Rachel Cross (BN, RN, GradCertEmergNurse, MNP, PhD Candidate)

National Lead for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Trauma Nursing Program (CENA TNP).

Rachel is an emergency and trauma nurse with over 15 years experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Rachel currently works in Melbourne Victoria. Rachel has held leadership positions in education in both healthcare organisational environments and the higher education sector. Rachel is also a lecturer in nursing at La Trobe University. Rachel holds membership on varying CENA committees including; Victorian CENA branch, CENA National Education Committee and the CENA TNP Steering Committee.

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Michelle McMahon (VIC)

Michelle has more than 11 years experience working between both the Emergency and Trauma setting and the Intensive Care setting in Australia, and has a keen interest in care of the Trauma patient. Michelle currently works as a Clinical Nurse Educator in a tertiary Emergency Trauma centre in Victoria. As part of this role Michelle also facilitates postgraduate nursing lectures through La Trobe University. Michelle has also facilitated undergraduate nursing lectures through La Trobe University.

Samuel Brookfield (QLD)

Sam is a Registered Nurse at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Emergency & Trauma Centre.  He has experience as a clinical nurse, educator and clinical simulation facilitator in rural and remote areas of South West Queensland, and the Torres Strait.  Sam has designed and delivered two original emergency education programs, including the Charleville Hospital Emergency Simulation & Training (CHEST) course, presented at ICEN in 2017.  He also teaches the CENA TNP (Trauma Nursing Program).

Sam is also a qualitative health researcher whose interests include disaster management, vulnerable populations, sexual health, and addiction.  He is currently completing a PhD through the University of Queensland School of Public Health, researching methamphetamine use.  He also teaches subjects in the University of Queensland health science and medical programs related to public health, Indigenous health, and research methodology.


TNP Steering Committee Members


Rachel Cross
National CENA TNP Lead | VIC


Brooke Alexander
Member | VIC


Patricia Allen
Branch Committee Member | TAS

Julie Finucane
Branch Committee Member | QLD


Jane Mateer
Member | VIC

Sharon Johnson
Member | NSW


Jenni Ward
Member | QLD


Kate Fuller (BN, RN, GradCertCritCare, MNCritCare)

Kate is an emergency nurse in a regional Victoria Emergency Department (ED), and currently holds a leadership position in education in the ED. Kate also currently holds educator positions with La Trobe University and Monash University, educating to both medical and nursing undergraduate and postgraduate students. Kate was the recipient of the CENA Emergency Nurse of the Year Award in 2011.

Katie East (QLD)

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.

Antony Robinson (NT)

Hi. I’ve loved emergency nursing ever since my first taster during undergraduate placements at Logan Hospital, Queensland. Unfortunately I didn’t get straight into E.D., so worked in ICU and then overseas in England, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste. Now in Darwin as E.D. Education CNC,

Claire Molloy (VIC)

Hi, I’m an experienced clinical emergency nurse who has worked all areas of the emergency scope including rural & remote, regional and I am currently working as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) at the Royal Melbourne Hospital; one of the two adult trauma centers in Victoria. I also volunteer with a pre-hospital team for all aspects of motor-sport and I have a passion for mass causality & disaster nursing.

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