The Board

We are pleased to introduce the members of our Research Foundation's Board.

Anna Grant, Chair

Anna Grant joined the Board of Governance of the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation in April 2015.  Anna brings to the Board a strong background in non-government board positions having previously been Director of Variety Children’s Charity Tasmania and served as Chair of that Board for two years.  Anna also served as a Director on the National Board of Variety the Children’s Charity until July 2015.  Anna also previously held the position of Community Member for the University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee (Tasmania) Network.

Anna is a Partner at Butler McIntyre & Butler Lawyers specialising in Family Law. Anna serves on the Southern Law Council of  The Law Society of Tasmania and since 2010 has been the Coordinator of the practical components of the Family Law Practice for the post-graduate course for legal graduators conducted by the University of Tasmania.

Anna brings to the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation experience and understanding of governance and the research sector, drafting and implementing policies and objectives, skills in developing and implementing events and a commitment and passion to achieving results that will enable the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation to continue to meet and exceed its goals.

Anna Grant

Craig Watson

Craig Watson is the Executive Director of Services – South for the Tasmanian Health Service (THS), responsible for the Royal Hobart Hospital as well as the other southern area operations and current statewide services.

Prior to his present role Craig has held a number of senior and executive positions in a variety of state agencies during a 25 year career in the Tasmanian public service.

Craig Watson

Anthea Pritchard

Anthea is the General Manager and part-owner of the Salamanca Wharf Hotel, a boutique apartment hotel in Hobart.   Prior to this she held the position of Group Marketing and Sales Executive for Blundstone where she was responsible for product and market development across the group.   Anthea was the National Marketing Manager for J. Boag & Son, where she was responsible for the development of all Boag’s brand campaigns, including the famous “Who is James Boag?” campaign.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, and was awarded Tasmanian Marketer of the Year in 2007.  She is also a Board member of the Big Monkey Theatre Company and is the Chair of the Tasmanian Leaders Program.

Anthea Pritchard

Nick Bedding

Nick Bedding 

Tracey Dickson

Professor Tracey Dickson (BSc Hons PhD) is the Associate Dean Research, for the College of Health and Medicine at the University of Tasmania.

She leads a research group in the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and has a national and international reputation, and over 15 years’ experience, in the field of neurodegenerative disease research. She has successfully led previous NHMRC project grants, ARC Discovery projects and currently oversees a large multi-disciplinary Translational research program focussed on transitioning a novel Motor Neuron Disease drug targets along the preclinical to clinical pipeline.

Professor Dickson was recently awarded the Academic Mentoring Award at Menzies for recognition of the significant and ongoing contributions she has made to the career and professional development of staff and students.  The RHH Research Foundation was delighted to welcome Tracey to its Board in December 2018, a role in which she makes a significant contribution through a combination of expertise, insight and good humour.


Tracey Dickson

Kathryn Berry



Michael Burnett, Deputy Chair



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