Meet Our Team - ASNEN
The ASNEN committee is comprised of leading stroke nurses from across Australia, ensuring the interests of all Australians with stroke are represented.
Sarah Kuhle is a Stroke Clinical Nurse Consultant and Project Officer for the Queensland state-wide Stroke Clinical Network, and the Queensland Research Coordinator for the University of Newcastle NRHMC funded TACTICS trial. She is a PhD candidate and holds a master’s degree in Stroke Management. Sarah has focused on change implementation within Queensland’s acute stroke services, and participates in national research projects, steering committees and reference groups involved with improving stroke care. Previous bodies of work include development of Queensland’s state-wide stroke unit endorsement process that subsequently distributed over $35 million in additional funding, as well as implementation of state-wide perfusion imaging services.
Skye is a Stroke Nurse Practitioner and the Nursing Coordinator of the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She holds a master’s degree in Nursing and has an extensive background in both stroke and critical care nursing. She is certified as an Advanced Neurovascular Practitioner (ANVP-BC) and a Neurovascular Registered Nurse (NVRN-BC). She is a member of the Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Council and the Association of Neurovascular Clinicians. Her passion is improving hyperacute stroke care, stroke research and education.
Lizzie Dodd is a Stroke Nurse Consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, which provides a comprehensive hyper acute stroke service for South Australia including thrombolysis and endovascular treatments. With 1400 acute stroke presentations per year, her primary role is to run the 24-hour Code Stroke Service, provide training and education to the stroke unit staff, information and support to the patients and their families, promote recovery and early discharge planning, data collection, and be involved in the ongoing updating and implementation of the acute stroke management protocols and procedures.
Gill Edmonds is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Acute Stroke at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth Western Australia. Since opening in 2015, Gill has helped to develop stroke services at the hospital including the “Code Stroke” and onsite access to clot retrieval. Prior to this she worked in neurology services at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for 16 years. Gill is a member of the WA Stroke Clinical Advisory Group and part of the organising committee for the 2021 annual conference of the Stoke Society of Australasia. Gill completed her hospital-based nurse training in the Isle of Man before starting a career in neurosciences in England, she moved to Perth in 1999. Gill’s focus is improving stroke care, educating, and providing support to patients and staff and liaising with regional centres in the south of Western Australia.