IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Chronic conditions and lifestyle
Role:Theme Leader / Affiliated Stakeholder Advisory Panel (ASAP)

Research focus

  • Emergency and trauma nursing
  • Trauma models of care
  • Financial aspects of trauma systems

Publications and funding

  • Considine J, Curtis K, Shaban RZ, Fry M. Consensus-based clinical research priorities for emergency nursing in Australia. Australasian Emergency Care 2018 http://dx.doi.org10.1016/j.auec.2018.03.001
  • Considine J, Shaban RZ, Fry M, Curtis K. Evidence based emergency nursing: designing a research question and searching the literature. International Emergency Nursing. DOI 10.1016/j.ienj.2017.02.001 early online 2017
  • Mitchell R, Curtis K, Foster K. A 10-year review of child injury hospitalisations, health outcomes and treatment costs in Australia. Injury Prevention. 2017: early online.
  • Murphy M, Curtis K, Lam M, Palmer C, Hsu J, Mcloughen A Simulation based multidisciplinary team training decreases time to urgent operative procedures for trauma patients. Injury. 2018: early online
  • Curtis K, Fry M, Shaban RZ, Considine J. Translating research findings to clinical nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2017; 26(5-6): 862- 72.
  • Munroe B, Curtis K, Murphy M, Strachan L, Considine J, Hardy J, Wilson M, Ruperto K, Fethney J, Buckley T. A structured framework improves clinical patient assessment and nontechnical skills of early career emergency nurses: a pre-post study using full immersion simulation. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2016; 25(15-16): 2262-74.
  • Curtis K, Asha SE, Unsworth A, Lam M, Goldsmith H, Langcake M, Dwyer D. ChlP: An early activation protocol for isolated blunt chest injury improves outcomes, a retrospective cohort study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. 2016; 19(3): 127-32.
  • Curtis K, McCarthy A, Mitchell R, Black D, Foster K, Jan S, Burns 8, Tall 8, Rigby 0, Gruen R, Kennedy 8. Paediatric trauma systems and their impact on the health outcomes of severely injured children: protocol for a mixed methods cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine. 2016; 24(1): 69.
  • Smith N, Curtis K. Can emergency nurses safely and accurately remove cervical spine collars in low risk adult trauma patients: An integrative review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. 2016; 19(2): 63-74.
  • Munroe B, Curtis K, Murphy M, Strachan L, Buckley T. HIRAID: An evidence-informed emergency nursing assessment framework. Australasian Emergency Nursing. 2015; 18(2); 83-97.



Co-Chair Research/ Exec committee member

  • NSW Emergency Care Institute


  • Trauma quality improvement sub-committee, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2015 – present
  • Research committee, NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management, 2016 – present
  • College Emergency Nursing Australasia, Research sub-committee,  2012 – present
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Australasian Trauma Society
  • College Emergency Nursing Australasia, NSW Branch
  • NSW Nurse’s Association

Other roles

  • Professor, Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney
  • Honorary Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health