Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Ashleigh Jess from the Department of Medicine featured as a panellist and shared her story as a woman in science as Austin Health celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Ashleigh shared some of her work as a research nurse, in particular her role as a trial nurse in the RESILIENCE project.

Ashleigh Jess Ashleigh Jess from the Department of Medicine.

Ashleigh completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing and has worked in a variety of clinical settings in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has previously completed a Quality Improvement Research Project and Clinical Audit and volunteered in Vanuatu to teach the ‘Emergency Medicine and Life Support Course’ with a team of colleagues from Austin Health.

“Undertaking the position of RESILIENCE trial nurse has been an incredible experience so far. The participants involved in the trial and their appreciation of the study has been very rewarding,” she said.

“I was particularly drawn to the REsilience to Seasonal ILlness and Increased Emergency admissioNs CarE (RESILIENCE) Trial because of its focus on keeping vulnerable patients with chronic heart disease out of hospital and reducing their risk of mortality. This has been very fulfilling to be part of and the most rewarding part of working in science.”