Professor Kate Curtis


Kate Curtis has been a trauma nurse at St George Hospital for the past 19 years and is Professor of Trauma and Emergency Nursing at the University of Sydney, where she leads the Paediatric Critical Injury Research Program. She is an honorary Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health 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’s translational research program continues to focus on improving the way we deliver care to injured patients and their families and she is the world’s most published author in the field of Trauma and Emergency Nursing. Kate also works regularly as an RN in the Wollongong Emergency Department, is on the Editorial Board of the Australasian Journal of Emergency Nursing and is a Fellow of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia.