Executive Director/VIC
Executive Director/VIC

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).

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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.

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Acting Associate Executive Director/NSW

Wayne Varndell

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.

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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.

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Administrative Director/QLD
Administrative Director/QLD

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.

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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.

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Acting Finance Director/VIC
Acting Finance Director/VIC

Jo Morey

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.

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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.

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NSW Vice President

Alana Clements

Alana Clements is the Emergency Clinical Nurse Consultant at St George Hospital and NSW Branch Vice President for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia. Alana has held Emergency, Trauma and Disaster Management nursing roles throughout South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. She has completed a Masters in Emergency Nursing and has published research on nursing leadership and communication.

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She has been recognised by her peers receiving a Leadership award in 2014. She holds advisory positions with NSW Emergency Care institute and Agency for Clinical Innovation. She also has experience in Hospital Redevelopment Projects with moving into a new ED in 2014 and currently working on the new Acute Services Building at St George Hospital. Her interests are in emergency and humanitarian nursing where she has volunteered in medical clinics in Africa.

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NT President
NT President

Antony Robinson

Hi. I’ve loved emergency nursing ever since my first taster during undergraduate placements at Logan Hospital, Queensland. Unfortunately I didn’t get straight into E.D., so worked in ICU and then overseas in England, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste. Now in Darwin as E.D. Education CNC,

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I love seeing our patients during life’s tough times, and working with dedicated and inspiring emergency nurses. It’s a privilege to be part of CENA as we grow and strengthen the profession.

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QLD President
QLD President

Leeanne Trenning FCENA

Lee Trenning is an experienced Nurse Educator, specialising in Emergency and Critical Care nursing/education. Lee has been involved in nurse education for the past 25 years in a variety of settings including tertiary metropolitan, regional and rural Emergency Departments and Intensive Care Units.   Lee’s current position is as a Nurse Educator with Retrieval Services Queensland (RSQ).

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As part of this role Lee provides education and support to both clinical staff within RSQ and is involved in the development of other education support models via VC to rural and remote areas. Lee is the current President of CENA QLD and a CENA Board member.

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SA Vice President
SA Vice President

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!!

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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.

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SA President
SA President

Jack Fabian

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.

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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.

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TAS Vice President
TAS Vice President

Maria Unwin

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.

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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.

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WA President
WA President

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.

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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.

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