Executive Director/VIC
Executive Director/VIC

Julia Morphet FCENA

Julia Morphet is the CENA Executive Director, Chair of the CENA Research Committee, and Victorian Branch President (2014-current). Julia has previously been Chair of the National Education Committee, and organised educational activities for Victorian emergency nurses (2009-2014).

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Julia has more than 15 years emergency nursing experience, and now holds a joint position as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University, where she coordinates the emergency nursing stream in the Master of Advanced Nursing, and a Senior Research Fellow at Dandenong Emergency Department.  Julia completed her PhD examining transition to specialty practice programs in Australian emergency departments and has developed a framework to underpin these programs in the future.  Julia leads a program of research focused on the patient experience in the emergency department, in particular, patient experiences in the ED, and patient flow models.

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Acting Associate Executive Director/NSW

Wayne Varndell

Wayne Varndell is the Clinical Nurse Consultant at Prince of Wales Hospital Emergency Department, NSW Branch Director and Associate Executive Director for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia.  He has held various educational and advanced practice roles in emergency nursing in Australia and the UK, and is an active academic within the field of emergency care and nursing.

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His research interests include quality of care and illness experiences of individuals presenting to ED, the role of extended and advanced nursing practice models of care, and pain and sedation management of critically ill intubated patients in ED.  He is an author of several academic texts.  He has received over $1.1M in competitive research and project funding. In 2014, he was awarded Australasian Emergency Nurse of the Year.

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Administrative Director/QLD
Administrative Director/QLD

Lorelle Malyon FCENA

Lorelle is an experienced paediatric emergency nurse having worked in this specialty since 1996. She values continuing professional development and has completed post graduate qualifications in Midwifery, Acute Paediatrics and Clinical Education. In 2012 Lorelle completed an MPhil with the focus of her research on education and paediatric triage. She is currently working as an Emergency Nurse Educator in Brisbane, Queensland.

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Lorelle joined CENA in 2004 and became an active Branch member in 2013, a national Director in 2014 and was the Co-convener of ICEN in 2015. She currently sits as a Qld CENA representative on the Queensland Emergency Department State Advisory Panel (QEDSAP), Co-Chairs the Credentialing Committee at a national level and is the current CENA Administrative Director.

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Acting Finance Director/VIC
Acting Finance Director/VIC

Jo Morey

Jo has worked in emergency departments for 24 years and is recognised as a leader in emergency nursing. She is currently the Acting Operations Manager/Deputy Director of Nursing for Monash Medical Centre Emergency department.  She was previously the Nurse Unit Manager of Dandenong Hospital Emergency Department.

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Jo is an alumni of the Victorian Department of Health Critical Link Leadership Course, a competitive Inter professional leadership skills program.

Jo contributes to emergency nursing nationally, as a Victorian Branch Member of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia and as a National Board member, where she is currently the Acting Finance Director.   She is an invited member of the Department of Health & Human Services Emergency Clinical Care Network, which directs emergency practice and research in Victoria.

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NT President
NT President

Karen Hart

I have been nursing for 18 years.  I previously worked in theatres and day surgery and then moved into emergency nursing 13 years ago, working predominately in Hobart.  I have since done my Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing and completed my Masters in Nursing while working for the University of Tasmania as a course co-ordinator of the Post Graduate Emergency Certificate. 

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I then left Tasmania to travel with my family and worked briefly in Alice Springs Emergency Department and then 18 months ago, came to Gove to work in the emergency department.  I have since become the Clinical Nurse Manager and recently stepped into the Acting Hospital Manager/Director of Nursing for 6 weeks of cover.

I love leadership and management and I am currently completing a Diploma with Top End Health Service (in house course) and my Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management. I have 4 children, rise early and can champion anything.  I was involved with CENA in Tasmania and sat on the committee and helped organise the Tasmania conference and have recently taken up the NT president role, with my move north to nicer weather.

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NT Vice President
NT Vice President

Kevin Dunshea

Kevin Dunshea is an Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Educator for the NT’s Top End Health Service and the NT Branch Vice President of CENA. He has Masters in Advanced Nursing (Emergency) and more than 10 years of Emergency and Critical Care experience across NSW and the NT.

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He endeavours to consistently deliver high quality, evidence based, and client centred emergency care, and through his role in education he works to continually improve the standards of emergency care delivered by his peers.

Despite Kevin’s keen interest in the development of innovative nursing education and improving professional practice, as well as the emergency management of both mental health and trauma presentations, it is his passion for a culture that fosters our emerging nurse leaders amongst the emergency nursing community that stands out most.

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Kylie Stark
NSW Vice President

Qld National Board Member
Qld National Board Member

Katie East

Katie is an experienced clinical nurse working at Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department and a sessional academic at Griffith University and Southern Cross University.  Katie is a qualified rural and isolated practice nurse that is passionate about quality healthcare access in rural areas

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As part of her emergency position she also works with the Queensland Police Service ensuring healthcare access to individuals held in police custody.   Katie is also a research coordinator with a keen interest in harm minimisation for risky behaviors involving alcohol and drug intoxication.

Katie received an Australia Day certificate of achievement in 2014 for her excellence in healthcare for duties during cyclone Yasi.  Katie also received several learning and teaching excellence awards in 2017 for her ongoing work with undergraduate students in nursing.

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SA President
SA President

Jack Fabian

My name is Jack Fabian and I am the SA Branch President of CENA. I am also the Assistant Finance Director on the National Board. I have been nursing for 6 years after graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing from The University of Adelaide.

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In 2016, I completed my Graduate Diploma of Nursing Science (Emergency Nursing). Most of my nursing career has been spent in the Emergency Department at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

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TAS Vice President
TAS Vice President

Maria Unwin

Maria has spent her nursing career mostly within the clinical environment working in paediatric and emergency units in regional Tasmania. Over the past 24 years she has observed a continued increase in the demand for healthcare services and is acutely aware of the impact this has on her local emergency department and community.

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This concern lead to undertaking an Honours research project in 2015 focusing on patients’ perspectives for accessing the emergency department with non-urgent complaints. Following from this Maria recently commenced a PhD looking further into issues raised in her Honours research aiming to identify the service needs of this patient group.

With family, research, nursing, the national CENA board and a small family business to juggle, spare time does not happen often but when it does Maria enjoys travelling, camping, bushwalking and gardening.

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WA President
WA President

Sarah-Louise Moyes FCENA

My name is Sarah-Louise. I am a Nurse Unit Manager at Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department. I have a post graduate certificate in Emergency Nursing, as well as a post graduate certificate in Nursing management and leadership. I am passionate about looking after the nurses, so they can look after the patients the best that they can! I also have an interest in resuscitation, and am an active AdvancedLife Support instructor.

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I am currently the President of the Western Australian CENA committee, and chair of the national marketing committee. I have been a part of the CENA board since 2015 and the WA committee since 2011.

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WA Vice President
WA Vice President

Chantel Watkins

After 14 years in the Health and Fitness industry I altered my career pathway and ventured into nursing. I gained valuable experience from working in General Medical, Major Trauma and Burns in tertiary hospitals in WA and I now work in the Paediatric and Adult Emergency Department at Fiona Stanley Hospital. I became a member of CENA and then joined the WA Branch Committee in 2017 where I am now currently WA Vice President. In 2019 I became a CENA National Board Director and Co-Chair of the Membership and Representation Committee.

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I have completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing and have a longstanding interest from my days of growing up in Papua New Guinea in disaster management, public health and tropical medicine. Alongside my clinical role within ED I am currently Acting Clinical Nurse in Research where I focus on our elderly patients for our clinical studies and trials on falls prevention, advanced dementia and palliative care. As we know, emergency nursing can be physically, mentally and emotionally challenging therefore I am passionate about fostering a supportive and positive working culture for all emergency nurses

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Marcus Hancock - Marketing Consultant

CENA Education Consultant

Tianna Camilleri - Education Consultant

Jane Mateer - CENA TNP Consultant