Prof. Petra Brysiewicz Communicating PI

Professor Petra Brysiewicz is a full professor in the School of Nursing & Public Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is currently involved in teaching Trauma/Emergency Nursing at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as Qualitative Research Methods course at master’s level. Professor Brysiewicz is the immediate past president of Emergency Nurses Society of South Africa and an Executive Committee Member of various emergency care organizations and through these societies is playing an active role in the further development of emergency care in South Africa and Africa. She is a founding member of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine and plays an active role in the development of faculty within the various disciplines in emergency care. She holds the position of current Chair of Expert Reference Group Emergency and Trauma Node of JBI COnNECT+ at the Joanna Briggs Institute in Adelaide, Australia.

Her role in DRILL is as communicating Principal Investigator and will be to support and mentor the research fellows engaged in work on Health Professionals Education.