Claire Rickard PhD Grad Dip Nursing (Critical Care) is Professor of Nursing at Griffith University, Australia, and Visiting Professor at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s, Princess Alexandra and Prince Charles Hospitals.
Her vision is for complication-free vascular access devices and infusion therapy. She founded the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) a clinician-academic network with >$13 million research funding and >200 publications.
Claire’s two first authored publications in the Lancet have seen global change from time-based, to assessment-based removal of peripheral intravenous catheters, and highlighted the need for better dressings and securements.
She has been inducted in the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and is one of two nurses elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
Claire has worked with nurses, doctors, patients, device companies, clinical and academic researchers. She has delivered invited presentations in >10 countries.