• Departmental Head of Academics and Research: A/Prof Matthew Doane
  • Research Coordinator: Queenie Leung
  • Research Provisional Fellow: Dr Andrew Turner
  • Research Registrar: Dr Andrew Mowbray
  • Research Assistants: N/A
  • Research Students: N/A

For further information at research at RNS Anaesthesia Department, please contact A/Prof Matthew Doane.


  • To be completed


Participating Centre for:


  • Peripherally inserted central catheter review
    • Cross-departmental including Anaesthesia,Vascular Access Service, Interventional Radiology & Intensive Care to review and assess PICC rates, outcomes, costs & areas of improvement


  • Pre-operative Nutritional Screening (PONS) (2023)
    • Pre-operative screening for at-risk patients undergoing major surgery leading to dietician intervention
  • Validation of a scoring tool for suspected pre-operative immediate hypersensitivity reactions (2023)
    • Utilising case referrals to RNSH Allergy Clinic
  • Validation of the American College of Surgeons NSQIP risk predictor in an Australian general surgical cohort (2023)

MD Projects

  • Protocol to create RNSH trauma database (based on current NSW trauma database) to investigate trauma patient admissions to RNSH, especially “Code Crimson” activations.
  • Protocol to create a database for acute pain patients with rib fractures to assess management and outcomes.
  • Aim: to enable efficient data analysis in the future and effective clinical practice review.


The Royal North Shore Hospital Department of Anaesthesia, Pain, and Perioperative Medicine is affiliated with The Northern Sydney Anaesthesia Research Institute (NSARI) – an independent not-for profit research organisation affiliated with Royal North Shore Hospital and the University of Sydney. Their aim is to promote and produce clinically relevant research in the field of anaesthesia. Their vision is to become a premier medical research institute in the field of perioperative medicine. Find out more about NSARI here.


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