Karen L. Smith

Ambulance Victoria, Australia

Karen L. Smith holds a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology and is the Manager of research and evaluation at Ambulance Victoria, Australia, where she has built up an active research programme, covering all aspects of prehospital care. Smith is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia (emergency medicine) and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She cofounded and is the Principle Investigator on the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR), which contains information dating back to 1999, for all patients in Victoria who suffer cardiac arrest and receive ambulance care. She also cofounded the Victorian State Trauma Registry (VSTR) at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and is a current Member of the VSTR Steering Committee. Smith is a Chief Investigator in the National Health and Medical Research Council funded by Centre for Research Excellence in Resuscitation Outcomes (AUS-ROC) based at Monash University. She is also a Chief Investigator on key prehospital clinical trials in cardiac arrest, trauma, and myocardial infarct patients. She is also actively involved in quality assurance research, health services research, and development of prehospital clinical indicators. Smith is the coauthor of one book chapter and over 50 peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals. She is also actively involved in student education and is currently cosupervising multiple postgraduate students (Ph.D., M.S., and honors) enrolled across numerous universities.

Biography Updated on 21 September 2013

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