Social Media & Applications for Research and Teaching (SMART) Access


Presenters: Peter Carr, Jesse Spurr, Kaye Rolls, Amanda Ullman

Friday 29th April: 7:00 – 08:30am, Light breakfast provided


  • Do you want to learn how to use Social Media professionally?
  • Do you want Social Media to help you learn?
  • Do you want to get the best out of your mobile devices and use Applications to make you more productive?
  • Have you ever attended a scientific meeting and said “I have no idea how to interpret those Research graphs and stats” or you always wanted to know “What is a systematic review and meta-analysis”? 
  • Have you ever thought, could I Teach this clinical procedure or topic better?

If you answered YES to any of these, then you should invest some time in SMART Access. This will be the ultimate, boutique, pre-scientific meeting session that will get you conference ready. 

At the end of the session attendees will understand how social media can assist with dissemination of research evidence and facilitate education.  Additionally this workshop can also serve as a useful platform to evaluate:

  • (a) impact of education interventions and
  • (b) impact of research dissemination.
Smart Access



Jesse-SpurrJesse Spurr
Jesse is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Intensive Care, working in Brisbane. He’s worked as a Nurse Educator, Health Service Learning and Development manager, Critical Care Nurse, and Simulation Educator. He began the website to put energy into the pursuit of the art and science of nursing practice.




Kaye Rolls Prof photo 1

Kaye Rolls RN BSc(USyd) ACC
Clinical Project Officer
NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation – Intensive Care Coordination & Monitoring Unit ACI-ICCMU)
Honorary Associate – University of Technology Sydney and Sydney Nursing School
Doctoral Candidate – University of Technology Sydney

Kaye has extensive experience in critical care as a clinician, educator, manager & researcher.  In 2004 she moved onto as statewide role as CNC for Knowledge Management for ICCMU. This changed over to Clinical Project officer when ICCMU became part of the Agency for Clinical Innovation in 2012.

Over the past 12 years she has managed a number of successful projects including: redevelopment of the ICCMU website (five times); shepherding ICUConnect to 1700 members; the Intensive Care Guidelines Project and Tracheostomy care.  Kaye has three areas of research and publication: 1) essentials of care for critically ill patients; 2) guideline development methods; and 3) social media, virtual communities and knowledge dissemination in professional networks. Kaye is the social media manager for the editorial board of Australian Critical Care.

Amanda Ullman

Amanda Ullman
Amanda Ullman (RN MAppSci) is a paediatric nurse researcher, PhD candidate and a Director for the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR), based in Griffith University.  She is also an assistant editor for the Cochrane Collaboration, Cochrane Clinical Answers. Her research focuses on  the prevention of complications and the promotion of best practice in the paediatric vascular access domain. Follow her on Twitter @a_ullman.




Peter Carr

Peter Carr
Pete Carr is a Lecturer in Emergency Medicine at The University of Western Australia and PhD Candidate at Griffith University. His research focuses on vascular access outcomes in the Emergency Department. He is a collaborator and investigator on the One Million Global Catheter study. He is a practising clinician who is competent in ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous cannula and peripherally inserted central catheter assessment and insertion. He is skilled in maintenance and surveillance of peripheral and central vascular access devices. As an emerging researcher in vascular access he has been invited to present his own research and on the topics related to vascular access in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and USA. His additional roles included Vice President of the Australian Vascular Access Society (AVAS)  and Global Committee representative for the World Congress on Vascular Access.