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Researcher Profiles

Julia Crilly

Dr Julia Crilly is Professor of Emergency Care. Julia’s research focusses on evaluating innovative service delivery models for vulnerable populations groups who require emergency care as well as understanding and improving aspects of the emergency department workforce.

Julia is in a conjoint appointment between Gold coast Health and Griffith University and leads two of the seven pillars within the Emergency Department Collaborative Research Group at Gold Coast Health.

Awards/Achievements 2018 Awarded Bond University Sustainability in Healthcare Awards (Research) for research regarding embedding emergency department nurses in the watch house.
2010 Australian Institute of Policy and Science Young Tall Poppy Science Award. The tall poppy is a metaphor for excellence and endeavour. It symbolises Australia's pride in its outstanding achievers in the sciences.

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Gerben Keijzers

Dr Gerben Keijzers is adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine. His research revolves around topics relevant to clinical practice in critical care, with special interest in sepsis, appropriateness of antibiotic use and respiratory medicine. He encourages curiosity and critical thinking.

Gerben’s research related roles at Gold Coast Health include Emergency Department Collaborative Research Group Chair, Research Council member, clinical trials steering committee member and Human Research Ethics Committee member.

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Victoria Brazil

Dr Victoria Brazil is an emergency physician and medical educator. She is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at Gold Coast Health, and at Bond University medical program.

Victoria is interested in connecting education with patient care through healthcare simulation, technology enabled learning, faculty development activities, and research on relationships between teams in healthcare. She also serves as a faculty member with the Harvard Macy Institute.

Victoria is an enthusiast in social media and the Free Open Access Meducation world, and she is co-producer of Simulcast.

Awards/Achievements Certificate of appreciation: International conference invited conference session chair, Social Media and Critical Care, Berlin, Germany

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Shane George

Dr Shane George is a paediatric critical care physician working in paediatric emergency medicine and paediatric intensive care at Gold Coast University Hospital. He is the clinical lead for children’s critical care research for Gold Coast Health, and is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland and Griffith University.

Dr Shane George is also an early career researcher interested in research that improves the safety of airway procedures in critical care and using haemostatic resuscitation techniques to reduce blood product requirements in paediatric haemorrhage.

He is a member of the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International collaborative (PREDICT) and the ANZICS Paediatric Study Group, collaborating on numerous multicentre projects.

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Jamie Ranse

Dr Ranse is a Research Fellow in Emergency Care in a joint appointment between Griffith University and the Gold Coast Health Service. His research is recognised internationally, focusing on emergency health care, primarily in the areas of high visibility, high consequence events that are either planned (such as mass gatherings / major events) or unplanned (such as disasters).

Dr Ranse is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and College of Emergency Nursing Australasia, Chair of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, International Mass Gathering Special Interest Group and Chair of the Australian College of Nursing Disaster Health Community of Interest. Additionally, he previously held high-level strategic role of Chief Nurse for St John Ambulance Australia.

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Last updated 15 Nov 2019