Meet the Team

Michael Golding

Michael Golding

Clinical Director

Dr Michael Golding joined the ECI team in September 2017. He is responsible for the clinical oversight of the ECI.

Brendon Zeman

Brendon Zeman

ECI Manager

Brendon is responsible for the strategic and operational functions of the ECI.

Nick Goryl

Nick Goryl

Special Project Officer

Nick is supporting a number of ECI priority emergency care related projects within the ECI Operational Plan 2017-2018.

Currently Vacant

Currently Vacant

Clinical Review Manager

The Clinical Review Manager plays an integral part in leading the analysis and reporting of emergency incidents across NSW. This position supports the functions of the Incident Advisory Committee.
John Mackenzie

John Mackenzie

Medical Project Officer

John leads the review and development of clinical resources available on the ECI website. John provides clinical input into all ECI projects and to a number of statewide committees.

Hatem Alkhouri

Hatem Alkhouri

Research Fellow

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.

Nicholas Lelos

Nicholas Lelos

Advanced Trainee

Nicholas joined the ECI in 2018 and will be working with us for 6 months part-time on reviewing and developing clinical tools and emergency care related projects.

Advisory Committee Co-Chairs

Matthew Bragg

Matthew Bragg

Clinical Advisory Committee

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.

Kate Curtis

Kate Curtis

Research Advisory Committee

Professor Kate Curtis has been an Emergency Nurse for 22 years and is a Trauma Coordinator at St George Hospital Sydney. She has a fractional appointment at Sydney Nursing School. Kate also works regularly as an RN in the Wollongong Emergency Department, is a Fellow of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia and on the Editorial Board of the Australasian Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Anne Hawkins

Anne Hawkins

Incident Advisory Committee

Anne Hawkins is a Clinical Nurse Consultant for Emergency / Critical Care Services in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. Anne provides leadership, consultancy service and ongoing review of clinical practice and standards of care in all aspects of emergency / critical care services to 12 small rural facilities and 2 base hospitals within the upper half of Murrumbidgee LHD.

Anne is a member of the Rural Critical Care taskforce and the NSW Rural Emergency Critical Care CNCPlanning Group which developed and biannual reviews the NSW Rural Adult Emergency Clinical Guidelines. Anne is the rural nursing representative on the Ministerial Taskforce for Emergency Care (MTEC) and the rural representative on the Emergency Workforce Research Project (EDWRP).

Jacqui Irvine

Jacqui Irvine

Incident Advisory Committee

Dr Jacqui Irvine is an Emergency Specialist working as 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 Shetty

Amith Shetty

Research Advisory Committee

Amith was appointed as Co-Chair of the Research Advisory Committee in March 2016.

Kylie Stark

Kylie Stark

Clinical Advisory Committee

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.

© Agency for Clinical Innovation 2018

Send us feedback on the site