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OUR PEOPLE

Across the Division of Surgery & Anaesthesia at Royal North Shore Hospital there are several individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in data management, analysis and reporting. Check out their profiles below.

Maria Albania 
DASO Unit Manager

M, T, W, Th, F

+61 2 9926 4560

Maria.Albania@health.nsw.gov.au

Maria Albania is an enthusiastic data manager and analyst with a strong dedication to increasing data resources, data support and high quality data in the public health sector. She has extensive experience in data management, statistics and health research including a Bachelors in Mathematics and a Masters in Biostatistics.

Maria has previously worked for the Cancer Council NSW working on research projects focused on skin cancer and prostate cancer. Maria has also spent time in the UK working in research management and governance at the National Institute for Health Research.

In 2014 Maria moved her career to the NSW public health sector. Her previous roles include the Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Data Manager at Royal North Shore Hospital and the Intensive Care Data and Research Manager at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Adam (Ahmad) Aniss 
Endocrine Surgical Unit - Database Manager

M, T, W, Th, F

+61 2 9463 1473

Ahmad.Aniss@health.nsw.gov.au

Adam Aniss has a mixed educational background of Engineering and Medicine (B.Sc. (Eng.,UK); M.Sc. (Medical Physics, UK); Ph.D.(Medicine, UNSW). His experience consists of a number of roles including Associate Lecturer, Research Officer, Technical Support Officer, and Database Manager across various academic institutions in NSW. Adam has been extensively involved in medical data collection and research projects in various institutions.

 

Currently, he is the Endocrine Surgical Unit’s Database Manager and is involved in a number of research projects in human thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. He has well-versed knowledge of relational databases and has performed upkeep of a number of Access based databases at the unit.

Nazim Bhimani
Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery - Data Manager

M, T, W, Th, F

+61 2 9463 2893

Nazim.Bhimani@health.nsw.gov.au

Nazim Bhimani is an ambitious Biostatistician/Data Analyst with a passion for medical research. He is currently undertaking a Master of Biostatistics from the University of Sydney and has previously completed Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) with a key program in Mathematical Science. He is currently the Upper GI Surgical Unit Data Manager and is working on a number of research projects with respect to the liver and gallbladder.

Shortly after completing his undergraduate degrees, he began working as a Developer and Data Analyst at Railway and Transport Health Fund where he worked on the development of TAX Statements and the implementation of the Annual Rate Rise of health insurance products. Nazim has also previously worked as an Assistant Lecturer at Western Sydney University.

Sharon Lum
Cardiothoracic Surgery - Data Manager

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+61 2 9463 2599

Sharon.Lum@health.nsw.gov.au

Sharon Lum has joined the RNSH DASO Unit after gaining over 10 years work experience at Prince of Wales Hospital in data and health information management (HIM) roles.

Sharon graduated with a Bachelor Applied Science (Health Information Management) and commenced in a traditional HIM role in clinical coding before pursuing an interest in data management. As the Data Manager for the General Operating Theatres at Prince of Wales Hospital she was involved in supporting the local IT and data needs of the department, such as theatre activity reporting, key performance indicators and data collection for the pilot acute surgery project at Prince of Wales.

Her most recent roles include Project Officer in the Data Collections and Quality Unit at the NSW Ministry of Health and Patient Information Systems Manager and Radiation Oncology Data Manager at Prince of Wales Hospital.

Phil Johnson
Intensive Care Unit - Senior Hospital Scientist

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+61 2 9463 2646

Phil.Johnson@health.nsw.gov.au

Phil Johnson is a Hospital Scientist in the Intensive Care Unit at Royal North Shore. He has been in this role since 1985 with involvement in the management, development and assessment of physiological instrumentation, computing systems and databases within the ICU. He has a BAppSc (Biomedical Science) and MAppSc (Clinical Measurement).

Prior to commencing at Royal North Shore hospital Phil worked for 5 years in the Pathology Laboratories at St George Hospital. In the later part of this employment he worked on computerizing laboratory practices and the capture of laboratory data.

Phil has a particular interest in computerization and data flow within the Intensive Care environment, he is the database manager for the Intensive Care Database and is currently involved in the implementation of a commercial Clinical Information System (ERIC) which is scheduled to commence in the ICU early 2018.

Peter Moritz
Acute Surgical Unit/DASO Unit - Data Manager

M, T, W, Th, F

+61 2 9926 4479

Peter.Moritz@health.nsw.gov.au

Peter joins the DASO Unit with experience in clinical data systems, data management and analysis. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) from the University of Queensland, Peter went on to study as a medical student within Queensland Health and gained a valuable insight into the hospital system from a clinical perspective.

 

Prior to joining the DASO Unit, Peter was a Clinical Data Analyst with a corporate healthcare company, focusing on the primary care field. For this role, Peter collated and developed reports on clinical data for a range of projects, including research projects and the evaluation of federal government initiatives. Peter’s keen interest in the medical field has also seen him assist in biological research and volunteer with charities that help patients and their families.

 

Peter brings a passion for developing robust data processes to evaluate programs and is always keen to contribute to clinical research.

Susan O'Donnell
Interventional Neuroradiology - Data Manager

M, T, W, F

+61 2 9463 1713

Susan.ODonnell1@health.nsw.gov.au

Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Applications (DCU, Ireland) before starting her career as a database administrator and software developer in the IT industry. She has spent over 11 years working in database administration and database development/programming roles in both Ireland and Australia. Her experience with relational databases is extensive and includes designing, installing and supporting databases, as well as managing database backup and recovery processes. She has also been involved in performance tuning projects for larger databases and datasets. 

Susan joins the DASO Unit as the Interventional Neuroradiology Data Manager. She is currently managing a database to assist with tracking and analysing the activity and workload of the INR team. She is also assisting with the Endovascular Clot Retrieval service optimisation project.

Susan is keen to apply her database and software development skills to the area of data management within the NSW public health sector, and to extend her skills within the area of data analysis.

Wally Shi
DASO Unit - Data Manager

Wally has a background in science with a degree in BSc. (Biological Science) and joined the DASO Unit after a decade of service to NSW Health Pathology with SSWPS Liverpool, SEALS Prince of Wales, and Pathology West Westmead. Wally’s duties included human resource management, auditing, preparation and presentation of key performance indicators, quality control, quality assurance, training, and workflow review, analysis and improvement.

 

In his time with NSWHP, Wally collaborated in the establishment of the review and analysis of preanalytical and analytical key performance indicators to improve key Emergency Department blood test turnaround times in order to improve patient outcomes.

 

Wally is a dedicated Data Manager and has a keen interest in developing strategies to reduce errors and improve efficiencies of data processes.

M, T, W, Th, F

+61 2 9926 4668

Wally.Shi@health.nsw.gov.au

Kenneth Vuong
REDCap Administrator

Kenneth joins the team in November 2019 in the role of REDCap Administrator. Kenneth has spent the last three years working as a Database Manager and Research Officer for pelvic exenteration surgery at the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he developed his skills in REDCap to manage databases, conduct research studies, as well as assisting others with their REDCap projects. As REDCap Administrator, Kenneth will look to further assist others with their projects and firmly establish REDCap's presence at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Kenneth previously worked in Dietetics having completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Sport Science) and a Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) with Honours at the University of Sydney in 2013. Kenneth shifted his focus to Public Health in 2015, when he graduated with a MPH (Professional Practice) at the University of Sydney, completing projects for the Get Healthy Service team at the NSW Office of Preventive Health. 
 

W, Th, F

+61 2 9926 4479

Fenglian.Xu@health.nsw.gov.au

Fenglian Xu
Pancreatic Cancer Centre - Data Manager

Fenglian joins the DASO Unit from the Translational Cancer Research Network, University of New South Wales as the data manager of the Pancreatic Cancer Centre.

Fenglian has 10 years’ experience using linked New South Wales health service data especially Admitted Patient Data Collection, Health Science Alliance Biobank, Medicare data, Perinatal Data Collection, and Emergency Department Data Collection. She holds a PhD of Public Health from Curtin University, Master of Medicine from Huazhong University of Technology China and Bachelor of Medicine from Xinjiang Medical University China.

Fenglian is interested in clinical data management, statistics and epidemiology.