Meet the team
Sally McCarthy - ECI Medical Director
Sally McCarthy has been appointed as the inaugural Medical Director of the ECI. Sally has a background as Director of Emergency Medicine at a number of large and small ED over many years, and is in clinical practice as a senior staff specialist at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. She has a particular interest in supporting clinicians to deliver quality emergency care through creating enabling environments within EDs and the broader health system. She is the immediate past President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and remains heavily involved in ACEM Council and Committee work. Sally McCarthy’s appointment will ensure the ECI has the vision, direction and drive to deliver results.
Vanessa Evans - Manager, ECI
Vanessa commenced in the Network Manager role in June 2011. Vanessa is responsible for the operational administration of the ECI.
Sophie Baugh - Special Projects Manager
Sophie commenced with the ECI in May 2011 and will be involved in leading project and research initiatives for the ECI.
John Mackenzie - Temporary Medical Project Officer
John has joined the team in January 2012 and will collate more clinical resources for the website and support the work of the Advisory Committees.
Matthew Murray - Data and Information Manager
Matthew started in his role in May 2012 to provide data and information support.
Dwight Robinson - Nursing Project Officer
Michelle Spelman - ECI Registrar
Advisory Committee Co-Chairs
Dr Matthew Bragg has worked in emergency medicine in NSW for 15 years. Graduating from Newcastle Medical School in 1991 he subsequently trained in emergency medicine at Prince of Wales in Sydney and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth with post-fellowship employment in retrieval medicine in Sydney before commencing his first emergency consultant post at POWH in 2004. Currently working in a contrast of tertiary referral (Liverpool) and rural district (Bowral) emergency departments as well as a regional retrieval service his interests are in clinical emergency medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, medical education and retrieval medicine.
Associate Professor Kate Curtis has an Emergency Nursing background and is a Trauma Coordinator at St George Hospital Sydney. She has a fractional appointment at Sydney Nursing School. Kate also works regularly as an RN in the Wollongong Emergency Department and is on the Editorial Board of the Australasian Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Anne Hawkins is a Clinical Nurse Consultant for Emergency / Critical Care Services in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. Anne provides leadership, consultancy service and ongoing review of clinical practice and standards of care in all aspects of emergency / critical care services to 12 small rural facilities and 2 base hospitals within the upper half of Murrumbidgee LHD.
Anne is a member of the Rural Critical Care taskforce and the NSW Rural Emergency Critical Care
Stuart Stapleton - Incident Advisory Committee
A/Prof Richard Paoloni is an emergency physician with a keen interest in clinical research. He has completed a Master of Medicine in clinical epidemiology, is the Director of Concord ED, and current ACEM NSW Faculty Chair.
Kylie is currently Nurse Manager, Emergency Department at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Kylie has 26 years experience in nursing in both the adult and paediatric environments. Kylie has worked in the UK and USA giving her broad exposure to different health care models and quality systems. Since 1999 Kylie has worked in the Emergency Care environment as a CNS then a Nurse Educator and in a management role since 2003.
She is the current NSW President of CENA. Kylie has a keen interest in quality and safety, education and training and clinical leadership. Kylie’s main passion is for the way we provide accessible safe care from the cradle to the grave in the city or the rural areas.