Meet the Team
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Dr Trevor Chan
Dr Trevor Chan joined the ECI team in November 2020. Trevor is responsible for the clinical oversight of the ECI.
Laura is supporting a number of priority emergency care related projects within the ECI Operational Plan, specifically the ECI Website Redesign, Emergency Procedures App and the Information Systems and technology Advisory Committee.
Debra is with the ECI 2 days per week supporting the COVID-19 Emergency Department Community of Practice (ED CoP)
Hatem leads the ECI research program including the Airway Registry Project and Impact of the Physiotherapy Practitioner on ED care for patients with Musculoskeletal Injuries. Hatem also supports the Research Advisory Committee.
Advisory Committee Co-Chairs
Dr Matt Bragg is a senior staff specialist in emergency medicine at South Western Sydney LHD, currently working at both tertiary referral and rural district hospitals, and also holds a fractional appointment with NSW Ambulance as a retrieval/prehospital physician. His interests include clinical emergency medicine, emergency ultrasound, ED management, and retrieval medicine.
Professor Kate Curtis
Kate Curtis has been an Emergency Nurse for 25 years and is Clinical Nurse Consultant Emergency in the Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD. She is also Professor of Emergency and Trauma at Sydney Nursing School. Kate is a Fellow of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia, Professorial fellow at the George Institute for Global Health and the University of Wollongong. She is one of the most published emergency nurses in the world.
Dr Jacqui Irvine is an Emergency Specialist working as the Director of Medical Services in Southern Illawarra Hospital Group. Jacqui was previously the Director of Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. Jacqui has worked widely across New Zealand and Australia in Emergency and Primary Care roles and has a Masters in Applied Health Management. Having worked in many different environments Jacqui has developed special interest in redesign, service development and equity of access to high quality care with a particular focus on the rural environment.
Amith was appointed as Co-Chair of the Research Advisory Committee in March 2016.
Kylie is currently Nurse Manager, Emergency Department at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Kylie has 26 years experience in nursing in both the adult and paediatric environments. Kylie has worked in the UK and USA giving her broad exposure to different health care models and quality systems. Since 1999 Kylie has worked in the Emergency Care environment as a CNS then a Nurse Educator and in a management role since 2003.
Kylie is the immediate past NSW President of CENA and has a keen interest in quality and safety, education and training and clinical leadership. Kylie’s main passion is for the way we provide accessible safe care from the cradle to the grave in the city or the rural areas.
A/Prof. Naren Gunja
Dr Naren Gunja is an emergency physician and toxicologist in Western Sydney. Since 2017, Naren has been the Chief Medical Information Officer with an ambitious program of eMR capability and expansion. Naren's interests include health technology, medication safety and clinical analytics.