Amy Keir

Amy Keir

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Amy Keir is a clinician-researcher at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Institute of Health and Medical Research (SAHMRI). She works clinically as a neonatologist at Women's and Children's Hospital and as a retrieval consultant at the South Australian Ambulance Service (MedSTAR kids).

From 2019-2022, Amy will be undertaking a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship to improve the clinical outcomes of preterm infants through closing the evidence to practice gap. This will be combined with her ongoing clinical work in SA Health.

Her research interests include clinical practice improvement, evidence-based medicine and transfusion medicine.

Current Research Activities

In 2019, I will commence a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship to improve clinical outcomes for preterm babies through closing the evidence to practice gap. I will combine this with my ongoing clinical work at Women's and Children's Hospital and the South Australian Ambulance Service (MedSTAR Emergency Retrieval Service).

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 Clinical Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2014 Consultant Neonatologist Women's and Children's Health Network
    2014 Retrieval Consultant South Australian Ambulance Service
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Fellowship Eric Burnard Fellowship The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Foundation Australia
    2015 Scholarship Robert F Seamark Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 Award Young Investigator Award Winner Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians Australia Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    James Cook University Australia Master of Public Health
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2012 Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine University of Toronto Canada
  • Research Interests

Awards & Funding
2016 Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation Research Project Grant  

For: Fluid bolus therapy in infants in the neonatal unit

Project team: Dr. Amy Keir, Dr. Nicolette Hodyl and A/Professor Michael Stark

Value: $68 740
2015

Eric Burnard Fellowship                                                                                               

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Foundation

The Fellowship commemorates the life and work of Dr Eric Burnard who died in 1991

Purpose: To assist a Fellow or trainee travel overseas to undertake a research project in neonatology

Value: $5,000
2015

Robert F Seamark Scholarship                                                                                  

The University of Adelaide

Awarded to outstanding higher research degree students in the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Adelaide for research support  - $5 000
 
$5,000
2014 Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation  

Young Investigator Award Winner                

Young Investigator Finalist 

People’s Choice Award                                                                                         

$5,000

$2,000

$1,000

2014 Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM)

Fred and Jane Bryans Trainee Presentation Award

Awarded for best oral research presentation in Neonatal Health

 
2013 - 2014 Division of Neonatology Trainee Grant Program Funding for up to $20 000 to undertake a research program as part of the University of Toronto’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program Up to $20,000
2013 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)         

Section on Perinatal Pediatrics 36th Mid Atlantic Conference on Perinatal Research

Platform presentation

 
2013 Canadian Neonatal Trainees’ Research Day Best Oral Research Presentation Award  
2013 Hospital for Sick Children Trainee Start-Up Fund (TSUF)  Funding for up to $3 000 to undertake a research project Up to $3,000
2012 Medical Insurance Group of Australia (MIGA)

Doctors In Training Grant

Awarded $5 000 to support overseas training in the University of Toronto’s Neonatal

Perinatal Medicine Fellowship training program

$5,000
2012 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS)         Travel Grant for Young Investigators    
2012 Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

Selected as the South Australian Representative (Paediatrics and Child Health) for the

National Trainee Research Award competition at the RACP National Congress

 
2012 Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ)

Early Research Career Travel Award

Awarded to assist with travel costs to PSANZ to present a research paper

 
2012 Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ)

New Investigator Award                                                                                                              

Awarded for best oral research presentation in the Neonatology section

 
2011 Professor John Chalmers Prize

Awarded best research paper at the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

South Australia Trainee Research Awards

 

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Methods for Reducing Early Life Antibiotic Exposure in Neonates Master of Clinical Science Master Full Time Dr Erin Grace
    2018 Co-Supervisor Increasing Use of Breast Milk and Breastfeeding Rates in Preterm Infants to Improve Clinical Outcomes Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Dr Catherine Hilditch
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2010 - 2012 Director Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

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