Janet Bray

Assoc Professor

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Janet Bray is an Associate Professor within the Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma Unit in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. She is currently the recipient of a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship, Associate Director of the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) and Chair of the Australian and New Zealand out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Epistry. Janet holds honorary appointments with The Alfred Hospital and the Prehospital, Resuscitation and Emergency Care Research Unit (PRECRU) at Curtin University. She is currently a Taskforce Member for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and sits on the Australian Resuscitation Council and on the Editorial Board for the leading emergency medicine journal ‘Resuscitation’.

Her background in cardiac and intensive care nursing has driven her research career to improve outcomes for critically ill cardiovascular patients -particularly those experiencing cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke. Her research program aims to improve the public’s recognition and response to acute cardiovascular symptoms and improve the evidence-base for acute cardiovascular care. Her published research includes multicentre randomised control trials (AVOID, RINSE), large epidemiological studies and surveys.  

Janet has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and more than $7 million in competitive funding, including the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Prehospital Care (2016-2021). Janet has received numerous awards for her research, including: an American Heart Association Young Investigator Prize, Bethlehem Griffiths Foundation Young Researcher of the Year, and a Heart Foundation national award for Research Excellence.   


  • emergency medical service
  • cardiac arrest
  • Stroke
  • Cardiology

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Projects 2013 2021

Research Output 2005 2019

Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Analysis of Myocardial Scarring With Biomarker Release Following S-T Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Costello, B. T., Stub, D., Hare, J., Ellims, A. H., Wang, X., Smith, K., Bernard, S., Nehme, Z., Stephenson, M., Bray, J. E., Cameron, P., Barger, B., Meredith, I. T., Kaye, D. M., Iles, L., Taylor, A. J. & on behalf of the AVOID Investigators, Mar 2019, In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 28, 3, p. 397-405 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Bray, J. E. & Morley, P., 2019, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 380, p. 395-395 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Potentially preventable trauma deaths: A retrospective review

Beck, B., Smith, K., Mercier, E., Bernard, S., Jones, C., Meadley, B., Clair, T. S., Jennings, P. A., Nehme, Z., Burke, M., Bassed, R., Fitzgerald, M., Judson, R., Teague, W., Mitra, B., Mathew, J., Buck, A., Varma, D., Gabbe, B., Bray, J. & 4 othersMcLellan, S., Ford, J., Siedenburg, J. & Cameron, P., 1 May 2019, In : Injury. 50, 5, p. 1009-1016 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Identifying barriers to the provision of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in high-risk regions: A qualitative review of emergency calls

Case, R., Cartledge, S., Siedenburg, J., Smith, K., Straney, L., Barger, B., Finn, J. & Bray, J. E., 1 Aug 2018, In : Resuscitation. 129, p. 43-47 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ILCOR Scientific Knowledge Gaps and Clinical Research Priorities for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care: A Consensus Statement

Kleinman, M. E., Perkins, G. D., Bhanji, F., Billi, J. E., Bray, J. E., Callaway, C. W., de Caen, A., Finn, J. C., Hazinski, M. F., Lim, S. H., Maconochie, I., Morley, P., Nadkarni, V., Neumar, R. W., Nikolaou, N., Nolan, J. P., Reis, A., Sierra, A. F., Singletary, E. M., Soar, J. & 4 othersStanton, D., Travers, A., Welsford, M. & Zideman, D., 1 Jun 2018, In : Resuscitation. 127, p. 132-146 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review