Lisa Kuhn

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


A/Prof Lisa Kuhn is an emergency nurse with more than 25 years of experience in clinical, academic and research nursing.  She uses quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods to research a broad range of issues affecting quality of care in vulnerable patients, concentrating particularly on early hospital care for patients with heart disease and mental health issues.  She aims to increase equity in emergency and cardiovascular health care for women and socially disadvantaged groups through driving evidence into practice. 

Lisa collaborates widely with emergency, cardiovascular and epidemiologist colleagues to increase access to evidence-based treatment for women’s heart disease, for which she has been asked to speak at numerous events including Heart Foundation and Women’s Health Victoria fora, Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Cardiac Seminars, in addition to nursing and medical conferences. Current emergency-centred collaborations include work to reduce repeated opioid overdoses with Monash Addiction Research Centre colleagues and other studies to reduce over-sedation in elderly emergency patients with Victorian and NSW colleagues at Cabrini and Monash Health.

Lisa has received several peer-reviewed scientific awards, postgraduate scholarships and a postdoctoral research fellowship.  She has served on an ethics committee, is a regular peer reviewer for international and national scientific journals and has a growing track record in publications and attracting grant support.  Current supervision includes students at Honours, Masters’ and Doctor of Philosophy level.

External positions

Honorary Researcher, Co-chair Monash Emergency Research Collaborative, Monash Health

Sep 2017 → …

Research area keywords

  • Emergency Nursing
  • Emergency Management
  • Cardiology
  • Women's Health
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Heart Attack
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Equity
  • Substance Use
  • Family Violence
  • Mental Health

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Research Output 2008 2019

Improving the uptake of cardiac rehabilitation for women: time for a gender-based review

Cameron, J., Murphy, B. M. & Kuhn, L., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Recent trends in heroin and pharmaceutical opioid-related harms in Victoria, Australia up to 2018

Lam, T., Kuhn, L., Hayman, J., Middleton, M., Wilson, J., Scott, D., Lubman, D. I., Smith, K. & Nielsen, S., 29 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Addiction.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Effect of gender on evidence-based practice for Australian patients with acute coronary syndrome: A retrospective multi-site study

Kuhn, L., Page, K., Street, M., Rolley, J. & Considine, J., 1 May 2017, In : Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal. 20, 2, p. 63-68 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Matters of the Heart

Kuhn, L., Oct 2017, In : Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal. 25, 4, p. 44 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Systematic review and meta-analyses investigating whether risk stratification explains lower rates of coronary angiography among women with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome

Worrall-Carter, L., McEvedy, S., Kuhn, L., Scruth, E., MacIsaac, A. & Rahman, M. A., Mar 2017, In : Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 32, 2, p. 112-124 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2015 2018

  • 6 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Thesis Examination
  • 1 Non-HDR Supervisions

How does a nurse’s triage assessment impact the goals of sepsis care in the ED?

Julia Morphet (Supervisor), Lisa Kuhn (Supervisor), John Thompson (Supervisor)

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsNon-HDR Supervisions

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific 2017

Lisa Kuhn (Organiser)
13 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Spark of Life (Australian Resuscitation Council)

Lisa Kuhn (Organiser)
5 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College Annual Conference

Lisa Kuhn (Organiser)
11 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

The way women handle a heart attack can give them greater risk of dying

Lisa Kuhn


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Gender gap also applies to heart attack victims

Lisa Kuhn


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment