Rachael Parke is Associate Professor, University of Auckland and Nurse Senior Research Fellow, Cardiothoracic and Vascular ICU, Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand. She has been involved in clinical research since 2004 and is New Zealand’s most successful nurse researcher. She has extensive involvement in local and international investigator initiated clinical trials as an investigator and member of the trial steering committee and has an impressive publication and funding record.
Rachael was awarded her PhD from the University of Auckland in 2014. Her thesis “High Flow Nasal Oxygen Therapy in Patients after Cardiac Surgery” was awarded the Vice-Chancellors Award - Best Doctoral Thesis 2014.
She has published over 100 articles and been named on peer reviewed research grants exceeding NZ$9.6 million. Research interests include, oxygen therapy, fluid management after cardiac surgery and cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury.
Rachael is passionate about establishing the next generation of researchers and has been instrumental in developing two research courses (BASIC Clinical Research and BASIC Research Coordination) which have been run in 7 countries and has a podcast series - Critical 2 Your Success.