The NTRI Forum Team

The NTRI Forum is managed by a team with expertise in knowledge translation and clinical neurotrauma.

Dr Peter Bragge

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Peter Bragge is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute. His research interests and expertise focus on healthcare quality improvement through stakeholder consultation and dialogue, evidence search, appraisal and synthesis and Clinical Practice Guideline development and adaptation. He has convened international and local stakeholder dialogues to identify and understand the research needs and agendas of the neurotrauma community and to develop standards of care in priority areas. Prior to undertaking these roles, he managed the NET Program, was a Senior Project Officer in the GEM Initiative and lectured in Evidence Based Practice at the University of Melbourne. He also has a clinical background as a physiotherapist.

Dr Loretta Piccenna

Loretta 361Loretta Piccenna is an Evidence Officer at the National Trauma Research Institute. She co-ordinates evidence searching and selection and assists in evidence synthesis and reporting relating to the Forums. Previous to this role she was working with the TAC / WorkSafe Evidence Service which aimed to improve patient outcomes by providing stakeholders with the most up to date synthesised evidence on high priority topics. Her research interests are centred on supporting the key people in clinical trauma settings that have the ability to bring about or implement change. She holds a PhD in neuroscience, conducted in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne.

 Mr Loyal Pattuwage

Loyal Pattuwage_531Loyal Pattuwage is a research assistant at the National Trauma Research Institute. He works assisting with evidence searching and synthesis for the NTRI Forums in addition for the Evidence Service that develops evidence reviews on high priority clinical topics for the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe Victoria. Prior to these roles he was part of the GEM Initiative and managed the neuro-trauma systematic review database “EvidenceMap” ( He also played a part in the NET fellowship programme, assisting the clinicians in the systematic review process.

 Ms Melissa Chee

Mel C_084Melissa Chee is the Research Assistant at the National Trauma Research Institute. She supports Research Manager in the smooth running of research projects in NTRI such as assisting various projects managers in project planning, design, ethics application and the development of funding applications. She also contributes to research requirements and outputs through the provision of literature searches, data analysis (quantitative and qualitative) and the drafting of academic and other papers.

Mr Roy Chow

Roy Chow_434Roy Chow is an Administrative Assistant (Finance and Operations) at the National Trauma Research Institute. He graduated with a Master of Applied Finance from Monash University. He is primarily responsible for assisting the Business Manager to prepare financial reports and facilitate the financial operations of the NTRI. He participates in NTRI events (such as NTRI Forums and NTRI Conference) with extensive administrative support.



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