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Professor Julie Considine
Deakin University Chair, Nursing at Eastern Heath
Professor Julie Considine is the Deakin University Chair in Nursing at Eastern Heath, one of Victoria’s largest health care services. Julie has held clinical, education and research roles in emergency nursing over the last two decades and internationally recognised as a leader in research and education in emergency care.
Julie is a Founding Fellow of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA), and in 2013 was awarded the Julie Finucane OAM Medal for leadership in emergency nursing and commitment to CENA.
She is the Deputy Editor of the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal and represents CENA on the Australian Resuscitation Council where she also holds a position on their National Executive as Basic Life Support Convener. Julie has over 70 refereed journal publication and has attracted more than $4M in research and project funding.
Professor Kenneth D. Walsh
RPN, RGN, BNurs (UNE), PhD (Adelaide)
Fellow of the Joanna Briggs Institute, Professor of Translational Research in Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania and Department of Health and Human Services, The Tasmanian Health Organisation - South.
Professor Walsh began his nursing career over 35 years ago. Initially qualifying as a mental health nurse he went on to work in community psychiatric nursing and group and individual therapy. After completing general nursing training in 1986 he commenced a career in nursing education.
Since 1999 Kenneth has held joint university and health service appointments. He has held clinical chairs in health services and universities in Australia and New Zealand. Kenneth has extensive experience in developing effective, evidence based and person-centred workplace cultures and building university/health service collaborations.
Kenneth has an excellent understanding of nursing and interdisciplinary workforce collaboration and development and has led health service research and practice development programs aimed at building the workforce capacity in clinical research and person-centred care.
This work has been underpinned by collaborations to build the practical and theoretical base for health service reform and development in order to improve patient outcomes. His work on building engagement and solution-focused approaches for practice change has seen Prof Walsh invited as a visiting scholar to seven universities in the UK and Australia.
Director, Think Ask Learn
David is well regarded and highly experienced educator in healthcare with over 10 years of local and international nurse education experience. David has a strong background in Emergency Nursing Care for nearly 20 years. He currently is the nurse educator for one of the largest emergency departments in Australasia.
His passion is for delivering high quality, interactive education solutions that are clinically relevant and easily accessible for clinical staff. David designs and conducts education using a wide range of delivery modes to ensure that optimal learning outcomes have been achieved. He has helped develop interactive e-learning solutions for the departmental website
David is currently an instructor for the Trauma Nursing Program (TNP- CENA endorsed), Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Emergo Disaster Systems- Senior Instructor. David travels extensively to deliver education and has a significant understanding of the issues faced by health care professionals in achieving quality education outcomes.
Dr Michelle Johnston
Michelle Johnston has worked as a consultant Emergency Physician in her beloved Royal Perth Hospital, a down and dirty inner city hospital for over a decade. She is heavily involved in teaching, and loves clinical work, but when it comes to social media, she is like the syndromic cousin in the corner who gets brought out and patted on the head once in a while.
Professor Daniel Fatovich
Professor Daniel Fatovich completed his specialty training in Emergency Medicine in 1990. He then obtained a dual appointment as a staff specialist at Royal Perth Hospital (1992-present), and also as Director of Emergency Medicine at Swan District Hospital (1992-1999). During this time, he developed his research skills, with a particular focus on resuscitation. He has been chief investigator for a number of randomised controlled trials, mainly in the field of resuscitation.
He is well known for his research and publications in emergency medicine, and in 1995 won the John Gilroy Potts Award from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). He is a regular speaker at state, national and international meetings. In 2003 he was awarded the ACEM Foundation 20 Medal, in appreciation for his contribution to the development of the College during its formative years.
In 2006, Professor Fatovich obtained an academic appointment at the University of Western Australia, within the Discipline of Emergency Medicine. This was the first academic appointment in Emergency Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital, one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Australasia. In 2012, he completed his PhD, with a thesis titled: Major trauma in Western Australia and the effects of distance, time and remoteness on mortality. He supervises advanced trainee registrars for the research component of their Fellowship. He is a senior adjudicator for this for ACEM and is a member of the ACEM Trainee Research Committee.