Professor Amanda Ullman was appointed as the inaugural Professor and Chair in Paediatric Nursing, conjoint between Children’s Health Queensland and The University of Queensland in March 2021.
As a paediatric nurse, her research focuses on the prevention of complications associated with paediatric hospital admissions.
Her key research areas include the optimisation of intravenous (IV) catheter selection, insertion and dwell to reduce blood clots and infection, especially those related to central venous access devices (for which she is ranked the number one expert, globally [central venous catheters; ExpertScape]). She also supports the development of research capacity across Children’s Health Queensland, particularly within nursing.
Currently supported by NHMRC Fellowship, Project, Partnership and Centre for Research Excellence grants, in 2021 she was awarded a Fulbright Future Scholarship to research IV-associated harm prevention, during which she will collaborate with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.