Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Kelly Thompson

Medicine & Health
School of Population Health

Dr Kelly Thompson is a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, Emerging Leader. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Public Health from the School of Population Health within the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW, Sydney. She is a Registered Nurse, with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Newcastle, with clinical experience in cardiothoracic intensive care.

In her role at The George Institute, Kelly has worked closely with the Global Women’s Health Program, a diverse and cross-disciplinary research program that aims to improve the health of women across the lifecourse with a focus on health equity and rights, particularly in relation to reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases. Since 2018 she has contributed to the development of women’s health related research strategy and capacity building teams across the Institute’s offices in Australia, China, India and the UK.

Kelly’s personal research interest is in health equity, with a focus on underserved populations in Australia and globally. Her primary research field is in the area of sepsis, where she works with the Australian Sepsis Network and the Critical Care Division, conducting research to understand and improve equity in health outcomes for survivors of critical illness, including women.

Phone
0451307097
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Finfer S; Micallef S; Hammond N; Navarra L; Bellomo R; Billot L; Delaney A; Gallagher M; Gattas D; Li Q; Biostat M; MacKle D; Mysore J; Saxena M; Taylor C; Young P; Myburgh J, 2022, 'Balanced Multielectrolyte Solution versus Saline in Critically Ill Adults', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 386, pp. 815 - 826, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2114464
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kabil G; Liang S; Delaney A; Macdonald S; Thompson K; Saavedra A; Suster C; Moscova M; McNally S; Frost S; Hatcher D; Shetty A, 2022, 'Association between intravenous fluid resuscitation and outcome among patients with suspected infection and sepsis: A retrospective cohort study', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 34, pp. 361 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.13893
    Journal articles | 2022
    Taylor CB; Thompson KJ; Hodgson C; Liew C; Litton E; McGain F; Nichol A; Rauniyar R; Ridley E; Higgins A, 2022, 'Economic evaluations for intensive care unit randomised clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand: Practical recommendations for researchers', Australian Critical Care, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2022.02.002
    Journal articles | 2022
    Thompson K; Vassallo A; Finfer S; Woodward M, 2022, 'Renewed rationale for sex- and gender-disaggregated research: A COVID-19 commentary review', Women's Health, vol. 18, pp. 17455065221076738, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/17455065221076738
    Journal articles | 2022
    Thompson KJ, 2022, 'Inclusivity starts with language', The Lancet, vol. 399, pp. 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02495-8
    Journal articles | 2022
    Thompson KJ; Finfer SR; Woodward M; Leong RNF; Liu B, 2022, 'Sex differences in sepsis hospitalisations and outcomes in older women and men: A prospective cohort study', Journal of Infection, vol. 84, pp. 770 - 776, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2022.04.035
    Journal articles | 2022
    Thompson KJ; Young PJ; Venkatesh B; Cohen J; Finfer SR; Grattan S; Hammond NE; Jan S; Li Q; Di Tanna GL; McArthur C; Myburgh J; Rajbhandari D; Taylor CB, 2022, 'Long-term costs and cost-effectiveness of adjunctive corticosteroids for patients with septic shock in New Zealand', Australian Critical Care, vol. 35, pp. 241 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2021.05.006
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jury I; Thompson K; Hirst JE, 2021, 'A scoping review of maternal antibiotic prophylaxis in low- and middle-income countries: Comparison to WHO recommendations for prevention and treatment of maternal peripartum infection', International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, vol. 155, pp. 319 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13648
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kiiza P; Mullin SI; Teo K; Goodman L; Perez A; Pinto R; Thompson K; Piquette D; Hall T; Bah EI; Christian M; Hajek JJ; Kao R; Lamontagne F; Marshall JC; Mishra S; Murthy S; Vanderschuren A; Fowler RA; Adhikari NKJ, 2021, 'Establishing healthcare worker performance and safety in providing critical care for patients in a simulated ebola treatment unit: Non-randomized pilot study', Viruses, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v13112205
    Journal articles | 2021
    Litton E; Atkinson H; Anstey J; Anstey M; Campbell LT; Forbes A; Hahn R; Hooper K; Kasza J; Knapp S; McGain F; Ngyuen N; Pilcher D; Reddi B; Reid C; Robinson S; Thompson K; Webb S; Young P, 2021, 'Optimising a targeted test reduction intervention for patients admitted to the intensive care unit: The Targeted Intensive Care Test Ordering Cluster Trial intervention', Australian Critical Care, vol. 34, pp. 419 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2020.11.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pinho-Gomes AC; Vassallo A; Thompson K; Womersley K; Norton R; Woodward M, 2021, 'Representation of Women among Editors in Chief of Leading Medical Journals', JAMA Network Open, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.23026
    Journal articles | 2021
    Shang J; Henry A; Zhang P; Chen H; Thompson K; Wang X; Liu N; Zhang J; Liu Y; Jin J; Pan X; Yang X; Hirst JE, 2021, 'Chinese women’s attitudes towards postpartum interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes: a semi-structured qualitative study', Reproductive Health, vol. 18, pp. 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12978-021-01180-1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Taylor C; Yang L; Finfer S; Machado FR; YouZhong A; Billot L; Bloos F; Bozza F; Cavalcanti AB; Correa M; Du B; Hjortrup PB; McIntyre L; Saxena M; Schortgen F; Watts NR; Myburgh J; Thompson K; Hammond NE, 2021, 'An international comparison of the cost of fluid resuscitation therapies', Australian Critical Care, vol. 34, pp. 23 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2020.06.001
    Journal articles | 2021
    Thompson K; Venkatesh B; Hammond N; Taylor C; Finfer S; Bompoint S; Carcel C; Cohen J; Jan S; Myburgh J; Peters SAE; Rajbhandari D, 2021, 'Sex differences in response to adjunctive corticosteroid treatment for patients with septic shock', Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 47, pp. 246 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-020-06325-7
    Journal articles | 2021
    Thompson KJ; Finfer SR; Coombes J; Eades S; Hunter K; Leong RNF; Lewis E; Liu B, 2021, 'Incidence and outcomes of sepsis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous residents of New South Wales: population-based cohort study', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol. 23, pp. 337 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.51893/2021.3.oa11
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hammond NE; Finfer SR; Li Q; Taylor C; Cohen J; Arabi Y; Bellomo R; Billot L; Harward M; Joyce C; McArthur C; Myburgh J; Perner A; Rajbhandari D; Rhodes A; Thompson K; Webb S; Venkatesh B; Cowdrey KA; Gilder E; Long S; McCarthy L; McGuinness S; Parke R; Benefield K; Chen Y; McConnochie R; Newby L; Eastwood G; Jones D; Peck L; Young H; Boschert C; Edington J; Fletcher J; Smith J; Ghelani D; Nand K; Reece G; Sara T; Bewley J; Cole L; Grimmer L; Howie L; James S; Kozlowski M; Phillips V; Shah S; Sweet K; Webster D; Bailey I; Ellem K; McKenna T; Henderson S; Knight D; Mehrtens J; Minto E; Noble S; Ansari Z; Bates S; French C; Gantner D; Koottayi SV; McGain F; Mulder J; Tippett A; Towns M; Boyd C; Calder V; Harris K; Scott C; Wright S; De Keulenaer B; Litton E; Palermo A; Regli A; Bone A; Cattigan C; Elderkin T; Fraser M; Chonghaile MN; Orford N; Salerno T; Gough M; Paxton J; Tallott M; Winearls J; Bastick M; Cameron R; Ellis K; Gaur A; Gregory R; Naumoff J; White M; Bhadange N; Bhende N; Bhutada U; Krishnan A; Nunn R; Ochola J, 2020, 'Health-related quality of life in survivors of septic shock: 6-month follow-up from the ADRENAL trial', Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 46, pp. 1696 - 1706, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-020-06169-1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hockham C; Thompson K; Carcel C; Pinho-Gomes A-C; Woodward M; Peters SAE, 2020, 'What Sex-Disaggregated Metrics Are Needed to Explain Sex Differences in COVID-19?', Front Glob Womens Health, vol. 1, pp. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fgwh.2020.00002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Matebele MP; Ramanan M; Thompson K; Cornmell G; Naidoo RV; Shekar K, 2020, 'Albumin Use After Cardiac Surgery.', Crit Care Explor, vol. 2, pp. e0164 - e0164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CCE.0000000000000164
    Journal articles | 2020
    O Neil A; Thompson K; Russell JD; Norton R, 2020, 'Inequalities and deteriorations in cardiovascular health in premenopausal us women, 1990-2016', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 110, pp. 1175 - 1181, http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2020.305702
    Journal articles | 2020
    O'Neil A; Russell JD; Thompson K; Martinson ML; Peters SAE, 2020, 'The impact of socioeconomic position (SEP) on women's health over the lifetime', Maturitas, vol. 140, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2020.06.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Otu A; Nsutebu EF; Hirst JE; Thompson K; Walker K; Yaya S, 2020, 'How to close the maternal and neonatal sepsis gap in sub-Saharan Africa', BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002348
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pinho-Gomes AC; Peters S; Thompson K; Hockham C; Ripullone K; Woodward M; Carcel C, 2020, 'Where are the women? Gender inequalities in COVID-19 research authorship', BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2020-002922
    Journal articles | 2020
    Thompson KJ; Hirst JE, 2020, 'Prophylactic antibiotics after operative vaginal delivery', The Lancet, vol. 395, pp. 187 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32471-7
    Journal articles | 2020
    Thompson KJ; Taylor CB; Venkatesh B; Cohen J; Hammond NE; Jan S; Li Q; Myburgh J; Rajbhandari D; Saxena M; Kumar A; Finfer SR, 2020, 'The cost-effectiveness of adjunctive corticosteroids for patients with septic shock', Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine, vol. 22, pp. 191 - 199, https://search.informit.org/doi/10.3316/informit.446185148375309
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wainer Z; Carcel C; Hickey M; Schiebinger L; Schmiede A; McKenzie B; Jenkins C; Webster J; Woodward M; Hehir A; Solomon B; de Costa C; Lukaszyk C; Colville DJ; Dempsey E; Wright GM; Mishra GD; Fisher JRW; Kulkarni J; Mitchell JA; Hutchison K; Thompson K; Jorm L; Chappell L; van der Meulen M; Henry A; DiGiacomo M; Huxley R; Ivers R; Peters S; Rogers WA; Wang X; Norton R, 2020, 'Sex and gender in health research: updating policy to reflect evidence', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 212, pp. 57 - 62.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50426
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Critical Care Canada Forum 2018 Abstracts.', Can J Anaesth, vol. 66, pp. 1 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12630-019-01292-0
    Journal articles | 2019
    Anstey MH; Litton E; Trevenen ML; Thompson K; Webb S; Seppelt I; Mitchell IA, 2019, 'The prevalence of perceptions of mismatch between treatment intensity and achievable goals of care in the intensive care unit: a cross-sectional study', Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 45, pp. 459 - 467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-019-05543-y
    Journal articles | 2019
    Carcel C; Woodward M; Balicki G; Koroneos GL; de Sousa DA; Cordonnier C; Lukaszyk C; Thompson K; Wang X; Davies L; Bassi M; Anderson CS; Peters SAE; Sandset EC, 2019, 'Trends in recruitment of women and reporting of sex differences in large-scale published randomized controlled trials in stroke', International Journal of Stroke, vol. 14, pp. 931 - 938, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1747493019851292
    Journal articles | 2019
    Schlapbach LJ; Thompson K; Finfer SR, 2019, 'The WHO resolution on sepsis: what action is needed in Australia?', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 211, pp. 395 - 397.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50279
    Journal articles | 2019
    Thompson K; Peters S; Woodward M; Carcel C; Norton R, 2019, 'Reporting sex and gender in medical research', The Lancet, vol. 393, pp. 2038, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31041-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Thompson K; Venkatesh B; Finfer S, 2019, 'Sepsis and septic shock: current approaches to management', Internal Medicine Journal, vol. 49, pp. 160 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.14199
    Journal articles | 2019
    Venkatesh B; Finfer S; Cohen J; Rajbhandari D; Arabi Y; Bellomo R; Billot L; Glass P; Joyce C; Li Q; McArthur C; Perner A; Rhodes A; Thompson K; Webb S; Myburgh J, 2019, 'Hydrocortisone Compared with Placebo in Patients with Septic Shock Satisfying the Sepsis-3 Diagnostic Criteria and APROCCHSS Study Inclusion Criteria: A Post Hoc Analysis of the ADRENAL Trial', Anesthesiology, vol. 131, pp. 1292 - 1300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000002955
    Journal articles | 2018
    Litton E; Elliott R; Thompson K, 2018, 'Earplugs in the ICU: To sleep, to dream', Critical Care, vol. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13054-018-1954-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ntoumenopoulos G; Hammond N; Watts NR; Thompson K; Hanlon G; Paratz JD; Thomas P, 2018, 'Secretion clearance strategies in Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Units', Australian Critical Care, vol. 31, pp. 191 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2017.06.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Shetty A; Macdonald SPJ; Keijzers G; Williams JM; Tang B; de Groot B; Thompson K; Fraser JF; Finfer S; Bellomo R; Iredell J, 2018, 'Review article: Sepsis in the emergency department – Part 2: Investigations and monitoring', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 30, pp. 4 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12924
    Journal articles | 2018
    Shetty AL; Thompson K; Byth K; Macaskill P; Green M; Fullick M; Lander H; Iredell J, 2018, 'Serum lactate cut-offs as a risk stratification tool for in-hospital adverse outcomes in emergency department patients screened for suspected sepsis', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015492
    Journal articles | 2018
    Taylor C; Jan S; Thompson K, 2018, 'Funding therapies for rare diseases: An ethical dilemma with a potential solution', Australian Health Review, vol. 42, pp. 117 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH16194
    Journal articles | 2018
    Thompson K; Taylor C; Forde K; Hammond N, 2018, 'The evolution of Australian intensive care and its related costs: A narrative review', Australian Critical Care, vol. 31, pp. 325 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2017.08.004
    Journal articles | 2018
    Thompson K; Taylor C; Jan S; Li Q; Hammond N; Myburgh J; Saxena M; Venkatesh B; Finfer S, 2018, 'Health-related outcomes of critically ill patients with and without sepsis', Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 44, pp. 1249 - 1257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-018-5274-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Venkatesh B; Finfer S; Cohen J; Rajbhandari D; Arabi Y; Bellomo R; Billot L; Correa M; Glass P; Harward M; Joyce C; Li Q; McArthur C; Perner A; Rhodes A; Thompson K; Webb S; Myburgh J, 2018, 'Adjunctive glucocorticoid therapy in patients with septic shock', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 378, pp. 797 - 808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1705835
    Journal articles | 2017
    Anstey MH; Thompson K; Seppelt I, 2017, 'Exit block in the intensive care unit', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 207, pp. 224 - 224.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja16.00547
    Journal articles | 2017
    Bihari S; Gelbart B; Seppelt I; Thompson K; Watts N; Prakash S; Festa M; Bersten A, 2017, 'Maintenance fluid practices in paediatric intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand', Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine, vol. 19, pp. 310 - 317
    Journal articles | 2017
    Billot L; Venkatesh B; Myburgh J; Finfer S; Cohen J; Webb S; McArthur C; Joyce C; Bellomo R; Rhodes A; Perner A; Arabi Y; Rajbhandari D; Glass P; Thompson K; Correa M; Harward M, 2017, 'Statistical analysis plan for the adjunctive corticosteroid treatment in critically ill patients with septic shock (Adrenal) trial', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol. 19, pp. 183 - 191
    Journal articles | 2017
    Fullerton JN; Thompson K; Shetty A; Iredell JR; Lander H; Myburgh JA; Finfer S, 2017, 'New sepsis definition changes incidence of sepsis in the intensive care unit', Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine, vol. 19, pp. 9 - 13
    Journal articles | 2017
    Fullerton JN; Thompson K; Shetty A; Iredell JR; Lander H; Myburgh JA; Finfer S, 2017, 'New sepsis definition changes incidence of sepsis in the intensive care unit', Critical care and resuscitation : journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine, vol. 19, pp. 9 - 13
    Journal articles | 2017
    Litton E; Elliott R; Thompson K; Watts N; Seppelt I; Webb SAR, 2017, 'Using clinically accessible tools to measure sound levels and sleep disruption in the ICU: A prospective multicenter observational study', Critical Care Medicine, vol. 45, pp. 966 - 971, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000002405
    Journal articles | 2017
    Shetty A; MacDonald SPJ; Williams JM; van Bockxmeer J; de Groot B; Esteve Cuevas LM; Ansems A; Green M; Thompson K; Lander H; Greenslade J; Finfer S; Iredell J, 2017, 'Lactate ≥2 mmol/L plus qSOFA improves utility over qSOFA alone in emergency department patients presenting with suspected sepsis', EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol. 29, pp. 626 - 634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12894
    Journal articles | 2017
    Taylor CB; Hammond NE; Laba TL; Watts N; Thompson K; Saxena M; Micallef S; Finfer S; Myburgh J, 2017, 'Drivers of choice of resuscitation fluid in the intensive care unit: A discrete choice experiment', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol. 19, pp. 134 - 141
    Journal articles | 2017
    Thompson K; Hammond N; Eastwood G; Festa M; Glass P; Rajbhandari D; Seppelt I; Taylor C; Watts N; Myburgh J, 2017, 'The Australian and New Zealand intensive care society clinical trials group point prevalence program, 2009-2016', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol. 19, pp. 88 - 93
    Journal articles | 2016
    Bihari S; Watts NR; Seppelt I; Thompson K; Myburgh A; Prakash S; Bersten A, 2016, 'Maintenance fluid practices in intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand', Critical Care and Resuscitation, vol. 18, pp. 89 - 94
    Journal articles | 2016
    Taylor C; Thompson K; Finfer S; Higgins A; Jan S; Li Q; Liu B; Myburgh J, 2016, 'Hydroxyethyl starch versus saline for resuscitation of patients in intensive care: long-term outcomes and cost-effectiveness analysis of a cohort from CHEST', The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, vol. 4, pp. 818 - 825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(16)30120-5
    Journal articles | 2013
    Nielsen N; Wetterslev J; Cronberg T; Erlinge D; Gasche Y; Hassager C; Horn J; Hovdenes J; Kjaergaard J; Kuiper M; Pellis T; Stammet P; Wanscher M; Wise MP; An̊eman A; Al-Subaie N; Boesgaard S; Bro-Jeppesen J; Brunetti I; Bugge JF; Hingston CD; Juffermans NP; Koopmans M; Kbøer L; Langørgen J; Lilja G; Mløler JE; Rundgren M; Rylander C; Smid O; Werer C; Winkel P; Friberg H, 2013, 'Targeted temperature management at 33°c versus 36°c after cardiac arrest', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 369, pp. 2197 - 2206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1310519
    Journal articles | 2012
    Myburgh J; Finfer SR; Bellomo R; Billot L; Cass A; Parr MJ; et A, 2012, 'Hydroxyethyl starch or saline for fluid resuscitation in intensive care', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 367, pp. 1901 - 1911, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1209759
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Kumar A; Saxena M; Hammond N; Taylor C; Thompson K; Grattan S, 2019, 'Near Two-fold Rise in ICD-coded Sepsis-related Hospital Admissions in Australia: An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Database Analysis (2011-2016)', in AUSTRALIAN CRITICAL CARE, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, Vol. 32, pp. S7 - S7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2018.11.025