Meet the Team

Sally McCarthy

Sally McCarthy

Clinical Director

Dr Sally McCarthy (FACEM, MBA) is inaugural Medical Director of the Emergency Care Institute. Sally works clinically as a senior emergency physician at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney having previously been Director, Emergency Medicine at that and other hospitals. The immediate past president of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and a member of the Board of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, she is also a Clinical Lead for the NSW Whole of Hospital Program.

Vanessa Evans

Vanessa Evans

ECI Manager

Vanessa 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 2014-2016. Nick's project areas of responsibility are the Nurse Delegated Emergency Care Project and Small ED Project.

Zafirul Hussain

Zafirul Hussain

Data and Information Officer

This position provides data and information support to the team. This position supports the Incident Advisory Committee and coordinates the collation and analysis of emergency incidents.

John Mackenzie

John Mackenzie

Medical Project Officer

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

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.

Lucy Harten-Ash and Gabrielle Mane

Lucy Harten-Ash and Gabrielle Mane

Advanced Trainees

Lucy and Gabby joined the ECI in February 2017 and will be working with us for 6 months part-time on developing further 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.

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