18 Mar 2024

Professor White: Acting no more!


Its official! After 19 months in Interim and Acting Executive Director positions, we are delighted to announce that Professor Chris White has now been appointed as SPHERE’s Executive Director.

Professor White stepped into an interim position at SPHERE in August 2022 and as the organisation recalibrated its direction in response to an external review and emerging issues around sustainable funding and direction. The goal was to ensure that SPHERE maintained its status as an NHMRC accredited Research Translation Centre, fostering connections between researchers and clinicians to enhance the health outcomes of our communities.

“SPHERE always was a cracking good idea; a ready-made research social network looking for an enterprise solution to support it. Following the recommendations from our Barlow review and recalibrating the strategy, operations and sustainability, now is a great time to consolidate the changes we have made with the great team we have assembled,” explains Professor White.

“It’s a privilege to lead this team for the duration of this strategic cycle to wherever our technology enabled future resides.”

In addition to his role at SPHERE, Prof White holds positions as Conjoint Professor at UNSW and Clinical Professor at UTS. He also continues to practise as an endocrinologist at POWH Randwick.

We congratulate Chris on his formal appointment as SPHERE’s Executive Director.


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