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Our People


1.png Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles RN, CM, BBus, MIS, PhD

CNC Research & Knowledge Management, Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre, HNELHD

Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle

Michelle is a Clinical Nurse Consultant /Manager in the NMRC. She plays a key role within the Centre, providing strategic research leadership across the LHD.  Working with individuals and teams, Michelle supports the development and implementation of practice-based research. Michelle is passionate about linking clinicians with resources and helping them bring their projects to fruition. She has excellent skills in research design and process with a particular focus on implementation.

She has a strong publication record and has been successful in securing competitive funding. Projects Michelle has facilitated have been recognised through awards at a District, State and National level.

Email: Michelle.Giles@health.nsw.gov.au

 Se Ok Ohr

Se Ok Ohr RN, B. Nursing, M. Health management, PhD

Nurse Manager, Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre, HNELHD

HNELHD Site Coordinator, Normalisation of Advance Care Planning Reseach Project

Conjoint Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle

Se Ok is a recent addition to the staff in the NMRC and she will play a key role in providing support to Nursing and Midwifery clinicians participating in research activity across the LHD and the collective work of the Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre in achieving its strategic research objectives. The NMRC facilitates Nursing and Midwifery research capacity building and knowledge generation, utilisation and dissemination through education and ongoing support and guidance to ensure research outcomes lead to optimal patient care and outcomes. Se Ok has extensive experience in project management, has been successful in securing competitive funding for projects she has led and has a number of publications.

Email: Seok.Ohr@health.nsw.gov.au 

 Kamana Bantawa

Kamana Bantawa, MBBS, MSc Pop Health, MSc Health Services Management

Research Officer, Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre, HNELHD

Kamana is a Research Officer in the NMRC, supporting  the Centre's research staff, activity and processes as well as being a member of a number of research teams.  She has extensive experience in research project management.  She has skills in preparing research grant submissions, project planning and coordination, data management, ethics submissions and writing publications for peer reviewed journals and project reports.

Email: Kamana.Bantawa@​health.nsw.gov.au


 2.jpg     Michelle Wyborn

Michelle Wyborn 

Administrative Assistant, Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre, HNELHD

Within her role in the Centre Michelle provides administrative support to the NMRC team. She has extensive experience in health service support roles supporting executive staff, clinicians and clinician researchers within diverse clinical and administrative settings.  She has expertise in data management, planning and event management. She is the first point of contact for the Centre, directing and referring enquiries.

Email: Michelle.Wyborn@health.nsw.gov.au