Professor Fry is nationally and internationally recognised as a researcher, clinician, supervisor and teacher in emergency care and advanced nursing practice. The nexus of these areas has led to significant change on national emergency practice, policy, and the quality and safety of nursing care. Professor Fry has extensive senior nursing experience and a proven research track with 118 peer reviewed publications and over $2.2million in grant, research tenders and or scholarship funding. Professor Fry is Director of Research and Practice Development for Northern Sydney Local Health District and holds a Professorial Chair position with the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Fry has a strong emergency care background, has held CNC positions and is an authorised Nurse Practitioner (NSW). Her program of research has led to significant state and national practice change.
Professor Fry was awarded Australasian emergency nurse of the year in 2005 and St George Hospital nurse of the year in 2001 and was a finalist in 2014 Nursing Excellence Awards for ‘Innovation in Research”. Professor Fry has also been awarded NSW Heath Care awards for innovative research making a difference for practice.