Judith Finn


  • The University of Western Australia (M516), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Judith is a clinical epidemiologist currently undertaking research in resuscitation, pre-hospital and emergency care. She has recently been appointed as the Director of the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) – which is a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (Australia). Judith’s substantive academic appointment is based at The University of Western Australia (UWA) in the Discipline of Emergency Medicine, and her Aus-ROC Director position is based in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, in Melbourne (Victoria).
Previously (2007-2010) Judith was the inaugural Chair of Nursing Research at UWA, in conjunction with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Director of Postgraduate Studies within the UWA School of Population Health. Judith is a critical care registered nurse and midwife who worked as a nurse academic in Adelaide (Uni SA and FU) and Townsville (JCU) prior to moving to Perth to live in 1994. Judith completed a PhD in epidemiology at UWA in 2002, using WA ambulance data linked to WA hospital and death records, and much of her research continues to draw on the unique research capacity of WA linked health data. In addition to a PhD (UWA) Judith also holds degrees in Science (BSc(Adel): majoring in Zoology and Psychology); Education (MEdStudies(Adel); Public Health (GradDipPH(Adel)); and Nursing (DipAppSc(Nsg); RN; RM and Intensive Care Nursing Certificate)

Roles and responsibilities

Clinical Epidemiology

Future research

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes
Pre-hospital clinical trials

Previous positions

Research Professor,
School of Nursing & Midwifery / Sansom Institute,
University of South Australia, Mar-Oct 2010

Winthrop Professor / Chair of Nursing Research
UWA School of Population Health / SCGH Nursing Services, 2007-2010

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology, UWA School of Population Health 2002-2006

Nurse Coordinator – Nursing Research
Royal Perth Hospital 2000-2002

Research Associate
Department of Public Health The University of Western Australia 1997-2000

Senior Research Officer
Epidemiology & Analytical Services
Health Department of Western Australia 1996-1997

Lecturer (Nursing)
School of Nursing, University of South Australia 1995

Current projects

Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC)- a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (#1029983)


Clincial Epidemiology
Resuscitation outcomes,education & policy
Pre-hospital and emergency care
Cardiovascular epidemiology
Critical care outcomes research
Acute care nursing practice
Nursing-related patient outcomes



Research expertise keywords

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Critical/acute care outcomes
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Nursing practice


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