Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Dr Michelle Roets is a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) in Queensland.
She did her undergraduate medical training at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, completed a fellowship in Anaesthesia, Intensive care and Pain Medicine at the Royal College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, a Master’s degree in Clinical Research Administration with the Walden University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and a fellowship with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, in Australia.
During her time in Ireland she was involved in the implementation of intra-operative cell salvage in Obstetric Anaesthesia in Ireland for the first time and is the current lead of the Intra-operative cell salvage service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). She was co-author of the “Guidance for the Provision of Intraoperative Cell Salvage” documents with the National Blood Authority in Australia (2014) and the chapter on “Intraoperative cell salvage” in the Australasian Anaesthesia ‘Blue book’ (2017). She was an invited presenter at 14 national and one international conferences.
Studies currently included in her PhD work are TRIMICS, “Is Transfusion Related Immune Modulation Reduced by Intraoperative Cell Salvage?” with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and COSTOMICS, “The Cost of Missed Intraoperative Cell Salvage opportunity”, a cost and benefit review with health economists at QIMRB, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Berghofer.