Professor Ross Young
Professor Ross Young commenced as Chair of Trauma Rehabilitation at the Jamieson Trauma Institute in October 2020. He is a Clinical Psychologist with research interests in the integration of psychological and biological risk factors in mental illness and trauma. His research includes work in PTSD, substance misuse, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and more broadly in behavioural medicine. This includes work in pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine to better target treatment and rehabilitation approaches. Professor Young’s papers on PTSD includes studies of risk factors, treatment outcomes and comorbidity with PTSD, such as alcohol dependence.
Professor Young was Executive Dean, Faculty of Health QUT for seven years until 2020, following seven years as Executive Director, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at QUT. He has maintained a clinical appointment at the Princess Alexandra Hospital for over 25 years at the Alcohol and Drug Assessment Unit, has been a longstanding Visiting Researcher at the Alcohol Research Center, UCLA, is an Honorary Professor at UQ and is an Emeritus Professor at QUT.
Professor Young has conducted work in outcomes measurement that has been recognised internationally with psychological measures having been translated into multiple languages and used in clinical and prevention programs in several countries. For example, the Drinking Expectancy Profile is part of a compendium of clinical measures recommended by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Professor Young is a member of the PTSD group of the US based International Psychiatric Genetics Consortium and a member and Chair of several Boards related to mental health and medical research. He is an Inaugural Honorary Fellow of the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy and a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Young is committed to translational research that benefits mental health and has held three patents, one of which has been licensed to Nanogen for the development of diagnostic gene chips in schizophrenia.
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Associate Professor Cate Cameron
A/Prof Cameron is a Principal Research Fellow in the Jamieson Trauma Institute and is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology.
Cate has over 25 years of clinical and research experience, with a PhD in Epidemiology and primary interest in injury prevention and trauma outcomes research using data linkage methods.
In addition to national and international data linkage projects, Cate’s work has included developing and managing a longitudinal birth cohort study of child health and injury outcomes, pediatric and adult burns trauma, spinal cord injury rehabilitation and European Union funded research on Violence against Children (VAC) in Afghanistan. Cate is currently supervising several PhD candidates at the University of Queensland and Griffith University and has been an expert advisor on several State Health, Disability and Trauma committees and is a current member of the QLD Health Data Linkage Reference Group and Statewide Trauma Clinical Network.
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Professor Kirsten Vallmuur
Professor Kirsten Vallmuur is the Chair of Trauma Surveillance and Data in a joint position between the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation and the Jamieson Trauma Institute. She leads the Jamieson Trauma Institute’s Trauma Data Quality and Analytics theme. Her team is currently undertaking research projects drawing on linked trauma data, available through existing data systems in Queensland. The work of the unit is focused on scoping the breadth and depth of data collected on trauma across the continuum of care, developing best practice methods and tools for using linked trauma data, and analysing these data to better understand the causes, trends, patterns, burden, costs and outcomes of trauma in Queensland. This work is contributing to the broader Queensland State-wide Trauma Data Warehouse development project being run by Queensland Health. She is a previous MAIC-funded Principal Research Fellow (at AusHSI) and, prior to that, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow where she worked in the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q). She has a PhD in Psychology and expertise in the analysis and understanding of morbidity and mortality coded data sets, injury surveillance systems, trauma data linkage, health classifications and injury classifications. She has conducted numerous collaborative health data research projects with internal and external university-based researchers, government and non-government agencies.
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Ms Jacelle Warren
Ms Jacelle Warren is a Biostatistician in the Jamieson Trauma Institute.
Ms Warren has completed a Masters of Science (Statistics) through the Biostatistical Collaboration of Australia and The University of Queensland. She has co-authored numerous statistical reports for the Queensland Trauma Registry and for the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC), in addition to a number of peer-reviewed publications on determinants of outcome following injury.
Ms Warren has extensive experience with statistical analysis of large injury datasets, both cross-sectional and longitudinal, and has a particular interest in the physical and psychological recovery of injured people.
She has also spent ten years working in data management, data analysis and reporting of injury data collected by the Queensland Trauma Registry (QTR).
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Dr Victoria McCreanor
Dr Victoria McCreanor is the Senior Researcher within JTI. Dr McCreanor is a health services researcher and health economist, who has a PhD from the Queensland University of Technology, MSc (Health Policy, Planning and Financing) from the University of London (LSE & LSHTM), BSc and LLB from the University of Queensland.
Her research at JTI includes complex analysis of large administrative datasets to investigate the long-term trajectories, costs and health outcomes of trauma, injury and surgical patients in Australia.
Dr McCreanor also coordinates a multi-disciplinary fracture rehabilitation research interest group, and through this is leading a research project to streamline fracture rehabilitation using innovative technology.
In addition, Dr McCreanor provides expert health economics advice to JTI projects, at the early stages of research planning.
Her research interests lie in health economics, particularly in generating evidence for value-based healthcare policies, to improve the efficiency of health services and patient outcomes.
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Mrs Lisa Whittaker
Lisa Whittaker is the Service Coordinator for the Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI). Her role is to coordinate the strategic and operational objectives of JTI, including leading the administrative team.
Lisa’s past achievements include; assisting with the coordination of the RBWH Trauma Service, providing support in the early stages of establishment of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program at the RBWH and co-convening the successful annual Queensland Trauma Symposium.
Lisa’s long-standing contribution to Queensland Health, most notably her 10 years of experience in the Trauma Service, has provided her with a vast array of contacts, networks and knowledge.
Lisa currently holds a Diploma of Business Administration which will support JTI through team building, project management, resource allocation and communication.
Mrs Rosalind Wendt
Rosalind is the Co-ordinator for the Queensland Trauma and Burns Quality Assurance Committee (QTBQAC). The main focus of Rosalind’s role is to support the functions of the QTBQAC, a State-wide Committee supported by the Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI).
Rosalind’s previous experience includes seven years at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), where she specialised in a number of key trauma areas and led the program coordination for the RACS Trauma Verification Program. She was also the secretariat for several key committees including RACS Qld Trauma, Trauma Verification and Trauma Quality Improvement, which included responsibility for sponsorship/budgeting for Australasian Verification site reviews and trauma committees. Rosalind also comes from a background in nursing and midwifery at both Metro North and Metro South Hospital and Health Services.
With Diplomas in Project and Business Management, and Cert IV Training and Assessment, Rosalind has provided management, coordination and support for many state and national events and Trauma System Reviews including the first review, worldwide, for a deployable Defence Force Hospital and National review of New Zealand’s Trauma System.
Mr Brett Droder
Mr Brett Droder is a Health Information Manager with the Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI). His role is to aid in scoping clinical registries in specific areas of interest and to provide advice on health information management to meet JTIs broader quality improvement and research agenda.
Mr Droder has a Bachelor of Health Information Management (HIM) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has several years’ experience working in Queensland Health with electronic medical records, database management, HIM projects and abroad in Germany where he undertook an international internship exploring digital workflow technology in hospitals.
Mr Droder has an interest in eHealth and utilising data & new technologies to improve the effectiveness and quality of health services.
Dr Silvia Manzanero
Dr Silvia Manzanero is the Research Coordinator for the Jamieson Trauma Institute. Her role is to facilitate research and multidisciplinary collaboration in alignment with the Institute’s strategic priorities.
Silvia’s experience spans the whole continuum between basic and applied research. She obtained a PhD in genetics and has conducted post-doctoral work in immunology and neuroscience. She has managed research in academic, government and clinical environments.
She is passionate about delivering the evidence base required to drive and inform ongoing improvements in clinical practice.
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Dr Shahera Banu
Dr Shahera Banu is a Data Analyst in the Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI). Her role is to support research collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders and clinicians in relation to data analytics to optimise the quality of research produced by JTI.
Shahera holds a Veterinary Medicine degree and an MSc (Microbiology) from Bangladesh Agricultural University. She completed a PhD in Epidemiology from Queensland University of Technology and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for couple of years. Shahera has expertise in environmental epidemiology, infectious disease modelling and spatiotemporal analysis.
Shahera has several years’ experience in working with Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Conditions (QHAPDC). She is passionate about translating data into information to support decision making and improve patient outcome.
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Dr Beat Schmutz
Dr Beat Schmutz is a Principal Research Fellow in the Jamieson Trauma Institute with a joint appointment in the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Schmutz holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Since 2006, he has provided consultancy to a leading global orthopaedics company and industry partner where he has developed and applied novel 3D computer graphical methods for the design and shape validation of five patient groups’ specific anatomical trauma implants. In parallel, Dr Schmutz has conducted research on implant design optimisation, medical imaging, and analyses of bone morphology.
In recent years, he has supported surgeons locally and internationally with his expertise in 3D computer graphical modelling and 3D printing for clinical cases of large bone defect patients.
His main role is to initiate, conduct and manage translational research with clinical, industry and academic collaborators in the areas of computer graphical modelling, medical imaging, Artificial Intelligence and 3D printing. This includes the supervision of postgraduate research candidates. The aim is to advance state-of-the-art research to support and facilitate cost-effective diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of trauma patients.
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Dr Andrew Foster
Dr Andrew Foster is a clinician-researcher at the Jamieson Trauma Institute. He is an Orthopaedic Principal House Officer at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and completed his PhD at the Queensland University of Technology. His background includes preclinical and clinical research experience in musculoskeletal infection, including a fellowship at the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland. He is working on quality improvement and research initiatives to prevent and treat implant-associated infection following Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery.
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Ms Rachael Brown
Rachael Brown is the Project Officer for Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI). Her role is to provide high quality project support, administrative and confidential secretariat support to the Jamieson Trauma Institute Team.
Rachael has been with Queensland Health since January 2019 where she has been apart of the JTI Administration team. During this time, she has had the opportunity to work alongside the Director of JTI as well as working within the Research and Governance team at RBWH.
Rachael’s previous experience is within the logistics industry, where she would design, develop and conduct various training modules for staff within the industry. Rachael currently holds a Certificate in Supply Chain Management around Logistics, Operations, Planning, Sourcing and Management Strategy.
Ms Esther Jacobson
Ms Esther Jacobson is a Research Coordinator with the Jamieson Trauma Institute.
Esther has a nursing background, having trained in the UK and worked for over 30 years in a variety of specialist areas, including clinical genetics, craniofacial surgery and more recently, clinical research.
For the last ten years Esther has been actively involved in ensuring that injury and trauma based clinical studies have been successfully and safely executed, recruitment targets have been met, and vital research data is collected and available for analysis and publication.
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Ms Bonnie Woods
Bonnie Woods is the Clinical Nurse for the multidisciplinary Device Related InFection Team (mDRIFT) at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), supported by the Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI). Her role is to provide expert clinical knowledge and clinical care for consumers with orthopaedic device related infection and support the function of the multidisciplinary team.
Bonnie has completed a Bachelor of Nursing from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and has 15 years of nursing experience in a variety of specialities.
She started her nursing career in Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at the RBWH and internationally at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. Later changing specialities to Orthopaedics at the RBWH. Bonnie’s experience in both specialties has assisted with coordination for mDRIFT and clinical research aiming to improve patient outcomes.
Mr Bryce Hackett
Mr Bryce Hackett is a Statistical Analyst with the Jamieson Trauma Institute (JTI). His role is funded by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and is the JTI representative for the Road Safety Data Bureau (RSDB), a new Government initiative which has been established as a co-located team within the Department of Transport and Main Roads. The RSDB will provide a greater level of understanding of the variables influencing road trauma in Queensland, with a view to better informing strategic road safety policy decisions.
Bryce is responsible for working with Queensland Health to facilitate the linkage and analysis of data information across several datasets in order to perform in depth analysis into Road Safety matters.
Bryce holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours from Griffith University where he majored in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He has extensive knowledge about data linking and privacy and confidentiality from his previous role at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Crystal Brouwers, Executive Assistant to Professor Michael Schuetz