Established in 2016, the main role of the Scientific and Clinical Committee (SaCC) is to maintain scientific and clinical integrity across Healthy Male by drawing on the expertise of the best clinicians, researchers and health professionals from across Australia. The SaCC provides input and guidance on project planning, evidence, review and matters of strategy.




Prof Rob McLachlan AM FRACP PhD (Chair)

Medical Director; Director of Clinical Research; Consultant Andrologist; Professor of Andrology

Healthy Male; Hudson Institute of Medical Research; Monash IVF group; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University

Dr Gideon Blecher MBBS (Hons), FRACS Consultant Urologist & Uroandrologost; Adjunct Lecturer; Surgeon Alfred Health & Monash Health; Department of Surgery, Monash University

Prof David Handelsman AO MBBS PhD FRACP FRAHMS

Endocrinologist; Andrologist

ANZAC Research Institute; Andrology Department, Concord Hospital

A/Prof Kevin McGeechan MBioStat PhD

Senior Lecturer; Consultant Biostatistician

School of Public Health, University of Sydney; Family Planning NSW

Dr Michael Lowy MBBS, FAChSHM, MPsychMed

Sexual Health Physician; Lecturer

Sydney Men’s Health; University of New South Wales

Prof Terry Slevin BPsych MPH FPHAA

CEO; Adjunct Professor; Adjunct Professor

Australian Public Health Association; College of Health and Medicine, ANU; School of Psychology, Curtin University

Prof Gary Wittert MBBch, MD, FRACP, FRCP

Head; Senior Consultant Endocrinologist; Director

Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide & Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Research; Royal Adelaide Hospital; Centre for Nutritional and Gastrointestinal Disease, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

A/Prof Ian Vela BSc MBBS PhD FRACS

Consultant Urologic Oncologist; Senior Research Fellow; Senior Lecturer and Examiner

Princess Alexandra Hospital; Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre; School of Medicine, University of Queensland