Liz Sutton

Liz Sutton, Research Fellow

Liz Sutton

Liz has a diverse background in health care services and management, including working as a Registered Nurse in the critical and coronary care areas. Her research and policy development experience traverses injury compensation systems, health services and public health policy, including tobacco control reforms. Liz enjoys communicating with stakeholders from various professional groups, as well as complex policy challenges.  She is motivated by the idea of improving the patient or client experience.

Liz’s research interests include patient agency, birth trauma and reproduction, medical governance and decision making and advance care planning. She is near completion of doctoral research in the field of Medical Anthropology at Monash University exploring pain management in labour. She has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence and has had her work recognised by the British Medical Association.

At ACJI Liz is currently working on a review of the Joint Medical Examination process used by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) for assessing claimants’ injuries. Additionally, she is developing publications relating to birth trauma and the use of advance care planning to improve patient experience.