Emma Curnin started at The District Nurses (TDN) in 2015 as a Project Manager within the hospice@HOME team. When the hospice@HOME project closed in 2018, she transitioned to support the clinical governance team until mid 2019 when she was successful in obtaining the role of state-wide Quality and Risk Manager.
Emma brings over 20 years of healthcare expertise to the executive team. She obtained her Diploma of Professional Studies in Nursing from Manchester University (in partnership with South Manchester University Hospitals Trust) and her Bachelor of Science (hons) in Nursing from University of Liverpool. Migrating to Australia in 2003, Emma worked in South Eastern Sydney Area Health (Prince of Wales), Western Sydney Area Health (Nepean Hospital), Western Australia Country Health Service (Onslow and Port Hedland Hospitals) and Queensland Health (Aurukun Primary Health Care Centre). Emma also volunteered as a Registered Nurse/Midwife in Kenya and continues to volunteer her health care expertise as a Technical Advisor for Rotary International.
Since moving to Tasmania, Emma worked for Menzies Institute for Medical Research and the Heart Foundation in research, policy and project coordination. During this time Emma also completed a Master of Public Health and further specialised in Quality Services (Health and Safety).
Emma is committed to improving the quality and safety of health care for all people. She uses a systems level and population health approach whilst keeping the consumer at the core of all decisions. Emma is passionate about translating research into practice and using innovative solutions to achieve improved health outcomes for all Tasmanians.