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Adrienne Hudson

Dr Adrienne Hudson is a Nurse Researcher at the Queensland Children's Hospital. Her interest areas include: Paediatrics, Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams; Supporting staff who care for children who deteriorate and require emergency assistance in hospital; Simulation; Mixed methods approaches to research; Qualitative research approaches (view publications).

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Amanda Harley

Ms Amanda Harley is a Clinical Nurse Consultant within Paediatric Sepsis at the Queensland Children's Hospital (view publications).

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Amanda Ullman

Associate Professor Amanda Ullman is a Paediatric Nurse, and Associate Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Menzies Health Institute Queensland. Currently supported by a National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) Fellowship, her research focuses on the prevention of complications associated with paediatric hospital admissions, especially those related to central venous access devices (view publications).

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Amy Mitchell

Dr Amy Mitchell is a Research Fellow in the Parenting and Family Support Centre, and recipient of the Children's Hospital Foundation Early Career Fellowship.

Amy's research interests lie in the area of paediatric chronic disease management, parenting of children with chronic health conditions (in particular eczema, asthma, allergic conditions, type 1 diabetes), and the impact of the transition to parenthood and early parenting experiences on infant and child health and wellbeing (view publications). 

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Brooke Charters

Ms Brooke Charters is a Research Nurse Assistant at the Emergency Department within the Logan Hospital,  Metro South Health interested in improving ED health services for kids in non-tertiary facilities.

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Catherine Kotzur

Ms Cate Kotzur is a Nurse Practitioner in the Acute Pain Service at Queensland Children's Hospital.

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Claire Rickard

Professor Claire Rickard is the Director of the AVATAR group and a Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Griffith University (view publications).

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Danny Sidwell

Mr Danny Sidwell is a Lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery within Griffith University at the Gold Coast. Danny is an experienced paediatric nurse and educator (view publications).

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Deanne August

Ms Deanne August worked as a Clinical Neonatal Nurse for 13 years and is currently completing her PhD. Her PhD focuses on Neonatal Iatrogenic Skin Injuries and she is passionate about identifying wound care options that are safe for the neonatal population (view publications).

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Debbie Long

Dr Debbie Long is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Critical Care Nursing, Psychometrics, Grant Writing, Data Analysis, and Quantitative Research. Strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) focused in PICU Nursing from Griffith University (view publications).

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Elisabeth Coyne

Dr Elisabeth Coyne is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University. Elisabeth is a highly experienced family care researcher, with clinical expertise in paediatrics and neonatal nursing. She's also currently setting up the Australian Chapter for the International Family Nursing Association, which is sure to be a useful link for many of you (view publications).

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Elizabeth Andresen

Ms Elizabeth Andresen is a Clinical Nurse in the Acute Pain Service at the Queensland Children's Hospital (view publications).

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Elizabeth Forster

Dr Elizabeth Forster is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at the the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Griffith University. She leads the paediatric post-graduate teaching paediatric programs, with in the university (view publications).

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Elizabeth Shevill

Ms Elizabeth Shevill is a Nurse Practitioner in the Nursing Lead Cystic Fibrosis Service at the Queensland Children's Hospital (view publications).

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Geraldine Roderick

Ms Geraldine Roderick is an Acadenic Clinical Facilitator at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the University of Southern Queensland.

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Helen Petsky

Dr Helen Petsky is a Registered Nurse, Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, and well respected nurse researcher within the Queensland Children's Hospital.

Her research is already being cited in several International guidelines including Asthma and Cough.

Her research interests include paediatric respiratory disease, specifically Australian First People respiratory disease. She has an emerging interest in the ethical conduct of research involving paediatric participants (view publications).

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Hui (Grace) Xu

Ms Grace Xu is a Emergency Nurse Practitioner at a Queensland Health hospital. She is also a research support staff at the AVATAR team. Her PhD work looks at managing occupational stress in the emergency departments (view publications).

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Jacqui Jauncey-Cooke

Dr Jacqui Jauncey-Cooke works as a lecturer and research scholar at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social work, the University of Queensland (view publications).

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Janelle Keyser

Ms Janelle Keyser is the Clinical Nurse Consultant in the Acute Pain Service at Queensland Children's Hospital.

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Jeanine Young

Professor Jeanine Young is Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Neonatal Nurse. She has worked in Australia and the United Kingdom in neonatal intensive care, paediatrics and community child health. She has a special interest in infant care practices; in particular breastfeeding and parent-infant bed-sharing, which formed the basis of her doctoral studies (view publications).

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Jeanne Marshall

Dr Jeanne Marshall is a Researcher and Speech Pathologist at Centre for Children's Health and Queensland Children's Hospital.

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Jessica Schults

Ms Jessica Schults is a joint appointment Research Fellow in Anaesthesia at the Queensland Children's Hospital. Her research focuses on aspects of paediatric critical care including ventilation, ETT suction, vascular access and pain management.

Jessica is working with the AVATAR team to develop Australia's first paediatric vascular access registry. Her PhD work looks at optimising endotracheal suction practices in the paediatric intensive care unit (view publications).

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Judith Needham

Ms Judith Needham is a senior lecturere and Director of the Professional Practice Office for Griffith University and has over 30 years of nursing experience and is also a registered midwife having worked in paediatrics early in her career at Logan hospital and then using her skills in rural Queensland (view publications).

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Jules Richards

Ms Jules Richards is a Nurse Practitioner in Persistent Pain at the Queensland Children's Hospital.

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Julieta Woosley

Ms Julieta Woosley is a Clinical Nurse for the Vascular Assessment and Management Service at the Queensland Children's Hospital (view publications).

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Kate Barnewall

Ms Kate Barnewall is is a Lecturer at Griffith University (Nathan) and has worked in various roles within the School of Nursing and Midwifery since 2001 (including clinical facilitator, clinical lab tutor and Professional Practice Coordinator). Her clinical experience includes general medical/surgical, oncology, paediatric perioperative, radiology and midwifery, and she has a special interest in accompanying students to Laos (south-east Asia) for community nursing clinical placements in rural and remote villages, with a focus on family-centred care and assessment.

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Kelly Foster

Ms Kelly Foster works as a lecturer and research scholar at the Unversity of Southern Queensland. She is a highly experienced paediatric emergency and critical care clinician, and is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Queensland (view publications).

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Kim Anderson

Ms Kim Anderson is a Nursing Director of Workfore Planning and Education at QCH. Experienced Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Strong healthcare services professional skilled in Healthcare Management, Healthcare, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Patient Safety, and Nursing

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Lauren Kearney

Dr Lauren Kearney works in a joint clinical academic appointment between the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine Coast and the Women and Families Service Group, Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Lauren's clinical background is in paediatric and child health nursing and in more recent year's midwifery (view publications). 

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Leanne Phillips

Ms Leanne Philips works as a Nurse Practitioner in the Queensland Specialist Immunisation Service located at CHQ. She has 18 years' experience as a paediatric nurse, with a background in paediatric emergency nursing.

Her interest in immunisation developed when she undertook a thesis titled "Barriers to opportunistic immunisation in the paediatric emergency department"; as part of a Masters in Advanced Nursing (Major Healthcare Research).

She has a special interest in the immunisation of medical at risk children, particularly the immune suppressed. She holds an Associate Lecture position with the University of Queensland.

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Lee O'Malley

Ms Lee O'Malley is a Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Southern Queensland. Her background has been Paediatric Nursing, for 27 years, mainly Paediatric ICU where she has worked for 23 years as a PICU Clinician, Retrieval Nurse, Research Assistant, Clinical Facilitator and then Educator.

She is currently enrolled in a PhD and have several years' experience in paediatric respiratory research in both PICU as RA and the Paediatric Ward settings as PARIS1 HF Study as Research Educator for both the Pilot Study and the RCT.

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Lucinda Brown

Ms Lucinda Brown is an experienced ED nurse who joined Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery in late 2018. Lucinda has a research focus in paediatrics, emergency and disaster preparedness.

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Marie Cooke

Professor Marie Cooke is the Co-Director of the AVATAR group and a Professor at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Griffith University.  She leads a program of research surrounding the management of paediatric patients with persistant pain conditions (view publications).

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Mark Moore

Mr Mark Moore is a Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Queensland Children's Hospital.

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Natalie Bradford

Dr Natalie Bradford is a Senior Research Fellow with QUT based at the Centre for Children's Health Research. She has a clinical background as nurse specialising in paediatric oncology and palliative care. Natalie completed her PhD thesis on investigating the use of home telehealth to connect specialist teams with children needing palliative care, their families and local healthcare providers. Her current program of work includes collaborative projects exploring the use of technology in communication and symptom management for children and adolescent cancer and palliative care. In 2018 Natalie was honoured with the BUPA Health Foundation Emerging Researcher Award (view publications).

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Paula Cattanach

Ms Paula Cattanach is a clinical research nurse within the Vascular Assessment and Management Service at Queensland Children's Hospital. She is a highly experienced critical and acute care paediatric clinician, and holds multiple other roles within Children's Health Queensland (view publications).

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Peta Gimpel

Ms Peta Gimpel is a Nurse Practitioner in Emergency at the Queensland Children's Hospital.

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Rachel Edwards

Ms Rachel Edwards is a Nurse Educator in the Paediatric Oncology Services at Children's Health Queensland. She also leads a number of research and innovation projects, including an RCT on heparin and saline locking for central venous access devices in oncology.

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Rebecca Doyle

Ms Rebecca Doyle is a Nurse Researcher in  the Queensland Specialist Immunisation Service within the Queensland Children's Hospital, and is currently completing her Master of Medical Research.

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Robyn Littlewood

Associate Professor Robyn Littlewood holds a conjoint A/Professor Nutrition position, Human Movement and Nutrition Science, The University of Queensland and lectures in paediatric obesity and health management. 

Associate Professor Littlewood is the Director, Health Services Research, Queensland Children's Hospital, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Co-Chair, Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network, Clinical Excellence Queensland and Member, Queensland Networks Executive Committee, Department of Health. A/Prof Littlewood was previously a Board Director with the Dietitians Association of Australia (view publications).

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Robyn Penny

Dr Robyn Penny is a Nurse Researcher currently working within the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer as Assistant Director of Midwifery, First 1000 Days Project.  Robyn is a Visiting Fellow, School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (view publications).

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Rosemary Rogers

Ms Rosemary Rogers is a Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Department at the Queensland Children's Hospital.

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Samantha Keogh

Professor Samantha Keogh is an established researcher with a clinical background in adult and paediatric critical care. Her research interests and publications are currently focused on care and management of vascular access devices.

She is a Senior Researcher with the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research group (AVATAR) established by Professor Claire Rickard. Professor Keogh supervises higher degree research students, is an external examiner for a number of Australian Universities and reviewer for several professional journals. Professor Keogh sits on the Research Advisory Panel of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) and is the Past President (2015-2019) of the Australian Vascular Access Society (view publications).

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Samantha Prime

Ms Samantha Prime is a PhD student and Senior Research Assistant at QUT, and paediatric nurse. She is currently working with Dr Helen Petsky studying the aetiologies and economic burden of chronic wet cough in children (view publications).

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Sophie Anderson-James

Ms Sophie Anderson-James is a Research Scholar at the Child Health Research Centre, at the University of Queensland (view publications).

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Suzanne Williams

Mrs Suzanne Williams is a nurse practitioner at QCH emergency department and an academic at QUT School of Nursing. Her research interest is about pain management for paediatric patients in emergency department.

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Tim Flanagan

Mr Tim Flanagan is a Nurse Practitioner in Emergency at Queensland Children's Hospital.

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Tracey Kidgell

Ms Tracey Kidgell is the Project Officer leading the evaluation fo the right@home service, within Queensland Health Queensland.

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Tricia Kleidon

Ms Tricia Kleidon is a nurse practitioner (NP) in paediatric vascular access, research fellow with Griffith University. Tricia has experience in both insertion and maintenance of vascular access devices and has a passion for vessel preservation. 

Tricia's main clinical goal is to ensure the right device is inserted the first time, by the right practitioner via the right vessel and is sufficient to complete treatment (view publications).

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Valda Frommolt

Ms Valda Frommolt is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with over 30 years experience in the acute hospital sector working in paediatric (in particular oncology) areas.

She has worked for Griffith for over 10 years now as a Clinical Facilitator/ tutor/ Lab Assistant and as a course convenor the last few years. Each year she supports a small group of students to attend a clinical placement in rural Laos /Vietnam where she is able to practice her family centred and paediatric assessment and support.

Her other role is Professional Practice Coordinator which involves the running of clinical placements across the three campuses (view publications).

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Vanessa Funk

Ms Vanessa Funk is a Registered Nurse working in the Emergeny Departent of Logan Hospital. In addtion to the clinical interests in the paediatric critical care sector, she is passionate about researching further the most effective ways to advocate for our patients to facilate a positive experience of the health system and looking for ways to ensure a smooth patient journey from an organisational and patient view point.

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Victoria Gibson

Ms Victoria Gibson is a clinical research nurse and project manager in the Vascular Assessment and Management Service at the Queensland Children's Hospital (view publications).

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Victoria Kain

Dr Victoria Kain joined Griffith University as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2014. During this time, she has held positions as a Deputy Program Director (BN), Deputy Head of School and is currently the Director of Undergraduate Programs (Nursing).

Victoria was an associate editor for Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing from 2011-2015 and is active in the Australian College of Neonatal Nursing. She is also a founding executive member of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Perinatal Palliative Care Special Interest Group (PSANZ).

In 2015, Victoria was elected to the Board of PSANZ.Her research discipline spans the genre of neonatal nursing, but her passion is in perinatal and neonatal palliative care. Victoria is the convener for undergraduate and postgraduate neonatal nursing courses. She also has an interest in curriculum based research including internationalisation of curriculum (view publications).

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