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Katie is an emergency physician and the director of emergency medicine research at Cabrini. She has publishes original, also book chapters, perspectives, letters and case reports. She has presented work locally, nationally and internationally. Her main interests are in physician productivity, evaluating the role of the scribe and improving patient-centred care. She has completed a multi-centre randomised study, evaluating the impact scribes on physician productivity across Victoria (BMJ) and developed, evaluated and managed an Australian scribe training program.

Katie is a collaborator in work on geriatric/end-of-life care, private emergency medicine, musculoskeletal disease, new medical device technology research, emergency health policy and exploratory data-mining. She also contributes Cabrini data to multi-centre clinical trials. She is an ACEM Clinical Trials Network founding executive committee member. She is a member of the Cabrini Human Ethics and Research Committee, a journal section editor and a reviewer for multiple academic journals.

Katie enjoys teaching clinical research skills to university students, emergency medicine trainees and emergency medicine specialists. She also advises and collaborates with established researchers in other fields regarding how to test their innovations in clinical settings.

Research interests

  • Emergency medicine
  • Health workforce
  • Medical scribes
  • Health policy
  • Health technology
  • Innovation
  • Private emergency medicine
  • End-of-life care
  • Patient centred care
  • Multi-centre emergency medicine clinical trials
  • Geriatric emergency medicine

Clinical activities

Emergency Physician at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne.

External positions

Emergency Physician, Cabrini Health


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Scribe
  • End of life care
  • Goals of Care
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Economics (cost-effectiveness, health technology assessment, cost of illness, budget impact analysis)
  • Patient experience
  • Quality and safety
  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Health workforce
  • Medical Scribe
  • Scribe education
  • Scribe implementation
  • Wait times
  • Health policy
  • Health Technology Assessments
  • Palliative Care

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Research Output 2006 2019

A chest-based continuous cuffless blood pressure method: estimation and evaluation using multiple body sensors

Heydari, F., Pour Ebrahim, M., Redoute, J-M., Joe, K., Walker, K. & Yuce, M. R., 8 Jul 2019, In : Information Fusion. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Impact of scribes on emergency medicine doctors’ productivity and patient throughput: multicentre randomised trial

Walker, K., Ben-Meir, M., Dunlop, W. A., Rosler, R., West, A. L., O'Connor, G., Chan, T., Badcock, D., Putland, M., Hansen, K., Crock, C., Liew, D., Taylor, D. & Staples, M. P., Jan 2019, In : BMJ: British Medical Journal. 364, 10 p., l121.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Katie Walker and Michael Ben-Meir: It’s time to think hard about how clinicians work in a digital age

Walker, K. & Ben-Meir, M., 30 Jan 2019, 2 p. online : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access

Choosing public or private emergency departments in Australia

Walker, K. & Ben-Meir, M., 1 Feb 2018, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 30, 1, p. 122-124 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Continuous cuffless blood pressure measurement using body sensors

Hevdari, F., Ebrahim, M. P., Wu, T., Walker, K., Joe, K., Redoute, J. M. & Yuce, M. R., 1 Jan 2018, In : Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. 2018-January, 4 p., 8630294.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleOther