Ms Florence Bascombe

Ms Florence Bascombe

Adjunct Lecturer

BSc (Hons) Nursing, 2011; Diploma in Tropical Nursing, 2013, MSc Public Health, 2020.

Medicine & Health
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre

Florence is the Knowledge Translation Lead at the National Centre for Clinical Research in Emerging Drugs (NCCRED). She is a Registered Nurse, with a BSc (Hons) in Nursing, a Diploma in Tropical Nursing and MSc in Public Health with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After working in Respiratory and Emergency departments in the UK and Australia, she joined Médecins Sans Frontières; coordinating malaria relief and a measles vaccination campaign in the DRC, and managing a Tuberculosis Hospital in PNG. An interest in strengthening health systems lead to involvement in the CareTrack Kids study with the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, and a position as HIV Clinical Trials Coordinator at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, coordinating a number of pharmaceutical and investigator driven trials in HIV and Immunology. As Knowledge Translation Lead, she is responsible for leading the Centre's program of work supporting translation of research evidence into clinical practice. This is done through the development of tools and provision of training; facilitating network communications and sharing of resources; and development of benchmarking, continuous monitoring and quality improvement systems across a range of settings.



  • Reports | 2019
    Lintzeris N; Sunjic S; Demirkol A; Branezac M; Ezard N; Siefried K; Acheson LS; Bascombe F; Tremonti C; Haber P, 2019, Management of withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs: an evidence check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Ministry of Health, Sax Institute
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Sandra S; Demerikol A; Branezac M; Ezard N; Siefried KJ; Acheson LS; Bascombe F; Tremonti C; Haber P; Lintzeris N, 2019, 'Are we detoxing the right people, in the right setting and in the right way? A rapid review of the literature on withdrawal management', in Drug and Alcohol Review, Wiley, Hobart, Australia, Vol. 38, presented at Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) Scientific Conference, Hobart, Australia, 10 November 2019 - 13 November 2019,

ASHM Scholarship Recipient - HIV Drug Therapy, Glasgow, UK 2018