In 2008, Professor Julia Crilly was a member of one the first research teams to secure an EMF grant. Since then, the professor has been a co-investigator on 13 EMF grants worth more than $1 million.
Professor Crilly readily credits EMF with having a significant impact on her research career.
“The EMF-funded projects I’ve been involved with were predominantly multi-site and multi-disciplinary emergency related research projects, which have led to other grants, including NHMRC, as well as my career progression,” said Professor Crilly.
“EMF funded research has the ability to make a positive impact locally, nationally and internationally by providing opportunity for clinicians and academics to better understand and improve how we deliver care and ultimately the health outcomes for people requiring emergency care,” she said.
Professor Crilly began full-time career research in 2007, after completing her PhD. Before this, the professor had worked as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department for nearly 10 years. Today, she holds a joint appointment position between Griffith University and Gold Coast Health as Professor of Emergency Care. Her program of research is focused on evaluating innovative service delivery models of care for vulnerable population groups as well as understanding and improving aspects of the Emergency Department workforce.
Professor Crilly has led or been involved in multi-disciplinary and multi-site emergency care research which have attracted more than $3.5 million dollars in funding and resulted in 60 plus peer-review publications.
Professor Crilly is the key note speaker at the EMF Research Symposium Acute Care & Translation Workshop.
Photo: Professor Julia Crilly RN, MEmergN(Hons), PhD; Professor of Emergency Care, Griffith University & Gold Coast Health