Our Honours students
Ms Kaitlyn Cobcroft
Past Honours Student,
Phone: +61 2 8738 3980
Kaitlyn Cobcroft is a UNSW student, who is currently completing her Honours project in Emergency Medicine at the SWERI. Kaitlyn has a Bachelor of Medical Science degree from UNSW, with a major in Human Pathology, and will be undertaking a Bachelor of Medicine at UNSW following the completion of her Honours project. Her honours research at Liverpool Hospital Emergency Department is focused on patients with acute pulmonary oedema (APO). It aims to investigate the impact of common first line interventions on cardiac function in these patients, using measurements obtained with an ultrasonic cardiac output monitor (USCOM). This project- the ‘Cardiac Output in Heart failure’ (COHF) study- aims to collect and consolidate all available clinical and demographic data on patients presenting to Liverpool Hospital Emergency Department with APO over a three-month period. Using this data, multivariate analysis will be performed to elucidate the therapeutic effectiveness of specific interventions and derive predictive models of patient outcomes, based on differing treatments. It is hoped that this research will inform the medical and nursing processes provided for these patients.
Mr Jesse Reece
Past Honours Student,
Phone: +61 2 8738 3980
Jeshua Reece is an Honours student at UNSW, currently researching Emergency Medicine with the SWERI after completing a Bachelor of Medical Science with Distinction in 2018. Jeshua’s Honours project, Hyperglycaemic Presentations to the Emergency depaRtment, or the HYPER Study, aims to investigate the culturally diverse population in the South Western Sydney Local Health District to assess specific population trends in health and provide targeted preventative care. Diabetes is predicted to become the number one burden of disease over the next 10 years in Australia. In line with SWERI’s goal to use clinical research to provide evidence and guide healthcare, the HYPER Study aims to detect demographic trends in hyperglycaemic presentations to Liverpool Hospital ED. This retrospective study will analyse mass-data from over 90,000 patients using complex adaptive systems and Geographic Information System modelling. In doing so, the HYPER Study will serve as an epidemiological surveillance study to identify sufferers from hypergylcaemia in a tertiary setting. This is of particular importance to the structuring of the healthcare system, as literature suggests the worst controlled diabetics are the least inclined to access primary health institutions. Therefore, by identifying predictors and characteristics of high-risk diabetic groups, this project aims to potentially reorientate how and where primary health care is delivered.
Ms Carrina Lee
Carrina is currently a PhD Candidate undertaking research in pattern recognition of patient pathology and using artificial intelligence to enhance clinical practice. Her work in this area, including the identification of pathognomonic patterns in septic patients and displaying these patterns using their vital signs plotted on radar charts has previously been presented at the 2019 International Conference of Emergency Medicine and was nominated for Best Paper. Her research interests also include critical care and the differences in medical care delivered to patients between different hospitals and geographic locations. Carrina holds a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) majoring in Neurobiology and Human Pathology.
Mr Riccardo Lee
Riccardo is a UNSW PhD Candidate currently completing his PhD in Emergency Medicine and epidemiology at SWERI. Riccardo has a previously obtained his Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) from UNSW. His PhD project is focused on investigating the effect of multiculturalism on suspected sepsis patients presenting to SWSLHD EDs. This project aims to provide an initial insight into the epidemiology, socio-demographics, demographics, mapping, and predicative modelling of suspected sepsis patients with and without a CALD background in terms of patient presentation, utilization, and timeliness of critically important diagnostic and imaging investigations, treatment interventions, and patient outcomes.
Mr Abdullah Alharbi
Abdullah Alharbi is a UNSW PhD candidate currently completing his PhD in Emergency Medicine and Systems Physiology at SWERI and lecturer at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Saudi Arabia. Abdullah has previously obtained a Masters of Science in Critical Care from Queen Mary University of London. His PhD project evaluates the prognostic and predictive significance of a comprehensive selection of clinical and hemodynamic parameters in time-critical patients presenting to the ED.
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