Associate Professor Lisa Kuhn

PhD, MHSc, GradDipNur, EmergCert, DipAppSc(Nur), RN

Associate Professor of Emergency Nursing


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Lisa's researcher profile 


Lisa is an emergency nurse researcher whose research profile is well established nationally and continues to grow internationally.  She has over 25 years of clinical, academic and research experience in emergency nursing.

Whilst passionate about all aspects of emergency care, Lisa’s main research interests involve ensuring equity in early cardiovascular healthcare for women and disadvantaged groups through generating and translating evidence into practice.  She uses quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods to research a broad range of issues including heart disease, emergency care and mental health.

Lisa has extensive experience in postgraduate education, and has coordinated and lectured in several hospital- and university-based (Certificate- and Graduate Certificate to Masters’ level) emergency nursing courses.  She has also lectured extensively into cardiac, intensive care and neuroscience postgraduate courses and has convened undergraduate seminars in high dependency, research, and quality and safety.

Research interests

  • quality and safety in emergency care
  • cardiovascular disease
  • women’s heart disease
  • equity in access to emergency care
  • education in emergency care
  • nurse-patient relationships
  • Research methodologies

  • quantitative methods
  • qualitative methods
  • mixed methods

Research projects

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Research grants

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Supervision projects

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Professional engagement/service

  • Peer reviewer for the following scientific journals:
    • American Journal of Critical Care Nursing
    • Australian Critical Care
    • Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal
    • British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
    • Collegian
    • Emergency Medicine Journal
    • European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
    • International Journal of Cardiology
    • Journal of Advanced Nursing
    • Journal of Clinical Nursing
    • Journal of Emergency Nursing

Professional affiliations

  • Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College, Member
  • Australian College of Critical Care Nurses, Member
  • Australian College of Nursing (ACN), Member
  • Australian and Midwifery Nursing Federation, Member
  • College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA), Member
  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Affiliate Member


  • CENA Research Committee, Member
  • Formerly, Member Low Risk Ethics Committee, Eastern Health (2014 – 2017)


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Kuhn L, Page K, Street M, Rolley J, Considine L. (2017). Effect of gender on evidence-based practice for Australian patients with acute coronary syndrome: A retrospective multi-site study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20:63-68.

Worrall-Carter L, McEvedy S, Kuhn L, Scruth E, MacIsaac A, Rahman MA. (2017). Systematic review and meta-analyses investigating whether risk stratification explains lower rates of coronary angiography among women compared to men with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 32(2):112-124.

Kuhn L, Page K, Nedkoff L, Chew DP, Ellis CJ, Cullen L, Hyun K, Farouque O, Redfern J, Astley C.  (2017). A gender-based comparison of management, inhospital and late outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndrome in Australia and New Zealand: Results from the SNAPSHOT ACS audit (Abstract). Heart, Lung and Circulation,26 (Supp 2), S285-286.

Kuhn L, Page K, Street M, Rolley J, Considine L. (2017). The influence of gender on evidence-based practice for patients with acute coronary syndrome: A retrospective multi-site Australian study(Abstract). Heart, Lung and Circulation,26 (Supp 2), S321.

Mnatzaganian G, Braitberg G, Hiller J, Kuhn L, Chapman R. (2016). Sex differences in in-hospital mortality following a first acute myocardial infarction: symptomatology, delayed presentation, and hospital setting. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 16:109. doi:10.1186/s12872-016-0276-5

Kuhn L, Page K, Rahman MA, Worrall-Carter L. (2015). Gender differences in treatment and mortality of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction admitted to Victorian public hospitals: A retrospective database study. Australian Critical Care, 28(4): 196-202. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2015.01.004

Kuhn L, Page K, Rolley J, Worrall-Carter L. (2014). Effect of patient sex on triage for acute myocardial infarction and treatment onset times: A retrospective analysis of Australian emergency department data. International Emergency Nursing, 22(2):88-93.

Kuhn L, Page K, Ward J, Worrall-Carter L. (2013). The process and utility of classification and regression tree methodology in nursing research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(6): 1276-1286). doi: 10.1111/jan.12288 [Online Open]

Kuhn L, Worrall-Carter L, Ward J, Page K. (2013). Factors associated with delayed treatment onset for acute myocardial infarction in Victorian emergency departments: A regression tree analysis. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(4):160–169.

Kuhn L, Lee G. (2011). The need for increased vigilance in managing hyperglycaemia during acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department: An introduction to the evidence. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 14(3): 202-207.

Kuhn L, Page K, Davidson P, Worrall-Carter L. (2011). Triaging women with acute coronary syndrome: A review of the literature. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 26(5):395-407.

Dickson VV, Worrall-Carter L, Kuhn L, Riegel B. (2011). Whose job is it? Gender differences in perceived role in heart failure self-care. 3(2):99-108.

Kuhn L, Page K, Davidson P, Worrall-Carter L. (2010). A comparison of triage allocation for women and men for acute coronary syndrome across Victorian emergency departments (abstract). Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 13(4), 153.

Awty P, Welch A, Kuhn L. (2010). A naturalistic inquiry of registered nurses’ perspectives and expectations of psychodynamic therapeutic care in acute psychiatric inpatient facilities. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 24(2): 104-113.

Riegel B, Dickson V, Kuhn L, Page K, Worrall-Carter L. (2010). Gender-specific barriers and facilitators to heart failure self-care: A Mixed Methods Study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(7): 888-895.

Askham J, Kuhn L, Frederiksen K, Davidson P, Edward K, Worrall-Carter L. (2010). The information and support needs of Faroese women hospitalised with an acute coronary event. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(9-10): 1352-1361.

Kuhn L, Lee G. (2009). Managing hyperglycaemia is an imperative during admissions for cardiac disease: Building the case (Abstract). Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 12(4):181.

Rose L, Kuhn L. (2009). ECG interpretation part 2: determination of bundle branch and fascicular blocks. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 35(2): 123-126.

Kuhn L, Rose L. (2008). ECG interpretation part 1: understanding mean electrical axis. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 34(6): 530-534.

Riegel B, Dickson VV, Kuhn L, Page K, Worrall-Carter L. (2009). Abstract 1590: Factors influencing heart failure self-care differ in men and women (Abstract). American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Circulation 120, S524.

Page K, Worrall-Carter L, Kuhn L, Allen J, Davidson P. (2008). Prevalence and Onset of Depression in Women after an Acute Cardiac Event (Abstract). Heart, Lung and Circulation,17 (Supp 3), S77.