A/Prof Elizabeth Cotterell

Associate Professor in Paediatrics - School of Rural Medicine

Elizabeth Cotterell

Phone: +61 2 6773 4092

Email: ecotter2@une.edu.au

Biography

Trained as Paediatric Emergency Specialist at Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick, becoming a Staff specialist consultant in Emergency in 2002.  Work involved teaching and supervision of junior medical staff as well as collaborative research as part of Paediatric research network (PREDICT).

Moved to Armidale in 2010 to undertake position at SRM and general paediatrc appointment at Armidale Rural referral Hospital. Current work involves teaching paediatrics to 4th year undergraduate medical students and teaching in earlier years of the course.  Recent research projects have involved Paediatric Pain management in rural emergency departments and management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips in rural setting.  Working as General Paediatrician and Clinical Director of Paediatrics at Armidale Rural Referral hospital managing inpatient neonates, children and adolescents as well as outpatient care.

Qualifications

MBBS Dip Paed  FRACP MPH

Memberships

  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Instructor and Course Director, Advanced Paediatric Life Support
  • Executive Member, Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International

Teaching Areas

  • General paediatrics
  • Paediatric Emergency medicine
  • Clinical skills teaching

Research Interests

  • CI of NHMRC CRE grant for PREDICT Paediatric Emergency Research Centre of Research excellence 2013, $2.5 million over 5 years. Project on Knowledge Translation of guideline for management of acute bronchiolitis.
  • Supervisor of two projects under NSW Rural HETI Research Grants
    • Intervention for paediatric pain management in Rural emergency departments
    • Management of developmental hip dysplasia in a rural setting

Publications

Cotterell EM. Gastrointestinal bleeding. In: Cameron P, Jelinek G, Everitt I, Browne G, Raftos J, editors. Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine.      2nd ed. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2011. p 152 - 55

Macintyre PE, Schuz S, Scott DA, Visser EJ, Walker SM. APM : SE Working group of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine. (2010) Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (3rd edition) ANZCA and FPM, Melbourne. Section 10.4.2 and 10.4.4. Procedural pain management in The Emergency Department. Cotterell EM

Babl FE, Sheriff N, Borland M, Acworth J, Neutze J, Krieser D, Ngo P, Schutz J, Thomson F, Cotterell E, Jamison S, Francis P. Emergency management of paediatric status epilepticus in Australia and New Zealand: practice patterns in the context of clinical practice guidelines. J Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Sep;45(9):541-6. Epub 2009 Jul 20

Acworth J, Babl F, Borland M, Ngo P, Krieser D, Schutz J, Pitt R, Cotterell E, Jamison S, Neutze J, Lee M. Patterns of presentation to the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Emergency Research Network.  Emerg Med Australia. 2009 Feb; 21(1):59-66

 Babl FE, Sheriff N, Borland M, Acworth J, Neutze J, Krieser D, Ngo P, Schutz J, Thomson F, Cotterell E, Jamison S, Francis P. Paediatric acute asthma management in Australia and New Zealand: practice patterns in the context of clinical practice guidelines. Arch Dis Child. 2008; 93(4): 307-12

Babl FE,  Borland M, Ngo P, Acworth J, Krieser D, Pandit S, Pitt WR, Cotterell E, Jamison S. Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT): first steps towards the development of an Australian and New Zealand research network. Emerg Med Australas. 2006; 18(2); 143-7

Babl FE,  Borland M, Ngo P, Acworth J,  Krieser D, Pandit S, Pitt WR, Cotterell E, Jamison S. Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT). J Paediatr Child Health. 2005; 41(11) 614-5

Cotterell EM, Gazarian M, Henry RL, O"Meara MW, Wales SR. Child and parent satisfaction with the use of spacer devices in acute asthma. J Paediatr Child Health 2002; 38(2): 604-7

Research Supervision Experience

Paediatric trainees completing requirements for FRACP research projects