Teagan Way

Brief Profile / Biography 

I have been a registered nurse since graduating from The University of Newcastle in 2010. I commenced my career in rural emergency nursing in 2011 and took on a role as the Data & Quality Manager for the John Hunter Trauma Service in 2016. During this time, I completed a Master of Traumatology through the University of Newcastle. Since the beginning of 2022 I have moved on to work at the New Maitland Hospital Emergency Department. 


Research Interests 

  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Trauma  
  • Epidemiology 


Why did you get into research? 

I was first inspired to undertake research whilst working for the John Hunter Trauma Service. Under the direction of Professor Zsolt Balogh, I began providing data for research projects coordinated by other clinicians. I realized quickly that I enjoyed the research world and began working on multiple projects of my own. 


What would be the ultimate goal for your research? 

Trauma is the leading cause of death in people ages 1-44 in Australia. The ultimate goal for my involvement in research would be to assist in the advancement of the field of trauma surgery/nursing, enhance outcomes and improve quality of care for those suffering from traumatic injuries.  


Future Focus 

My current and future focus is to describe the nature and preventability of traumatic deaths over the last 20 years to identify possible areas of improvement in order to prevent future mortality. 


Specialised/Technical Skills  

  • Trauma nursing 
  • Emergency nursing 
  • Data collection & analysis 



  • HMRI Trauma and Injury Research Program 
  • HNE Local Health District