Dr Griffin is a Senior Research Fellow with Griffith University NHMRC CRE in Wiser Wound Care, and bases her work out of the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. Her research is based on her clinical expertise as a paediatric emergency nurse of over 20 years across multiple Australian paediatric hospitals.
CII Griffin’s PhD research findings have been widely cited and incorporated into safety messages globally and nationally. More recently her burn first aid research has gained global recognition, culminating in a successful, internationally competitive US Department of Defense implementation research project, which she led as CIA. The research has reached 31 different countries, leading to several podcasts, news stories (including Forbes Magazine).
This year her research into burns dressings has also been successfully granted a NHMRC Partnership Project involving targeted implementation of negative pressure wound therapy into 4 of Australia’s major paediatric burns and emergency departments.
Dr Griffins successful program of research is a result of strong clinical engagement, targeting contemporary challenges faced by clinicians, patients/their families and the health care eco-systems in which they have to function. Using targeted implementation science in here research results in rapid translation into practice nationally and internationally.
In her down time, Dr Griffin enjoys time with her three rumbunctious children and time in rural Australia with family and friends.