20062021
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Personal profile

Biography

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

Research area keywords

  • 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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Projects 2019 2021

Investigation of the utility and the user experiences of widespread access to accurate emergency department wait times.

Walker, K., Ben-Mier, M., Joe, K., Papatheohari, J., Rankin, D., Stephenson, M., Martini, E., Lowthian, J., Stephenson, M., Blecher, G., Rodda, H., Turhan, B. & Tantithamthavorn, C.

Department of Health (Comm)

1/07/1930/06/21

Project: Research

Be Your Best: an innovative, co-designed approach to frailty and care transitions from hospital to home, in people aged 65 years or more.

Lowthian, J., Mills, A., Cyarto, L., Meyer, C., Dickins, M., Thurgood, L., Boyd, L., Walker, K., Rose, M., De Villiers Smit, P., Newnham, H. & Hutchinson, A. M.

Department of Health (Comm)

1/07/1930/06/21

Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2020

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

Heydari, F., Ebrahim, M. P., Redoute, J. M., Joe, K., Walker, K. & Yuce, M. R., Feb 2020, In : Information Fusion. 54, p. 119-127 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Australian private emergency departments can assist ambulance services by taking public emergency patients during surge and disasters

Walker, K., Stephenson, M., Dunlop, W. A., Cheong, E. M. & Ben-Meir, M., 2 Jun 2019, In : EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Blood pressure estimation using on-body continuous wave radar and photoplethysmogram in various posture and exercise conditions

Pour Ebrahim, M., Heydari, F., Wu, T., Walker, K., Joe, K., Redoute, J-M. & Yuce, M. R., 8 Nov 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 13 p., 16346.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Walker, K. & Jackman, C., 1 Aug 2019, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine: Respiratory Emergencies. Cameron, P., Little, M., Mitra, B. & Deasy, C. (eds.). 5th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier, p. 285-290 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Haemoptysis

Walker, K. & Jackman, C., 1 Aug 2019, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine: Respiratory Emergencies. Cameron, P., Little, M., Mitra, B. & Deasy, C. (eds.). 5th ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier, p. 298-300 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

Prizes

John Gilroy Potts award 2019

Katie Walker (Recipient), Michael Ben-Meir (Recipient), William A. Dunlop (Recipient), Rachel Rosler (Recipient), Adam West (Recipient), Gabrielle O'Connor (Recipient), Thomas Chan (Recipient), Diana Badcock (Recipient), Mark Putland (Recipient), Kim Hansen (Recipient), Carmel Crock (Recipient), Danny Liew (Recipient), David Taylor (Recipient) & Margaret Staples (Recipient), 6 Nov 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)