Awards & Community Engagement
(NRI researchers and SV&MHS staff shown in bold)
Middleton S. American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Stroke Article of the Year.
Middleton S. Australian Catholic University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence 2012
Middleton S. Finalist in NSW Premier’s Public Sector Awards in category of Excellence in Delivery. Quality in Acute Stroke Care Project. 7 Nov 2011.
Top Breakthroughs Co-Chairs’ Award for Impact for the abstract ‘Middleton S, Ward J, Grimshaw J, Griffiths R, D’Este C, Dale S, Drury P, Cheung NW, Quinn C, Evans M, Cadilhac D, McElduff P, Levi C. Does a team base knowledge transfer intervention to manage fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing dysfunction, improve 90-day outcomes following stroke?’ at Canadian Stroke Congress. 2 - 4 October, 2011 in Ottawa, Canada.
Middleton S. Australian Catholic University. Inaugural Competitive Research Symposium. First place. Quality in Acute Stroke Care Project.
Middleton S. Australian Catholic University’s best researcher based on grant income in the Nursing Field of Research, as evaluated in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2010 results.
Middleton S. Australian Catholic University. Inaugural Competitive Research Symposium. People’s Choice Award. Quality in Acute Stroke Care Project.
Middleton S. St Vincent’s Hospital Sesquicentenary Quality Award for project titled: Bowel Management in ICU: A multi-disciplinary collaborative quality improvement implementation of an evidence-based practice.
McInnes E. ACU’s best researcher based on publications in Nursing Field of Research, ERA 2010
McInnes E 2010 Journal Vascular Nursing Writing Award ($500) and Plaque for Li et al (2010) paper.
McInnes E et al. Support surfaces for pressure ulcer prevention. (2011) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 4, 2011, 5th most accessed review Cochrane database in 2010; top accessed review 2010 for Cochrane Wounds Group).
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (professional)
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Stroke Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group, Jan 2013
Member, NHMRC Research Translation Faculty – Cardiovascular and Stroke Steering Group (a Section 39 committee under the NHMRC Act 1992). April 2013 to present
Member, National Health and Medical Research Council Research Translational Faculty, 2012
Member, Stroke Society of Australasia Committee, October 2011 to present
Member, Agency For Clinical Innovation Research Committee, November 2011 to present.
Member, Clinical Excellence Commission Research Committee, November 2011 to present.
Member, St Vincent's Translational Research Steering Committee, September 2011 to present.
Member, St Vincent Clinic Board of Directors, October 2008 to present.
Acting Chair of Board: January 2011 to October 2011
Member, National Stroke Foundation. Clinical Council, June 2010 to present.
Chair, Australian Clinical Stroke Registry Steering Committee, October 2008 to present.
Co-Chair, Working Group. Australian Stroke Coalition. First 48 hours post-stroke Models of Care Project, Jan 2012 to present.
Member, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Stroke Care Expert Advisory Panel, Jan 2012 to present
Member, Australian Stroke Coalition. Workforce Training and Professional Development Working Group, October 2008 to present. Royal College of Nursing Australia representative
Chair, Scientific Committee, Stroke 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting
Co-Chair Acute Stroke Nurses Network, April 2012 to present.
Member, Steering Committee and Member Expert Advisory Committee. Thrombolysis Implementation Plan for Stroke (TIPS). NHMRC funded Cluster randomized controlled trial, July 2010 to present.
Member, St Vincent’s Clinic Foundation. Medical Grant Review Panel, 2007 to present.
Chair, Quality in Acute Stroke Care Project Advisory Group, 2004 to present.
Chair, Outcomes Committee. AVERT Trial. A multi-site NHMRC-funded randomized controlled trial of early mobilization following stroke, November 2006 to present.
Chair, Scientific Committee. Smart Strokes Australasian Nursing and Allied Health Stroke Conference Scientific Committee, 2005 to present.
Member, Agency for Clinical Innovation (previously the Greater Metropolitan Clinical Taskforce) Stroke Co-ordinating Committee, August 2005 to present.
Member, Agency for Clinical Innovation (previously the Greater Metropolitan Clinical Taskforce) Stroke Research Working Group, Sept 2004 to present.
Member, Working Groups for NHMRC Partnership Grant Determinants of Effective Clinical Networks
Deputy Director, ACU SONMP Research and Research Training Committee (as of 2013)
Member, Sydney Alliance for Healthcare Research and Teaching Committee
Member, SVH Wound Care Committee
Chair, SVH Wound Care Committee Research Group
Member, SVH Pressure Injury Working Party