PROF Marie Gerdtz

PROF Marie Gerdtz


  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Emergency Care (Australasian Triage Scale)
  • Violence in healthcare settings (emergency environments, occupational violence)



  • Marie Gerdtz’s approach to scholarship emanates from 15 years of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse working in the specialty of emergency nursing. Prior to the completion of her PhD at The University of Melbourne in 2003, she held senior clinical leadership roles in a number of tertiary hospitals. Prof Gerdtz holds an honorary appointment at Melbourne Health, where she has developed a program of research focusing on emergency access, resource allocation, and clinical risk management. Within her research program she has supervised eight RHD candidates to completion, many of these students have progressed to senior roles in health care settings. Clinical implementation of her research findings is enhanced by the strong collaborative partnerships she has established within the health care industry and with government. In late 2016 she was appointed to position of Head, Department of Nursing.   


Member of

  • College of Emergency Nursing Australia. general member 2002 -
  • Royal College of Nursing Australia. General member 1998 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2003
  • BN, La Trobe University 1995
  • GDAET, University of Melbourne 1993
  • A&E cert, Preston and Northcote Community Hospital 1990

Awards and honors

  • School of Nursing Postdoctoral Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Publication Prize, Emergency Nurse's Association Victoria, 2000
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, The University of Melbourne, 1999
  • Edward and Olive Smith prize for Emergency Nursing, Preston and Northcote Community Hospital, 1990



Available for supervision

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