Professor Kate Curtis

Kate Curtis

Honorary Professorial Fellow USyd: Professor Emergency and Trauma Nursing ISLHD: Clinical Nurse Consultant, Emergency

RN, PHD, MNurs (Hons), GDip Crit Care, FCENA

Professor Kate Curtis has been an Emergency Nurse since 1994 an honorary professorial fellow at the George Institute for Global Health since 2014 and is Professor of Emergency and Trauma Nursing at the University of Sydney.

Kate’s translational research program focuses on improving the way we deliver care to patients and their families, developing strategies to improve continuity of patient care across the care continuum; and improving the translation of scientific evidence into clinical practice. Kate has attracted more than $4 million in research funding and in 2011 was awarded the Frank McDermott Award for research completed and published in the last 10 years judged to have led to the greatest improvements in care of severely injured patients in Australia and NZ. Kate is also on the Editorial Board of the Australasian Emergency Care Journal Nursing and a Fellow of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia.

Kate is the world’s most published author in the field of Trauma and Emergency nursing, has mentored more than 40 clinicians in research projects and was the 2019 Australian nurse of the year.