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Mrs Kelly Foster

Mrs Kelly Foster
Name Kelly Foster
Position Lecturer (Nursing)
Section School of Nursing and Midwifery
Office I413
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6327
Extension 6327
Qualifications DipHlthSt Bradford , MNurs USQ

A lecturer in nursing with a career spanning over 20 years in paediatric critical care, emergency nursing and research management. Kelly is passionate about sharing her clinical nursing and research experience having helped broker collaborative multi-disciplinary research at a national level. Her work has been acknowledged internationally in the way of conference presentations and research publications. She has held an executive position for an international research group, is a experienced ethics committee member, and currently holds a position on the Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network (QCYCN) Clinician Collaborative as well as memberships in the PREDICT Research Network and PATTERN Research Network. With a commitment to improving clinical care at the bedside through evidence based practice and research and embedding these principles in teaching at USQ Kelly hopes to inspire the next generation of nurses.

Research interests
Critical and Emergency Care

Professional memberships
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Queensland Nurses Union

Industry affiliations
PATTERN Research Network
Queensland Children and Young Peoples Clinician Collaborative
PREDICT Research Network

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
2 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
5 Years

Administrative responsibilities
3rd Year Nursing Convener

Research most recent
Transnasal Humidified Rapid Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange in children requiring emergent intubation (Kids THRIVE): a protocol for a randomised controlled trial Shane George, Susan Humphreys, Tara Williams, Ben Gelbart, Arjun Chavan, Katie Rasmussen, Anusha Ganeshalingham, Simon Erickson, Subodh Suhas Ganu, Nitesh Singhal, Kelly Foster, Brenda Gannon,Kristen Gibbons, Luregn J Schlapbach, Marino Festa, Stuart Dalziel, Andreas Schibler BMJ Open 2019;9:e025997. doi:10.1136/

Effectiveness of a hydrogel dressing as an analgesic adjunct to first aid for the treatment of acute paediatric thermal burn injuries: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Maleea D. Holbert, Bronwyn R. Griffin, Steven M. McPhail, Robert S. Ware, Kelly Foster,
Demi C. Bertoni, and Roy M. Kimble Trials (2019) 20:13

A Queensland research support network in emergency healthcare: Collaborating to build the research capacity of more clinicians in more locations Sweeny A, van den Berg L, Hocking J, Renaud J, Young S, Henshaw R, Foster K, Howell T (2019) Journal of Health Organization and Management © Emerald Publishing Limited 1477-7266 DOI 10.1108/JHOM-02-2018-0068