Grants Advisory Committees

The Grants Advisory Committees (GACs) are skills-based committees formed to provide guidance to the RACP Foundation. The GACs generously contribute their expertise and time assessing applications for scholarships, fellowships or awards offered through the RACP Foundation.

The GACs direction allows available funding to go towards supporting basic and clinical medical research and medical education, health services research and population health research in accordance with the College Strategic Plan (PDF).

Applications are assessed on the basis of:

  • research or educational excellence
  • the merit of the proposed program of research or study
  • the specific requirements of individual awards
  • the priority areas for funding listed under each award
  • any other criteria determined by the committee


Professor Graham Lieschke, Chair | AMD

Professor Catherine Choong, Deputy Chair | PCHD 

Professor Andrew Day, Aotearoa NZ Chair | PCHD 

Professor Hugh Dickson | AFRM

A/Professor David Heslop | AFOEM

Dr John Holmes | AFPHM

Professor Gerald Holtmann | AMD 

A/Professor Atul Malhotra | PCHD

Professor Andrew Mallett | AMD

Professor Christopher Rayner | AMD

vacant position

Aotearoa New Zealand membership

Professor Andrew Day, Chair | PCHD

Dr Carolyn Clark | Nephrology

Professor Philip Hill | AMD 

Dr Heidi Su | Gastroenterology

Dr Patricia Whitfield | Endocrinology

Jacquot Selection Committee

The Jacquot Selection Committee also includes representatives from the GAC. 

A/Professor Tim Hewitson | ANZSN Co-Chair

Professor Stephen Alexander | PCHD Nephrology

A/Professor Rathika Krishnasamy | AMZSN

Professor Natasha Rogers | ANZSN, Nephrology

Dr Sih Min Tan | ANZSN, Nephrology

Professor Robert Walker | AMD, Nephrology

Additional reviewers

Thank you to the Fellows who have generously contributed their time and expertise to assist in the review of over 200 applications for the 2024 RACP Research Awards.

Dr Philip Britton | PCHD

Professor Paul Gatenby | AMD

Professor Tim Geraghty | AFRM

Professor Catherine Hill | ARA

Professor Harriet Hiscock | PCHD 

Professor Fray Khan | AFRM

Dr Joseph Lee | AMD

Professor Christopher Nolan | AMD, Diabetes Australia 

Dr Ju – Lee Oie | PCHD

Professor John Olver | AFRM

A/Professor Michael Pollack | AFRM 

Professor Anthony Russell | ADS

Professor Malcom Sim | AFOEM

A/Professor Sunita De Sousa | ESA

Dr Valerie Sung | PCHD 

Dr Anita Wluka | Rheumatology (GAC 2023)

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