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Clinical Trials Unit - Kate Ellis


Born and raised in the Geelong area, I completed my Bachelor of Nursing at Deakin University.  I was fortunate to be given a graduate placement here at Barwon Health in 1998 that saw me experience both Medical and Surgical nursing as well as some time in the Theatres as a Scrub Nurse. From this I knew Medical Nursing was for me, so worked the next 17 years on HW7 and RAPU working my way up to the ANUM role.

An opportunity opened up in 2014 to work alongside Dr Deb Friedman on the FLUCAN surveillance project and this lead me to Clinical Trials. The last 5 years has taken me across the country to learn about different ID Clinical Trials. From this I bring back the information learnt to our hospital and help run successful Clinical Trials.

Research FocusKate Ellis about me

With 2020 bringing the world a curveball, we all thought that the running of Clinical Trials would have to take a back step.  Thanks to our previous hard work and reputation for high quality work, we are today 1 of 10 sites in Australia to participate in a COVID 19 Vaccine Study.

Awards & Achievements

The first southern hemisphere site to open and enrol the first paediatric participant in a Phase 1b RSV study.

How you can help

Participate in a Clinical Trial

To find out about Clinical Trials currently underway at Barwon Health, click here. To learn more about the Adrian Costa Clinical Trials Centre, click here.


Research requires ongoing investment and there are several ways to support our work. You can make a donation today and contribute to an item on our research group’s wish list, consider a bequest in your will, or establish a lasting legacy fund in your name. No matter what size, your philanthropic support will deliver an immediate impact to this important work. To donate now or for more information, please contact the Barwon Health Foundation.

Last Modified: Monday, 01 February 2021

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Kate Ellis

Bachelor of Nursing, Qualified Clinical Trials Study Coordinator

ID Primary Clinical Trials Study Coordinator, Infectious Diseases

Clinical Trials Unit

[email protected]

Phone: (03) 4215 2878