Our people2021-01-27T12:01:30+10:00

Our people

Research mentors

Mentoring is a highly valuable development activity implemented in an organisation. At the core of the activity is the relationship between the mentor and the mentee, where the development of the mentee is the key focus. Mentors are people that volunteer their time and expertise and are a resource the mentee is privileged to access. They are willing and able to pass on the benefits of their knowledge and experience. The relationship between a mentor and mentee is best set around a specific goal, where the mentor acts as a support and coach for the mentee to meet that goal.


Dr Merrilyn Banks

Executive Director of Research & Director Nutrition & Dietetics


Professor Fiona Coyer

Professor of Nursing, Joint appointment School of Nursing, QUT and Intensive Care Services/Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre, RBWH


Dr Susan de Jersey

Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Metro North Clinician Research Fellow


Dr James Hughes

Nurse Researcher Emergency and Trauma Centre RBWH Conjoint Senior Research Fellow, School of Nursing, QUT


Ms Emily N Larsen

Emily Larsen is a Research Fellow, Vascular Access, with a joint position between the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Griffith University.


Professor Kevin Laupland

Director of Research, Intensive Care Services and Intensivist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital; Professor, Faculty of Health QUT


Professor Claire Rickard

Conjoint Professor of Infection Prevention & Vascular Access, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Queensland / RBWH


Kimberley Ryan

Emergency RN ( Emergency & Trauma Centre), Endoscopic Research Coordinator (Dept of Gastroenterology)


Dr Adrienne Young

Principal Research Fellow, Allied Health Professions Research Coordinator, Nutrition and Dietetics

Researchers by service line

Research Services


Dr Merrilyn Banks

Executive Director of Research & Director Nutrition & Dietetics


Contact us

Ethics & Research Governance
Location: Level 2, Building 34
Open: Monday-Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Phone: (07) 3647 1007
Email: RBWH-Ethics @health.qld.gov.au

Research Governance
Phone: (07) 3646 5033
Email: MNHHS-RGO @health.qld.gov.au

General enquiries
Phone: (07) 3647 1077
Email: RBWH-Project-Grant-Application @health.qld.gov.au