Fenella Gill

Dr Fenella Gill is Associate Professor Perth Children’s Hospital and Curtin University. Fenella‘s interest and experience in research began whilst first a clinical nurse working in paediatric intensive care and later as a postgraduate critical care nurse educator.  Her research career formally commenced in 2014 when she graduated with a PhD. The PhD work generated national standards for critical care nurse education that included the views of health consumers.  Fenella’s postdoctoral NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship 2015-2017 focused on implementation and evaluation of the role of parents in early recognition and response to the deteriorating patient in hospital. Fenella has integrated the skills she acquired in this research training to now lead the Perth Children’s Hospital nursing research program to build capacity in implementation science and knowledge translation and optimise patients and families’ hospital experience and patient outcomes. Fenella’s 2019 West Australian Health Translation Network Early Career Fellowship in Research Translation is focused on developing a standardised approach to recognising and responding to clinical deterioration in all West Australian paediatric health care settings.

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