Professor Samantha Keogh
Professor Samantha Keogh is an experienced clinician and academic with a research program focused on improving patient safety and outcomes in acute and critical care (e.g. reducing vascular access complications, improving medication safety, safe blood sampling).
Professor Keogh is currently Academic Lead for Research in the School of Nursing and Program Lead for COSI. She supervises higher degree research students, is an external examiner for a number of Australian Universities, and reviewer for several grant bodies and professional journals.
Professor Keogh is a member of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) Impact and Implementation Reference Group, sits on the Research Advisory Panel of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) and is the Past President (2015-2019) of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS).
Professor Fiona Coyer
Professor Fiona Coyer has extensive experience as a leader in academic and research programs. She holds a joint appointment as Professor of Nursing with the School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane. She is based at the Intensive Care Services department and is the lead of the Acute and Critical Care research program in the Centre for Healthcare Transformation.
In August 2012, she established the Intensive Care Nursing Professorial Unit at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where she has developed a program of research focused on developing evidence-based approaches to nursing care and management of skin integrity in the critically ill patient in intensive care.
Professor Clint Douglas
As a clinical academic, Professor Clint Douglas’ research focus is at the intersection of practice development, health services research and patient safety.
With a clinical background in acute care nursing, he leads a research program to optimise the influence of nursing to keep patients safe: prevention of patient deterioration in general wards, the impact of hospital nurse staffing on patient outcomes, and evaluation of innovative nurse-led services. He is also Co-Lead of the Health Services Implementation program in the Centre for Healthcare Transformation.
Clint has a successful track-record of building collaborative academic partnerships with clinicians, hospital executives and policy makers to design and execute complex and rigorous health services research—reflected in his conjoint appointment as Professor and Nursing Chair at Metro North Hospital and Health Service. This collaborative clinical research is closely tied to the needs of practice, building capacity for knowledge translation to enhance frontline care.
Associate Professor Carol Windsor
Associate Professor Carol Windsor is Academic Lead, Post Graduate Research, in the School of Nursing. She is also a Participant of QUT’s Centre for Healthcare Transformation and is Co-Lead of the Health Services Implementation research program.
Carol is the School Research Ethics Advisor and Faculty alternate member of the University Human Research Ethics Committee. Carol’s area of research interest is human services and the interrelationships between social and economic factors, structures and processes, and interactions as they effect the organisation, delivery and outcomes of nursing practice and health care.
Associate Professor Christina Parker
Associate Professor Christina Parker is a senior lecturer with a wealth of clinical skills in hospital and community settings. She has been a registered nurse for more than 28 years and spent 15 of those working clinical in hospital and community settings.
Christina is a mid-career researcher focusing on evidence-based wound assessment, management, and prevention strategies and interventions. She often works collaboratively across themes and programs and has completed programs with colleagues in dementia and ageing, biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, and allied health.
Christina supervises higher degree research students and is a reviewer for several professional journals. She is the current chair of the Queensland branch of Wounds Australia and sits on Wounds Australia national committees.
Dr Kathleen Finlayson
Dr Kathleen Finlayson has more than 20 years’ experience as a nurse and midwife and is a recognised expert in wound care.
Her research over the past two decades has centred around chronic disease management, particularly strategies to prevent and manage chronic wounds. Her research expertise also includes primary and community health care, clinical trials, trans-disciplinary research, symptom management, and implementation science.
In 2013, Kathy was awarded a five-year National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellowship. In 2018, she was awarded a Fellow of Wounds Australia, in recognition of her extensive service and contribution to research and education in wound management.
Kathy supervises higher degree research students, is a reviewer for research grant organisation, chairs the Wounds Australia Research Committee, and is a reviewer and editorial panel member for professional journals.