Our board and team

Our board

Chair & ACEM Board nominee: Dr Kim Hansen MBBS (Hons I) MBA, FACEM, GAICD, AFRACMA

Dr Kim Hansen is the Director of Virtual Emergency Department in Metro North and the Director of Critical Care, Women’s and Children’s Health at Redcliffe Hospital. She was previously the Director of St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as well as holding a public role at The Prince Charles Hospital for more than a decade. Born and bred in Brisbane, Kim is a University of Queensland graduate who has worked in a variety of settings throughout Queensland, Victoria, England and Chile.

Kim is passionate about high quality care being accessible for patients and streamlined for clinicians. She is Chair of AMAQ’s Ramping Roundtable, Chair of the Board of Emergency Medicine Foundation, ACEM’s Queensland Faculty Chair and is the inaugural Chair of Advancing Women in Emergency. Kim has published and presented on a broad range of topics including ED Crowding, Incident Reporting, Cognitive Bias and Gender Equity and enjoys discussing this work over a cup of tea or glass of wine.

Other than work, Kim is a married Mum of 3 school-aged girls and a Cobberdog. She has recently resurrected a long-lost dream of a career in sport, so currently plays and coaches basketball each week.

Director: Dr Andrew Gosbell BAppSC, PhD, GAICD

Dr Andrew Gosbell is an Advisor to the associations and charities sector, providing consultancy services to for-purpose organisations. This includes advice, support and mentoring to senior executives, boards and professional teams on strategy, governance, planning, organisational structure, advocacy and policy development. Dr Gosbell holds a PhD in vision science and has an enduring passion for research and its translation to improving healthcare outcomes.

With broad experience in health, research, education, project management, communications, advocacy and corporate governance in the private, university and not-for-profit sectors, Dr Gosbell previous executive experience includes as the CEO of General Practice Registrars Australia and as Executive Director of Policy & Research and Deputy CEO at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. He also has over 8 years governance experience on Boards and committees in the NFP and tertiary-education sectors.

Director: Professor Hugh Grantham ASM MBBS, FRACGP

Born and educated in England, Professor Hugh Grantham has interests in prehospital and emergency medicine, medical education and clinical governance.

After relocating, Professor Grantham commenced general practice in Mildura, and was recruited to lead the clinical development of the Ambulance Service in Adelaide. He was Medical Director of the Ambulance Service until 2011, and inaugural professor of paramedics at Flinders University until 2019. Involved in postgraduate medical emergency education since 1990, Professor Grantham developed the paramedic course, and the postgraduate paramedic courses. He is the senior educator for the National Advanced Life Support program as well as teaching for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the College of Sports Physicians. Professor Grantham holds the humanitarian services medal for leading overseas aid teams in disasters, and the Ambulance Service Medal. He was a member of the EMF Research Evaluation Panel and is currently Chair of the Research Committee. A passionate sailor, he is Chair of the One and All tall ship board.

Director: Ms Cathy Montesin BBus (Hons), GradDipAppFinInv, ACA

Cathy is a skilled director appointment for EMF and the Chief Financial Officer with Affinity Education Group. Prior to joining Affinity, Cathy was a Director at InterFinancial Corporate Finance, providing specialist advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, sourcing private equity capital, and strategic financial advice. Cathy spent 15 years in the Transaction Advisory Services teams at PwC and Ernst & Young in Brisbane, Sydney and San Francisco, undertaking valuation, due diligence, financial modelling, capital raising and Independent Expert Reports for public, private and government entities. During this time, she was the Queensland representative on the National Business Valuation Special Interest Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. More recently, Cathy led the Financial Planning and Analysis team at Cleanaway Waste Management Limited, Australia’s largest waste management company, operating a national network of collection, processing, treatment, recycling and landfill assets from over 200 locations across Australia.  During her time at Cleanaway, Cathy was responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting and reporting processes, the oversight of group capital investment, M&A activity and investor relations support. Cathy has also spent time in the credit restructuring team at NAB, and worked as the CFO of a property company working towards an IPO.

Director (Queensland Health Board nominee): Adj Professor Shelley Nowlan RN, BN, MHM, Grad Dip PM, MAICD and FACN

Adjunct Professor Shelley Nowlan has held executive leadership roles within Queensland Health since 1998 and is currently serving as the Deputy National Rural Health Commissioner. Previously serving as the State’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Professor Nowlan has earned a reputation in her 30 plus year career as a people-orientated nurse leader, experienced in clinical innovation, leading strategic planning, government policy and significant nursing workforce commissioning. Through her current roles, professorial roles with The University of Queensland Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, and Griffith University School of Medicine and faculty membership of the Queensland University of Technology, her strong advocacy for nursing and midwifery informs policy development at State and National level for clinical practice innovation, research, curricula and workforce development.

Director (ACEM Board nominee): Dr Andrew Spiller BSc, MBBS(Hons), FRACGP, FACEM

Dr Andrew Spiller is an Emergency Medicine physician working in the Emergency Departments at both the Greenslopes Private Hospital and Logan Hospital, where he is Deputy Director. Dr Spiller is a member of the EMF Research Committee and was previously on the Strategic Grants Committee. He is involved in coordinating the research group at Logan Hospital, and is also a member of the Queensland Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Faculty and Queensland Ambulance Medical Advisory Committee. Earlier in his career, Dr Spiller worked as a General Practitioner and a Medical Officer for the Royal Australian Navy and spent a year working in Emergency Medicine in Iceland.

Director (ACEM Board nominee): Dr Viet Tran BSc, MBBS, FACEM

Dr Viet Tran developed a passion for Emergency Medicine while training in Queensland and is now an Emergency Physician at Royal Hobart Hospital. He founded TASER (Tasmanian Emergency Medicine Research Group) where he is the Director of Emergency Medicine Research and Chair. Dr Tran is a member of the University of Tasmania Health and Medical Human Research Ethics Committee, the Emergency Medicine Australia journal editorial board, and the Emergency Medicine Clinical Trials Network Executive. He is the Regional Censor for Tasmania, Discipline lead for Emergency Medicine at the Tasmanian School of Medicine. Dr Tran is driven to enhance infrastructure to improve emergency medicine research capacity and fulfils advocacy roles as the Deputy Faculty Board Chair for Tasmania. He founded and moderates doctorswriting.com.

Our team

General Manager: Beth Chapman BBus, CPA

As EMF General Manager, Beth leads the team and works closely with the Board to set and achieve strategic direction, organisational objectives, vision and purpose. Beth is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, company secretarial and statutory reporting obligations. Beth brings extensive experience from the private, public and not for profit sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom, with more than 25 years in senior positions. Since joining EMF in 2013, Beth has held various leadership roles focused on supporting the organisation’s growth and operations.

Research Manager: Dr Hong Nga (Angie) Nguyen Vu MA, PhD

Angie is responsible for EMF’s research grants programs. She has extensive experience in university research and research management in Germany, USA, Switzerland and Australia. Prior to joining EMF, Angie worked in research management and administration at Griffith University and prior to that, the University of Queensland. Angie completed her PhD at the University of Zurich.

Grants Associate: Dr Annice Kong BSc (Hons I), PhD

Annice works closely with Research Manager (Angie) and Grants Officer (Dee) to provide comprehensive support for all aspects of EMF grant programs. Annice completed her PhD at The University of Queensland and has experience in clinical research and data management.

Communications Manager: Kellie Furey

Kellie supports the EMF by sharing the stories of its research programs through media and social media activities, publications, marketing collateral, the EMF website, and events. Kellie brings 20 years of communications experience in private and public health and non profit organisations in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Grants Officer: Ms Dee Tierney

Dee is the first point of call for EMF grant recipients. Her position entails the comprehensive administration of all EMF awarded research grants.

Office Administrator: Jody Tregidgo

Jody plays an integral role in the daily operations of EMF. Her extraordinarily broad remit makes her indispensable to the entire team.

Transforming Emergency Healthcare

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2020 – 2021 Annual Report now available online

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