Doctor Simon Carter

He has worked at 4 of the 7 Paediatric Nephrology centres in Australia and completed a renal fellowship at Sickkids, Toronto, between 2015 and 2017. He holds a Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology and PhD through the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. His doctorate attracted NHMRC funding ($96,294) and developed a core outcome set for trials in adults with glomerular disease (SONG-Glomerular Disease). Simon is a formally trained and experienced qualitative researcher whose methodological expertise includes focus groups, surveys and workshops. His research has used qualitative and consensus methods to establish critically important outcomes for trials among patients, care partners and health professionals. His research interests include how to better address child and family-centered health outcomes and counselling for kidney disease. Simon is a site investigator for kidney trials at RCH, and collaborates internationally on studies that seek to develop and capture patient-reported outcomes for people with glomerular disease. Simon is on the Standardised Outcomes in Nephrology (SONG) coordinating committee based at the Centre for Kidney Research, Westmead. He sits on the Australasian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN) scientific committee where he is the current chair of the glomerulonephritis working group. He is the Treasurer of Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Nephrology Association (ANZPNA).

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