ANZIC-RC Nutrition Program
|The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre Nutrition Program is led by Emma Ridley. She is assisted by Project Managers, Victoria King and Eliza Miller, and Research Assistants, Oana Tatucu-Babet and Kate Lambell.|
|Dr Emma Ridley BNutrDietet MPH PhD APD|
Senior Research Fellow and Nutrition Program Manager
Phone: +61 3 9903 0350
Mobile: +61 (0) 430 200 804
Emma is a Senior Research Fellow at the ANZIC-RC, Monash University, where she leads the Nutrition Program. She is also an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, and a Senior Clinical Dietitian in ICU at The Alfred Hospital. Completing her PhD in 2018, current research interests include nutrition in the post-ICU hospitalization period, understanding the clinical application of indirect calorimetry, and the effect of optimal nutrition delivery on short and long-term outcomes, and in specific populations within ICU. In 2011, Emma was awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship and, in 2019, she was a Finalist in the ‘Clinical Research’ category of the Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research for the work and outcomes within her PhD. Emma regularly delivers invited national and international presentations, is an Editor with Australian Critical Care, and has authored 55 peer-reviewed publications, (including in the New England Journal of Medicine). Emma has been a named investigator on $6.3 million of research funding with the teams she collaborates with, and is CI-A on the INTENT trial that is investigating a whole-hospital nutrition intervention in critically ill patients (NCT03292237). Emma is also leading the NUTRIENT study which will provide a benchmarking process for nutrition care in critical illness across the whole hospital period in Australia and New Zealand.
|Ms Victoria King MPH CCRN BNSc|
Project Manager – Nutrition Program and NUTRIENT Study
Phone: +61 3 9905 6646
Mobile: +61 (0) 409 367 132
Victoria joined the ANZIC-RC team in January 2012 as the PHARLAP-RCT Project Manager. Since then she has project managed other clinical trials including ICU-ROX and INTENT. She is now the Project Manager for the ANZIC-RC Nutrition Program and the NUTRIENT Study. Prior to her work at the ANZIC-RC, Vic was an Intensive Care Unit Research Coordinator at The Alfred Hospital. She has a clinical background in Critical Care Nursing, and completed her Master's degree in Public Health in 2013.
|Dr Oana Tatucu-Babet BNut(Hons) PhD|
Phone: +61 3 9905 6643
Oana has a background as a clinical dietitian and recently finished her PhD in 2019, which explored the measurement of segmental intestinal permeability in health and critical illness. Oana has been working in the ANZIC-RC Nutrition Program since 2018 and is involved in research projects exploring the energy requirements of patients receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and the use of indirect calorimetry in guiding nutrition delivery.
|Ms Kate Lambell BHSc MNutDiet APD |
Mobile: +61 (0) 413 600 871
Kate has over 10 years’ experience working as a clinical dietitian and has a special interest in ICU nutrition, nutrition support and body composition analysis. Kate is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, with a research focus on the evaluation of bedside methods to assess skeletal muscle mass in critically ill adults. Kate is assisting with research projects within the ANZIC-RC nutrition program in a part-time capacity.
|Supplemental parenteral nutrition in critically ill patients: a pilot randomised controlled study|
|POLAR-BEAR: Prophylactic hypothermia trial to Lessen traumatic brain injury – Basal Energy Assessment Research|