Personal profile


Katie is an emergency physician at Casey Hospital. Her main interests are in health services research, productivity, innovation and new technology. She has completed a multi-centre randomised study, evaluating the impact of 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 data science. She also contributes data to multi-centre clinical trials. She is an ACEM Clinical Trials Network founding executive committee member and the chair of the ACEM research committee. She has served on the Cabrini Human Ethics and Research Committee, is a journal editor for binational and international journals, 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 Casey Hospital, Monash Health, Melbourne.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

External positions

Emergency Physician, Cabrini Health Limited

Emergency Physician, Casey Hospital

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
  • Data science
  • Visualisation
  • Health Equity

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • John Gilroy Potts award 2019

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

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)