Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health belongs to Melbourne University. It does research for Defence via contractual arrangements. Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health undertakes world class trauma related research, policy advice, service development and education. Our innovative services help organisations and health professionals who work with people affected by traumatic events. Defence has one representative on the board.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Established By/Under More info

    Department, the University of Melbourne and the Repatriation Committee

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes, but not tabled

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Auditor Other

    Cummings Flavel McCormack

  • Creation Date

    24 October 2000

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Janine Kirk AO 1 May 2019 30 April 2022
Member Ms. Lesley Podesta 1 November 2018 31 October 2021
Member Mr Paul Dolan 1 May 2020 30 April 2023
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Gregory Ridder 15 April 2020 14 April 2023
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Jenny Cotton CSC 26 February 2020 25 February 2023
Member Mr. Don Spinks AM 1 July 2019 30 June 2022
Member Rear Admiral Sarah Sharkey AM CSC 4 December 2019 3 December 2022
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