Judith Finn

Curtin University, WA

Professor Judith Finn is the Director of the Prehospital, Resuscitation and Emergency Care Research Unit (PRECRU) in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Curtin University (Perth, Australia) and Director of the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) – a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, administratively based in the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). Judith also holds an adjunct appointment as Research Professor with St John Ambulance Western Australia; and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, the American Heart Association and the European Resuscitation Council.

Judith has a clinical background as a critical care registered nurse and worked as a nurse academic for over a decade before completing a PhD in clinical epidemiology in 2002.  Judith has had a long-standing involvement with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and she was the Co-chair of the ILCOR “Education, Implementation and Teams” Taskforce for the C2015 review of resuscitation science and treatment recommendations.  Her current programme of prehospital research focuses on strategies to improve outcomes for patients who sustain an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, through strengthening each link in the chain of survival.

 

The Cardiovascular Nursing Lecture

In April 2005, the Cardiovascular Nurses Working Group approached the Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Council requesting a dedicated Cardiovascular Nursing Lecture to be instituted. The Council agreed with the proposal and the inaugural lecture was presented at the 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting in Canberra. 


Previous Cardiovascular Nursing Lecturers

2017

Robyn Gallagher

NSW

2016

Andrea Driscoll

VIC

2015

David Thompson

VIC

2013

James McVeigh

NSW

2012

Linda Worrall-Carter

VIC

2011

Carolyn M Astley

SA

2010

Andrew McLachlan

NZ

2009

Vicki Wade      

NSW

2008

Elizabeth Birchmore

SA

2007

Patricia Davidson

NSW

2006

Simon Stewart

VIC

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