Elyssia Bourke

Elyssia is an emergency department registrar currently finishing off her final months of ACEM training in Ballarat, Victoria where she is staying to work as an ED consultant in 2022.

She has a strong interest in research and is currently undertaking a PhD through the University of Melbourne.

Her PhD work includes two clinical trials - PEAChY-O and PEAChY-M - which aim to determine the most effective oral and IM medications for young people with behavioural disturbance presenting to the ED.

These multi-centre trials are running across 7 Australian EDs so they are only feasible thanks to the PREDICT network researchers across these 7 sites, research co-ordinator Kate Klein and Elyssia's PhD supervisors Prof Babl, Craig, Davidson and A/Prof Knott.

In her spare time Elyssia enjoys hanging out at the beach with her partner and her dog Snickers trying to understand the physics of staying upright on a surfboard.

Twitter: personal - @elyssiabourke PEAChY trials - @PeachyRct