AHCDO Update

Photo right: The AHCDO team. Back: Marg Ross; front: Ann Wilson

Marg Ross is the AHCDO Project Officer and Ann Wilson is the ABDR Project Officer

Over the last 12 months there have been a few developments at the Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation (AHCDO).


Megan Sarson, the long-time project officer for AHCDO, has taken a two year leave of absence to go and live and work in Ethiopia with her husband and daughter. This is not the first visit for Megan and family to Ethiopia and they are looking forward to settling into the community and reestablishing contacts again. Megan will be missed; however, she will be replaced in her role by Marg Ross who joined AHCDO in January 2015.

Marg worked previously in the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne for several years. As Business Manager in the School of Chemistry, she supported Professor Frances Separovic, the Head of School, with the School’s research and educational programs. The School of Chemistry is one of Australia’s leading research centres in the chemical sciences and has strong links to the community through various programs, collections and public events. Marg has also held Senior Project Officer roles in the Faculty of Science Secretariat.

Marg is looking forward to working with HFA over the next couple of years.

Ann Wilson joined AHCDO as the ABDR Project Officer in March 2014. Ann has over 20 years research experience in a number of science and public health fields, including developing diagnostics, working with genetic databases, creating online surveys for young people seeking help and evaluating ways of improving clinical practice. Ann has also been involved in education through teaching not just science, but also research methods and improving nursing practice through understanding different cultures and patient needs.

Ann’s role at AHCDO is to analyse and present the data collected in the Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry (ABDR) through means such as reports and publications. At present she is responsible for ensuring that ethics approval for the collection and use of the ABDR data is current nationwide.

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