Our Team


Dr Steve Frost
Deputy Director

Dr Steve Frost has been employed as a registered nurse by the SWSLHD since 1994 and started lecturing at Western Sydney University in 2005. Having been a clinical nurse specialist in intensive care, and clinical nurse consultant in the MET Research and Training unit, prior to joining WSU. Steve has a post-graduate certificate in intensive care nursing, a Masters of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology from the UNSW. Steve is also a Visiting Scientistic at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Steve's main areas of research being epidemiology, health services research, osteoporosis, and risk prediction.

Email: steven.frost@health.nsw.gov.au or s.frost@westernsydney.edu.au


Dr Nicole Blay Research Fellow - Workforce

We welcomed Nicole in December 2017 as the CANR Research Fellow. Nicole has previously worked as a project manager and research support officer for CANR. She has an extensive clinical, managerial and research background within the university and healthcare sectors. Nicole’s research experience encompasses quantitative and qualitative research with observational research techniques a particular area of expertise. Nicole has completed a PhD in Health Services (UTS) that focussed on intra-hospital transfers and the impact on nursing workload. She has a number of peer-reviewed publications and has been the recipient of several externally-funded research grants.

Email: Nicole.Blay@westernsydney.edu.au


Sarah RossiSarah Rossi Administrative Officer & Assistant to Director

Sarah is the welcoming face of CANR and the go to person for the teams Administrative needs. Sarah has extensive experience in providing high level Administration support within large corporations.

Email:  s.rossi@westernsydney.edu.au

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