APSU and in developing strategic links for the APSU. Associate Professor Zurynski has over fifteen years’ experience in medical research, both as a researcher and research manager. Her experience has encompassed different fields of research ranging from trauma and neurology, to primary health and public health research.

Dannielle Handel
Dannielle Handel
Administrative Officer

Dannielle joined the APSU in August 2015.