Kirsty Galpin

Kirsty is a Research Fellow for the Sydney Catalyst EnRICH Flagship Program. She is exploring the clinical variation in the treatment of patients with lung cancer and assisting in the development, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement interventions to address these unwarranted clinical variations.


Kirsty began her career as a registered nurse in the UK.  She has been working in health research since 2004 in intensive care and peri-operative settings.  She completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Edinburgh which studied the clinical decision making of intensive care nurses in relation to sedation practices.  She has worked on a range of clinical research projects including quality improvement trials.

 Most of her spare time (and energy!) is taken up chasing after her two small boys but when possible, she loves baking and gardening.

Research Interests: 

Kirsty's interests lie in translational research that helps improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for patients.  She has a passion for making a difference and helping people lead the best life they possibly can.