Julia Morphet FCENA
Julia Morphet is the CENA Executive Director, Chair of the CENA Research Committee, and Victorian Branch President (2014-current). Julia has previously been Chair of the National Education Committee, and organised educational activities for Victorian emergency nurses (2009-2014).
Julia has more than 15 years emergency nursing experience, and now holds a joint position as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University, where she coordinates the emergency nursing stream in the Master of Advanced Nursing, and a Senior Research Fellow at Dandenong Emergency Department. Julia completed her PhD examining transition to specialty practice programs in Australian emergency departments and has developed a framework to underpin these programs in the future. Julia leads a program of research focused on the patient experience in the emergency department, in particular, patient experiences in the ED, and patient flow models.
Wayne Varndell is the Clinical Nurse Consultant at Prince of Wales Hospital Emergency Department, NSW Branch Director and Associate Executive Director for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia. He has held various educational and advanced practice roles in emergency nursing in Australia and the UK, and is an active academic within the field of emergency care and nursing.
His research interests include quality of care and illness experiences of individuals presenting to ED, the role of extended and advanced nursing practice models of care, and pain and sedation management of critically ill intubated patients in ED. He is an author of several academic texts. He has received over $1.1M in competitive research and project funding. In 2014, he was awarded Australasian Emergency Nurse of the Year.
Lorelle Malyon FCENA
Lorelle is an experienced paediatric emergency nurse having worked in this specialty since 1996. She values continuing professional development and has completed post graduate qualifications in Midwifery, Acute Paediatrics and Clinical Education. In 2012 Lorelle completed an MPhil with the focus of her research on education and paediatric triage. She is currently working as an Emergency Nurse Educator in Brisbane, Queensland.
Lorelle joined CENA in 2004 and became an active Branch member in 2013, a national Director in 2014 and was the Co-convener of ICEN in 2015. She currently sits as a Qld CENA representative on the Queensland Emergency Department State Advisory Panel (QEDSAP), Co-Chairs the Credentialing Committee at a national level and is the current CENA Administrative Director.
Jo has worked in emergency departments for 24 years and is recognised as a leader in emergency nursing. She is currently the Acting Operations Manager/Deputy Director of Nursing for Monash Medical Centre Emergency department. She was previously the Nurse Unit Manager of Dandenong Hospital Emergency Department.
Jo is an alumni of the Victorian Department of Health Critical Link Leadership Course, a competitive Inter professional leadership skills program.
Jo contributes to emergency nursing nationally, as a Victorian Branch Member of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia and as a National Board member, where she is currently the Acting Finance Director. She is an invited member of the Department of Health & Human Services Emergency Clinical Care Network, which directs emergency practice and research in Victoria.
I have been nursing for 18 years. I previously worked in theatres and day surgery and then moved into emergency nursing 13 years ago, working predominately in Hobart. I have since done my Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing and completed my Masters in Nursing while working for the University of Tasmania as a course co-ordinator of the Post Graduate Emergency Certificate.
I then left Tasmania to travel with my family and worked briefly in Alice Springs Emergency Department and then 18 months ago, came to Gove to work in the emergency department. I have since become the Clinical Nurse Manager and recently stepped into the Acting Hospital Manager/Director of Nursing for 6 weeks of cover.
I love leadership and management and I am currently completing a Diploma with Top End Health Service (in house course) and my Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management. I have 4 children, rise early and can champion anything. I was involved with CENA in Tasmania and sat on the committee and helped organise the Tasmania conference and have recently taken up the NT president role, with my move north to nicer weather.
Kevin Dunshea is an Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Educator for the NT’s Top End Health Service and the NT Branch Vice President of CENA. He has Masters in Advanced Nursing (Emergency) and more than 10 years of Emergency and Critical Care experience across NSW and the NT.
He endeavours to consistently deliver high quality, evidence based, and client centred emergency care, and through his role in education he works to continually improve the standards of emergency care delivered by his peers.
Despite Kevin’s keen interest in the development of innovative nursing education and improving professional practice, as well as the emergency management of both mental health and trauma presentations, it is his passion for a culture that fosters our emerging nurse leaders amongst the emergency nursing community that stands out most.
NSW Vice President
Katie is an experienced clinical nurse working at Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department and a sessional academic at Griffith University and Southern Cross University. Katie is a qualified rural and isolated practice nurse that is passionate about quality healthcare access in rural areas
As part of her emergency position she also works with the Queensland Police Service ensuring healthcare access to individuals held in police custody. Katie is also a research coordinator with a keen interest in harm minimisation for risky behaviors involving alcohol and drug intoxication.
Katie received an Australia Day certificate of achievement in 2014 for her excellence in healthcare for duties during cyclone Yasi. Katie also received several learning and teaching excellence awards in 2017 for her ongoing work with undergraduate students in nursing.
My name is Jack Fabian and I am the SA Branch President of CENA. I am also the Assistant Finance Director on the National Board. I have been nursing for 6 years after graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing from The University of Adelaide.
In 2016, I completed my Graduate Diploma of Nursing Science (Emergency Nursing). Most of my nursing career has been spent in the Emergency Department at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Cathi Montague FCENA
I am a current CENA Fellow with some thirty years’ experience as a Registered Nurse and former Midwife across a diverse range of practice areas in Australia and overseas. After working Remote area, ICU (General and Cardio-thoracic Transplant), Recovery / PACU and Midwifery, Emergency Nursing came along as a happy accident and I found my perfect mix!!
A career step into the SA Prison Health Service to work on state-wide clinical practice systems reform for a number of years led into a year returning to a more clinical position as After-Hours Clinical Service Co-ordinator for a year-long relief contract at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and then into the Department for Health and Ageing (SA).
During my earliest years in Emergency Nursing, I was part of an inspirational small group of SA emergency nurses who established the SA Emergency Nurses Association (SAENA). After holding several committee positions with SAENA and driving an SA Emergency Nursing education delivery program to rural areas, I became a founding member of CENA and served as a Director of the inaugural CENA national board.
I have been an active member in driving the development of emergency nursing and CENA over the years in many ways, including the establishment of the Emergency SA Conference (EMSA), a unique multi-disciplinary emergency healthcare education event run under the joint governance of CENA, ACEM and PA; Convenor of both Adelaide CENA International Conferences (2004 and 2011); and the lead for the development of the inaugural CENA-SA Emergency Nursing Workforce enterprise bargaining papers. I have been privileged to present at a number of Australian conferences on varying topics and am proactive in mentoring other clinicians
During this time I have laughed, shared, cried and grown with our amazing SA emergency clinicians and their incredible wealth of knowledge, expertise, emergency nursing passion and team work we are fortunate to have in this state, even through the hardest of times.
I have strong interests in critical thinking, human factors, excellent patient care, nursing scope of practice and professional development and look very much forward to returning to the CENA state and national board to continue to contribute to the growth and development of Emergency Nursing within Australia.
My name is Jodi, and I am the Clinical Nurse Educator in the Emergency Department at the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie, Tasmania. Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted to be a nurse, and now I can think of no other career I would rather have.
I have been a CENA member since 2011, and only recently became the Tasmanian Branch President. I am very passionate about our profession, and the specialty of emergency nursing, but the best part of my day is the awesome people I get to work with.
Maria has spent her nursing career mostly within the clinical environment working in paediatric and emergency units in regional Tasmania. Over the past 24 years she has observed a continued increase in the demand for healthcare services and is acutely aware of the impact this has on her local emergency department and community.
This concern lead to undertaking an Honours research project in 2015 focusing on patients’ perspectives for accessing the emergency department with non-urgent complaints. Following from this Maria recently commenced a PhD looking further into issues raised in her Honours research aiming to identify the service needs of this patient group.
With family, research, nursing, the national CENA board and a small family business to juggle, spare time does not happen often but when it does Maria enjoys travelling, camping, bushwalking and gardening.
Sarah-Louise Moyes FCENA
My name is Sarah-Louise. I am a Nurse Unit Manager at Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department. I have a post graduate certificate in Emergency Nursing, as well as a post graduate certificate in Nursing management and leadership. I am passionate about looking after the nurses, so they can look after the patients the best that they can! I also have an interest in resuscitation, and am an active AdvancedLife Support instructor.
I am currently the President of the Western Australian CENA committee, and chair of the national marketing committee. I have been a part of the CENA board since 2015 and the WA committee since 2011.
After 14 years in the Health and Fitness industry I altered my career pathway and ventured into nursing. I gained valuable experience from working in General Medical, Major Trauma and Burns in WA tertiary hospitals and I now work in the Paediatric and Adult Emergency Department at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
I became a member of CENA a few years after experiencing what emergency nursing can offer and decided to join the WA Branch Committee in 2017 where I am now currently WA Vice President.
I have completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing and encourage and support my colleagues to broaden their knowledge and consolidate their clinical skills. My interest in the management of Burns remains from my ward days so I am eager to maintain my clinical skills, educate my colleagues and stay up to date with the latest in burns research. As we know, emergency nursing can be physically, mentally and emotionally challenging therefore I am passionate about encouraging a supportive and positive environment for all emergency nurses.