Scientific Advisory Committee Members

Chair: TBA  


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.
Dr Ogilvie Thom
Dr Thom is a Senior Staff Specialist at Nambour General Hospital. He is also an Adjunct in Emergency Medicine at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Associate Professor Ed Oakley
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 m in research funds.
Dr Ellen Burkett


 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.
Dr Amith Shetty
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.

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