Scientific Advisory Committee Members

Chair: Dr Ellen Burkett
MBBS, FACEM
Dr Burkett is the clinical lead for the CARE-PACT project as well as a Staff Specialist, Emergency Department at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
Associate Professor Diann Eley
BSc, MSc, PhD
A/Prof Eley is the Director of MD/MBBS Research, MD/MBBS Post-Graduate Coordinator, Honours Co-Coordinator and Chair of the Internal Ethics Review Committee in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland. The primary focus of her research is medical education, research training and rural health workforce. A/Prof Eley is responsible for the development and implementation of the Clinician Scientist Track which encourages student interest and experience in research and facilitates medical students undertaking a research higher degree alongside their MD or MBBS degree.
Associate Professor Ed Oakley
MBBA, FACEM
Paediatric emergency medicine specialist, Director of Emergency Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and  honorary research fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. (See A/Prof Oakley’s extended profile on the EMF Board page.)
Professor Marianne Wallis
RN, BSc (Hons), FRCNA, PhD
Prof Wallis is the Research Portfolio Leader for Nursing and Midwifery at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Leader of the NURTURE Research Cluster and has a Visiting Research Fellowship with Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Prof Wallis is also a Board Member of the Australian Vascular Access Society. The main focus of Prof Wallis’ research is nursing interventions related to wounds, pressure injuries and intravascular access devices. She has written more than 120 scientific publications and reviews for six major research funding bodies in Australia and overseas and for more than 10 Australian and international peer reviewed journals. Since 2000, Marianne and her colleagues have attracted more $8 million in research funds.
Dr Amith Shetty
MBBS, FACEM
Dr Shetty is a practicing Staff Specialist in Emergency department at Westmead Hospital and Co-Director of the Emergency Medical Research Unit at the Westmead Clinical School since 2013.  He is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at the University of Sydney and Honorary Research Fellow, NHMRC CRE in Critical Infection.
Dr Stephen Macdonald
BSc (Hons 2:1), MBChB, MRCGP, Dip Child Health, PhD, FRCP, FACEM
Dr Macdonald is a clinical academic in emergency medicine, holding appointments as a Senior Lecturer in emergency medicine at the University of Western Australia and a Research Fellow at the  Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine, Perkins Institute of Medical Research. In addition, he is also a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Perth Hospital. Dr Macdonald, who recently completed his PhD, is actively engaged in collaborative multi-centre research and has been a recipient of several research grants.
Associate Professor Jamie Seymour
BSc (Hons1), DPhil
A/Prof Seymour specialises in toxinology and venom ecology research. He is the Director of the TASRU (Tropical Australian Stinger Research Unit) and a joint program leader for the Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics at James Cook University. He has published 128 peer reviewed journal articles and since 2015 has been the principal/co-investigator for research (NHMRC, ARC, Boerhinger Ingelhiem) and consultancy projects worth more than $1.1 million. He has supervised 50 postgraduate students.

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