Dr Kelli Innes

PhD, MN (Emergency), Grad Cert Health Professional Education, RN

Deputy Director of Education
Senior Lecturer


t: +61 3 9905 3485
e: kelli.innes@monash.edu
Kelli’s Researcher Profile


An experienced emergency nurse, Kelli has worked in a wide variety of emergency departments. She was clinical nurse educator at Monash Health for six years prior to commencing at Monash University in 2009. Kelli completed her Master of Nursing in 2007 and her PhD examining the role of the waiting room nurse in the emergency department in 2019. In 2013 she was convenor for the 11th International Conference for Emergency Nurses in Melbourne. Kelli is enthusiastic about emergency nursing and is the education coordinator for the Victorian branch of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) and sits on the CENA national education committee.


Kelli has taught across several programs including the Master of Nursing Practice, Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing. Current teaching responsibilities are:

  • NUR3004 – Preparation for practice, chief examiner
  • NUR5925 – Emergency nursing 1, chief examiner

Research interests

Kelli’s research interests revolve around the emergency department and include workforce issues and the patient journey. Her recent work has included examining:

  • aged care residents in the emergency department
  • mental health patients in the emergency department
  • the effectiveness of early discharge teams
  • Kelli is currently working on a funded collaborative project looking at occupational violence in healthcare.

Research methodologies

  • mixed methods
  • qualitative methods
  • quantitative methods

Research projects

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Research grants

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Supervision projects

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Accredited Level 1 Supervisor


Professional engagement/service

  • College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (Vic branch), education coordinator, 2012 - present

Professional affiliations

  • Fellow, College of Emergency Nursing Australasia
  • Member, Australian College of Nursing
  • Member, Nurses Memorial Centre


  • College of Emergency Nursing Australasia, National Education Committee, 2014 - present


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