Research students

This page lists details of students (including their project tile and supervisor(s)), who have done or have been doing research in the MERC since 2012. Each calendar year lists all students who were enrolled for all or part of that year.

2019 (As of July)

Samantha Armstrong, Federation University, Psychologist (PhD)
Exploring stress resilience in emergency personnel
Supervisors: Dr Chris Mesagno, Dr Joanne Porter, A/Prof Lisa Kuhn

Kerry Georgiou, Deakin University, RN (BN (Hons))
Companion participation in the care of the older person in the emergency department: A mixed method study
Supervisors: A/Prof Bernice Redley, Dr Helen Rawson, A/Prof Lisa Kuhn

Madeleine Elizabeth Harper, Monash University (MBBS)

  1. Appendicitis but not appendicitis
  2. Are vital signs really vital to suspect pulmonary embolism?

Supervisor: Dr Pourya Pouryahya

Raaisa Islam (MBBS)
Diagnostic yield of computed tomography scans in the emergency department
Supervisor: Dr Pourya Pouryahya

Stacey Lo, Monash University (MBBS)

  1. Incidence of PE in pregnancy and post-partum, and
  2. Utility of D-Dimer in pregnancy when suspecting acute pulmonary embolism

Supervisor: Dr Pourya Pouryahya

Caleb Loo (BMedSc-MD)
Behavioural Disturbance in Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department
Supervisors: Dr Gabriel Blecher, A/Prof Lisa Kuhn, Dr Chhavi Bhatt

Janith Kavidu Malawaraarachchi (MBBS)
Diagnostic yield of computed tomography scans in the emergency department
Supervisor: Dr Pourya Pouryahya

Praveen Mayavel (MBBS)
Diagnostic yield of computed tomography scans in the emergency department
Supervisor: Dr Pourya Pouryahya

Josephine McGuiness (PhD)
Hospital healthcare professional perceptions and experiences of emergency readmissions of older people-The PEER review
Supervisor: A/Prof Julia Morphet

Dhanushree Patel, Monash University (MBBS)
Clinical accuracy of Emergency physicians in diagnosing renal colic before imaging
Supervisor: Dr Pourya Pouryahya

Kevin Shi (MBBS)
Acute behavioural disturbance in paediatric health services: retrospective observational study of Code Grey incidents
Supervisor: Prof Simon Craig

Deanne Xu, Monash University (MBBS)
Accuracy of Emergency physicians in diagnosis of thoracic aortic dissection: A retrospective study examine the incidence and outcome of patients with TAD
Supervisor: Dr Pourya Pouryahya

Roland Zhang, Monash University (MBBS)

  1. Incidence of PE in pregnancy and post-partum, and
  2. Utility of D-Dimer in pregnancy when suspecting acute pulmonary embolism

Supervisor: Dr Pourya Pouryahya

2018

Josephine McGuinnes (PhD )
Examining the impact of innovative pharmaceutical care delivery models in the acute care setting.
Dr Kelly Bowles, Dr Julia Morphet, Dr Mehmet Ozmen

Fahad Alshammari (PhD)
Quality assurance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A/Prof Virginia Plummer, Dr Julia Morphet

Nadia Bogatzke (BMedSc(Hons))
Comparison of a one and two tiered trauma team activation protocol at a Metropolitan Trauma Service.
A/Prof Robert Meek, and Prof Andis Graudins

2016-2017

Joash Arnold
An assessment of the utility of cranial CT scanning in patients with known or suspected overdose from 2009 to 2017.
Andis Graudins

Michael Barklay
Defining the 'teachable moment': a qualitative phenomenological analysis of the impact of personal patient factors and acute emergency department presentation on willingness to engage in alcoholrelated interventions
Diana Egerton-Warburton

Helen Huang
Current Management Practices for Suspected Cervical Spine Injury in Emergency Departments: A Prospective Cohort Study.
Gabriel Blecher, Diana Egerton-Warburton.

Hollie Jaggard
The attitude and perception of emergency nurses towards CPD
Julia Morphet (School of Nursing and Midwifery)

Abra Osborne
Investigating emergency nurses’ experiences, perceptions and attitudes to patient handling in the emergency department
Julia Morphet (School of Nursing and Midwifery)

2015-2016

Stephanie See
Early Preganancy Bleeding-The Patient Experience in Monash Health Emergency Departments
Gabriel Blecher

Lucy Taylor
Acute antipsychotic overdose referred to Monash Health Toxicology Services, presenting to Monash Health Emergency Departments : an increasing overdose problem
Andis Graudins

Jacky Tu
The limping child – a prospective observational study of the patterns in investigations, management and follow-up in Monash Health Emergency Departments (PANLA)
Simon Craig

2014-2015

Sandy Chu
Presentations of childhood cancer to the emergency departments — missed opportunities for diagnosis?
John  Cheek

Benjamin Mcelwee
Current utilisation of imaging for patients with suspected cervical spine injury: A retrospective cohort study
Diana Egerton-Warburton

Sam Schlegel
Assemement of the adequacy of pain management in the emergency department  (Investigation into the Management of Pain in the Emergency Department  (IMPEDE))
Andis Graudins

Hector Boyd Thomson
How is allergic disease managed in children presenting to Monash Health emergency departments?
Simon Craig

2013-2014

Jessica Deitch
Paediatric Appendicitis Clinical Decision Rule Study. (The use of clinical decision rules to diagnose acute appendicitis in paediatric patients)
John  Cheek

Robert Jedwab
Assessment of fructose diphosphate in the treatment of beta blocker posoning.
Andis Graudins

A Kumar
Emergency Department treatment of acute exacerbations of asthma with systemic steroids in children.
Simon Craig

Sarah June Mcbride
Peripheral Intravenous Cannulas in the Paediatric Emergency Department: A Prospective Study
Diana Egerton-Warburton

Lucia Nguyen
Paediatric Critical Procedures in the Emergency Department: Incidence and the Physician Experience
Simon Craig

D Ong
MET call madness? Incidence, reasons and outcomes of children who do not have a MET call activated despite meeting mandatory MET criteria.
Simon Craig

Shirley Wong
Current Utilisation and Utility of Imaging for Suspected Renal Colic in the Emergency Department: A prospective Cohort Study
Diana Egerton-Warburton

2012-2013

Robert Jedwab
Co-administration of Fructose 1,6 diphosphate with standard inotropes in a rodent model of severe propranolol poisoning
Andis Graudins

E. Mills
Busted! Management of paediatric upper limb fractures – not all that it’s cracked up to be!
Simon Craig

S. Vijayanad
Role of blood cultures in children presenting with pneumonia to the emergency department
Simon Craig