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Contact Details

  Street address:
Level 11, KGV Building
Missenden Road
Postal address:
Post Office Box M30
Missenden Road NSW 2050

Phone: (02) 9515-6111
Fax: (02) 9515-9610

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Neurosciences, Bone Joint & Connective Tissue, Rheumatology, Plastics & Trauma Surgery, Cardiovascular

Our Research

RPA Neurosciences
Development of research protocols for two new nursing studies: Impact of radical External Ventricular Drain policy change on 1) rates of ventriculitis and 2) nursing skills and confidence.
Contact: jane.raftesath@sswahs.nsw.gov.au or kylie.tastula@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

RPA Cardiothoracic Surgery
Contact: lisa.turner@email.cs.nsw.gov.au

CRGH Vascular
Phenomenological exploration of the experience of major amputation in patients with peripheral vascular disease.
Contact: sue.monaro@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Pain Management Centre RPAH
Prevalence of Biochemical Abnormalities in Chronic Pain Patients.
Contact: amal.helou@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Key Achievements

  • RPA Neurosciences: Involvement in multiple new clinical trials (USyd & ACU).
  • Pain Management Centre RPAH: Results from 105 patients tested identified five biochemical markers where patients had values significantly below population norms including Vitamin D, Testosterone, Vitamin B12, Iron and Thyroid hormone in both men and women. We have begun to treat these patients and the study is ongoing.


  • CRGH Vascular: Di Fibro Wound Research Grant $1500 ANZ Society for Vascular Nurses

Research Staff

RPA Neurosciences:

  • Jane Raftesath CNC
  • Marie Goodwin RN
  • Patrick Tang Data Manager
  • Mary Lordan
  • Kylie Tastula

Pain Management Centre RPAH:

  • A/Prof A Aggarwal - Medical
  • Dr S Gibson - Medical
  • Ms A Helou - NURSING
  • Dr E Kilburn -Watt - Research Scientist

Higher Degree Students:

CRGH Vascular:

  • Sue Monaro, Enrolled in PhD, Sydney Nursing School

Publications and Presentations

Publication Details:

CRGH Vascular:

  1. Monaro, S., White, M. West, S. (2015) A community of practice as a model of nurse-led wound prevention and management. Wound Practice & Research (23(4).


RPA Neurosciences:

  1. K Tastula 'Smart Strokes 2014'Asia Pacitfic Stroke Congress.
  2. K Tastula ' Acute management of head injury' National Nurse Practitioner Conference.

CRGH Vascular:

  1. Oral presentation, ANZ Society for Vascular Nursing, Adelaide.
  2. Oral presentation, NSW Society for Vascular Nursing, Sydney.

Research Grants

ANZ Society for Vascular Nurses Sue Monaro Di Fibro Wound Research Grant  $1,500 2015


Contact: Mr Jerry Sullivan

Contact details for department

Department/Unit: Neurosciences, Bone Joint & Connective Tissue, Rheumatology, Plastics & Trauma Surgery, Cardiovascular
Sydney Local Health District
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
Web: http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/research/
Email: Jerry.Sullivan@sswahs.nsw.gov.au