Researcher

Dr Krista Siefried

Biography

Clinical Research Lead and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED). Lecturer at the UNSW National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), and Senior Research Associate at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Centre for Applied Medical Research (SVHS AMR).

Dr Siefried is an emerging leader in clinical research and clinical trials in vulnerable populations. In her role as Clinical Research Lead and...view more

Clinical Research Lead and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED). Lecturer at the UNSW National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), and Senior Research Associate at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney Centre for Applied Medical Research (SVHS AMR).

Dr Siefried is an emerging leader in clinical research and clinical trials in vulnerable populations. In her role as Clinical Research Lead and Deputy Director at NCCRED her extensive HIV, Infectious Diseases, Drug and Alcohol, and Public Health experience enable her to direct a program of clinical research; facilitate the establishment of a national clinical research network; and oversee the NCCRED clinical research capacity building grants, seed funding grants, and clinical research fellowships. 

Dr Siefried has extensive experience in clinical research, healthcare, and clinical project management. Prior senior leadership roles include: Senior Clinical Project Manager (SVHS AMR); Clinical Research Manager (SVHS AMR Clinical Research Program); and Nurse Unit Manager (Immunology and Infectious Diseases). Prior clinical experience includes Research Nurse and Clinical Trials Coordinator; Registered Nurse / Clinical Nurse Specialist; Heart/Lung Transplant Coordinator; ICU and CCU Registered Nurse (in Australia and Canada). 

Broad clinical research interests include comorbidities and treatment outcomes in people living with HIV, and pharmacotherapy for people with methamphetamine dependence.


My Grants

NHMRC: $2,928,298

Other Public and Industry: $1,791,824

 


My Qualifications

RN; BSc; GCert Continuing Care; GDip Coronary Care; PhD


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Currently supervising

PhD

Liam Acheson - Pharmacotherapy for adults during acute withdrawal from methamphetamine (Joint Supervisor with Michael Farrell)

Jack Freestone - Exploring sexualised drug use among LGBTQ populations and examining the impact of peer led interventions to address related harms (Co-Supervisor with Garrett Prestage and Mohamed Hammoud)

 


My Teaching

Current - UNSW Medicine Year 4 Research Project

Amy Healey - Drug use at music festivals (Co-supervising with Jonathan Brett) (2020)

Current - Notre Dame Medicine Year 2 Research Project

Rhiannon Lindsey - A retrospective audit of gamma-hydroxybuterate (GHB) withdrawal in an inner-city Sydney hospital (Co-supervising with Jonathan Brett) (2020)

Completed - UNSW Medicine Year 4 Research Project

Angus Tolhurst-McKiernan - Methamphetamine use and its associations with insomnia and psychosis (Co-supervised with Nadine Ezard and Jonathan Brett) (2019) 

Clinical

Nursing preceptorships; Clinical Psychology Students (research supervision and clinical supervision); Nursing student supervision (clinical)

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Contact

+61 2 9065 7808