Rebekah Ogilvie


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Rebekah is a Trauma Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years emergency nursing and trauma experience. She completed a Master of Nursing (Critical Care) at the University of Sydney in 2004 and was awarded the Elsevier Australia Prize for Critical Care. Rebekah also completed a Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner (Trauma & Retrieval) through the University of Newcastle, graduating in 2009 with Merit. In 2016 she completed a Doctor of Philosophy with the University of Sydney, thesis tile: Major traumatic physical injury in young people during the initial six month injury trajectory: an explanatory sequential mixed methods study.

In 2015, Rebekah was awarded Researcher of the Year at the ACT Nursing and Midwifery Awards. Her research impact has played a major contribution in securing an additional $5.3 million over 5 years in funding for trauma services in the ACT and the formalisation of a trauma specific admitting service, as well as recurrent funding to continue the internationally recognised P.A.R.T.Y (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) program in the Canberra region.

Rebekah conducts research in all areas of traumatic life-threatening injury, with a particular focus on long term outcomes. She has expertise in conducting integrative reviews, sequential mixed methods studies, and development of anticipatory guidance frameworks for clinicians.  

Rebekah supervises HDR students.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney


Award Date: 8 Dec 2016

Master, University of Newcastle


Award Date: 10 Dec 2009

Master, University of Sydney


Award Date: 7 Apr 2006

External positions

Senior Site Reviewer/Team Leader, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

2012 → …

Steering Committee Member Australian Trauma Quality Improvement Program And The Australian Trauma Registry, National Trauma Research Institute

2011 → …

Executive Member Australasian Trauma Verification Program Steering Committee, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

2009 → …

Trauma Case Manager, Canberra Hospital

2008 → …


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